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Taijuan Walker | Starting Pitcher | #99

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SEA
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Taijuan Walker gave up five runs -- three earned -- in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.
He gave up a solo home run to Carlos Beltran in the second inning. He walked in one of the two runs he allowed in the third inning, then surrendered a pair of unearned runs in the fourth. Altogether he surrendered nine hits and two walks while fanning three batters in the loss. The former Mariners elite prospect falls to 6-7 with a 3.83 ERA in 20 starts in his first season as a Diamondback. Aug 16 - 11:51 PM

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Taijuan Walker allowed five runs - four earned - and five hits with three walks and just two strikeouts over five innings in a home loss on Friday against the Cubs.

Walker threw just 65 of his 109 pitches for strikes as his record fell to 6-6. The Diamondbacks have lost each of Walker's past six outings, and he has dropped three straight decisions since his last victory way back on June 21 in Colorado. He'll look to get it right on Wednesday in his next start, but he faces another tough matchup in Houston.
Aug 12 - 1:48 AM

Taijuan Walker yielded three earned runs over six-plus innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Giants.

Walker was cruising until the bottom of the seventh inning, when he gave up back-to-back doubles and a Hunter Pence two-run homer. San Francisco would go on to win the game 5-4 in extras. Walker allowed just six hits in all while striking out six batters and issuing zero walks. The young right-hander owns a 3.60 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 98/36 K/BB ratio in 105 innings this year.
Aug 6 - 1:01 AM

Taijuan Walker struck out 10 while allowing three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

This was Walker's second double-digit strikeout effort of the campaign. In terms of run-scoring damage, it was all Jose Martinez, who burned him for a two-run home run in the fourth inning and hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth. Overall, Walker has pitched to a respectable enough 3.55 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 17 starts. A road date with the Giants shows next on his schedule.
Jul 30 - 5:31 PM

Taijuan Walker allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits with a walk and six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Braves.

Walker left with the game tied 2-2, handing the keys of the car over to J.J. Hoover. The reliever proceeded to crash the car immediately, allowing four runs - three earned - and three hits with a walk while retiring just one batter. Walker, who also smacked his first-career home run on Tuesday, will look to get back into the win column Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.
Jul 26 - 2:08 AM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Taijuan Walker from the paternity leave list.

Walker missed a start over the weekend in order to attend the birth of his child. He'll return to the rotation on Tuesday against the Braves.
Jul 23 - 2:04 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the paternity leave list.

Patrick Corbin is starting in Walker's place on Thursday afternoon against the Reds. The right-hander should be back with the Diamondbacks sometime this weekend, after welcoming a child into the world.
Jul 20 - 10:20 AM

Taijuan Walker has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Reds due to a family emergency.

Patrick Corbin will take the mound instead in the early-afternoon series finale at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. There's no further information available about Walker's status.
Jul 20 - 9:38 AM

Taijuan Walker gave up two runs over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Braves.

Walker held the Braves to one run over his first five innings of work before Freddie Freeman slugged a solo homer in the sixth. He struck out four and walked none in the no-decision and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five out of six starts since coming off the disabled list. He’ll bring a 3.61 ERA into a start against the Reds next week.
Jul 15 - 12:48 AM

Taijuan Walker will make the Diamondbacks' first start after the All-Star break on Friday in Atlanta.

He'll be followed by Patrick Corbin and Zack Godley. All-Stars Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray will receive a little extra rest over the break.
Jul 9 - 2:09 PM

Taijuan Walker was tagged for five earned runs, five hits and three walks while posting four strikeouts across five innings in a loss against Cincinnati on Saturday.

Walker wrapped up the first half with a 6-4 record, 3.65 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, but this outing will leave a sour taste in his mouth until the second half kicks off in Atlanta on July 14. He is likely to face the Braves at some point next weekend, and he is 4-2 with an impressive 2.65 ERA through seven outings on the road this season.
Jul 9 - 4:36 AM

Taijuan Walker allowed two runs - one earned - and six hits with a walk and eight strikeouts across seven innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday.

The Diamondbacks respond well to when Walker is on the bump, winning each of his past five starts overall, while going 5-1 over his past six outings on the road. He hasn't lost in five outings dating back to May 13 and is generally a solid source of strikeouts. He is now up to 68 punchouts over 76 1/3 innings.
Jul 2 - 9:20 PM

Taijuan Walker yielded five runs -- three earned -- in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Cardinals.

It was two-run in six innings until bad luck and worse defense led to three runs in the seventh. Walker ended up with no strikeouts and five walks tonight, though two of those walks were intentional. It was an odd showing for a guy who, throughout his career, hasn't been as good as his K/BB ratios. Walker wasn't involved in the decision tonight, so he's 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA.
Jun 28 - 1:23 AM

Taijuan Walker scattered six hits and three runs over six innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ 16-5 win over the Rockies.

He fanned eight hitters and walked four. Walker didn’t have his best stuff but soldiered through for his sixth victory of the year. He served up a solo blast to Mark Reynolds in the second inning while letting two runs come across on a fifth-inning double by Nolan Arenado. All things considered, allowing three runs at Coors Field isn’t a bad outing. The 24-year-old has a favorable matchup coming up against the Phillies on Monday.
Jun 22 - 12:25 AM

Taijuan Walker beat the Tigers by allowing one run in five innings in his first start since being activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

He missed three weeks with a finger blister. He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out six in the ballgame. Walker improves to 5-3 with a fine 3.32 ERA and middling 1.30 WHIP through 10 starts. He has 52 strikeouts and 19 walks in 57 innings. He lines up to face the Rockies at Coors Field next Wednesday.
Jun 14 - 10:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Adam Rosales
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Ketel Marte
3Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5T.J. McFarland
6Jorge De La Rosa
7Silvino Bracho
8Rubby De La Rosa
9Randall Delgado
10Steve Hathaway
11JJ Hoover