Jared Walsh Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/30/1993 (28)
Jared Walsh Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jared Walsh News
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh had himself a big day at the plate in Thursday's 8-0 blowout win against the Boston Red Sox. He went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI. The 28-year-old is now slashing .247/.302/.416 with four home runs, 18 RBI, 10 runs, and no stolen bases. Walsh carries a healthy amount of power but is pretty limited otherwise, with little speed and a lackluster batting average. Additionally, fantasy managers should be cautious starting him against left-handers. This year, Walsh's OPS against southpaws is just .668, and in 2021, he batted .170 with a .565 OPS.
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon and first baseman Jared Walsh are not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Texas Rangers. Walsh and outfielder Brandon Marsh are sitting for the second straight game against a left-handed pitcher. Jack Mayfield is at the hot corner and is hitting cleanup, while Matt Duffy is starting at first for the second straight day and batting fifth against Rangers southpaw Martin Perez. Although he has a homer and three RBI in his first eight games, Rendon is off to a slow start with just five hits in 27 at-bats. Walsh has sat against three of the four lefties the Angels have faced in the early going, so a true platoon is developing between him and Duffy at the cold corner.
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh is having a solid spring, hitting .333 with one homer, four runs, and five RBI over 24 at-bats. Walsh had a breakout season in 2021, finishing with a .277 average, 29 homers, 70 runs, and 98 RBI over 144 games played. Walsh is much more productive against right-handed pitching so he could lose a few at-bats when there's a lefty on the mound but he remains a top-10 fantasy first baseman heading into 2022.
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh owned a .646 slugging percentage in 2020 and kept his power production going in 2021 by slashing .277/.340/.509 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI over 144 games. He played in his first full-length season as the Angels' everyday first baseman and could have added eligibility in some leagues by logging 18 games in the outfield. He posted a solid .347 WOBA but saw his strikeout percentage increase from 13.9% in 2020 to 26% last season, which is more in line with his career 24.1 K% in the minors. The 28-year-old contributes in all counting stats except for steals. Steamer is projecting Walsh with a .347 WOBA, a .260/.333/.490 slash line, 33 long balls, and three stolen bases in 2022. He is expected to hit third for a solid Angels lineup, including superstar Mike Trout, former All-Star Anthony Rendon, and 2021 American League MVP Shohei Ohtani. Walsh's low walk rate (8.2%) dings him a little in points leagues, but he is a robust first base option in standard 5x5 formats. According to RotoBaller's Expected Draft Values, the Angels slugger's Steamer projection makes him roughly fair value at his current NFBC ADP of 112.