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Taijuan Walker
ERA W-L K
3.43 6-3 60
Team: ArizonaHt / Wt: 6-4 / 235 NFBC ADP: 219.40
Position: SPBorn: 8/13/1992 Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Supplemental Round by Mariners (2010)


Latest News
June 22 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET0:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE11:41 PM CT-Taijuan Walker improved to 6-3, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Wednesday. Walker struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.43 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker (6-3), who had eight strikeouts, has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his seven starts on the road this season.
June 15 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Taijuan Walker improved to 5-3, allowing one run on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Wednesday. Walker struck out six, ending the game with a 3.32 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker was pulled after 82 pitches in his first start since May 19 due to a blister on his pitching hand. The right-hander admitted to being nervous in his return but settled in nicely. ''I thought Taijuan was very good,'' manager Torey Lovullo said. ''First day back, it was all very encouraging.
May 21 6:15 PM PT7:15 PM MT8:15 PM CT9:15 PM ET21:15 ET1:15 GMT9:15 6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST8:45 PM VEN5:15 UAE (+1)8:15 PM CT-Walker (blister) has been activated from the disabled list and will start Wednesday in Detroit.
Analysis: The right-hander was pronounced good to go after throwing a successful bullpen session Saturday. Walker was pitching well prior to hitting the DL on May 20, compiling a 4-3 record and a 3.46 ERA in nine starts.
May 20 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Taijuan Walker improved to 4-3, allowing two hits and three walks over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Friday. Walker struck out three, ending the game with a 3.46 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was the first time in nine starts that Walker hasn't allowed a run. Walker has a 2.04 ERA in his last three outings but has just seven strikeouts in that span.
May 14 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Taijuan Walker fell to 3-3, allowing four runs - three earned - on eight hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday. Walker struck out three, ending the game with a 3.91 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
May 8 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Taijuan Walker fell to 3-2, allowing three runs - one earned - on seven hits in 5.2 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Sunday. Walker struck out one, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker is still a bit all over the map, but he was pretty solid in this start and has a 3.10 ERA in four road starts.
May 3 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed three runs on five hits and five walks in 4.2 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Tuesday. Walker struck out six, ending the game with a 4.19 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 28 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Taijuan Walker improved to 3-1, allowing two runs on four hits in 8.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Thursday. Walker struck out 11, ending the game with a 3.94 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was the first time in five starts that Walker lasted past the sixth inning, and his 11 strikeouts matched a career high. He'll make his first career start against the Nationals on Tuesday.
Apr. 17 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-Walker defeated the Dodgers on Sunday with five effective innings in which he struck out seven and permitted just one run, four hits and a walk.
Analysis: The early returns on Walker's first season in Arizona have been encouraging, as he's 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in three starts and has struck out 16 in 16 innings. The offseason addition faces the Dodgers again on Friday, though this time in the more hitter-friendly conditions of Chase Field.
Apr. 11 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-Walker allowed three runs and nine baserunners over five innings in a 4-1 loss to the Giants on Monday.
Analysis: He walked four, showing control problems could be an issue in Arizona.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 Sea 1 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 15.0 11 7 6 0 4 0 12 1.00 3.60
2014 Sea 2 3 0 - 0 8 5 1 38.0 31 12 11 2 18 1 34 1.29 2.61
2015 Sea 11 8 0 - 0 29 29 1 169.2 163 92 86 25 40 1 157 1.20 4.56
2016 Sea 8 11 0 - 0 25 25 1 134.1 129 75 63 27 37 2 119 1.24 4.22
2017 Ari 6 3 0 - 0 11 11 0 63.0 61 28 24 5 23 3 60 1.33 3.43
Career 28 25 0 - 0 76 73 3 420.0 395 214 190 59 122 7 382 1.23 4.07

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 Sea 29 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .222
2017 Ari 11 22 3 4 0 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 .182 .217 .182
Career 76 31 3 5 1 0 0 3 1 12 0 0 .161 .188 .194


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 642 97 88 93.9 60.51
Curveball 113 79 72 76.2 10.65
Slider 143 91 79 86.3 13.48
Changeup 163 92 82 88.5 15.36

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