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Neil Walker | Second Baseman | #20

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
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Neil Walker (back) is out of the Mets' lineup again Monday against the Marlins.
Walker has now missed consecutive games due to a back injury from earlier this month. He's been red-hot for a while now, so his absence really hurts. Consider him day-to-day for now.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Walker and Cabrera out of the Mets lineup, it improves the spot for Jose Fernandez even further. Fernandez still owns an eye-popping 15.0 SwStr% and 35.4 K% (both top the list on tonight’s slate) so his ceiling is absolutely immense on any given day, especially considering the Mets own the league’s 7th highest K% against RHP (22.0%). If you are spending upwards of $10K on a SP, go ahead and pay all the way up for the Marlins ace. Aug 29 - 4:08 PM

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Neil Walker (back) is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Walker has had a minor setback with the back injury that kept him out for four games earlier this month. The hope is that he'll be fine after one day of rest. Kelly Johnson is filling in at second base.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 28 - 10:49 AM

Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the paternity leave list.

Walker and his wife welcomed their first child earlier this week. T.J. Rivera has been optioned in a corresponding move.
Aug 26 - 1:55 PM

Neil Walker will be away from the Mets for this week's series in St. Louis, as his wife will have labor induced Monday night.

Walker is slated to rejoin the Mets on Friday against the Phillies. The second baseman return to action Saturday after missing four games with a back issue, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores should handle second base while Walker is away.
Aug 21 - 10:08 AM

Neil Walker (back) has returned to the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

He sat out the previous four games due to stiffness in his lower back. The 30-year-old is hitting .279/.341/.470 with 22 homers and 54 RBI in 440 plate appearances on the season.
Aug 20 - 2:00 PM

Neil Walker (back) is out for Thursday's game against the Giants.

Walker was hoping to return Thursday after missing the previous two games with lower back stiffness but instead he'll get another night off. T.J. Rivera will draw the start at second base while batting second against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Walker remains day-to-day.
Aug 18 - 7:22 PM

Neil Walker (back) hopes to play Thursday.

Walker was scratched from the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday after experiencing lower back stiffness and he also sat out Wednesday, but it's nothing serious. The second baseman is also awaiting the birth of a child and could go on paternity leave sometime this weekend. He's been on fire offensively this month, batting .397/.435/.672 with five home runs in 62 plate appearances since August 1.
Aug 18 - 8:52 AM

Neil Walker was scratched from the Mets' lineup Tuesday due to lower back stiffness.

Kelly Johnson will slide over to second base and T.J. Rivera will draw a start at third. Walker is considered day-to-day. He went 3-for-5 with a homer on Monday.
Aug 16 - 7:00 PM

Neil Walker finished 3-for-5 with a homer Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Walker entered this year with 174 doubles and 93 homers in his career. Right now, he has eight doubles and 23 homers. It's an odd sort of change, but it's working for him. And while the doubles haven't been there, he hasn't been trading average for homers; he's hitting .279 right now.
Aug 16 - 2:01 AM

Neil Walker went 1-for-4 with a long solo home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Walker socked a solo shot to deep center off Clayton Richard in the fourth inning. The bomb was his 21st of the season and pushed his RBI total to 53. In addition, the 30-year-old second baseman sports a .275/.338/.461 triple-slash across 393 at-bats.
Aug 14 - 4:21 PM

Neil Walker's bat stayed red-hot Tuesday, as he went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Walker's dinger off of Zack Greinke in the sixth inning put the Mets ahead at the time, but the D'Backs then got to the New York bullpen with three runs in the seventh. The second baseman is hitting a blistering .491 with four longballs and 11 RBI over his last 12 games. He's reached the 20-homer plateau for the second time in his career.
Aug 10 - 12:20 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he expects to discuss a contract extension with Neil Walker and his representation sometime in the next two months.

"I have not had any conversations with his agent at this point," said Alderson. "I expect that there will be some conversations before the end of the season. He’s been a terrific player for us on the field. He’s been excellent in the clubhouse." Walker was acquired from the Pirates over the winter as a one-year rental and has quickly become popular all around Citi Field with a .779 OPS and 19 home runs in 102 games. The 30-year-old second baseman is making $10.55 million this season.
Aug 9 - 8:45 PM

Neil Walker launched a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.

Walker connected for a two-run shot off Francisco Rodriguez, scoring Alejandro De Aza and boosting the Mets to a 3-1 lead. The Tigers were unable to scrape together a true rally in the bottom of the frame and faded away by that final score. For Walker, the home run was his 19th of the season. It pushed his RBI total to 49. In addition to the counting stats, the 30-year-old second baseman is slashing .268/.330/.449 over 370 at-bats. He is creeper ever closer to the career-high 23 homers he swatted with the Pirates in 2014.
Aug 7 - 4:28 PM

Neil Walker went 4-for-5 and hit a solo home run but the Mets still lost on Wednesday.

The home run was his 18th, most of which came back in April. Other than the homers his stats have been fairly pedestrian this season. He is batting .263 with 43 runs, 47 RBI and three stolen bases overall.
Aug 3 - 10:21 PM

Neil Walker went off in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Rockies, cracking an RBI triple and a three-run home run to finish with four total RBI.

Walker went 3-for-4 on the afternoon, missing only a double for the cycle. As for what he actually was able to achieve, the second baseman raced around for an RBI triple in the first inning and later cracked a three-run home run in the seventh to extricate the Mets from a 4-3 disadvantage. That dinger would stand as the difference in the 6-4 win. Walker has now notched three-hit showings in three of his last six games and he is slashing .259/.325/.435 with 17 homers and 45 RBI over 340 at-bats.
Jul 31 - 6:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Jose Reyes
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Edgin
7Sean Gilmartin
8Jenrry Mejia