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Neil Walker | Second Baseman | #20

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Braves.
Walker's average had tumbled back down to .197 after a hitless game last night. This puts him back up to .227. The Mets are going to need more from him, especially against left-handers, with Yoenis Cespedes out. Apr 27 - 4:21 PM

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Neil Walker clubbed his second home run of the season as the Mets fell to the Nationals on Sunday night.

Walker's two-run shot off of Max Scherzer in the third inning pulled the Mets to within a run at 4-3, but that was as close as they would get in the ballgame. Walker finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .206/.295/.338 with eight RBI on the season.
Apr 23 - 10:55 PM

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

Walker connected on an Aaron Nola pitch in the third inning for the three-run dong, his first in 2017. After a strong spring, he's hitting just .228/.318/.333. With the abundance of good middle infielders these days, fantasy owners don't have to wait for Walker to break out of it.
Apr 20 - 11:53 PM

Neil Walker went 0-for-4 and committed an error in the loss to the Phillies on Tuesday.

We were skeptical about Walker coming off back surgery, but he looked strong and impressed everyone this spring. Unfortunately, he's at .220 with no homers in 50 at-bats during the regular season. He'll turn it around, but most mixed leaguers should be able to do better.
Apr 19 - 12:32 AM

Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Braves on Thursday.

Walker went hitless in his first two games of the year before collecting the pair of hits Thursday. There's nothing terribly exciting about the 31-year-old's game, but Walker is remarkably consistent and remains a high-floor MI option for fantasy purposes.
Apr 7 - 12:05 AM

Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Monday in the Mets' 6-4 defeat of the Marlins.

There's been no easing in and no slow start for Walker this spring after last year's back surgery; he's 8-for-24 with three homers and 10 RBI in the early going. That's great for the Mets, who already have health questions at the infield corners.
Mar 13 - 4:22 PM

Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Thursday to help the Mets beat the Marlins 11-6.

Walker has dismissed any concerns over his back injury, saying he feels better now than he has in years. If that's truly the case, he's a candidate to hit 25 homers this year. He matched his career high with 23 in 113 games before being shut down last season.
Mar 2 - 5:05 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said he's spoken to Jay Bruce and Neil Walker about getting reps at first base.

Collins has hinted at trying Bruce out at first base but this is the first time he's mentioned using Walker in that capacity. Bruce has made three career starts at first but none since 2014 while Walker has never made a big league appearance at first base. Lucas Duda is out with hip issues and it's unclear how long his injuries will linger. Tinkering with lineups and positions is pretty common this time of year so in all likelihood Collins is just doing his due diligence.
Feb 25 - 4:55 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, "the feeling from the Mets side is the Neil Walker contract extension discussions are probably dead."

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday that the two sides were making progress on a contract extension that would potentially run through 2019, but it sounds like there wound up being a big gap in the financial expectations. Walker will make $17.2 million in 2017 after accepting the Mets' one-year qualifying offer in early November. He is scheduled to become a free agent next winter.
Feb 20 - 1:14 PM

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets' extension talks with Neil Walker "have hit a snag."

Carig says "it’s still possible negotiations could heat up once more," but there is nothing imminent at this time. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday that the two sides were discussing a new deal that would run through 2019 and be worth "north of $40 million," but there are apparently some disagreements in the details. Walker will earn $17.2 million in 2017 after accepting the Mets' one-year qualifying offer in November. He is currently scheduled to become a free agent next winter.
Source: Newsday
Feb 20 - 11:26 AM

Marc Carig of Newsday was told Monday morning that "nothing is imminent" in the ongoing extension talks between the Mets and Neil Walker.

Walker and his reps met Sunday with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and it sounds like there could be an agreement at some point this spring, but we're not there yet. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported this weekend that the two sides have been discussing a contract extension that would run through 2019 and be worth "north of $40 million." Walker, 31, slugged 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season before undergoing back surgery. He accepted the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer for 2017.
Feb 20 - 9:29 AM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets and Neil Walker's agent have discussed a contract extension that would run through 2019 and would be worth "north of $40 million."

Walker accepted the club's $17.2 million qualifying offer in November, but the two sides are interested in ripping up that deal and installing a new three-year pact. General manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday that he talked to Walker's agent on Saturday and planned to discuss things with the player himself soon. Walker, 31, hit 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season in his first year in New York before undergoing back surgery.
Feb 19 - 3:33 PM

Neil Walker said Wednesday that he has had extension talks with the Mets.

Nothing has come of it, but Marc Carig of Newsday notes that both sides have shown interest in an extension. Walker returned to the Mets this offseason after accepting a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer. He slugged 23 homers with an .823 OPS in 113 games last season before undergoing back surgery. He said he's pain-free this spring and he's open to seeing some time at first base.
Feb 15 - 10:49 AM

Neil Walker has accepted the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer.

Eight of the 10 players who were given qualifying offers last week turned them down, but Jeremy Hellickson and now Walker have decided to accept them. Walker's decision isn't a surprising one, as he's 31 and coming off back surgery, so he's opted to take a lucrative one-year deal before trying again for a multi-year deal next winter. The second baseman had a nice season before the back issue cropped up, as he batted .282 with 23 homers and an .823 OPS over 113 games.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Mets and Neil Walker have yet to have any substantive discussions regarding a multi-year contract extension.

Walker has until 5 p.m. ET on Monday to decide whether or not to accept the club's one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer. The 31-year-old is recovering from back surgery, which could give teams on the open market pause when deciding whether or not to go after him. While it doesn't happen often, there's a decent chance he could accept the qualifying offer.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Josh Edgin
8Seth Lugo