Jared Walsh Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/30/1993 (29)
Jared Walsh Season Stats
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Jared Walsh News
After rehabbing from thoracic outlet surgery in the fall, Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh (shoulder) is looking to return to his All-Star form this year and said he's been feeling great. Walsh had surgery last September, but with better health, he could bounce back in 2023 for the Angels and fantasy managers. The 29-year-old left-handed hitter slashed just .215/.269/.374 with a .642 OPS, 15 home runs, 44 RBI, 41 runs scored and two stolen bases in 118 games a year after making the All-Star team for the first time. Last year was a huge disappointment, and it's fair to wonder how much his injury affected him at the plate. Given some of the Halos' offseason acquisitions, Walsh will have to stay healthy and make much more contact in order to maintain an everyday role.
The Los Angeles Angels and first baseman Jared Walsh (shoulder) avoided salary arbitration after inking a one-year, $2.65 million deal. Walsh was sidelined for the last month of the season after undergoing a thoracic outlet surgery. He is expected to be ready for the 2023 season and shouldn't miss any time. Across 454 plate appearances, the 29-year-old posted a .215/.269/.374 slash line with 44 RBI and 15 HRs. His .642 OPS was nothing close to what he displayed in the two previous years, but his health certainly impeded his success. If the first baseman can stay healthy in 2023, the Angels are hoping that Walsh can tap into his raw power that was on display in 2021 when he hit 29 homers.
The Los Angeles Angels moved infielder Jared Walsh (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list on Thursday, which will officially end his 2022 season after he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome. In a corresponding move, the Angels claimed left-hander Rob Zastryzny off waivers from the New York Mets. He has been optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. It's unknown if Walsh will need surgery for an issue that pitchers typically deal with. The 29-year-old was disappointing this year for the Angels, hitting just .215/.269/.374 with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, 41 runs scored and two stolen bases in 423 at-bats. Mike Ford got the start at first base on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays, but he figures to split playing time with Matt Thaiss with Walsh on the shelf.
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.