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Larry Walker RFRockies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
20 8030 .313 .400 .565 134 63.2
Birth Date12-1-1966
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age52 years, 9 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1989 MON 22 20 56 8 0 0 0 5 13 1 1 1 .170 .264 .170 59 -2.4 -2.1 -0.1 -0.4
1990 MON 23 133 478 101 18 3 19 49 112 5 21 7 .241 .326 .434 97 -1.4 4.4 20.7 3.4
1991 MON 24 137 539 141 30 2 16 42 102 5 14 9 .290 .349 .458 113 9.1 -5.2 13.4 2.7
1992 MON 25 143 583 159 31 4 23 41 97 6 18 6 .301 .353 .506 129 20.8 4.7 8.1 4.7
1993 MON 26 138 582 130 24 5 22 80 76 6 29 7 .265 .371 .469 122 17.9 2.8 13.6 4.5
1994 MON 27 103 452 127 44 2 19 47 74 4 15 5 .322 .394 .587 129 18.8 3.4 3.7 3.2
1995 COL 28 131 562 151 31 5 36 49 72 14 16 3 .306 .381 .607 136 27.9 0.6 8.4 4.6
1996 COL 29 83 304 75 18 4 18 20 58 9 18 2 .276 .342 .570 104 3.1 2.0 -0.1 1.3
1997 COL 30 153 664 208 46 4 49 78 90 14 33 8 .366 .452 .720 178 68.6 1.3 -7.8 7.2
1998 COL 31 130 524 165 46 3 23 64 61 4 14 4 .363 .445 .630 151 35.1 3.4 9.1 5.5
1999 COL 32 127 513 166 26 4 37 57 52 12 11 4 .379 .458 .710 162 45.3 1.7 5.8 5.7
2000 COL 33 87 372 97 21 7 9 46 40 9 5 5 .309 .409 .506 111 8.2 -1.2 9.0 2.2
2001 COL 34 142 601 174 35 3 38 82 103 14 14 5 .350 .449 .662 158 47.6 1.7 8.3 6.8
2002 COL 35 136 553 161 40 4 26 65 73 7 6 5 .338 .421 .602 144 33.0 2.1 6.0 5.1
2003 COL 36 143 564 129 25 7 16 98 87 11 7 4 .284 .422 .476 128 21.7 3.3 4.6 3.8
2004 COL 37 38 138 35 9 3 6 25 23 4 2 0 .324 .464 .630 137 6.7 -1.5 1.3 0.9
2004 SLN 37 44 178 42 7 1 11 24 34 4 4 0 .280 .393 .560 140 9.3 1.0 -5.1 0.8
2005 SLN 38 100 367 91 20 1 15 41 64 9 2 1 .289 .384 .502 118 8.3 3.1 -7.3 1.1
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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 PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1985 UTI A- NYP 62 241 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 BUR A MDW 95 390 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 WPB A+ FSL 38 142 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 JAX AA SOU 128 553 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 MON MLB NL 20 56 .229 .294 .339 .235 97 -4.3 1.5 -0.5 59 14 -0.1 -2.1 -2.4 -0.4
1989 IND AAA AA 114 456 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 MON MLB NL 133 478 .254 .316 .377 .283 96 7.9 12.8 -4.6 97 10 20.7 4.4 -1.4 3.4
1991 MON MLB NL 137 539 .252 .316 .376 .335 95 18.7 14.6 -6.4 113 9 13.4 -5.2 9.1 2.7
1992 MON MLB NL 143 583 .253 .313 .371 .327 99 25.6 15.1 -5.6 129 11 8.1 4.7 20.8 4.7
1993 MON MLB NL 138 582 .266 .325 .404 .271 95 25.4 16.7 -6.3 122 8 13.6 2.8 17.9 4.5
1994 MON MLB NL 103 452 .266 .329 .416 .351 100 34.1 13.7 -6.3 129 8 3.7 3.4 18.8 3.2
1995 COL MLB NL 131 562 .262 .328 .408 .294 122 22.6 16.8 -6.2 136 8 8.4 0.6 27.9 4.6
1996 COL MLB NL 83 304 .264 .327 .409 .286 125 -3.8 9.4 -0.3 104 10 -0.1 2.0 3.1 1.3
1996 SLM A+ CRL 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CSP AAA PCL 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COL MLB NL 153 664 .266 .332 .419 .367 121 63 17.7 -7.3 178 10 -7.8 1.3 68.6 7.2
1998 COL MLB NL 130 524 .264 .327 .413 .382 116 37.8 13.6 -5.7 151 9 9.1 3.4 35.1 5.5
1999 COL MLB NL 127 513 .268 .337 .430 .363 125 35.7 13.9 -5.8 162 11 5.8 1.7 45.3 5.7
2000 COL MLB NL 87 372 .267 .339 .428 .328 134 -0.6 11.7 -3.9 111 11 9.0 -1.2 8.2 2.2
2001 COL MLB NL 142 601 .263 .326 .430 .374 122 43.2 17.9 -6.7 158 9 8.3 1.7 47.6 6.8
2002 COL MLB NL 136 553 .258 .325 .408 .353 118 32.4 15.9 -6.1 144 9 6.0 2.1 33.0 5.1
2003 COL MLB NL 143 564 .260 .329 .418 .321 113 20.3 14.8 -6.1 128 11 4.6 3.3 21.7 3.8
2004 COL MLB NL 38 138 .260 .325 .430 .363 119 12.5 4.1 -1.5 137 10 1.3 -1.5 6.7 0.9
2004 SLN MLB NL 44 178 .270 .336 .438 .295 94 12.8 5.3 -1.9 140 11 -5.1 1.0 9.3 0.8
2004 TUL AA TXS 5 13 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLN MLB NL 100 367 .265 .330 .425 .319 101 17.9 10.6 -3.9 118 10 -7.3 3.1 8.3 1.1

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
1985 UTI A- NYP 241 215 24 48 8 2 2 66 26 18 57 12 6 .223 .296 .307 .084 2 2
1986 BUR A MDW 390 332 67 96 12 6 29 207 74 46 112 16 8 .289 .390 .623 .334 0 0
1986 WPB A+ FSL 142 113 20 32 7 5 4 61 16 26 32 2 2 .283 .426 .540 .257 0 0
1987 JAX AA SOU 553 474 91 136 25 7 26 253 83 67 120 24 3 .287 .385 .534 .247 0 0
1989 IND AAA AA 456 385 68 104 18 2 12 162 59 50 87 36 6 .270 .363 .421 .151 5 5
1989 MON MLB NL 56 47 4 8 0 0 0 8 4 5 13 1 1 .170 .264 .170 .000 0 3
1990 MON MLB NL 478 419 59 101 18 3 19 182 51 49 112 21 7 .241 .326 .434 .193 2 3
1991 MON MLB NL 539 487 59 141 30 2 16 223 64 42 102 14 9 .290 .349 .458 .168 4 1
1992 MON MLB NL 583 528 85 159 31 4 23 267 93 41 97 18 6 .301 .353 .506 .205 8 0
1993 MON MLB NL 582 490 85 130 24 5 22 230 86 80 76 29 7 .265 .371 .469 .204 6 0
1994 MON MLB NL 452 395 76 127 44 2 19 232 86 47 74 15 5 .322 .394 .587 .266 6 0
1995 COL MLB NL 562 494 96 151 31 5 36 300 101 49 72 16 3 .306 .381 .607 .302 5 0
1996 COL MLB NL 304 272 58 75 18 4 18 155 58 20 58 18 2 .276 .342 .570 .294 3 0
1996 SLM A+ CRL 8 8 3 4 3 0 1 10 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 .750 0 0
1996 CSP AAA PCL 13 11 2 4 0 0 2 10 8 1 4 0 0 .364 .417 .909 .545 0 0
1997 COL MLB NL 664 568 143 208 46 4 49 409 130 78 90 33 8 .366 .452 .720 .354 4 0
1998 COL MLB NL 524 454 113 165 46 3 23 286 67 64 61 14 4 .363 .445 .630 .267 2 0
1999 COL MLB NL 513 438 108 166 26 4 37 311 115 57 52 11 4 .379 .458 .710 .331 6 0
2000 COL MLB NL 372 314 64 97 21 7 9 159 51 46 40 5 5 .309 .409 .506 .197 3 0
2001 COL MLB NL 601 497 107 174 35 3 38 329 123 82 103 14 5 .350 .449 .662 .312 8 0
2002 COL MLB NL 553 477 95 161 40 4 26 287 104 65 73 6 5 .338 .421 .602 .264 4 0
2003 COL MLB NL 564 454 86 129 25 7 16 216 79 98 87 7 4 .284 .422 .476 .192 1 0
2004 TUL AA TXS 13 9 3 2 0 0 1 5 2 2 1 0 0 .222 .462 .556 .333 0 0
2004 COL MLB NL 138 108 22 35 9 3 6 68 20 25 23 2 0 .324 .464 .630 .306 1 0
2004 SLN MLB NL 178 150 29 42 7 1 11 84 27 24 34 4 0 .280 .393 .560 .280 0 0
2005 SLN MLB NL 367 315 66 91 20 1 15 158 52 41 64 2 1 .289 .384 .502 .213 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
2005-07-23 2005-08-20 15-DL 28 26 Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2004-04-05 2004-06-21 60-DL 77 68 Left Groin Strain -
2000-08-20 2000-10-02 15-DL 43 39 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2000-05-11 2000-06-09 15-DL 29 23 Right Elbow Stress Fracture - -
1999-03-29 1999-04-14 15-DL 16 7 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1998-06-18 1998-07-03 15-DL 15 14 - Elbow Soreness - -
1996-06-10 1996-08-15 60-DL 66 60 Left Shoulder Fracture Clavicle - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SLN $12,500,000
2004 COL $12,500,000
2003 COL $12,500,000
2002 COL $12,666,667
2001 COL $12,166,667
2000 COL $12,142,857
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$74,476,191
6 yrTotal$74,476,191

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
16 y 45 dPat Rooney SFX6 years/$75M (2000-05), 2006 option

Details
  • 6 years/$75M (2000-05), plus 2006 club option. Signed extension with Colorado. 00:$12M, 01:$12M, 02-05:$12.5M annually, 06: $15M club option, $1M buyout. (Option added 3/01.) $18M ($6M/year in 2001-03) is deferred until after 2005. Complete no-trade protection. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Colorado 8/04. Rockies pay $8.5M of money remaining on deal).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Statistically speaking, is it true that Canadian born MLBers perform the best of any nationality, including Americans, Dominicans, etc.?
(Mr. Chauvinist from toronto)
Larry Walker would agree. (Cory Schwartz)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How will Larry Walker fare his first time on the HOF ballot? Will he get in eventually, and does he deserve to?
(David from CT)
As I wrote in that Vlad piece, Walker's a bit short too. He retired a bit early and didn't reach 400 homers despite his time in Colorado, where the stats prop up his case on the traditional merits a bit. I don't see him with an easy route to Cooperstown, and would be surprised if he fares better than 25-30% his first time around. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)So if the pitchers are an underwhelming lot, which interesting position players will we be talking about in one year?
(Grant from Nashville)
The top new position playing candidates are Jeff Bagwell, Rafael Palmeiro, John Olerud and Larry Walker. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Well, this is it: proof that Sheehan's really from Tokyo. He's just voided his lucrative BP contract, taken his bat & ball, & headed for home. Re. Suzuki: is this the most $ you can think of being just left on the table? I can think of guys passing down coin in new contracts (Latrell Sprewell anyone?), but not just punting on a current one.
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
There have also been guys who've walked away when they would clearly be able to get a lot of money, such as Will Clark, Larry Walker and Mike Mussina. Johjima's decision is surprising, and a fantastic gift for the Mariners. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking as a die-hard Yankee fan, if Mauer doesn't land the hardware, it'll be a disgrace. I wonder where Mauer's season ranks among all time seasons by a catcher?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
Tim Marchman did a piece on this for SI back in July, and he had Mauer done for the #2 slot behind Piazza's ridiculous 1997 season (one in which he lost the MVP to Larry Walker). I don't know what his qualifications for that were, but Piazza's '97, wow. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Colby Rasmus and when do you expect him in the majors.
(Mike from St.Louis)
In our celebrity Scoresheet League we ran last season, I drafted Rasmus late in the draft, and then when I needed to trade for a thumper late in the year, I traded Andrew McCutchen for Jim Thome rather than give up Rasmus. So I think he's a stud. If Jay Bruce is Larry Walker, Rasmus is Larry Walker Lite. Just temper your expectations for 2008. (Rany Jazayerli)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableAnd how does Larry Walker figure? (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableI'll vote for Larry Walker. (John Perrotto)