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Taijuan Walker
ERA W-L K
3.45 9-8 134
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)


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Sep. 18 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 fell to 9-8, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Sunday. Walker struck out four, ending the game with a 3.45 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker, who lost for the first time since Aug. 16, was 3-0 with a 1.26 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over his previous five starts. He'll make his first career appearance against the Marlins on Saturday.
Sep. 13 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed two runs on four hits and five walks in 6.0 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Tuesday. Walker struck out six, ending the game with a 3.32 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker is 3-0 with a 1.26 ERA in his last five outings. He would seemingly be a good play Sunday in San Francisco. Walker is 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA in five career starts versus the Giants, who have hit the fewest home runs in the majors.
Sep. 7 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Taijuan Walker improved to 9-7, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Wednesday. Walker struck out four, ending the game with a 3.33 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker has been outstanding during the Diamondbacks' recent surge, going 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA over his last four starts.
Sep. 6 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Walker (8-7, 3.42 ERA) starts the series finale against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Analysis: He is 5-4 with a 2.82 ERA in 13 road starts, including 1-0 at Dodger Stadium.
Sep. 2 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Taijuan Walker improved to 8-7, allowing three hits and three walks over 5.0 scoreless innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-5 on Friday. Walker struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.42 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker lasted only five innings due to a high pitch count, but he made big pitches when it counted and set a career high with 10 strikeouts. ''The curveball felt really good,'' said Walker, who is 2-0 with an 0.54 ERA in his past three starts.
Aug. 27 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET12:47 ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST12:17 PM VEN20:47 UAE11:47 AM CT-Taijuan Walker improved to 7-7, allowing one run on four hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Walker struck out three, ending the game with a 3.55 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He retired his first 11 batters before Jarrett Parker homered in the fourth. Walker got his first win at home since April 27.
Aug. 21 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed seven hits and one walk without giving up a run in 5.1 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Mets 3-2 on Monday. Walker struck out four, ending the game with a 3.66 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Though his winless stretch is now at 10 starts, Walker showed improvement after going 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA over his previous four outings. He'll aim for his first victory since June 21 when Arizona hosts the last-place Giants on Saturday, though he's just 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in three meetings with San Francisco this season.
Aug. 17 10:29 PM PT11:29 PM MT12:29 AM CT1:29 AM ET1:29 ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST12:59 AM VEN9:29 UAE12:29 AM CT-Taijuan Walker fell to 6-7, allowing five runs - three earned - on nine hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Houston Astros 9-5 on Wednesday. Walker struck out three, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Now winless in nine consecutive starts, Walker is 0-4 with a 4.89 ERA over his last seven and has given up nine homers in 38 2/3 innings during that stretch. The right-hander still sports a solid 3.30 ERA on the road and will try to bounce back in Monday's matchup with the Mets at Citi Field.
Aug. 12 10:24 PM PT11:24 PM MT12:24 AM CT1:24 AM ET1:24 ET5:24 GMT13:24 10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST12:54 AM VEN9:24 UAE12:24 AM CT-Walker fell to 6-6, allowing five runs - four earned - on five hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Friday. Walker struck out two, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's 0-3 in his last eight starts.
Aug. 6 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed three runs on six hits in 6.0 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday. Walker struck out six, ending the game with a 3.60 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker hasn't won a decision since June 21 at Colorado. He's 0-2 with five no-decisions over his past seven starts.
July 30 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET22:28 ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST9:58 PM VEN6:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Taijuan Walker fell to 6-5, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Sunday. Walker struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.55 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
July 26 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed two runs - one earned - on three hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Tuesday. Walker struck out six, ending the game with a 3.47 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
July 20 7:39 AM PT8:39 AM MT9:39 AM CT10:39 AM ET10:39 ET14:39 GMT22:39 7:39 AM MST9:39 AM EST10:09 AM VEN18:39 UAE9:39 AM CT-The Diamondbacks have reinstated Walker from the paternity leave list.
Analysis: Walker was scratched from Thursday's scheduled start at Cincinnati while his wife gave birth to their first child. He's slated to next pitch Tuesday at home against the Braves.
July 14 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Friday. Walker struck out four, ending the game with a 3.61 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
July 9 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Taijuan Walker fell to 6-4, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Cincinnati Reds 7-0 on Saturday. Walker struck out four, ending the game with a 3.65 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker surrendered multiple homers in a game for the first time this season. He had served up just one home run in his previous six starts combined.
July 3 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET10:41 ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST10:11 AM VEN18:41 UAE9:41 AM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed two runs - one earned - on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Sunday. Walker struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.30 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Walker continues to shine for the Diamondbacks. They've won his last five starts as he's posted a 2.37 ERA.
June 28 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Taijuan Walker allowed five runs - three earned - on six hits and five walks in 6.1 innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Tuesday. Walker did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: In three starts since coming off the DL, Walker is 2-0 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.62 WHIP - walking nine over 12.1 innings in his last two outings. He next pitches Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, where allowed a run and four hits while striking out seven in five innings of work on April 16.
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 9 8 0 - 0 26 26 0 148.2 139 68 57 16 57 7 134 1.32 3.45
Career 31 30 0 - 0 91 88 3 505.2 473 254 223 70 156 11 456 1.24 3.97

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 26 51 6 12 1 0 1 5 1 19 0 0 .235 .250 .314
Career 91 60 6 13 2 0 1 6 1 24 0 0 .217 .230 .300


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1526 97 87 93.7 59.54
Curveball 294 79 71 75.6 11.47
Slider 381 91 79 86.4 14.87
Changeup 362 92 82 88.2 14.12

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