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Jordan Walden PBraves

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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-16-1987
Height6' 5"
Weight250 lbs
Age27 years, 0 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52010
1.02011
0.62012
1.12013
0.42014
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
2010 ANA 22 16 0 15.3 0.0 15.3 0 1 1 0 0 0 65 13 4 4 1 21 7 7 0 23 2.35 2.26 1.77 5.0 0.5
2011 ANA 23 62 0 60.3 0.0 60.3 5 5 32 10 0 0 253 49 22 20 3 74 26 23 1 67 2.98 2.83 3.14 9.6 1.0
2012 ANA 24 45 0 39.0 0.0 39.0 3 2 1 1 0 0 172 35 15 15 3 56 18 17 0 48 3.46 2.97 3.60 5.2 0.6
2013 ATL 25 50 0 47.0 0.0 47.0 4 3 1 2 0 0 193 39 19 18 4 60 14 10 1 54 3.45 2.79 2.51 9.8 1.1
2014 ATL 26 58 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 0 2 3 2 0 0 205 33 17 16 2 44 27 26 0 62 2.88 2.76 3.29 4.0 0.4
Career2310211.70.0211.71213381500888169777313255928322543.102.793.0233.73.6

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 ORM Rk 15 15 64.3 4.96 100 .202 .280 .358 .422 .274 .270 101 12.4 1.2 12.4 1.2
2008 CDR A 18 18 107.3 4.92 85 .211 .257 .326 .380 .265 .259 99 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2008 RCU A+ 9 9 49.0 5.04 91 .244 .276 .345 .407 .275 .284 97 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2009 ARK AA 13 13 60.0 3.83 118 .283 .271 .346 .410 .255 .376 103 13.6 1.4 13.6 1.4
2010 ANA MLB 16 0 15.3 1.77 160 .238 .259 .327 .403 .259 .353 99 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2010 ARK AA 38 0 43.0 4.91 79 .271 .265 .338 .400 .261 .339 92 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2010 SLC AAA 6 0 6.7 3.76 127 .246 .273 .348 .400 .260 .333 99 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2011 ANA MLB 62 0 60.3 3.14 127 .241 .255 .317 .405 .260 .295 96 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2012 ANA MLB 45 0 39.0 3.60 115 .260 .252 .316 .407 .260 .311 95 5.2 0.6 5.2 0.6
2012 SLC AAA 3 0 2.7 2.94 140 .284 .271 .322 .437 .267 .375 93 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 ATL MLB 50 0 47.0 2.51 139 .221 .260 .321 .405 .262 .292 101 9.8 1.1 9.8 1.1
2013 GWN AAA 1 0 1.0 1.67 161 -.001 .288 .330 .400 .257 .000 98 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 ATL MLB 58 0 50.0 3.29 113 .216 .254 .322 .401 .271 .272 95 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2014 GWN AAA 2 2 1.7 11.26 -20 .258 .270 .343 .387 .252 .000 108 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0

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
2007 ORM Rk 1 1 0 15 15 64.3 49 17 63 3 57% .270 6.9 2.4 0.4 8.8 1.03 3.08 12.4 1.2
2008 CDR A 4 6 0 18 18 107.3 80 32 91 3 64% .259 6.7 2.7 0.3 7.6 1.04 2.18 -0.2 -0.0
2008 RCU A+ 5 2 0 9 9 49.0 42 24 50 4 53% .284 7.7 4.4 0.7 9.2 1.35 4.04 6.0 0.6
2009 ARK AA 1 5 0 13 13 60.0 72 29 57 4 45% .376 10.8 4.3 0.6 8.6 1.68 5.25 13.6 1.4
2010 ANA MLB 0 1 1 16 0 15.3 13 7 23 1 63% .353 7.6 4.1 0.6 13.5 1.30 2.35 5.0 0.5
2010 ARK AA 1 1 8 38 0 43.0 44 22 38 2 56% .339 9.2 4.6 0.4 8.0 1.53 3.35 -1.2 -0.1
2010 SLC AAA 0 0 0 6 0 6.7 8 2 3 0 38% .333 10.7 2.7 0.0 4.0 1.49 4.03 1.5 0.1
2011 ANA MLB 5 5 32 62 0 60.3 49 26 67 3 47% .295 7.3 3.9 0.4 10.0 1.24 2.98 9.6 1.0
2012 SLC AAA 0 1 0 3 0 2.7 3 0 3 0 38% .375 10.1 0.0 0.0 10.1 1.12 6.75 0.8 0.1
2012 ANA MLB 3 2 1 45 0 39.0 35 18 48 3 40% .311 8.1 4.2 0.7 11.1 1.36 3.46 5.2 0.6
2013 GWN AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 4 3 1 50 0 47.0 39 14 54 4 33% .292 7.5 2.7 0.8 10.3 1.13 3.45 9.8 1.1
2014 ATL MLB 0 2 3 58 0 50.0 33 27 62 2 45% .272 5.9 4.9 0.4 11.2 1.20 2.88 4.0 0.4
2014 GWN AAA 0 1 0 2 2 1.7 1 1 5 1 0% .000 5.4 5.4 5.4 27.0 1.20 10.80 -0.3 -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
2010 274 0.4526 0.4270 0.7009 0.5645 0.3133 0.8000 0.5532 0.2991
2011 1075 0.4781 0.4595 0.7181 0.6362 0.2959 0.8226 0.5120 0.2819
2012 726 0.5124 0.4634 0.7202 0.6505 0.2655 0.8099 0.4894 0.2798
2013 765 0.4641 0.5098 0.7069 0.6873 0.3537 0.8279 0.5034 0.2931
2014 863 0.4473 0.4716 0.6929 0.6503 0.3270 0.8127 0.5000 0.3071
Career37030.47290.47110.70910.64750.31040.81720.5060.2909

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-05 2014-06-10 15-DL 36 32 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-03-16 2014-03-26 Camp 10 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-08-22 2013-09-12 DTD 21 19 - Groin Strain - -
2013-08-11 2013-08-17 DTD 6 5 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-05-12 2013-05-29 15-DL 17 15 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-02-24 2013-03-20 Camp 24 0 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2012-07-09 2012-08-19 15-DL 41 35 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps - -
2012-06-27 2012-06-29 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2009-07-14 2009-09-08 Minors 56 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2009-04-21 2009-05-19 Minors 28 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SLN $
2014 ATL $1,490,000
2013 ATL $541,500
2012 ANA $495,000
2011 ANA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,450,500
2011Current$1,490,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,940,500
4 yrTotal$2,940,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 43 dDon Mitchell1 year/$1.49M (2014)

Details
  • 2015.
  • 1 year/$1.49M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 12/12/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $10,000 for 30 games finished. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 11/17/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5415M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Renewed by LA Angels 3/3/12. Acquired by Atlanta 11/30/12 in trade from LA Angels for Tommy Hanson.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by LA Angels 8/22/10.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2006 (12-372) (Grayson County CC, Texas) (draft and follow). Signed 5/07, $1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .193 .265 .314 .213
11 vs R (Multi) .252 .320 .376 .255
18 Split (Multi) -.058 -.055 -.062 -.041
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .190 .244 .298 .189
31 vs R (2013) .247 .314 .376 .242
38 Split (2013) -.057 -.069 -.079 -.053
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Jordan Walden regain the closer role with Scott Downs (and Hawkins) getting injured? Did Scioscia overreact in removing him the role to begin with?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Walden will probably regain the job at some point, if only by default. I enjoyed Sam Miller's piece on Walden's removal. Keep in mind, the Angels liked Walden enough to throw him in the role to begin with. Maybe a few rotten outings changed their mind, but I think it was designed to be a temporary fix and a sign that no job is safe. That's sort of silly, of course, because they aren't going to bench Pujols or Aybar, but baseball teams do weird things for the sake of shaking things up all the time. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)As an owner of Jordan Walden, should I be looking to pick up Ernesto Frieri? How do you see the LAA closer situation shaking out moving forward?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I wouldn't. For one thing, Downs has a hold on the job at the moment. For another, I really think Walden is just getting a few days to collect himself, or something. If I had to bet, with I swear no useful information that could possibly help you, I would bet that Walden is saving games by May 15. (Sam Miller)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan Walden, over/under 30 saves? Should I handcuff him with Downs?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Goodness, predicting saves? I truly have no idea. If Shawn Chacon can notch 35 saves in a season, then I don't see why Walden can't. (Geoff Young)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am in a pseudo-dynasty format where we keep players for as long as we would like but there are salaries attached (and thus theoretically forcing some turnover in the player pool). I have an offer right now on the table of Adrian Gonzalez for Nelson Cruz, Jemile Weeks and Jordan Walden. My team is stacked at every position but 1B (thanks to Ryan Howard's decline/health issues). This trade would leave a hole at my MI position, but I feel confident I can pick up a low-end guy to fill in for Cruz and Weeks. Is this a fair deal? Salaries of Gonzo and the trio I would be sending over are essentially a wash.
(Travis from St Louis)
It sounds like you're looking to win it all this season, in which case it is perfectly reasonable to deal away a young, presumably cost effective guy like Weeks or Walden. It does sound like a steep price to pay, though (I'm assuming this is the usual 5x5 -- is it mixed or AL-only?), and it will definitely matter what kind of guys you think you can replace Cruz and Weeks with. I'd see if I could negotiate it down. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Angels trying to acquire Heath Bell? They seem unlikely to be able to acquire a decent 3B with power, so would their best bet to make (and advance in) the post-season be to ride Weaver and Haren and a shut-down bullpen?
(Dennis from LA)
That's not the worst idea, though the Angels have already committed quite a few bucks to their bullpen and Jordan Walden hasn't disappointed.

Yikes, Tyler Chatwood has a 4.7 BB/9, a 4.7 K/9, and a 3.62 ERA. I know he's a groundballer, but something's gotta give. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think the first closer to lose his job will be?
(mef from Brooklyn, NY)
There's still some jobs that aren't totally decided yet, and most guys who have to wait this long to claim the gig usually have a pretty short leash. Among those who we know will start the year at closer, I've got to go with Fernando Rodney of the Angels, who's just not that good and has a few guys behind him, even with Scott Downs' injury. I particularly like Jordan Walden there.

Honorable mention goes to Francisco Cordero, who's declining and can't possibly fend off Aroldis Chapman all year. (Mike Petriello)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jordan Walden? Is it me or does it seem like he gets overlooked whenever people talk about the best pitching prospects in the game?
(albert2b from NYC)
I certainly really like him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Im curious as to the reports on Jordan Walden and Tim Alderson? Aldeson was thrown into a brutal pitching environment in the CAL and looks to be holding his own.
(Ryan from Phoenix)
There's quite a contract there. Walden is way more stuff over pitchability, which has led to his inconsistency, while Alderson is way more pitchability over stuff, which is why he's holding his own at High-A, but not dominating. I'd prefer Walden, because I prefer to bet on the tools. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Neftali Feliz. Rough start so far at low A after a lot was expected. Future starting #1 ace? Future stud closer? Or are we still in the wait and see mode? How would you compare his upside to Jordan Walden?
(Mike from Raleigh NC)
As expected, he's very up and down. His last start was four innings and four runs, but at the same time, the first four innings were no-hit, and then he fell off a cliff. Still a stud. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Jordan Walden has thrown 3,784 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph).