Taijuan Walker Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/13/1992 (31)
Taijuan Walker Season Stats
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Taijuan Walker News
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Taijuan Walker will look to keep up his pristine work of late as he takes on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday night. Walker has been sensational for quite some time, allowing just two earned runs over his last four starts while he's surrendered one earned run or fewer in five of his last seven outings. Additionally, Walker has surrendered just 14 hits over his last four starts spanning 26 innings of work. On the negative side of the ledger, Walker has been far inferior on the road than he has been at home this season. The veteran owns a supreme 2.13 ERA in 38 innings at home this season but has been touched up for a 5.76 ERA while allowing a .350 wOBA across 45 1/3 frames on the road. The Cubs rank right in the middle of the pack at 15th with a .322 wOBA versus right-handed pitching this season.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has been named the starter for Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs. The Phillies have decided to pitch Walker on short rest, while giving Zack Wheeler an extra day to rest. It's uncertain how the Phillies plan to deal with the open spot for Tuesday's game. Luckily, they still have some time to figure out what they want to do. Walker is holding a 6.53 ERA with 39/19 K/BB in nine starts this season. He's not a reliable streaming choice right now, so fantasy managers should look elsewhere for help.
Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker (forearm) is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was removed from his previous start against the Mariners with right forearm tightness. The 30-year-old underwent further evaluation and has been cleared to start with no restrictions. He owns a (2-1) record with a 4.97 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 23: 14 K: BB across 25 1/3 innings in 2023. Walker is lined up for two starts against the Dodgers and Red Sox but is mainly an option in deep-league formats. In DFS, Walker draws a tough matchup against the Dodgers and is more of a GPP flier at his DraftKings price tag of $7,600 for Monday's main slate.
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.