Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:39:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker is throwing 91 to 93 mph instead of his typical 93 to 98 mph. A scout said Walker is "far from dominant. Still not in top form. His value has to have diminished some."
Fantasy Tip: This may be a case where Walker will be more valuable to MLB and fantasy baseball clubs in 2015 than in 2014 as he continues to regain optimal form following his shoulder impingement. He's losing momentum on the trade market.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:37:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker is being pushed back a day to start Friday, July 18, for Triple-A Tacoma. It means that he's unlikely to return to the fifth rotation spot next week.
Fantasy Tip: As has been the case all along, the Mariners aren't rushing Walker at the major league level. He will return to the majors probably shortly thereafter to rejoin the rotation. it's still a good idea to keep him stashed in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:05:12 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker is the leading candidate to fill the No. 5 spot in the team's second-half starting rotation, although manager Lloyd McClendon wants to see better results than he displayed while pitching for Triple-A Tacoma Saturday, July 12. Walker allowed one run on four hits and one walk but only struck out one batter and threw 83 pitches over five innings.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:33:27 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker will make two starts with Triple-A Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: The M's optioned Walker back to the minors Wednesday in order to keep him on regular rest with the All-Star break approaching next week. Walker should be back in the big league starting rotation after his two minor league starts.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:30:33 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned SP Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, July 9, and recalled RP Stephen Pryor in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: This move is likely due to the All-Star break being next week. Expect Walker to be back in the starting rotation in the second half.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:46:12 -0700
The Seattle Mariners officially recalled SP Taijuan Walker to start Monday, June 30.
Fantasy Tip: Walker will make the start Monday against the Houston Astros. He should at least be owned in all AL-only and deep mixed leagues, for now.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:17:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start against the Houston Astros Monday, June 30. "As of now, if all goes well and it's not official, but we'll start Walker on Monday and a move is pending," Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said.
Fantasy Tip: Walker's season debut appears to finally be here. He is coming off a four-inning shutout in Triple-A ball, which was his best of the year. Walker posted a 1.80 ERA in one of his starts last year versus the Astros. Consider him a sound play in AL-only leagues and deep mixed formats.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:29:36 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the team could recall SP Taijuan Walker from Triple-A Tacoma to fill the open spot in their starting rotation.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:22:59 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker, who is currently at Triple-A Tacoma, could be a trade deadline candidate if he pitches well in his next few starts.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:41:40 -0700
The Seattle Mariners activated SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) from the disabled list Tuesday, June 10, and optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: Walker will continue to work in the minors. It's unclear when the Mariners will consider bringing him up to the majors to secure a rotation spot, but they clearly think he needs more work before that day comes. He's worth stashing in AL-only and deep mixed leagues.