Taijuan Walker Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/13/1992 (28)
Taijuan Walker Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Taijuan Walker News
New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker went seven innings on Wednesday against the Orioles allowing just five hits, one walk, and one earned run while striking out nine in the Mets 14-1 rout. Walker improved to 5-2 on the season. He now owns a 2.07 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and a 60:24 K:BB in 61 innings pitched on the season. Wednesday's outing was a nice bounceback for Walker coming off a rough outing against the San Diego Padres in his last start. Walker has been a tremendous asset for the Mets, in light of the injuries to Noah Syndergaard (elbow) and Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) and the poor performance of David Peterson. If he can get his walk rate under control, his ratios would even be more impressive, as exemplified on Wednesday. Fantasy managers should continue to keep Walker active for his next scheduled start on Tuesday at home against the Cubs.
New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker went just five innings on Thursday against the Padres in the Mets 4-3 loss on the road in San Diego. In just his second start from his return from the injured list due to tightness on his side, Walker allowed seven hits and four walks, along with three earned runs, while striking out just two batters. Walker came into the contest with a 1.84 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and 49 strikeouts in 49 innings. He saw his ERA rise to 2.17 and WHIP jump to 1.06 due to the poor outing. Despite Thursday's hiccup, it has been an otherwise excellent season so far for the 28-year old right-hander. With the recent injury setbacks to Noah Syndergaard (elbow) and Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) further delaying their return, Walker has been a tremendous asset to a depleted Mets rotation, not to mention fantasy managers who took him in the later rounds of drafts. Walker will try to get back on track for his next start which is scheduled for Wednesday in Baltimore against the Orioles. Fantasy managers should continue to keep Walker active, despite Thursday's performance.
New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker was excellent in his return from the injured list Saturday night, throwing five scoreless innings and strikeout out eight Atlanta batters to get his fifth win. He gave up just two hits and a walk before being removed, having thrown 80 pitches. Walker picked up right where he left off, as he's been excellent all season to the tune of a 1.84 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP with 49 strikeouts in 49 innings. Walker should be on fantasy rosters in all formats.
After posting a fine 2.70 ERA in 11 starts during the shortened 2020 season with the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners after returning from Tommy John surgery the previous year, right-hander Taijuan Walker signed a two-year, $20 million deal to join the New York Mets rotation. Finally healthy again, he struck out 50 hitters in 53 1/3 innings. The former first-rounder in 2010 had a 3.84 career ERA in eight years in Seattle, Arizona and Toronto, but injuries have been an issue and the closest he's come to a full season was in 2015 when he started 29 games over 169 2/3 frames. Don't let his 2.70 ERA from 2020 fool you, though, as he had a 4.56 FIP and an 8.4 percent walk rate. Walker was also fortunate to have a .243 BABIP against, which led to a .213 opponent's average. The 28-year-old relied less on his four-seam fastball (50.3 percent) and more on his slider (21.6 percent), but Walker will need to show better command of his secondary pitches to be anything more than rotation depth in deep mixed leagues in 2021.