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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .242 6 23 28 0 .242 -0.2
Birth Date3-28-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 6 months, 26 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 BAL 23 6 19 18 1 3 1 0 1 7 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .211 .389 .227 -0.4 0.1 -0.0
Career6191813101719000100.167.211.389.227-0.40.1-0.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 ABE A- 22 93 .313 .241 .311 .346 .260 .323 98 5.1 2.6 -1.6 0.8 1.0 6.7 0.8 6.7 0.8
2013 DEL A 31 131 .345 .240 .311 .355 .261 .388 92 11.6 3.7 -2.4 4.3 -1.9 11.4 1.6 11.4 1.6
2013 FRD A+ 55 239 .283 .244 .328 .365 .251 .318 106 6 7.0 -4.5 -2.1 -1.0 7.2 0.5 7.2 0.5
2013 BOW AA 17 69 .266 .256 .326 .389 .267 .288 99 0.4 1.9 -1.2 -0.5 -1.6 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 BAL MLB 6 19 .227 .253 .311 .401 .259 .250 100 -0.6 0.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2014 BOW AA 95 411 .315 .268 .332 .404 .268 .337 102 23.4 11.3 -7.3 1.8 0.9 28.0 3.2 28.0 3.2
2014 NOR AAA 44 188 .274 .258 .324 .382 .245 .327 102 3 5.6 -3.6 -1.4 -2.8 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 ABE A- 93 12 23 5 0 2 9 10 14 2 1 .284 .376 .420 .136 .313 6.7 0.8 0.8
2013 FRD A+ 239 25 62 17 0 8 35 17 41 2 0 .288 .343 .479 .191 .283 7.2 -2.1 0.5
2013 DEL A 131 19 41 5 0 3 20 11 16 0 3 .353 .420 .474 .121 .345 11.4 4.3 1.6
2013 BOW AA 69 7 15 5 0 0 1 6 10 0 0 .242 .319 .323 .081 .266 -0.8 -0.5 -0.1
2014 NOR AAA 188 15 43 10 0 6 19 18 49 0 0 .259 .335 .428 .169 .274 1.4 -1.4 0.0
2014 BOW AA 411 58 110 15 2 20 77 38 83 2 1 .301 .367 .516 .216 .315 28.0 1.8 3.2
2014 BAL MLB 19 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 9 0 0 .167 .211 .389 .222 .227 -0.4 0.1 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 85 0.5059 0.5294 0.6000 0.6977 0.3571 0.7333 0.3333 0.4000
Career850.50590.52940.60.69770.35710.73330.33330.4

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Baltimore 9/17/14.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2012 (4-132) (South Carolina). $0.349M signing bonus (slot amount).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 526 61 141 28 0 15 64 34 101 1 0 .294 .344 .451 .289 18.6 1B 1 2.2
80o 500 55 126 25 0 14 58 30 99 1 0 .276 .324 .423 .273 9.7 1B 1 1.2
70o 481 50 117 23 0 13 54 28 97 1 0 .263 .310 .403 .261 3.8 1B 1 0.6
60o 465 47 108 21 0 12 50 26 96 0 0 .252 .298 .386 .251 -0.9 1B 1 0.0
50o 450 44 101 20 0 11 47 24 94 0 0 .242 .286 .370 .241 -5.0 1B 1 -0.4
40o 435 41 93 18 0 10 44 22 93 0 0 .232 .275 .355 .232 -8.8 1B 1 -0.8
30o 419 38 86 17 0 9 41 21 91 0 0 .221 .263 .338 .221 -12.6 1B 1 -1.2
20o 400 34 78 15 0 9 38 19 88 0 0 .208 .249 .318 .209 -16.6 1B 1 -1.7
10o 374 29 66 13 0 7 33 16 85 0 0 .191 .229 .292 .193 -21.5 1B 1 -2.2
Weighted Mean458451042101149259500.248.293.379.246-2.71B 1-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250305711083017510.251.308.407.2611.311.1-0.7-3.614.90.40.6
201625250295611082915540.240.289.386.2490.53.9-0.7-3.614.9-6.80.6
2017263614080160103921750.239.288.375.2470.20.7-1.1-5.214.9-8.00.8
201827613711362501869401271.241.296.380.248-0.2-2.8-1.8-8.814.9-7.21.4
201928624721362601870401260.239.292.382.247-0.2-3.3-1.9-8.914.9-7.51.4
202029638741442801873401240.248.300.391.2530.20.0-1.9-9.114.9-3.91.5
202130640751462801973411210.248.302.391.2540.20.6-1.9-9.114.9-3.31.5
202231605711362601869401150.246.301.388.2530.20.4-1.8-8.614.9-4.11.4
202332624741462811872401120.254.306.399.2600.64.0-1.8-8.914.9-0.31.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.23.1out of baseball0.9out of baseballout of baseball5.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Billy Nowlin 2010 .000 DNP
2 92 Daniel Paolini 2013 .000 DNP
3 92 Chad Tracy 2009 .000 DNP
4 91 Craig Cooper 2008 .000 DNP
5 90 Mitch Moreland 2009 .000 DNP
6 90 Shane Peterson 2011 .000 DNP
7 90 Wes Bankston 2007 .000 DNP
8 90 Micah Schnurstein 2008 .000 DNP
9 90 O'Koyea Dickson 2013 .000 DNP
10 90 Tyler Townsend 2011 .000 DNP
11 89 Andy Wilkins 2012 .000 DNP
12 89 David Cooper 2010 .000 DNP
13 88 Stephen Head 2007 .000 DNP
14 88 Eric Duncan 2008 .000 DNP
15 88 Joey Terdoslavich 2012 .000 DNP
16 88 Jon Gilmore 2012 .000 DNP
17 88 Austin Gallagher 2012 .000 DNP
18 88 Brandon Snyder 2010 .233
19 88 Curt Smith 2010 .000 DNP
20 87 Steffan Wilson 2009 .000 DNP
21 87 Justin Bloxom 2011 .000 DNP
22 87 Stefan Welch 2012 .000 DNP
23 87 Mark Hamilton 2008 .000 DNP
24 86 Beau Mills 2010 .000 DNP
25 86 John Jaso 2007 .000 DNP
26 86 Cody Hawn 2012 .000 DNP
27 86 Rich Poythress 2011 .000 DNP
28 86 James Loney 2007 .306
29 85 Yonder Alonso 2010 .167
30 85 Luke Montz 2007 .000 DNP
31 85 Cameron Seitzer 2013 .000 DNP
32 85 Jaime Ortiz 2012 .000 DNP
33 85 Chris Parmelee 2011 .354
34 85 Brock Peterson 2007 .000 DNP
35 84 Dean Green 2012 .000 DNP
36 84 Ben Paulsen 2011 .000 DNP
37 84 Chris Marrero 2012 .000 DNP
38 84 Michael Jones 2008 .000 DNP
39 84 Mike Carp 2009 .317
40 84 Aaron Baker 2011 .000 DNP
41 84 Mark Trumbo 2009 .000 DNP
42 84 Sean Henry 2009 .000 DNP
43 84 Zack Cox 2012 .000 DNP
44 83 Mark Fleisher 2007 .000 DNP
45 83 Moises Sierra 2012 .222
46 83 Russ Canzler 2009 .000 DNP
47 83 Yazy Arbelo 2011 .000 DNP
48 83 Nick Evans 2009 .210
49 83 Chris Vinyard 2009 .000 DNP
50 83 Chris Errecart 2008 .000 DNP
51 83 Brent Morel 2010 .222
52 83 Ryan Strieby 2009 .000 DNP
53 83 Matt Curry 2012 .000 DNP
54 82 Logan Parker 2008 .000 DNP
55 82 Lucas Duda 2009 .000 DNP
56 82 Cody Decker 2010 .000 DNP
57 82 Andrew Lambo 2012 .000 DNP
58 82 Eduardo Perez 2008 .000 DNP
59 82 Roberto Lopez 2009 .000 DNP
60 82 Justin Bour 2011 .000 DNP
61 82 Colin Walsh 2013 .000 DNP
62 82 Ryan Wheeler 2012 .236
63 82 Chris Pettit 2008 .000 DNP
64 82 Gabe Jacobo 2010 .000 DNP
65 82 C.J. Retherford 2009 .000 DNP
66 82 Lars Anderson 2011 .014
67 82 C.J. Cron 2013 .000 DNP
68 82 Nate Freiman 2010 .000 DNP
69 82 Eric Thames 2010 .000 DNP
70 82 Eric Campbell 2010 .000 DNP
71 82 Chris Swauger 2010 .000 DNP
72 82 Chris Lubanski 2008 .000 DNP
73 82 Hunter Morris 2012 .000 DNP
74 81 Neil Walker 2009 .182
75 81 Steven Souza 2012 .000 DNP
76 81 Cody Asche 2013 .250
77 81 Jordan Brown 2007 .000 DNP
78 81 Juan Portes 2009 .000 DNP
79 81 Stefen Romero 2012 .000 DNP
80 81 Donald Lutz 2012 .000 DNP
81 81 Steven Caseres 2010 .000 DNP
82 81 Josh Whitaker 2012 .000 DNP
83 81 Chris McGuiness 2011 .000 DNP
84 81 Destin Hood 2013 .000 DNP
85 81 Alex Hassan 2011 .000 DNP
86 81 Neftali Soto 2012 .000 DNP
87 81 Brandon Guyer 2009 .000 DNP
88 80 Jose Flores 2011 .000 DNP
89 80 Michael Taylor 2009 .000 DNP
90 80 Tyler Collins 2013 .000 DNP
91 80 Scott Van Slyke 2010 .000 DNP
92 80 J.D. Martinez 2011 .258
93 80 Chih-Hsien Chiang 2011 .000 DNP
94 80 Austin Romine 2012 .000 DNP
95 80 Eric Fryer 2009 .000 DNP
96 80 Jim Fasano 2007 .000 DNP
97 80 Jesus Guzman 2007 .000 DNP
98 80 Eric Campbell 2009 .000 DNP
99 80 Mark Canha 2012 .000 DNP
100 80 Kody Hinze 2011 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

BP Articles

Christian Walker is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Wren's EndR.J. Anderson2014-09-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31Ben Murphy2014-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31Ian Lefkowitz2014-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31Jared Weiss2014-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThey Hold No Quarter: First BaseBP Fantasy Staff2014-08-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersBen Murphy2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersIan Lefkowitz2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersJared Weiss2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Corner Infielders to KnowNick J. Faleris2014-05-29
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: First Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: Catcher and First Base ProspectsBen Carsley2013-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 1Chris Rodriguez2013-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: USA Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 9Zach Mortimer2013-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9Zach Mortimer2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 23Zach Mortimer2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 21Zach Mortimer2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 29Zach Mortimer2013-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21Zach Mortimer2013-04-22


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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