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Career W-L
1-0
 
Career ERA
3.60
Name  Taijuan Walker
Born  8/13/1992
Height  6-4
Weight  210
Number  32
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/16/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Seattle starting pitcher Taijuan Walker will be shut down for the next two weeks after feeling stiffness in his shoulder warming up before Tuesday's rehab game with Triple-A Tacoma. SOURCE: Bob Dutton, Tacoma News Tribune
Insight: That's not what the Mariners wanted to hear. Walker sported a nifty 3.60 ERA in three starts last season but has yet to pitch at the big league level in 2014.
 
4/15/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker was scratched from his rehab start on Tuesday due to a stiffness in his shoulder, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com. He had trouble getting loose prior to the game.
Insight: Walker has been making good progress in his recovery from the shoulder discomfort he dealt with during spring training and was in line to rejoin the Mariners after Tuesday's start, but this will set him back into May if not longer.
 
4/9/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Taijuan Walker (shoulder) struck out 10 batters over five innings during his rehab start with Double-A Jackson Wednesday. SOURCE: Greg Johns, mlb.com
Insight: He threw 84 pitches, allowed three hits, walked one and gave up zero runs. Walker could be ready to return to the M's after this outing.
 
4/5/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that Taijuan Walker (shoulder) could be back in 10 days, according to Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle.
Insight: That's earlier than expected. Walker threw 72 pitches in his first rehab start Friday and should get 85-90 in his next one.
 
4/2/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will make a rehab start on Friday.
Insight: Walker will likely need three starts before he's ready to return to the big club. Think the end of April for his return. He had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season and went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA, 1.000 WHIP and 12 Ks in 15 innings in three major league starts. He's got a bright future.
 
3/30/2014 7:59:00 PM
Description: Mariners pitching prospect Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw 55 pitches over four innings in a minor league game Sunday and will start for Class A-Advanced High Desert in five days. SOURCE: Greg Johns, mlb.com.
Insight: Walker arrived at camp with shoulder inflammation and will miss most of April. He had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season and is considered one of the top prospects in baseball. He'll join Seattle's rotation once he is healthy.
 
3/22/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker (shoulder) made his first spring training appearance Saturday, throwing one inning in a minor league game.
Insight: According to the Seattle Times, Walker's fastball ranged from 93-96 mph and his change-up showed decent movement. The right-hander arrived at camp with shoulder inflammation and will miss the first few weeks of the season. Walker had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season and is considered one of the top prospects in baseball.
 
3/13/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker, who has been deailing with shoulder soreness, threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday and said that it was a relief to "feel normal again," according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Walker arrived at camp with shoulder inflammation and was shut down in late February. He's doubtful for the start of the season but should only have to miss a few starts early in the year. Walker had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season and is considered one of the top prospects in baseball.
 
3/4/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker, who has been deailing with shoulder soreness, is scheduled to begin throwing again Thursday, according to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune.
Insight: Walker arrived at camp with shoulder inflammation and was shut down last week. He had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season and is considered one of the top prospects in baseball, but is doubtful for the start of the season.
 
2/28/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker, who had been deailing with minor shoulder soreness, will be shut down for seven days.
Insight: We guess it's not minor. He had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season. As long as the injury doesn't last too long he should be a viable fantasy option.
 
2/17/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Bob Dutton of newstribune.com reports that Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker "felt great" after Monday's short throwing session. He's been deailing with minor shoulder soreness.
Insight: Walker, one of the top prospects in baseball, is expected to have a spot in Seattle's rotation this season. He had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season. As long as the injury doesn't return he should be a viable fantasy option.
 
2/13/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Bob Dutton of newstribune.com reports that Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker will be limited early in spring training due to minor shoulder soreness.
Insight: Walker, one of the top prospects in baseball, is expected to have a spot in Seattle's rotation this season. He had a 2.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings in the minors last season.
 
9/10/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Mariners 21-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker is expected to be shut down for the remainder of the season, according to mlb.com's Greg Johns.
Insight: Walker made three starts at the big league level after pitching 141 innings at Double-A and Triple-A. He went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP for Seattle. Walker should be the No. 3 starter behind Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma next season.
 
8/31/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker won his major league debut Friday night against Houston, going five innings and allowing two hits and one unearned run.
Insight: Walker, a 21-year-old right-hander who is ranked as the No. 5 prospect in all of baseball by MLB.com, recorded a 2.93 ERA and 160 K over 141 1/3 innings in the minors this season. Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik said in July that the right-hander will have an innings limit, but didn't give an exact number. Still, he's worth adding in deeper leagues.
 
6/21/2013 6:36:00 PM
Description: Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker, who ranks fifth on MLB.com's list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, has been promoted to Triple-A.
Insight: Walker, a 20-year-old right-hander, posted a 2.46 ERA and a 96/30 K/BB in 84 innings with Double-A Jackson this season. He's someone to keep an eye on.
 

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