Taijuan Walker

SP · Philadelphia Phillies

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'4" Weight 235
DOB 1992-08-13 Age 31.7
Hometown Shreveport, LA
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 36.03, 528th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy286.028158.0109101245715522788814.611.34
THE BAT256.526146.799111125114722783774.671.34

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Taijuan Walker's Return Could Be On The Horizon

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Friday and could be activated from the injured list after that. It sounds as though the Phillies have liked what they've seen from Walker's two minor-league rehab starts after they initially said they wanted to see him make four rehab starts before joining the big-league starting rotation. The 31-year-old veteran could make his 2024 debut for the Phils on Monday in what would be an excellent matchup at home against the punchless Chicago White Sox. Even though it would be Walker's first start of the year, he'd be a pretty attractive fantasy streamer in the great matchup. The most in danger of losing their current rotation spot in Philly could be Spencer Turnbull with Walker's return on the horizon.

    Apr 17 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Taijuan Walker, Orion Kerkering Going On Rehab Assignments

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    The Philadelphia Phillies are sending right-handers Taijuan Walker (shoulder) and Orion Kerkering (forearm, illness) on minor-league rehab assignments. Kerkering would then be activated sometime over the weekend. Walker will start his rehab assignment on Thursday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will likely make four starts, increasing his pitch count in 15-pitch increments before eventually joining the Phillies' starting rotation. The 31-year-old threw 46 pitches over three innings in a live batting practice session over the weekend and is attempting to return from a right-shoulder impingement he suffered in spring training. The 23-year-old Kerkering got sick in spring training and then suffered a right-forearm strain. When healthy, he'll be a key late-inning bullpen piece for the Phillies but is unlikely to see many, if any, save chances.

    Apr 10 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Orion Kerkering Taijuan Walker
  • Taijuan Walker Starting Rehab Assignment Thursday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Manager Rob Thomson said they want to see Walker reach 100-plus pitches during his rehab assignment before the right-hander rejoins the Phillies' rotation, per MLB.com. Walker will be limited to approximately 60 pitches in his first rehab appearance, so he'll likely need a handful of minor-league starts before getting activated from the injured list. It puts him on course for an early-May return from a right shoulder impingement that limited him to 4 2/3 innings of spring training, but the soft-throwing 31-year-old righty is not the most appealing fantasy stash after generating a 4.38 ERA (4.53 FIP), 1.30 WHIP, and 138:71 K:BB across 172 2/3 frames a season ago. Spencer Turnbull has 11 scoreless innings under his belt so far and will be worth streaming in favorable matchups.

    Apr 9 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Taijuan Walker Throws Live Batting Practice

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session on Tuesday in the batting cages. "Caleb said he looked really good," manager Rob Thomson said. The next step for Walker will be to go on a minor-league rehab assignment, but it's unclear if the Phillies want him to throw another live batting practice session first. Fantasy managers should be hesitant to jump on board with Walker once he's activated from the injured list after he didn't pitch at all in the postseason last fall for the Phils. In his first year in the city of brotherly love, Walker went 15-6 with a 4.38 ERA (4.53 FIP) and 1.31 WHIP with 71 walks and 138 strikeouts in 172 2/3 innings over 31 starts. He should be part of the Phils' starting rotation when he's healthy, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect improvement from 2023.

    Apr 2 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Taijuan Walker Dealing With Shoulder Soreness, Sent For MRI

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Taijuan Walker was getting loose for a bullpen session on Saturday and stated that his shoulder "didn't feel right." The Phillies sent him for an MRI, the results of which should be known Sunday. Walker had already battled some right knee soreness this spring and had only made two spring appearances thus far. Last time out, the veteran was tagged for seven earned runs on five hits (three home runs) and three walks while striking out just one batter over two and two-thirds IP. The injury doesn't sound promising for his already bleak outlook. Right-handed 31-year-old Spencer Turnbull would take his spot in the rotation were he placed on the IL.

    Mar 24 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Taijuan Walker To Undergo MRI For Shoulder Stiffness; Orion Kerkering To Open Season On IL

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    Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker was scratched from his recent spring start due to shoulder stiffness, manager Rob Thomson told reporters today (including Matt Gelb of The Athletic). Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer adds that Walker is set to undergo an MRI on the shoulder, while both note that right-hander Spencer Turnbull figures to open…

    Mar 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Philadelphia Phillies Orion Kerkering Taijuan Walker
  • Offseason In Review: Philadelphia Phillies

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    The Phillies reinforced their rotation with a major extension and a major re-signing, but it was otherwise a relatively quiet offseason in the City of Brotherly Love.  After making the NLCS last year, have the Phillies done enough to book a return to the World Series? Major League Signings Aaron Nola, SP: Seven years, $172MM…

    Mar 22 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Philadelphia Phillies Kolby Allard Jose Alvarado Austin Brice David Buchanan Ryan Burr Max Castillo Jake Cave David Dahl Seranthony Dominguez Cam Gallagher Bryce Harper Jeff Hoffman Orion Kerkering Scott Kingery Jordan Luplow Brandon Marsh Michael Mercado Whit Merrifield Aaron Nola Cristian Pache Johan Rojas Michael Rucker Jose Ruiz Cristopher Sanchez Kyle Schwarber Gregory Soto Bryson Stott Ranger Suarez Spencer Turnbull Taijuan Walker Zack Wheeler
  • Taijuan Walker Set For Spring Debut Saturday

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitchingTaijuan Walker (knee) will make his spring debut on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Walker missed time this spring for personal reasons and because of right knee soreness. He recently threw a bullpen session and felt good afterward. "He feels so good that we're just going to put him in the game," said Phillies manager Rob Thomson. The 31-year-old has enough time to ramp up his activity and should be ready by Opening Day. He will look to improve upon his 2023 season, in which he posted a 4.38 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 31 starts with an 18.8% K% over 172 2/3 innings. His K% dropped from 20.3% in 2022 to 18.3% in 2023. Walker has an NFBC ADP of 504 and is mainly an option in deep-league formats heading into 2024 fantasy drafts.

    Mar 8 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Taijuan Walker Ready To Throw

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    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Taijuan Walker (knee) said he is feeling good and played catch on Saturday. He plans to play catch again on Sunday from a longer distance. Phillies skipper Rob Thomson said that Walker threw batting practice and came in with "normal spring training soreness" in his right knee. The veteran's goal is to throw off a mound in the next few days. The 31-year-old enjoyed a solid season in 2023, his first with the Phillies, as he worked to a 4.38 ERA while taking the ball for a career-high 31 starts and 172 2/3 innings of work. He did, however, go 15-6 in that time behind a strong Phillies offense. On the downside, he struck out just 18.8% of his opponents and is a fading fantasy asset at this time.

    Mar 2 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Taijuan Walker
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC254.525141.89891115113919679734.551.33
    2024 Draft Buddy286.028158.0109101245715522788814.611.34
    2024 Steamer280.029165.3911121286117326794884.741.41
    2024 THE BAT256.526146.799111125114722783774.671.34
    2024 Zeile279.329161.191012125581632300834.631.37

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


    27at NYM6.017.000034411445.141.14
    26vs NYM11.016.000141500223.001.00
    25at STL, vs ATL10.3212.100084141211107.301.46
    24at SD15.015.010043510447.201.60
    23vs LAA18.715.210062801334.761.76
    22vs SF10.015.000072600323.601.60
    20vs MIN-1.015.001026321335.401.80
    19vs KC, at MIA36.7213.2201631321663.951.17
    18vs BAL7.715.200043600223.181.59
    17vs MIL3.016.001062610446.001.33
    16vs SD16.015.010033400223.601.40
    15at TB21.017.010085510445.141.43
    14at CHC24.016.010161600111.501.17
    13vs NYM23.016.010151310111.500.67
    12at OAK28.018.010180702111.130.88
    11vs LAD, vs DET48.0212.0201135400000.000.75
    10at NYM-2.014.001023212336.751.25
    9at ATL17.716.2101111010334.051.65
    8vs CHC, at SF6.025.300045600446.001.83
    7at COL9.016.000130700334.501.17
    6vs BOS, at LAD20.329.11111231140998.681.50
    5vs SEA5.014.0000625205511.251.75
    4at CWS20.316.110132510222.841.11
    3at CIN22.016.010142400111.501.00
    2vs CIN, at NYY8.028.3010108710666.001.67


    Sep 30at NYML 3-46.017.000034411445.141.14
    Sep 22vs NYMW 5-411.016.000141500223.001.00
    Sep 17at STLL 5-65.017.000031810556.431.29
    Sep 11vs ATLL 8-105.315.100053602658.441.69
    Sep 4at SDW 9-715.015.010043510447.201.60
    Aug 28vs LAAW 6-418.715.210062801334.761.76
    Aug 22vs SFW 4-310.015.000072600323.601.60
    Aug 12vs MINL 1-8-1.015.001026321335.401.80
    Aug 6vs KCW 8-415.017.010021711445.141.14
    Jul 31at MIAW 4-221.716.210142610222.701.20
    Jul 25vs BALW 4-37.715.200043600223.181.59
    Jul 20vs MILL 0-43.016.001062610446.001.33
    Jul 15vs SDW 9-416.015.010033400223.601.40
    Jul 5at TBW 8-421.017.010085510445.141.43
    Jun 29at CHCW 3-124.016.010161600111.501.17
    Jun 23vs NYMW 5-123.016.010151310111.500.67
    Jun 16at OAKW 6-128.018.010180702111.130.88
    Jun 11vs LADW 7-320.015.010052200000.000.80
    Jun 6vs DETW 1-028.017.010183200000.000.71
    Jun 1at NYML 2-4-2.014.001023212336.751.25
    May 26at ATLW 6-417.716.2101111010334.051.65
    May 21vs CHCW 2-18.315.100033200000.000.94
    May 17at SFL 4-7-2.310.2000124004454.009.00
    May 12at COLW 6-39.016.000130700334.501.17
    May 7vs BOSW 6-124.016.010160310111.500.50
    May 1at LADL 4-13-3.713.1010638308821.603.30
    Apr 26vs SEAW 6-55.014.0000625205511.251.75
    Apr 19at CWSW 5-220.316.110132510222.841.11
    Apr 14at CINW 8-322.016.010142400111.501.00
    Apr 9vs CINL 4-67.714.200055300223.861.71
    Apr 3at NYYL 1-80.314.101053410448.311.62
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