Christian Walker 1BD-backs
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2019 Preseason Forecast
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|2020-09-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)||In a dynasty league and starting to prepare for next year. If you have to keep one 1B moving forward, do you take Hosmer, Christian Walker or Nate Lowe? And do you think this little spurt by Lowe is a predictor of things to come or are they Rays going to bury him again next year?|
(Tyler from memphis, TN)
|Ugh. I'd love to think that the Rays would toss the keys to Lowe, but I also think it would have already happened by now if that was the plan. They just have too many guys that can get plugged in at 1B. If the rumors that they were shopping him at the deadline prove true, and that gets revisited, he's interesting for sure. But you can't really count on him getting moved as part of your plans. I'm going Hosmer. (Mark Barry)|
|2020-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Old friend here. I'm loving all of the D-backs chatter. Here's my Q: it looks like maybe only the Brewers will be both consider an N.L. playoff contender AND run a lower payroll than Arizona. If Mike Hazen had another $30 million to play with, where could this team be? |
(jwise224 from PDX)
|I'd expect another $30 million to get sunk into first base and the relief corps. As I mentioned, the depth is all there, so at that point I think you're going for impact. Maybe you believe in Christian Walker or Jake Lamb (or a platoon), but $30 million can give you the luxury of finding someone better and not just "believing." (Craig Goldstein)|
|2020-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Kevin Cron going to see significant playing time at the MLB level this year?|
(JayDub from PNW)
|Kevin Cron is a first base (and, technically, third base) prospect for the Diamondbacks. The younger brother of C.J. and built very similarly. I do not think he profiles well at third base, and I see him as strictly a 1B/DH type moving forward. The emergence of Christian Walker, who is a surprisingly good defensive 1B, blocks Cron in the short-term. I do not think Walker will have a long leash, and, if he struggles, Cron could see time at 1B. Cron has nothing left to prove in the PCL as he has obliterated it for two straight years. However, I am not confident he will see significant playing time absent a trade or Walker being out of the picture (injury/poor performance). I would expect he makes the OD roster used chiefly as a pinch-hitter. I really would love to see what he could do with an extended opportunity. HUGE power. (Jesse Roche)|
|2019-10-04 14:15:00 (link to chat)||Seth beer- dbacks traded for Him while already having Cretan walker. Would you think beer is a core pece going forward and how optimistic are you on his prospects|
(Jon egeland from Athens oho)
|Walker had a fine, good-CJ-Cron type season. He's also already 28. If Beer hits you make room for him. I'm not as bullish on Beer as some others on staff, but I think he has more upside than 2019 Christian Walker. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2019-08-02 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Given the D'Backs' acquisition of Seth Beer, is Christian Walker worth acquiring for Eric Hosmer? Similar prices, both can be kept for '20 and '21.|
(GBSimons from Columbus, IN)
|Have you seen the film "Columbus"? It's about your hometown! Good little film; some gorgeous compositions.
Anyway. I'm kind of a Walker skeptic. 28 year-old who started hot and has since been pretty meh (sure, power, but it's everywhere these days). I'm actually coming around to the idea that Hosmer may be a tad *under*rated in fantasy. Steady, boring, but is back to a plus average this year and fills up the R and RBI categories. I think he's a solid CI. And he'll play everyday because he's an 80-grade towel-snapping dudebro and what contending team doesn't need one of those? (Jon Hegglund)
|2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Among these candidates for keepers in an NL only Scoresheet league, how would you rank the following; Matz, Quintana, Puig, Bryan Reynolds, Christian Walker and Kirby Yates? Thanks!|
(Groot from In orbit)
|I'm not great with scoresheet, but I'd probably go Reynolds, Yates, Quintana, Matz, Puig (on the off-chance that he comes back to the NL), and then Walker. (JP Breen)|
|2019-05-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)||I'm in a 16-team dynasty, salary cap league, H2H 14 categories, with 50 milb rosters. I have grabbed a bunch of call-ups this year including Josh Fuentes, Bryan Reynolds, Ty France, Kelvin Gutierrez and Luis Rengifo.Any here I should sign to a rookie contract when he hits his rookie minimums?
Christian Walker just hit his minimums and I inked him to a rookie deal. Will I regret it or is he for real?
(slappy123 from Charlotte, NC)
|Ah well. Rengifo is the best combination of talent/path to consistent playing time here. Walker I am not complete sold on but I always wait as long as I can on overaged breakout corner dudes. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Of the players getting their first extended look at regular playing time who weren't huge prospects/names, are there any that you buy more than others? E.g. Voit, Christian Walker, Hunter Dozier, Yandy Diaz?
Similarly, any of the hot start guys like Jorge Polanco, Josh Bell, or Max Kepler have you considering raising your idea of their "true talent" so to speak? |
(nschaef from NYC)
|I'm buying into Voit and Diaz to varying extents and still in wait and see on Dozier. I'm not buying Walker doing this for an extended period but he's probably better than I ever gave him credit for. Voit I think has been pretty well explained, and I'd encourage you to read Lindsey Adler's recent piece on him in The Athletic. Diaz has always had particular skills, but he really needs to continue to move that launch angle up for me to keep buying it as it has been going. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Miller and Betances - droppable? Drafted 'em for help with ratios (K/9 league) but offense is sputtering. Thinking Christian Walker and Carter Kieboom. 12 team H2H OBP keeper league.|
(mordecofe1 from NYC)
|Rob Silver had a great piece today about middle relievers being less valuable than ever, it's a pretty interesting development. I don't know when Betances will be back, and Miller has been low-key bad aside from the strikeouts, so I'd be cool moving on from both in favor of those guys.
Here's the link to that piece btw: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/fantasy/article/48833/fantasy-freestyle-the-death-of-fantasy-starting-pitchers/ (Mark Barry)
|2019-04-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)||In a 12 team keeper 10 CAT OBP league and am wondering if I should drop McMahon or Hampson for Christian Walker?
(Billy B from Toronto, Canada)
|I like Walker's power but don't trust his average to stay above .250 by season's end. I understand the frustration by the slow start from the Rockies duo, who were both hot in spring and now are both cold. But especially if you need stolen bases, don't give up on Hampson just yet. Also remember that Walker hurts you in OBP a bit, given his weak walk rate. (Kevin Jebens)|
|2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Could you rank these bats for future careers: Christian Walker, Jake Lamb, CJ Cron, Rymer Liriano.|
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
|Liriano, Cron, Lamb, Walker. I'll add that Liriano has the most beta in him and could absolutely flame out, but the blend of tools provides the highest ceiling as well. He's someone I'm willing to gamble on given his proven ability to respond to failure. That's something I like to see in a prospect. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)||While it's still early, what odds do you give Christian Walker of earning regular AB's through the 1B/DH spots now that Markakis and Cruz have left? Does this put Pierce in play for spending time at a corner OF spot? Happy Holidays!!|
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
|I know the reports have been improving and I should probably be jumping on board with Walker, but I haven't been able to get there yet. I haven't been overly impressed in my personal observations and several scouts I trust quite a bit remain skeptical of the ultimate production as well. Heading into the season, at least in terms of how the Orioles roster shapes up today, Walker should get some ABs, but I don't necessarily anticipate overwhelming results. (Mark Anderson)|
|2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What kind of ML players will Christian Walker and Chance Sisco be?|
(nottes from work)
|Walker - I view him as a 50 OFP, 45 Realistic
First base only type, not athletic, 4.50+ home to first times, lacks much range at first. Bat speed is a tick above average and he has always shown a good approach and hit tool. The power is deceiving, as most of the HR's at Bowie were off org guys chucking 88-92 mph meatballs to the plate. I was low on Walker, but he has at least shown me this year that he can potentially play second division baseball in the bigs, but I highly doubt this is an impact bat.
Full Chance Sisco report here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=149 (Tucker Blair)
|2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Christian Walker the Orioles 2016 first baseman?|
(Bilbo from Brooklyn)
|No he is not.
Call it a hunch, but Chris Davis will be their first basemen. (Tucker Blair)
|2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Bat only... what are the upsides of guys like Preston Tucker, Kennys Vargas, Christian Walker, and Dan Vogelbach? I know a couple may profile as DH types, but what kind of ceilings are we looking at?|
(MP from Bluegrass State)
|At least Tucker can play the OF. For guys at low positions on the defensive spectrum, they really have to hit. Most of these guys should be good for 20-25 homers, but at 1B or LF, that alone doesn't get you much past second-division regular territory. They also have to hit closer to .300 and show strong on base skills, which may or may not happen. (Jeff Moore)|
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