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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
9 243 222 12 14 39 3.00 3.9
Birth Date11-16-1987
Height6' 5"
Weight250 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 24 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 ANA MLB 16 0 15.3 0 1 1 13 7 23 1 99 7.6 4.1 0.6 13.5 0% .353 1.30 2.26 2.35 66 2.37 53.5 0.5
2011 ANA MLB 62 0 60.3 5 5 32 49 26 67 3 96 7.3 3.9 0.4 10.0 0% .295 1.24 2.82 2.98 92 3.38 78.6 1.0
2012 ANA MLB 45 0 39.0 3 2 1 35 18 48 3 95 8.1 4.2 0.7 11.1 0% .311 1.36 2.96 3.46 98 3.16 72.3 0.8
2013 ATL MLB 50 0 47.0 4 3 1 39 14 54 4 100 7.5 2.7 0.8 10.3 0% .292 1.13 2.78 3.45 93 2.96 70.8 0.9
2014 ATL MLB 58 0 50.0 0 2 3 33 27 62 2 95 5.9 4.9 0.4 11.2 0% .272 1.20 2.76 2.88 102 3.73 91.5 0.5
2015 SLN MLB 12 0 10.3 0 1 1 7 4 12 0 93 6.1 3.5 0.0 10.5 0% .269 1.06 1.99 0.87 67 1.88 43.8 0.3
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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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 ORM Rk PIO 15 15 64.3 1 1 0 49 17 63 3 101 6.9 2.4 0.4 8.8 0% .271 1.03 3.41 3.08 82 1.99 40.8
2008 CDR A MDW 18 18 107.3 4 6 0 80 32 91 3 99 6.7 2.7 0.3 7.6 0% .259 1.04 2.90 2.18 89 2.84 58.1
2008 RCU A+ CLF 9 9 49.0 5 2 0 42 24 50 4 97 7.7 4.4 0.7 9.2 0% .284 1.35 4.38 4.04 96 3.27 66.9
2009 ARK AA TXS 13 13 60.0 1 5 0 72 29 57 4 103 10.8 4.4 0.6 8.6 0% .376 1.68 3.81 5.25 96 6.17 129.8
2010 ANA MLB AL 16 0 15.3 0 1 1 13 7 23 1 99 7.6 4.1 0.6 13.5 0% .353 1.30 2.26 2.35 66 2.37 53.5
2010 ARK AA TXS 38 0 43.0 1 1 8 44 22 38 2 9.2 4.6 0.4 8.0 0% .339 1.53 3.54 3.35 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SLC AAA PCL 6 0 6.7 0 0 0 8 2 3 0 10.7 2.7 0.0 4.0 0% .333 1.49 3.58 4.03 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ANA MLB AL 62 0 60.3 5 5 32 49 26 67 3 96 7.3 3.9 0.4 10.0 0% .295 1.24 2.82 2.98 92 3.38 78.6
2012 ANA MLB AL 45 0 39.0 3 2 1 35 18 48 3 95 8.1 4.2 0.7 11.1 0% .311 1.36 2.96 3.46 98 3.16 72.3
2012 SLC AAA PCL 3 0 2.7 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 10.1 0.0 0.0 10.1 0% .375 1.13 2.53 6.75 79 3.45 71.8
2013 ATL MLB NL 50 0 47.0 4 3 1 39 14 54 4 100 7.5 2.7 0.8 10.3 0% .292 1.13 2.78 3.45 93 2.96 70.8
2013 GWN AAA INT 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 0.00 1.20 0.00 80 3.30 71.6
2014 ATL MLB NL 58 0 50.0 0 2 3 33 27 62 2 95 5.9 4.9 0.4 11.2 0% .272 1.20 2.76 2.88 102 3.73 91.5
2014 GWN AAA INT 2 2 1.7 0 1 0 1 1 5 1 111 5.4 5.4 5.4 27.0 0% .000 1.20 6.94 10.80 45 1.46 31.0
2015 SLN MLB NL 12 0 10.3 0 1 1 7 4 12 0 93 6.1 3.5 0.0 10.5 0% .269 1.06 1.99 0.87 67 1.88 43.8
2015 SFD AA TEX 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .400 1.00 0.29 0.00 70 4.20 92.1
2015 MEM AAA PCL 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 5.4 10.8 0.0 16.2 0% .250 1.80 3.59 0.00 99 3.53 77.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 274 0.4526 0.4270 0.6581 0.5565 0.3200 0.7536 0.5208 0.3419
2011 1073 0.4809 0.4539 0.6961 0.6202 0.2998 0.7813 0.5329 0.3039
2012 725 0.4924 0.4634 0.6964 0.6471 0.2853 0.8009 0.4667 0.3036
2013 763 0.4653 0.5046 0.6649 0.6676 0.3627 0.7764 0.4865 0.3351
2014 860 0.4442 0.4663 0.6733 0.6309 0.3347 0.7884 0.5000 0.3267
2015 154 0.4091 0.5455 0.6071 0.6667 0.4615 0.7619 0.4524 0.3929
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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
2014-05-05 2014-06-10 15-DL 36 32 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-03-16 2014-03-26 Camp 10 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-08-22 2013-09-12 DTD 21 19 - Groin Strain - -
2013-08-11 2013-08-17 DTD 6 5 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-05-12 2013-05-29 15-DL 17 15 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-02-24 2013-03-20 Camp 24 0 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2012-07-09 2012-08-19 15-DL 41 35 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps - -
2012-06-27 2012-06-29 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2009-07-14 2009-09-08 Minors 56 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2009-04-21 2009-05-19 Minors 28 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 ATL $
2016 SLN $3,675,000
2015 SLN $2,675,000
2014 ATL $1,490,000
2013 ATL $541,500
2012 ANA $495,000
2011 ANA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$9,290,500
6 yrTotal$9,290,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 43 dKevin Hubbard1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/12/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May earn additional $2M in performance bonuses. Atlanta voided contract 2/8/17.
  • 2 years/$6.6M (2015-16), plus 2017 club option. Signed extension with St. Louis 12/23/14. $0.35M signing bonus. 15:$2.5M, 16:$3.5M, 17:$5.25M club option, $0.25M buyout. St. Louis declined 2017 option 11/16.
  • 1 year/$1.49M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 12/12/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $10,000 for 30 games finished. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 11/17/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5415M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Renewed by LA Angels 3/3/12. Acquired by Atlanta 11/30/12 in trade from LA Angels for Tommy Hanson.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by LA Angels 8/22/10.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2006 (12-372) (Grayson County CC, Texas) (draft and follow). Signed 5/07, $1M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Jordan Walden regain the closer role with Scott Downs (and Hawkins) getting injured? Did Scioscia overreact in removing him the role to begin with?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Walden will probably regain the job at some point, if only by default. I enjoyed Sam Miller's piece on Walden's removal. Keep in mind, the Angels liked Walden enough to throw him in the role to begin with. Maybe a few rotten outings changed their mind, but I think it was designed to be a temporary fix and a sign that no job is safe. That's sort of silly, of course, because they aren't going to bench Pujols or Aybar, but baseball teams do weird things for the sake of shaking things up all the time. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)As an owner of Jordan Walden, should I be looking to pick up Ernesto Frieri? How do you see the LAA closer situation shaking out moving forward?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I wouldn't. For one thing, Downs has a hold on the job at the moment. For another, I really think Walden is just getting a few days to collect himself, or something. If I had to bet, with I swear no useful information that could possibly help you, I would bet that Walden is saving games by May 15. (Sam Miller)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan Walden, over/under 30 saves? Should I handcuff him with Downs?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Goodness, predicting saves? I truly have no idea. If Shawn Chacon can notch 35 saves in a season, then I don't see why Walden can't. (Geoff Young)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am in a pseudo-dynasty format where we keep players for as long as we would like but there are salaries attached (and thus theoretically forcing some turnover in the player pool). I have an offer right now on the table of Adrian Gonzalez for Nelson Cruz, Jemile Weeks and Jordan Walden. My team is stacked at every position but 1B (thanks to Ryan Howard's decline/health issues). This trade would leave a hole at my MI position, but I feel confident I can pick up a low-end guy to fill in for Cruz and Weeks. Is this a fair deal? Salaries of Gonzo and the trio I would be sending over are essentially a wash.
(Travis from St Louis)
It sounds like you're looking to win it all this season, in which case it is perfectly reasonable to deal away a young, presumably cost effective guy like Weeks or Walden. It does sound like a steep price to pay, though (I'm assuming this is the usual 5x5 -- is it mixed or AL-only?), and it will definitely matter what kind of guys you think you can replace Cruz and Weeks with. I'd see if I could negotiate it down. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Angels trying to acquire Heath Bell? They seem unlikely to be able to acquire a decent 3B with power, so would their best bet to make (and advance in) the post-season be to ride Weaver and Haren and a shut-down bullpen?
(Dennis from LA)
That's not the worst idea, though the Angels have already committed quite a few bucks to their bullpen and Jordan Walden hasn't disappointed.

Yikes, Tyler Chatwood has a 4.7 BB/9, a 4.7 K/9, and a 3.62 ERA. I know he's a groundballer, but something's gotta give. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think the first closer to lose his job will be?
(mef from Brooklyn, NY)
There's still some jobs that aren't totally decided yet, and most guys who have to wait this long to claim the gig usually have a pretty short leash. Among those who we know will start the year at closer, I've got to go with Fernando Rodney of the Angels, who's just not that good and has a few guys behind him, even with Scott Downs' injury. I particularly like Jordan Walden there.

Honorable mention goes to Francisco Cordero, who's declining and can't possibly fend off Aroldis Chapman all year. (Mike Petriello)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jordan Walden? Is it me or does it seem like he gets overlooked whenever people talk about the best pitching prospects in the game?
(albert2b from NYC)
I certainly really like him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Im curious as to the reports on Jordan Walden and Tim Alderson? Aldeson was thrown into a brutal pitching environment in the CAL and looks to be holding his own.
(Ryan from Phoenix)
There's quite a contract there. Walden is way more stuff over pitchability, which has led to his inconsistency, while Alderson is way more pitchability over stuff, which is why he's holding his own at High-A, but not dominating. I'd prefer Walden, because I prefer to bet on the tools. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Neftali Feliz. Rough start so far at low A after a lot was expected. Future starting #1 ace? Future stud closer? Or are we still in the wait and see mode? How would you compare his upside to Jordan Walden?
(Mike from Raleigh NC)
As expected, he's very up and down. His last start was four innings and four runs, but at the same time, the first four innings were no-hit, and then he fell off a cliff. Still a stud. (Kevin Goldstein)


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