- Neil Walker and Walker Power Rankings
At this point, the reader should not be surprised that I claimed Neil Walker. I've often touched on him in the Roto Riteups — no really, I have a bit of a man-crush on him — and so it was only
- Neil Walker's Impressive Season
Neil Walker is only 24-years-old but has the prospect life of someone a few years his senior. Baseball America featured the 11th overall pick of the 2004 draft on four consecutive top 100 lists
- Remembering Moses Fleetwood Walker
not the first black player to play in the Majors. That honor goes to Moses Fleetwood Walker. Walker broke the colour barrier on May 1st 1884, and he played for the Toledo Blue Stockings, who were part
- Here Comes Taijuan Walker
You've read articles like this before. That's because Taijuan Walker has been a somebody for years, and we've all been waiting for him to kick it up. When you know a player is already hyped, you're
- Dylan Bundy or Taijuan Walker?
Since seeing Taijuan Walker last week in Chattanooga, the requests for comparisons between the young right-hander and fellow uber-prospect Dylan Bundy of the Orioles have been coming hot and heavy
- Bucs Call Up Walker
Pittsburgh Pirates placed 1B Steve Pearce (ankle) on the DL; recalled UTIL Neil Walker from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The ankle injury is a tough break for Pearce, as the 27-year-old was beginning
- Time Running Out For Walker
The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Neil Walker out of a local high school in the first round of the 2004 draft (11th overall). At the time, he was a young, promising, switch-hitting catcher. More than
- Walker Worthy of Extension
A lot of people wrote Neil Walker off as a bust before he even had a chance to prove himself in the majors. First, he was a failed catcher. Then, he was a failed third baseman. He needed two years
- Larry Walker and the Hall of Fame
whether or not Larry Walker is a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate. Indeed, much of my gravitation towards Walker is derived from his playing era; my baseball formative years started around 1993
- Taijuan Walker's Journey
Taijuan Walker is an elite pitching prospect. Despite the TINSTAAPP rules, Walker has ranked in the top 15 of the major top 100 lists, and he’s Seattle’s No.1 or No. 2 prospect, depending on the list
- Pavano and Walker Find Homes
season. If it works out, the move can help to cement the Indians “rebound” status in 2009, and helps to continue their off-season makeover.
Mariners sign Tyler Walker (1/?)
Seattle added Eric Hull
- Taijuan Walker's Command, Then and Now
rates may not have great command. Taijuan Walker does not have good command. He also walked 9.5% of the batters he faced in the minor leagues, a number that isn't as far off the American League
- Who Is the Real Taijuan Walker?
Taijuan Walker, who just recently turned 23, was part of the problem. Around Memorial Day, he began to look like part of the solution. Which version of Walker is the one we can expect to see moving
- Neil Walker: Improperly Named
You can't choose your last name. Otherwise, we might have to quibble with Neil Walker's choice, considering his career walk rate is below league average. His impatience doesn't come with a poor
- Mustache Watch: Fleet Walker's Bobblehead
Flourishing almost a hundred years before the birth of Pharrell Williams, Fleet Walker was the original black nerd. Not only did Walker run his own newspaper and manage an opera house
- Neil Walker in Long Term Leagues
Two second basemen hit 23 home runs this year. One was Minnesota’s Brian Dozier and the other was Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker. Walker does not have the speed Dozier possesses, but his power did make him
- Neil Walker: The Kinda Bad Face
This is a picture of Pirate second baseman Neil Walker from the online edition of Pittsburgh's organizational top-10 list from BA's 2006 prospect handbook.
The notable thing about the photo
- The Good and the Worse of Taijuan Walker's Changeup
It's obvious, now, that Taijuan Walker is going to enter the season as a member of the Mariners' rotation. He survived an offseason of trade rumors and beat out the recently-demoted Roenis Elias
- Taijuan Walker Still Scratching The Surface
During the 2011 season, Mariners Taijuan Walker quickly morphed from project to one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Entering 2012, an aggressive assignment to Double-A skipped him past
- Taijuan Walker Is Inexperienced and Who Cares
Taijuan Walker has graced the top tier of many prospect lists for some time now, and for good reason. The former first rounder from 2010 shot through the Seattle Mariner minor league system
- Neil Walker: Boring Has Value
Before the season, Neil Walker basically epitomized the term "blah" when describing his fantasy baseball prospects. He was expected to contribute a little here and a little there, but not stand out
- 2016 Pod Projections: Taijuan Walker
of 2015. It was one in which the hype became deafening for Taijuan Walker. He pitched 27 innings, allowing just two runs, for a microscopic 0.67 ERA. His underlying peripherals (ya know, the spring stats
- Taijuan Walker Has a New Weapon
don't command that well. You can throw in the zone more and risk home runs if you miss more middle-middle.
It looks like Seattle's Taijuan Walker is fighting poor command with a new weapon: throwing
- Walker and Weeks: 2B Ownership Decliners
On Monday, I looked at two 2B, Danny Espinosa and Ryan Roberts, who are being dropped the most in ESPN leagues. Today, I am going to look at the next most dropped 2B, Jemile Weeks and Neil Walker
- Quick Looks: Henderson, Walker and Chen
on in the Doug Fister and Tim Hudson mold of a High GB/Low K pitcher. He doesn’t have much of a ceiling or floor right now.
Why I watched: 9/24/14
- What Did We See in Taijuan Walker's Return?
Taijuan Walker is back. It's an unusual thing to say of a guy who was barely here in the first place, but Walker finally made his big-league 2014 debut Monday night, turning in six decent frames
- How Valuable a Trade Piece is Taijuan Walker?
for, but also names of people to be traded away. It seems unlikely the Mariners will elect to move James Paxton. Yet there's also Taijuan Walker, whose inclusion in a trade could open a lot of doors. Walker
- Mets, Pirates Exchange Jon Niese, Neil Walker
The Mets looked like quite possibly the favorites to sign Ben Zobrist, right up until they didn't do that. So now they've gone ahead and re-purposed their "Welcome" sign to read "Neil Walker" instead
- White Sox Keenyn Walker Is All Tools
Last June, the Chicago White Sox plucked outfielder Keenyn Walker from the junior college ranks with the 47th overall pick in the amateur draft. After seeing him in person late in the 2011 season
- Daily Notes: Taijuan Walker to Debut on This Day in History
Table of Contents
Here's the table of contents for today's edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Taijuan Walker to Debut on This Day in History
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today's Complete Schedule
- Taijuan Walker, Francisco Lindor and Cactus League Sleepers
Taijuan Walker - Upon arriving in Peoria Walker announced he was scrapping his traditional curveball for a "spike" curve. The decision was a shock, Mike Newman called the offering
- Neil Walker Swinging Out of His Shoes
, that isn't a problem, since he's produced at an elite level for the past year and a half. The emphasis this year will be on Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Neil Walker. Walker, in particular, has
- Reports From Instructs: Chargois & Walker
J.T. Chargois and Adam Walker are both players I saw as amateurs in 2012, they both went in the top 100 picks to the Twins and both have interesting tools that had evolved by the time I saw them
- Prospect Watch: Christian Walker, Anthony Alford
1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list.
- Second Base Risers: Beckham, Walker, Hall
Dunn and Paul Konerko, the runs scored will come by the boatload.
Good, But Not 2010 Good: Neil Walker
After a few years of trying to figure it out at the upper levels of the Pirates' system
- 2B Non-Keepers: Walker, Ackley, and Kipnis
Walker – If Neil is your keeper at 2B, there are 12 better choices to try to acquire. He is not going to put up a good AVG, HR or SB total. He is going to put up an average numbers of each
- Q&A: Taijuan Walker, High-Ceiling Mariner
Taijuan Walker is more than the top pitching prospect in the Seattle Mariners organization. The 20-year-old right-hander is among the best in the game. With only 126 innings under his belt he remains
- Alex Colome & Christian Walker: Deep League Wire
strikeout rate. And then Tropicana Field could help suppress their power.
Christian Walker | 1B BAL | 3% Owned
After Chris Davis was suspended for the rest of the regular season, the Orioles
- The Daily Grind: Walker, Cody Anderson, Reynolds
The Future vs. Now
Daily DFS - Bettis, Walker
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Anderson, Morgan, Reynolds, Spangenberg
1. The Future vs. Now
- Keeper League 'Would You Rather...?' -- Danny Espinosa or Neil Walker
Rather...?' Moving around the diamond this week brings us to second base and a pair of young, potentially studly long term options.
Would you rather keep Danny Espinosa or Neil Walker?
At the ages
- Neil Walker Is More Than Just a Ben Zobrist Plan B
of player that any team would like to have.
One day after missing out on Zobrist, though, the Mets did what they perceived to be the next-best thing. They acquired Neil Walker from Pittsburgh
- More Baseball Card Swag: Larry Walker Trucker Hat
This is a trucker hat. With a Montreal Expos Larry Walker baseball card printed on the front. From the eBay listing description:
We acquired this rare cap and many others from a direct
- Rest-of-Season Showdown - Ian Kinsler vs. Neil Walker
It’s been a rough year for Ian Kinsler and Neil Walker, in very similar ways. Neither is having trouble getting on base, as both have batting averages in the .270s and on-base percentages around .340
- Taijuan Walker, and the Rookie Hurlers Who Came Before Him
Madritsch managed in 2004 when he came out of no where to to appear in 15 games (11 starts).
We know Taijuan Walker, who will make his MLB debut against the Houston Astros on Friday night