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Birth Date3-28-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02015
2016
0.02017
-0.12018
0.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2014 BAL 23 6 19 3 1 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 .167 .211 .389 71 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 BAL 24 7 12 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .111 .333 .111 102 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 ARI 26 11 15 3 1 0 2 1 5 2 0 0 .250 .400 .833 92 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 ARI 27 37 53 8 2 0 3 3 22 1 1 0 .163 .226 .388 59 -2.4 0.2 0.1 -0.1
2019 ARI 28 152 603 137 26 1 29 67 155 6 8 1 .259 .348 .476 112 12.6 1.7 10.8 3.1
Career2137021523013575195991.246.336.4681079.61.910.93.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 ABE A- NYP 22 93 .241 .311 .346 .323 98 5.2 2.6 -1.6 145 0 0.5 1.0 3.8 0.7
2013 DEL A SAL 31 131 .240 .311 .355 .388 88 12.8 3.7 -2.4 185 0 4.8 -1.9 7.9 1.3
2013 FRD A+ CAR 55 239 .244 .328 .365 .318 107 5.6 7.0 -4.5 125 0 -2.4 -1.0 1.5 0.1
2013 BOW AA EAS 17 69 .256 .326 .389 .288 99 0.4 1.9 -1.2 96 0 -0.8 -1.6 -1.4 -0.3
2014 BAL MLB AL 6 19 .253 .311 .401 .250 99 -0.6 0.5 -0.3 71 19 0.0 0.0 -0.6 0.0
2014 BOW AA EAS 95 411 .268 .332 .404 .337 103 22.5 11.3 -7.3 133 0 1.6 0.9 8.8 1.6
2014 NOR AAA INT 44 188 .258 .324 .382 .327 105 2.1 5.6 -3.6 117 0 -2.0 -2.8 0.8 -0.2
2015 BAL MLB AL 7 12 .215 .291 .337 .200 117 -0.6 0.3 -0.2 102 11 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
2015 NOR AAA INT 138 592 .254 .317 .366 .311 98 1.7 16.4 -10.5 110 0 -2.8 1.4 -2.5 0.2
2016 NOR AAA INT 131 552 .257 .320 .381 .327 104 -1.3 15.5 -5.6 118 0 -5.9 -0.5 4.3 0.8
2017 ARI MLB NL 11 15 .253 .321 .434 .200 100 2 0.4 -0.1 92 14 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2017 RNO AAA PCL 133 592 .281 .346 .444 .327 113 31.2 17.5 -10.2 134 0 -6.5 2.1 26.8 2.9
2018 ARI MLB NL 37 53 .243 .313 .401 .208 100 -2.5 1.5 -0.4 59 16 0.1 0.2 -2.4 -0.1
2018 RNO AAA PCL 84 359 .275 .343 .442 .351 116 12.3 10.5 -5.8 116 0 2.4 -1.3 8.1 1.4
2019 ARI MLB NL 152 603 .251 .319 .433 .312 101 11.4 18.2 -11.4 112 6 10.8 1.7 12.6 3.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 ABE A- NYP 93 81 12 23 5 0 2 34 9 10 14 2 1 .284 .376 .420 .136 0 0
2013 BOW AA EAS 69 62 7 15 5 0 0 20 1 6 10 0 0 .242 .319 .323 .081 0 0
2013 DEL A SAL 131 116 19 41 5 0 3 55 20 11 16 0 3 .353 .420 .474 .121 1 0
2013 FRD A+ CAR 239 215 25 62 17 0 8 103 35 17 41 2 0 .288 .343 .479 .191 4 0
2014 NOR AAA INT 188 166 15 43 10 0 6 71 19 18 49 0 0 .259 .335 .428 .169 2
2014 BOW AA EAS 411 366 58 110 15 2 20 189 77 38 83 2 1 .301 .367 .516 .216 4
2014 BAL MLB AL 19 18 1 3 1 0 1 7 1 1 9 0 0 .167 .211 .389 .222 0
2015 BAL MLB AL 12 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 .111 .333 .111 .000 0 0
2015 NOR AAA INT 592 534 68 137 33 1 18 226 74 49 136 1 3 .257 .324 .423 .167 3 0
2016 NOR AAA INT 552 504 64 133 29 2 18 220 64 40 138 1 3 .264 .321 .437 .173 4 0
2017 RNO AAA PCL 592 514 104 159 34 9 32 307 114 61 104 5 2 .309 .382 .597 .288 10 0
2017 ARI MLB NL 15 12 2 3 1 0 2 10 2 1 5 0 0 .250 .400 .833 .583 0 0
2018 RNO AAA PCL 359 324 68 97 25 4 18 184 71 26 86 1 0 .299 .354 .568 .269 5 0
2018 ARI MLB NL 53 49 6 8 2 0 3 19 6 3 22 1 0 .163 .226 .388 .224 0 0
2019 ARI MLB NL 603 529 86 137 26 1 29 252 73 67 155 8 1 .259 .348 .476 .217 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 85 0.5294 0.5294 0.5333 0.6667 0.3750 0.6333 0.3333 0.4667 -0.0049
2015 48 0.4167 0.5000 0.6250 0.5500 0.4643 0.6364 0.6154 0.3750 0.0007
2017 66 0.4697 0.5303 0.4857 0.6774 0.4000 0.5238 0.4286 0.5143 0.0000
2018 224 0.4643 0.5804 0.6615 0.8173 0.3750 0.7765 0.4444 0.3385 0.0000
2019 2400 0.4771 0.4858 0.7118 0.7380 0.2558 0.7858 0.5171 0.2882 0.0000
Career28230.47650.49590.69570.73750.27580.77180.50540.3043-0.0001

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 ARI $559,800
2018 ARI $
2017 ARI $
2016 BAL $
2015 BAL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$559,800
1 yrTotal$559,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 124 d1 year/$559,800 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$559,800 (2019). Re-signed by Arizona 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Arizona 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Claimed off waivers by Atlanta 2/25/17 after being DFA by Baltimore 2/21/17. Claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Atlanta 3/6/17. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17. Claimed by Arizona off waivers from Cincinnati 3/28/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 3/30/17. Contract selected by Arizona 9/10/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Baltimore 9/17/14.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2012 (4-132) (South Carolina). $0.349M signing bonus (slot amount).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 39 9 2 0 2 3 10 0 0 .250 .308 .472 108 0.0 1B 0 0.0
80o 27 6 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 .250 .308 .417 104 0.0 1B 0 0.0
70o 18 4 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 .250 .294 .500 100 0.0 1B 0 0.0
60o 10 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .222 .300 .333 97 0.0 1B 0 0.0
50o 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 94 0.0 1B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.000940.01B 00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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? thanks
(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? Thanks. B
(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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