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Mariners | Another gem from Taijuan Walker

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:40:08 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker recorded 18 consecutive outs to finish his start Monday, March 30. He pitched seven innings allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Walker's ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) spring ERA is down to 0.36, and he has allowed just four walks while striking out 24 batters through 25 innings. His fantasy value is on the rise, and he is worth reaching for at the end of the middle rounds in seasonal leagues. FantasyScore players might have a value on their hands in the early season, too, as Walker could easily return plenty of value on his mid-range price.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Greg Johns

Mariners | Taijuan Walker to clinch No. 5 spot?

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:02:14 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker appears to have won the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, following the club's demotion of SP Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. However, manager Lloyd McClendon has not confirmed that the job is his, noting that SP Erasmo Ramirez is still in camp. SPs Felix Hernandez, James Paxton, Hisashi Iwakuma and J.A. Happ have already locked up the first four spots in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: The 22-year-old Walker has pitched well enough to earn the job this spring, carrying a streak of 18 scoreless innings into his next scheduled start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday, March 30. He was already worthy of being drafted in AL-only leagues and now it appears that owners in mixed leagues should have him on their radar as well.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Taijuan Walker's slider impressive

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:42:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker has been working on a slider this spring, and it was much more effective in his outing Monday, March 9. He's making a strong case for a rotation spot this spring after dominating the Cleveland Indians Monday. He allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings, and he also struck out four. Walker has also shown a much-improved changeup in camp after struggling to throw his offspeed pitches for strikes so far in his career. His new slider is a variation of the cut fastball he's thrown, and it breaks with added depth.

Fantasy Tip: Walker, a post-hype prospect who is only 21 years old, could be a sleeper in the late rounds of mixed league drafts that really pays off for those willing to take a chance on him. Right now, he's only worth drafting in AL-only leagues, but if he wins a rotation spot, he'll see some love in deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Taijuan Walker off on right foot

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:54:40 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker kicked off his bid for a rotation spot with two strong innings of work Wednesday, March 4, against the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Walker is a power arm with a chance at a rotation job. He is an exciting fantasy option in all formats if he can nail down a starting job, but he has a while to go before earning a spot. Keep monitoring the situation closely before risking a spot on him in standard leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Nationals | Nats made Seattle a blockbuster offer

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:00:16 -0800

The Washington Nationals offered SP Jordan Zimmermann and SS Ian Desmond to the Seattle Mariners for SP Taijuan Walker and SS Brad Miller. The Mariners declined taking on $27.5 million in salary when they still need a right fielder.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Mariners | Seattle won't trade Taijuan Walker, James Paxton

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:27:17 -0800

Seattle Mariners SPs Taijuan Walker and James Paxton are off limits to the Washington Nationals as the two teams continue to discuss a trade for SS Ian Desmond.

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Mariners | Taijuan Walker leaves AFL

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:08:59 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker has left his Surprise team in the Arizona Fall League after two starts to return home to California, club officials confirmed Sunday, Oct. 19, in a news release. "Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings," general manager Jack Zduriencik said, "but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time. He will continue with his off-season program, and we look forward to seeing him at spring training in February."

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Mariners | Taijuan Walker to pitch in AFL

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:32:48 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker will throw 30 innings in the Arizona Fall League this offseason. SP James Paxton will take the offseason off.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Ryan Divish

Mariners | Taijuan Walker likely to enter rotation

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:43:44 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker is likely to start against the Houston Astros Friday, Sept. 19, which would mean an extra day of rest for SPs Chris R. Young and Hisashi Iwakuma. Walker has given up just two runs and 10 hits in 9 1/3 innings in three relief outings since being called up Sept. 1.

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Mariners | Chris Young out of rotation?

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:10:19 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Chris R. Young's spot in the rotation is going to be evaluated by manager Lloyd McClendon following Young's poor outing Monday, Sept. 1. McClendon said that if Young is removed from the rotation that SP Taijuan Walker will be the likely replacement.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton