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Portrait of Marcus Walden

Marcus Walden PAthletics

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-13-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 6 days
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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

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
2007 BLJ Rk 12 10 44.3 6.10 71 .263 .238 .311 .334 .251 .304 99 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2008 AUB A- 14 11 60.0 5.97 67 .288 .259 .335 .368 .262 .344 99 -3.3 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3
2009 DUN A+ 4 4 16.7 6.19 63 .371 .254 .321 .374 .257 .420 103 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2011 LNS A 28 13 100.0 5.14 90 .223 .251 .319 .371 .261 .275 102 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 LNS A 14 14 66.7 6.02 73 .242 .252 .319 .374 .259 .255 100 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 DUN A+ 13 12 72.7 4.81 104 .203 .260 .328 .383 .251 .253 105 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2013 NHP AA 26 26 162.3 5.49 81 .263 .253 .328 .380 .266 .319 105 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2014 MID AA 21 0 35.7 5.58 81 .249 .251 .321 .376 .256 .316 110 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 BUF AAA 3 0 4.0 10.51 -42 .346 .266 .334 .393 .260 .286 97 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2014 SAC AAA 11 11 59.7 5.91 70 .294 .280 .345 .442 .269 .318 92 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2

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 BLJ Rk 2 4 0 12 10 44.3 45 12 32 3 48% .304 9.1 2.4 0.6 6.5 1.29 3.05 -2.2 -0.2
2008 AUB A- 2 3 0 14 11 60.0 70 20 51 4 63% .344 10.5 3.0 0.6 7.7 1.50 4.80 -3.3 -0.3
2009 DUN A+ 2 1 0 4 4 16.7 30 10 8 1 51% .420 16.2 5.4 0.5 4.3 2.40 8.62 -2.3 -0.2
2011 LNS A 6 6 0 28 13 100.0 90 28 54 1 62% .275 8.1 2.5 0.1 4.9 1.18 3.24 0.9 0.1
2012 LNS A 5 2 0 14 14 66.7 54 30 40 4 66% .255 7.3 4.0 0.5 5.4 1.26 3.10 -1.2 -0.1
2012 DUN A+ 9 2 0 13 12 72.7 58 18 42 0 66% .253 7.2 2.2 0.0 5.2 1.05 2.85 5.0 0.5
2013 NHP AA 6 14 0 26 26 162.3 184 50 88 9 60% .319 10.2 2.8 0.5 4.9 1.44 3.71 2.7 0.3
2014 BUF AAA 0 1 0 3 0 4.0 5 3 1 1 40% .286 11.2 6.8 2.2 2.2 2.00 13.50 -2.3 -0.2
2014 SAC AAA 2 2 0 11 11 59.7 69 27 34 6 55% .318 10.4 4.1 0.9 5.1 1.61 5.73 -2.4 -0.2
2014 MID AA 1 2 2 21 0 35.7 38 13 26 2 66% .316 9.6 3.3 0.5 6.6 1.43 3.79 -0.7 -0.1

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-04-08 2010-09-09 Minors 154 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -
2009-04-29 2009-09-07 Minors 131 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Toronto 4/5/14. Claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/16/14 after being DFA by Toronto 4/15/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 6/16/14.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2007 (9-295) (Fresno CC).

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: How a Player Picks a TeamJoshua Kusnick2014-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The More YunelR.J. Anderson2014-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Spring Training Scouting ReportsZach Mortimer2013-03-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of some of the ridiculous roster decisions Alex Anthopolous has made of late. The Blue Jays recently lost Marcus Walden and Kenny Wilson on waivers. Walden was added to the 40 man for a few days and onto the 25 man, never got into a game, then was DFA to get Kawasaki on the 40 man roster, was claimed almost immediately. Wilson was DFA'd to acquire Darin Mastroianni off waivers, and was claimed almost immediately. Then today the club released Mickey Storey who they had been sheltering on the 40 man for over a year with one call-up. Walden and Wilson aren't stars, but losing an asset for no reason is just atrocious. Is this not one of the worst cases of asset management ever, or at least recently?
(Steve McEwen from Canada)
The Walden move wasn't a good look. Realistically, none of those guys are going to burn the Jays. (I was surprised Wilson was claimed. He's fast but that's about it at this point.) But you're right that some of their roster juggling has been odd. The only thing I can think of is maybe something arose with Storey in the past week that prompted the release. Otherwise, it's hard to explain. (R.J. Anderson)


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