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Portrait of Jamie Walker

Jamie Walker PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 442 19 21 12 318 4.13 3.4
Birth Date7-1-1971
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1997 KCA 25 50 0 43.0 0.0 43.0 3 3 0 3 0 0 197 46 28 26 6 74 20 17 3 24 5.44 5.45 5.85 -2.2 -0.2
1998 KCA 26 6 2 17.3 10.3 7.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 86 30 20 19 5 51 3 3 2 15 9.87 6.11 5.92 0.6 0.1
2002 DET 30 57 0 43.7 0.0 43.7 1 1 1 4 0 0 175 32 19 18 9 63 9 8 4 40 3.71 4.80 6.06 -2.2 -0.2
2003 DET 31 78 0 65.0 0.0 65.0 4 3 3 5 0 0 273 61 30 24 9 102 17 16 2 45 3.32 4.39 4.46 5.2 0.5
2004 DET 32 70 0 64.7 0.0 64.7 3 4 1 7 0 0 277 69 28 23 8 109 12 9 1 53 3.20 3.73 3.54 17.1 1.7
2005 DET 33 66 0 48.7 0.0 48.7 4 3 0 4 0 0 208 49 22 20 5 71 13 10 2 30 3.70 4.08 4.58 6.6 0.7
2006 DET 34 56 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 196 47 15 15 8 84 8 5 0 37 2.81 4.31 3.84 11.3 1.1
2007 BAL 35 81 0 61.3 0.0 61.3 3 2 7 7 0 0 258 57 25 22 6 85 17 13 2 41 3.23 4.17 5.23 3.2 0.3
2008 BAL 36 59 0 38.0 0.0 38.0 1 3 0 6 0 0 178 53 31 29 12 100 11 8 1 24 6.87 6.95 6.13 -2.5 -0.2
2009 BAL 37 22 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 0 0 0 3 0 0 55 19 8 7 5 39 0 0 1 9 5.11 7.20 8.12 -2.7 -0.3
Career5452442.010.3431.7192112421019034632262037377811089183184.134.734.9734.53.4

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1992 AUB A- 15 14 83.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 QUD A 25 24 131.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 QUD A 32 18 125.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CCH AA 50 0 58.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CCH AA 45 7 101.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KCA MLB 50 0 43.0 5.85 80 .275 .271 .340 .432 .267 .278 98 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
1997 WIC AA 5 0 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 6 2 17.3 5.92 89 .354 .274 .340 .440 .266 .410 105 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
1998 OMA AAA 7 7 46.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 OMA AAA 4 4 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OMA AAA 24 15 101.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Car Wnt 14 7 40.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 38 8 93.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DET MLB 57 0 43.7 6.06 72 .237 .268 .342 .442 .273 .204 98 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2002 TOL AAA 10 0 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 78 0 65.0 4.46 105 .249 .267 .332 .428 .263 .260 95 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2004 DET MLB 70 0 64.7 3.54 132 .241 .270 .341 .442 .263 .300 104 17.1 1.7 17.1 1.7
2005 DET MLB 66 0 48.7 4.58 105 .246 .270 .333 .423 .264 .278 102 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2006 DET MLB 56 0 48.0 3.84 127 .233 .270 .343 .427 .259 .273 107 11.3 1.1 11.3 1.1
2007 BAL MLB 81 0 61.3 5.23 93 .234 .274 .342 .433 .269 .266 101 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2008 BAL MLB 59 0 38.0 6.13 77 .320 .265 .338 .419 .264 .315 106 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2008 FRD A+ 1 0 1.0 4.57 114 .179 .258 .320 .405 .252 .250 111 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2008 BOW AA 1 0 1.0 17.28 -169 .646 .274 .338 .436 .258 .667 101 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2009 BAL MLB 22 0 12.3 8.12 44 .372 .270 .340 .446 .265 .350 108 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1992 AUB A- 4 6 0 15 14 83.3 75 21 67 4 0% .000 8.1 2.3 0.4 7.2 1.15 3.13 0.0 0.0
1993 QUD A 3 11 0 25 24 131.7 140 48 121 12 0% .000 9.6 3.3 0.8 8.3 1.43 5.13 0.0 0.0
1994 QUD A 8 10 1 32 18 125.0 133 42 104 10 0% .000 9.6 3.0 0.7 7.5 1.40 4.18 0.0 0.0
1995 CCH AA 4 2 2 50 0 58.0 59 24 38 6 0% .000 9.2 3.7 0.9 5.9 1.43 4.50 0.0 0.0
1996 CCH AA 5 1 2 45 7 101.0 94 35 79 7 0% .000 8.4 3.1 0.6 7.0 1.28 2.50 0.0 0.0
1997 KCA MLB 3 3 0 50 0 43.0 46 20 24 6 40% .278 9.6 4.2 1.3 5.0 1.53 5.44 -2.2 -0.2
1997 WIC AA 0 1 0 5 0 6.7 6 5 6 1 0% .278 8.1 6.7 1.3 8.1 1.64 9.40 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 0 1 0 6 2 17.3 30 3 15 5 39% .410 15.6 1.6 2.6 7.8 1.90 9.87 0.6 0.1
1998 OMA AAA 5 1 0 7 7 46.7 57 11 21 3 0% .000 11.0 2.1 0.6 4.0 1.46 2.70 0.0 0.0
1999 OMA AAA 0 1 0 4 4 17.3 22 4 11 1 0% .000 11.4 2.1 0.5 5.7 1.50 4.68 0.0 0.0
2000 OMA AAA 3 10 0 24 15 101.7 138 25 52 25 0% .000 12.2 2.2 2.2 4.6 1.60 5.22 0.0 0.0
2000 Car Wnt 2 2 1 14 7 40.7 46 7 26 5 0% .000 10.2 1.5 1.1 5.7 1.30 6.19 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 7 2 2 38 8 93.0 104 27 51 12 0% .000 10.1 2.6 1.2 4.9 1.41 3.87 0.0 0.0
2002 DET MLB 1 1 1 57 0 43.7 32 9 40 9 41% .204 6.6 1.9 1.9 8.2 0.94 3.71 -2.2 -0.2
2002 TOL AAA 0 1 1 10 0 13.7 7 3 9 2 0% .143 4.6 2.0 1.3 5.9 0.73 1.97 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 4 3 3 78 0 65.0 61 17 45 9 36% .260 8.4 2.4 1.2 6.2 1.20 3.32 5.2 0.5
2004 DET MLB 3 4 1 70 0 64.7 69 12 53 8 37% .300 9.6 1.7 1.1 7.4 1.25 3.20 17.1 1.7
2005 DET MLB 4 3 0 66 0 48.7 49 13 30 5 44% .278 9.1 2.4 0.9 5.5 1.27 3.70 6.6 0.7
2006 DET MLB 0 1 0 56 0 48.0 47 8 37 8 34% .273 8.8 1.5 1.5 6.9 1.15 2.81 11.3 1.1
2007 BAL MLB 3 2 7 81 0 61.3 57 17 41 6 35% .266 8.4 2.5 0.9 6.0 1.21 3.23 3.2 0.3
2008 FRD A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.1 0.0
2008 BAL MLB 1 3 0 59 0 38.0 53 11 24 12 37% .315 12.6 2.6 2.8 5.7 1.68 6.87 -2.5 -0.2
2008 BOW AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 5 0 0 1 29% .667 45.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 5.00 27.00 -1.7 -0.2
2009 BAL MLB 0 0 0 22 0 12.3 19 0 9 5 42% .350 13.9 0.0 3.6 6.6 1.54 5.11 -2.7 -0.3

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
2008 619 0.5170 0.4863 0.8073 0.6594 0.3010 0.8768 0.6444 0.1927
2009 211 0.5166 0.5118 0.7963 0.6789 0.3333 0.7838 0.8235 0.1944
Career8300.51690.49280.80450.66440.30920.85320.68990.1931

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-06-26 2008-07-27 15-DL 31 27 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2007-02-23 2007-02-26 Camp 3 0 Head Concussion Batted Ball -
1998-06-14 1998-09-28 60-DL 106 96 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 1998-08-18 -
1997-06-05 1997-06-24 15-DL 19 16 - Head Concussion Player Collision - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 BAL $4,500,000
2008 BAL $4,500,000
2007 BAL $3,000,000
2006 DET $1,250,000
2005 DET $900,000
2004 DET $775,000
2003 DET $360,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$15,285,000
7 yrTotal$15,285,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 15 dPhil Tannenbaum3 years/$12M (2007-09)

Details
  • 3 years/$12M (2007-09). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/06. 07:$3M, 08:$4.5M, 09:$4.5M. Award bonuses: $0.1M each for World Series MVP or Rolaids award, $75,000 for LCS MVP, $25,000 for All Star selection. Released by Baltimore 6/5/09.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2005), plus 2006 club option. Re-signed 10/04. $0.15M in performance bonuses. Detroit exercised $1.25M 2006 option 11/05.
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.36M (2003). Re-signed 2/03 (avoided arbitration).

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The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First WeekRany Jazayerli2014-09-24
Baseball ProGUESTus: Remembering the 2003 TigersMatt Sussman2012-12-18
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Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12
Prospectus Today: The First ComingJoe Sheehan2009-05-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dave Dombrowski has also made some questionable free agent deals with relievers: Troy Percival - $12M for 2 years when his K/IP rate was in freefall Todd Jones - over $17M for 3 years when he was never consistently great On the other hand, besides letting Lyon go, he's let others sign Jamie Walker and Fernando Rodney to long term deals. At least he doesn't tend to reward middle relievers with multi-year deals.
(Michael from Detroit, MI)
So much about relievers is guess-work. Both Percival and Jones were grasping at closers, and I understand the desperation if not the choices. At least he was aiming at the good part of the bullpen, not, as you said, at low-leverage middle relievers. Can I say again: Chan-Ho Park. (Steven Goldman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jamie Walker threw 1,048 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Change (78mph), Sinker (86mph) and Slider (75mph), also mixing in a Curve (73mph).