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Portrait of Keenyn Walker

Keenyn Walker CFWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .197 2 30 14 15 .215 0.0
Birth Date8-12-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age24 years, 2 months, 9 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.02014
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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

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 KAN A 39 180 .226 .258 .329 .389 .255 .374 101 -6.5 5.2 -1.1 1.6 1.5 -1.2 0.0 -1.2 0.0
2011 GRF Rk 15 72 .334 .275 .349 .438 .270 .455 102 6.3 2.3 0.1 -3.0 -1.3 7.4 0.4 7.4 0.4
2012 KAN A 74 320 .289 .264 .337 .400 .267 .425 102 10.3 9.4 0.9 1.5 8.5 24.6 2.6 24.6 2.6
2012 WNS A+ 37 168 .264 .266 .329 .400 .264 .341 98 0.8 5.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2013 BIR AA 130 550 .238 .244 .321 .364 .257 .294 100 -12.1 15.0 -3.1 13.3 4.5 3.9 1.9 3.9 1.9
2014 WNS A+ 70 261 .214 .253 .326 .374 .257 .342 104 -13 7.6 -2 -1.5 1.7 -6.7 -0.8 -6.7 -0.8
2014 BIR AA 32 122 .192 .248 .319 .364 .258 .283 98 -8.5 3.4 -0.3 1.5 2.2 -4.3 -0.3 -4.3 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 KAN A 180 25 37 1 2 0 15 14 64 10 4 .228 .296 .259 .031 .226 -1.2 1.6 0.0
2011 GRF Rk 72 16 20 7 1 0 9 7 17 11 5 .333 .431 .483 .150 .334 7.4 -3.0 0.4
2012 KAN A 320 53 75 15 5 1 39 50 93 39 11 .282 .395 .387 .105 .289 24.6 1.5 2.6
2012 WNS A+ 168 31 34 7 1 3 16 24 50 17 4 .238 .345 .364 .126 .264 5.5 -0.0 0.5
2013 BIR AA 550 77 93 16 5 3 32 69 153 38 15 .201 .319 .277 .076 .238 3.9 13.3 1.9
2014 BIR AA 122 15 17 1 1 2 4 11 55 11 2 .155 .231 .236 .082 .192 -4.3 1.5 -0.3
2014 WNS A+ 261 27 50 8 3 0 21 25 85 20 3 .217 .298 .278 .061 .214 -6.7 -1.5 -0.8

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
2014-06-16 2014-06-25 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-05 2014-05-17 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-10-05 2012-10-05 Minors 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus Date Is Estimated 2012-10-05 -
2012-10-05 2012-10-05 Minors 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Bone - Date Is Approximate 2012-10-05 -

Compensation

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Details

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 514 64 105 16 3 6 39 59 160 37 13 .239 .332 .330 .255 11.8 CF 6, RF 1 2.1
80o 492 59 96 15 3 5 35 53 158 33 11 .225 .314 .309 .241 4.7 CF 6, RF 1 1.3
70o 476 55 90 14 3 5 33 50 156 31 11 .214 .301 .294 .231 -0.1 CF 6, RF 1 0.7
60o 463 52 82 13 2 4 31 46 154 29 10 .205 .289 .282 .222 -3.9 CF 6, RF 1 0.3
50o 450 49 77 12 2 4 29 43 152 27 9 .197 .279 .270 .214 -7.3 CF 5, RF 1 -0.1
40o 437 47 72 11 2 4 27 41 150 25 9 .188 .268 .259 .206 -10.5 CF 5, RF 1 -0.4
30o 424 44 67 10 2 4 26 38 148 24 8 .180 .257 .247 .197 -13.7 CF 5, RF 1 -0.8
20o 408 41 62 10 2 3 24 34 145 22 7 .170 .244 .233 .187 -17.2 CF 5, RF 1 -1.2
10o 386 37 54 8 2 3 21 30 141 19 6 .156 .226 .213 .173 -21.5 CF 5, RF 1 -1.7
Weighted Mean4565179122430451532810.201.284.276.218-5.8CF 5, RF 10.1

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
201524250254782219237915.212.290.295.225-0.1-4.81.3-0.314.9-20.83.7
201625250254571320248316.207.290.291.224-0.2-5.61.3-0.314.9-21.53.7
20172646247831236374515129.205.291.292.2260.4-3.52.4-0.814.9-20.16.8
201827639651131638506320739.203.289.285.2220.4-5.73.1-1.214.9-22.59.4
201928611641121738516219037.211.299.302.2320.9-0.72.4-1.314.9-16.79.0
202029619661151739526218736.214.302.307.2351.00.21.9-1.514.9-15.19.2
2021306236812018310546318135.220.307.316.2391.22.21.2-1.714.9-12.29.2
202231616651141739526318333.212.300.305.2330.8-1.90.8-1.914.9-15.89.1
2023326106611718210536117631.220.306.317.2391.00.30.1-2.014.9-12.89.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseballout of baseball6.27.41.21.115.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Jermaine Mitchell 2008 .000 DNP
2 88 Jeremy Hazelbaker 2011 .000 DNP
3 87 Jarrett Parker 2012 .000 DNP
4 86 Justin Jackson 2012 .000 DNP
5 83 James Jones 2012 .000 DNP
6 83 Lorenzo Cain 2009 .000 DNP
7 83 Derrick Walker 2009 .000 DNP
8 83 Daniel Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
9 82 Drew Stubbs 2008 .000 DNP
10 82 Angel Castillo 2012 .000 DNP
11 82 Jason Place 2011 .000 DNP
12 82 Bobby Crocker 2013 .000 DNP
13 81 Keon Broxton 2013 .000 DNP
14 81 Carlos Moncrief 2012 .000 DNP
15 81 Mike Daniel 2008 .000 DNP
16 81 Lee Orr 2012 .000 DNP
17 81 Reid Engel 2010 .000 DNP
18 81 Adron Chambers 2010 .000 DNP
19 80 Stefan Gartrell 2007 .000 DNP
20 80 Jose Constanza 2007 .000 DNP
21 80 Brian Rike 2009 .000 DNP
22 80 Taylor Grote 2012 .000 DNP
23 80 Cody Rogers 2012 .000 DNP
24 80 Felix Sanchez 2013 .000 DNP
25 80 Bobby Stevens 2010 .000 DNP
26 80 Justin Reed 2011 .000 DNP
27 80 Darren Ford 2009 .000 DNP
28 79 Kyle Gaedele 2013 .000 DNP
29 79 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
30 79 Scott Cousins 2008 .000 DNP
31 79 Rainel Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
32 79 Matthew Sulentic 2011 .000 DNP
33 79 Mickey Hall 2008 .000 DNP
34 79 Joey Butler 2009 .000 DNP
35 79 Roman Pena 2010 .000 DNP
36 79 Jonathan Goncalves 2012 .000 DNP
37 78 Maximo Mendez 2010 .000 DNP
38 78 Richie Robnett 2007 .000 DNP
39 78 Destin Hood 2013 .000 DNP
40 78 Clay Fuller 2010 .000 DNP
41 78 Kenny Wilson 2013 .000 DNP
42 78 Angel Morales 2013 .000 DNP
43 78 Nick Francis 2009 .000 DNP
44 77 Daryl Jones 2010 .000 DNP
45 77 Tim Fedroff 2010 .000 DNP
46 77 Jordan Parraz 2008 .000 DNP
47 77 Sean Shoffit 2008 .000 DNP
48 77 Arturo Rivas 2007 .000 DNP
49 77 Joshua Richmond 2012 .000 DNP
50 77 Jared Simon 2012 .000 DNP
51 77 Christopher Grayson 2013 .000 DNP
52 77 Reid Fronk 2010 .000 DNP
53 77 Danny Payne 2009 .000 DNP
54 77 Randolph Oduber 2012 .000 DNP
55 77 Rafael Fernandez 2012 .000 DNP
56 77 Austin Krum 2009 .000 DNP
57 77 Maiko Loyola 2009 .000 DNP
58 77 Shaun Cumberland 2008 .000 DNP
59 77 Gorkys Hernandez 2011 .000 DNP
60 77 Mitch Dening 2012 .000 DNP
61 77 Delvi Cid 2013 .000 DNP
62 77 Raul Reyes 2010 .000 DNP
63 77 Kyle Hudson 2010 .000 DNP
64 77 Nicholas Moresi 2008 .000 DNP
65 77 Steve Moss 2007 .000 DNP
66 77 Peter Hissey 2013 .000 DNP
67 77 Francisco Plasencia 2007 .000 DNP
68 77 Casper Wells 2008 .000 DNP
69 77 D' Vontrey Richardson 2012 .000 DNP
70 77 Matt Sheely 2010 .000 DNP
71 76 Kody Kaiser 2008 .000 DNP
72 76 Sawyer Carroll 2009 .000 DNP
73 76 Jacob Julius 2009 .000 DNP
74 76 Gift Ngoepe 2013 .000 DNP
75 76 Jamie Hoffmann 2008 .000 DNP
76 76 Geoff Strickland 2008 .000 DNP
77 76 Chris Epps 2012 .000 DNP
78 76 Juan Valdes 2008 .000 DNP
79 76 Jai Miller 2008 -.015
80 76 Steven Bumbry 2011 .000 DNP
81 76 Tim Ferguson 2012 .000 DNP
82 76 Christopher White 2011 .000 DNP
83 76 Kent Matthes 2010 .000 DNP
84 76 Trevor Crowe 2007 .000 DNP
85 76 Steve Doetsch 2007 .000 DNP
86 76 Antonio Sucre 2007 .000 DNP
87 76 Kuo Hui Lo 2009 .000 DNP
88 76 Jake Blalock 2007 .000 DNP
89 76 Albert Cartwright 2011 .000 DNP
90 76 Eric Fryer 2009 .000 DNP
91 76 Justin Justice 2008 .000 DNP
92 76 Kolbrin Vitek 2012 .000 DNP
93 76 Bryson Myles 2013 .000 DNP
94 76 Jamar Walton 2009 .000 DNP
95 76 Kevin Kiermaier 2013 .000 DNP
96 76 Scott Van Slyke 2010 .000 DNP
97 75 David Paisano 2011 .000 DNP
98 75 Tim Wheeler 2011 .000 DNP
99 75 James Simmons 2009 .000 DNP
100 75 Collin Cowgill 2009 .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).
2013 Walker was playing for Central Arizona College in 2011. Though he signed early and got his career going that year, considering how little time he's had in full-season baseball, his improvement over the course of the 2012 season was enough to generate serious excitement. For example, his on-base percentage for June and July in Low-A (his last two months before being promoted) was over .450. He stole a base every other game on the season and improved his ability to use his speed on defense. The low contact rate and lack of in-game power can't be ignored, as they will cap his upside. But he's making adjustments so quickly at the plate that the organization is optimistic that he'll improve in both areas, possibly developing average power.
2012 Top pick Keenyn Walker is a switch-hitting center fielder with speed to burn and power potential; there are a lot of rough edges to smooth away, but he possesses tools you can dream on.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of February 27Jason Martinez2013-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago White Sox Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 9Bradley Ankrom2012-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20Kevin Goldstein2012-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 23Kevin Goldstein2012-07-24
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 12Kevin Goldstein2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: White Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Advantage of Signing EarlyKevin Goldstein2011-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 19Kevin Goldstein2011-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Central Draft WrapKevin Goldstein2011-06-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)DJ Davis v Keenyn Walker - better chance to make an impact in the majors
(Fred from WI)
I'll say Walker because he's closer, but both have a lot of work to do to get to the majors. (Bradley Ankrom)


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