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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 299.7 23 18 34 243 4.23 1.2
Birth Date5-15-1976
Height6' 3"
Weight260 lbs
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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
2002 NYN 26 5 1 10.7 5.0 5.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 49 11 7 7 3 22 5 4 0 7 5.91 6.63 7.12 -2.7 -0.3
2004 SFN 28 52 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 5 1 1 1 0 0 275 69 31 30 8 116 24 23 1 48 4.24 4.26 5.38 -0.1 -0.1
2005 SFN 29 67 0 61.7 0.0 61.7 6 4 23 6 0 0 279 68 31 29 9 109 27 21 3 54 4.23 4.60 4.82 1.8 0.2
2006 SFN 30 6 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 1 0 2 0 0 28 9 9 9 1 12 5 5 0 3 15.19 7.23 10.05 -1.7 -0.2
2006 TBA 30 20 0 20.0 0.0 20.0 1 3 10 3 0 0 83 18 11 11 0 23 7 7 0 16 4.95 2.64 3.01 6.9 0.7
2007 SFN 31 15 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 2 0 0 1 0 0 53 12 2 2 0 16 4 3 0 9 1.26 2.76 3.35 2.8 0.3
2008 SFN 32 65 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 5 8 0 6 0 0 226 47 29 27 7 80 21 18 1 49 4.56 4.21 4.84 2.9 0.3
2009 PHI 33 32 0 35.3 0.0 35.3 2 1 0 1 0 0 150 31 12 12 4 49 9 8 3 27 3.06 4.02 4.45 2.3 0.3
2010 WAS 34 24 0 35.3 0.0 35.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 145 35 16 14 5 58 8 6 0 30 3.57 3.93 4.61 -0.0 0.0
Career2861299.75.0294.723183421001288300148141374851109582434.234.214.8712.21.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1997 PTS A- 1 0 0.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CMB A 34 13 115.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLU A+ 13 13 79.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIN AA 13 13 68.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BIN AA 22 22 121.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NOR AAA 5 5 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ 4 4 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BIN AA 4 3 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NOR AAA 8 8 40.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Car Wnt 8 6 36.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 5 1 10.7 7.12 28 .306 .263 .325 .417 .266 .235 92 -2.2 -0.2 -2.7 -0.3
2002 NOR AAA 28 25 142.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOL AAA 26 22 131.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 52 0 63.7 5.38 86 .275 .264 .324 .408 .253 .314 100 1.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.1
2004 FRE AAA 9 1 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 67 0 61.7 4.82 93 .282 .261 .327 .413 .258 .319 98 2.4 0.2 1.8 0.2
2006 SFN MLB 6 0 5.3 10.05 -22 .356 .261 .328 .417 .261 .421 93 -2.4 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 TBA MLB 20 0 20.0 3.01 142 .208 .277 .351 .455 .269 .300 106 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2007 SFN MLB 15 0 14.3 3.35 127 .213 .275 .342 .428 .264 .300 95 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2007 SJO A+ 10 0 10.3 1.34 170 .206 .258 .340 .390 .265 .375 81 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2007 FRE AAA 20 0 23.0 5.59 86 .287 .279 .347 .437 .266 .303 96 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2008 SFN MLB 65 0 53.3 4.84 93 .245 .260 .331 .419 .262 .270 97 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2009 PHI MLB 32 0 35.3 4.45 99 .241 .262 .328 .414 .261 .252 97 2.2 0.2 2.3 0.3
2009 LEH AAA 15 0 19.3 4.18 105 .132 .257 .326 .394 .246 .156 103 2.0 0.2 1.9 0.2
2010 WAS MLB 24 0 35.3 4.61 87 .271 .255 .316 .397 .261 .294 93 0.3 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2010 POT A+ 1 1 0.7 20.02 -214 .409 .283 .347 .404 .254 1.000 107 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2010 HAR AA 1 0 2.0 2.92 138 .006 .262 .350 .385 .272 .000 103 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 SYR AAA 2 0 1.7 21.73 -303 .469 .258 .317 .385 .249 .000 96 -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
1997 PTS A- 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 2 1 1 1 0% .333 25.7 12.9 12.9 12.9 4.29 12.86 0.0 0.0
1998 CMB A 5 5 1 34 13 115.7 122 38 110 9 0% .000 9.5 3.0 0.7 8.6 1.38 4.12 0.0 0.0
1999 BIN AA 6 4 0 13 13 68.0 78 32 59 11 0% .000 10.3 4.2 1.5 7.8 1.62 6.22 0.0 0.0
1999 SLU A+ 6 5 0 13 13 79.7 64 29 64 6 0% .000 7.2 3.3 0.7 7.2 1.17 2.94 0.0 0.0
2000 NOR AAA 1 3 0 5 5 26.3 29 9 17 0 0% .000 9.9 3.1 0.0 5.8 1.44 2.40 0.0 0.0
2000 BIN AA 7 6 0 22 22 121.0 82 55 111 3 0% .000 6.1 4.1 0.2 8.3 1.13 2.75 0.0 0.0
2001 NOR AAA 3 2 0 8 8 40.3 34 8 35 7 0% .000 7.6 1.8 1.6 7.8 1.04 4.02 0.0 0.0
2001 BIN AA 1 0 0 4 3 22.3 9 13 13 1 0% .000 3.6 5.2 0.4 5.2 0.99 0.40 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ 0 2 0 4 4 15.7 19 3 11 0 0% .000 10.9 1.7 0.0 6.3 1.40 8.03 0.0 0.0
2001 Car Wnt 2 5 0 8 6 36.7 40 13 18 5 0% .000 9.8 3.2 1.2 4.4 1.44 5.15 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 1 0 0 5 1 10.7 11 5 7 3 35% .235 9.3 4.2 2.5 5.9 1.50 5.91 -2.7 -0.3
2002 NOR AAA 10 5 1 28 25 142.0 152 38 109 13 0% .317 9.6 2.4 0.8 6.9 1.34 3.99 0.0 0.0
2003 TOL AAA 2 9 0 26 22 131.3 139 47 117 13 0% .323 9.5 3.2 0.9 8.0 1.42 4.46 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 1 1 0 9 1 15.7 16 2 15 1 0% .306 9.2 1.1 0.6 8.6 1.15 1.72 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 5 1 1 52 0 63.7 69 24 48 8 43% .314 9.8 3.4 1.1 6.8 1.46 4.24 -0.1 -0.1
2005 SFN MLB 6 4 23 67 0 61.7 68 27 54 9 43% .319 9.9 3.9 1.3 7.9 1.54 4.23 1.8 0.2
2006 TBA MLB 1 3 10 20 0 20.0 18 7 16 0 37% .300 8.1 3.1 0.0 7.2 1.25 4.95 6.9 0.7
2006 SFN MLB 0 1 0 6 0 5.3 9 5 3 1 35% .421 15.2 8.4 1.7 5.1 2.62 15.19 -1.7 -0.2
2007 SJO A+ 0 0 3 10 0 10.3 9 2 15 0 42% .375 7.9 1.7 0.0 13.1 1.07 1.75 4.9 0.5
2007 SFN MLB 2 0 0 15 0 14.3 12 4 9 0 35% .300 7.5 2.5 0.0 5.7 1.12 1.26 2.8 0.3
2007 FRE AAA 1 2 7 20 0 23.0 25 10 23 5 44% .303 9.8 3.9 2.0 9.0 1.52 4.70 1.3 0.1
2008 SFN MLB 5 8 0 65 0 53.3 47 21 49 7 46% .270 7.9 3.5 1.2 8.3 1.27 4.56 2.9 0.3
2009 LEH AAA 2 1 3 15 0 19.3 8 3 20 1 43% .156 3.7 1.4 0.5 9.3 0.57 1.40 1.9 0.2
2009 PHI MLB 2 1 0 32 0 35.3 31 9 27 4 37% .252 7.9 2.3 1.0 6.9 1.13 3.06 2.3 0.3
2010 WAS MLB 1 0 0 24 0 35.3 35 8 30 5 42% .294 8.9 2.0 1.3 7.6 1.22 3.57 -0.0 0.0
2010 HAR AA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2010 SYR AAA 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 2 2 1 2 33% .000 10.6 10.6 10.6 5.3 2.35 15.88 -2.4 -0.2
2010 POT A+ 0 0 0 1 1 0.7 1 4 2 0 0% 1.000 12.9 51.4 0.0 25.7 7.14 38.57 -1.0 -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
2008 834 0.5132 0.4472 0.7131 0.5864 0.3005 0.8008 0.5328 0.2788
2009 549 0.5392 0.4627 0.8150 0.5912 0.3123 0.9143 0.5949 0.1850
2010 519 0.5491 0.5164 0.7836 0.6842 0.3120 0.8308 0.6575 0.2090
Career19020.53050.47060.76180.61450.3070.84170.58480.2327

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-20 2010-10-04 60-DL 106 93 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2010-07-30
2009-05-03 2009-05-23 Minors 20 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-24 2009-03-26 Camp 2 0 Trunk Strain Side From Coughing -
2009-02-20 2009-02-20 Camp 0 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2008-07-06 2008-07-11 DTD 5 4 Right Knee Sprain -
2008-07-03 2008-07-05 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2006-06-14 2006-10-01 60-DL 109 96 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-07-06
2005-08-20 2005-09-07 15-DL 18 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 WAS $650,000
2009 PHI $
2008 SFN $750,000
2006 SFN $387,000
2005 SFN $326,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,113,000
4 yrTotal$2,113,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 166 d1 year/$0.65M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2010). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/18/10. Split contract paying $0.12M in minors. Released by Washington 11/5/10.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2009). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/6/09. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 games. Released by Seattle 3/29/09 (due 45 days' pay, $184,426). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 4/9/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/14/09. DFA by Philadelphia 7/17/09, sent outright to Triple-A 7/21/09. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/23/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 11/10/09.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2008). Re-signed by San Francisco 11/17/07. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 50, 60 games. $25,000 each for 20, 25, 30, 35 GF. Award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP, $75,000 for WS MVP, Rolaids ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd), $50,000 for LCS MVP, $25,000 for All Star. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/10/08 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2007), plus $1M 2008 club option. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/27/07. San Francisco declined $1M 2008 option 11/07.
  • 1 year/$0.387M (2006). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/06. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from SF 4/06 after being DFA. Released by Tampa Bay 11/06.
  • 1 year/$0.326M (2005). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/05.

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Tearing up his shoulder in June kept journeyman Tyler Walker from logging even more time mid-game in losing causes.
2010 Hauled up as in-season reinforcement because of the overlapping injuries, suspensions, and bouts of ineffectiveness decimating the Phillies' bullpen, Walker exceeded expectations, producing a 3.68 FRA in 35 1/3 IP. He's not a good bet to reliably deliver those kinds of numbers; he was available when the Mariners discarded him towards the end of spring training, and that wasn't seen as an unusual development. The Phillies decided against bringing him back, but as someone who's been sporadically effective, he'll wash up somewhere, like the odd shell; somebody will pocket him, and they're as likely as not to wind up wondering why.
2009 After working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2007, Walker emerged as the Giants’ primary set-up man in 2008 and pitched well save for a rocky May. Still, Sergio Romo began to intrude on his eighth-inning turf as the second half pressed on and the Giants opted to bring in Bobby Howry rather than re-sign Walker for 2009. Walker has since signed with the Mariners and will be in the mix for late-game innings once again.
2008 Tyler Walker returned from Tommy John surgery to make 15 effective appearances for the Giants last year. He'll be in the mix to set up Wilson this spring
2007 Tampa bought low on Tyler Walker, who was designated for assignment by the Giants after a terrible April. His league-averageness was welcomed and earned him a temp job as the Rays` closer. A healthy season and a few extra saves would have helped him, as he was arb-eligible after 2006. Instead, he blew out his elbow, got Tommy Johned, and signed a minor league deal with the Giants.
2006 Felipe Alou saw a fastball that brushes 95 mph and a bulldog attitude, didn`t have anyone else around he fit the profile, and gave Walker that holiest of holies, the title of "Closer." Although the results weren`t great, nor were they disastrous, which is about what you`d expect if you`ve been reading BP for a while. Given a decent lead and empty bases, even a mediocrity like Walker can get you through 80% of your save situations.
2005 Finally got his first extended shot at the bigs in his eighth professional season. Result? He ate innings, but didn't do much to help his team win. A mountain of a man, Walker may be worth keeping as an 11th pitcher just for enforcer duty in a brawl. Top five guys you'd least want to face in a brawl, 1980-present:
5) Tyler Walker: Huge, but Cal grad, so potential for "Hey duuude, take a hit and relaaax…"
4) David Eckstein: Would flit around like a hummingbird; right height for easy low blows.
3) Mo Vaughn: If he sits on you, it's all over.
2) George Bell: How many former MVPs are likely to karate-kick you in the middle of a scrum? The Rick Tocchet of baseball.
1) Kevin Gross: No one would go near him whenever a fight erupted. So scary, he could stare you down and end it right there.
2003 Walker’s been dinged up the last couple of years, requiring shoulder surgery in 2001, and having his knee ’scoped after 2002. But considering he’s an ex-catcher, are we surprised that he needs to be patched up? He’s still mastering off-speed stuff, but spins a nice curve and generally flirts with 90. He wasn’t tremendously effective last year, but he might carve out a job as a swingman and middle reliever.
2002 After a terrific 2000, Walker had a tough time coming back from off-season shoulder surgery. He was originally a catcher, and his 225-pound body (that after shedding 30 pounds during the 2000-01 off-season thanks to classes in diet management) still looks like a catcher’s. He started to get his command back late in the season in Norfolk, but he obviously has much more to prove in the minors in 2002. He doesn’t really have any well-developed pitches beyond a fastball and a curveball, so if he establishes himself in the majors it’ll likely be as a reliever.
2001 Tyler Walker recovered from a dismal 1999 in Double-A to post superb numbers in his second go-round, including an outstanding 82 hits allowed in 121 innings. He runs his fastball into the low 90s and has a terrific change-up. He had shoulder surgery after just two appearances in the Arizona Fall League; he's expected back for the start of the season.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Why are the Mets using Izzy over Parnell? Don't you need to close games in order to "be trained" how to do so? I've been holding onto Parnell all year waiting for this opportunity. WHY??? :)
(Jim from Kansas)
Because the Wilpons didn't think it was enough to piss off Mets fans so they decided to piss off fantasy owners as well. Izzy is the clear loser in the skills category, but they're going to let him do it for now. Closing is all about opportunity - you don't need to be trained for the role. The Rays have had 7 different relievers lead the team in saves over the past 7 seasons and that includes the likes of Tyler Walker, Dan Wheeler, and now Kyle Farnsworth. (Jason Collette)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Tyler Walker threw 1,985 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Splitter (81mph).