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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 went 2-for-2 with two RBI in a loss to the Braves on Thursday.
Walker drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third before collecting an RBI single in the fifth. The runs batted in were his first in a week, as Walker entered the game 1-for-19 in his previous five games. The cold snap has the 30-year-old's season line down to .263/.331/.466 with 30 RBI and 26 runs scored. Jun 23 - 11:12 PM

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Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in the Mets' 6-4 win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Walker hit a two-run home run off Pirates starter Juan Nicasio in the third inning, his 14th homer of the year. It was his first game in five days after he was sidelined with back tightness. He seems to be feeling better, and the 30-year-old is batting .275/.346/.498 with 28 RBI and 26 runs scored on the year.
Jun 16 - 10:28 PM

Neil Walker (back) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.

Walker will bat cleanup versus Pirates right-hander Juan Nicasio. He's been out all week with lower back tightness, but received clearance from doctors Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 3:16 PM

The Mets are hopeful that Neil Walker (back) will be able to play in Thursday's series finale against the Pirates.

Walker has been suffering from lower back tightness over the last four days, but he visited a doctor on Wednesday afternoon and apparently received clearance to return to action. Backs can be balky, though, making his status for Thursday less than guaranteed. Matt Reynolds started at second base for New York on Wednesday night.
Jun 15 - 10:41 PM

Neil Walker will have his lower-back tightness examined by a doctor.

Walker was forced out of Sunday's game against the Brewers due to a tight lower back. He hasn't played since and is not in Wednesday's lineup. His checkup with the doctor should provide some clarity as to the extent of the injury.
Jun 15 - 4:15 PM

Neil Walker (back) remains absent from the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Walker has been sidelined since leaving Sunday's series finale against the Brewers with lower back tightness. Matt Reynolds is starting at second base and batting seventh Wednesday versus the Pirates.
Jun 15 - 3:17 PM

Neil Walker (back) remains out of the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Walker hasn't played since leaving Saturday's game with lower back tightness. He was due to see a doctor upon returning to New York, so more should be known on his status soon. Kelly Johnson is starting in his place at second base on Tuesday. Manager Terry Collins said Walker might be available as a pinch-hitter.
Jun 14 - 3:15 PM

Neil Walker left Saturday's game against the Brewers with lower back tightness.

Kelly Johnson replaced him at second base. Walker went 0-for-2 with a fly out and a groundout before exiting in the fourth inning. It's too early to tell if Walker will land on the disabled list but if he does, Triple-A infielder Dilson Herrera would be the obvious choice to replace him on the active roster. Walker has been excellent in his first year with New York, hitting .271 with 13 round-trippers.
Jun 11 - 6:00 PM

Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Walker took White Sox starter Mat Latos deep in the third inning, his second homer in as many games. He's now, somewhat quietly, fourth in the NL in homers with 13 through the season's first two months. The second baseman, playing for a payday this winter, is hitting .278/.335/.523 in his first season in Queens.
May 31 - 10:53 PM

Neil Walker slugged a solo homer in Monday’s win over the White Sox.

His seventh-inning blast off Jose Quintana stood up as the difference in the ballgame. Walker is now up to 12 home runs on the year, including five from the right side of the plate. He had two home runs combined from the right side from 2011-2015. Walker has slowed down a bit since his hot start to the season, but his progress from the right side has been huge for the Mets and fantasy owners.
May 30 - 3:48 PM

Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

Walker smacked a solo homer off Rockies starter Eddie Butler in the fourth inning. It was his 10th of the season. In his first year with the Mets, the 30-year-old second baseman is slashing a healthy .272/.316/.528 with the 10 dingers and 20 RBI over 125 at-bats.
May 14 - 11:42 PM

Neil Walker (shin) hit a double and drew a walk in his return the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

Walker missed a handful of games after fouling a couple pitches off his shin last Saturday. He only had some bruising -- nothing structurally wrong. The second baseman is slashing .261/.303/.513 with nine homers and 19 RBI in 31 games this season for New York. Wednesday's double was only his second of the year, surprisingly enough.
May 12 - 5:52 AM

Neil Walker (shin) is out of the Mets' lineup again Monday against the Dodgers.

Walker has now missed back-to-back games with a bruised shin. He should be ready to go in the next day or so. Wilmer Flores will fill in at second base and bat seventh against Scott Kazmir.
May 9 - 6:47 PM

Neil Walker is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a bruised shin.

Walker fouled a couple pitches off the shin during Saturday's game and is "pretty banged up," according to manager Terry Collins. He's day-to-day. Wilmer Flores is filling in at second base. David Wright is also getting a breather Sunday, as Eric Campbell is at the hot corner.

Neil Walker is not in the Mets starting lineup against the Padres on Friday.

Walker has been swinging a hot bat as of late, but manager Terry Collins opted to give him a breather for Friday's series opener. The 30-year-old is hitting .276/.315/.543 with nine homers and 19 RBI through his first 27 games as a Met.
May 6 - 7:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
3Kelly Johnson
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Antonio Bastardo
7Erik Goeddel
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Jenrry Mejia