MLB

Neil Walker #18 - 2B

Pittsburgh

  • Age: 29
  • DOB: 1985/09/10
  • POB: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2004 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Walker is hot (.545, 2HR in last 11AB).
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date1274737213325221704379225.281.353.476.829
On Pace138514781452722376478622-.281.353.476.829

Scouting Report

AssetsHas good size, some home-run power and run-producing acumen as a switch-hitter. Also runs fairly well for a big guy. Has settled in nicely at second base.
FlawsWhile steady, he's an unspectacular defender and somewhat injury-prone. Doesn't take advantage of his athleticism when running the bases.
Career potentialSolid run-producing infielder.

Honours and Awards

2005South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team
2005Class A- - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/15Missed 5 games (back injury).
2014/08/10Back injury, day-to-day.
2014/08/09Missed 3 games (back injury).
2014/08/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2014/08/05Missed 2 games (back injury).
2014/08/02Back injury, day-to-day.
2014/06/24Missed 14 games (appendectomy).
2014/06/09Appendectomy, 15-day DL.
2014/01/17Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2013/07/23Missed 11 games (right side).
2013/07/09Right side, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 7th, 2013).
2013/07/07Oblique, day-to-day.
2013/05/13Missed 14 games (lacerated right hand).
2013/05/03Lacerated right hand, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 27th, 2013).
2013/04/27Lacerated right hand, day-to-day.
2013/01/31Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2012/10/03Missed the last 8 regular season games (various injuries).
2012/09/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/09/24Missed 1 game (back injury).
2012/09/23Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/09/22Missed 1 game (sore back).
2012/09/21Sore back, day-to-day.
2012/09/14Missed 15 games (lower back spasms).
2012/08/27Lower back spasms, day-to-day.
2012/08/19Missed 3 games (finger injury).
2012/08/16Finger injury, day-to-day.
2012/03/03Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2011/07/01Missed 1 game (sore back).
2011/06/30Sore back, day-to-day.
2011/05/13Missed 1 game (flu).
2011/05/11Flu, day-to-day.
2011/03/03Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2010/07/03Missed 7 games (concussion).
2010/06/26Concussion, early September.
2010/05/25Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA).
2010/03/23Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2010/03/02Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2009/09/01Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA).
2009/03/18Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2009/03/03Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2008/11/20Contract purchased from the minors.
2008/03/17Assigned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to their minor league camp.
2007/03/20Assigned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to their minor league camp.
2005/03/08Assigned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to their minor league camp.

Trades

2004/06/07Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (11th overall) in 2004.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014PittsburghNL1274737213325221704379225.281.353.476.829
2014BradentonA141100001100-.250.400.250.650
2013PittsburghNL1334786212024416535085127.251.339.418.757
2013IndianapolisAAA3902100021000.222.364.333.697
2013AltoonaAA41205100112001.417.462.500.962
2012PittsburghNL12947262132270146947104759.280.342.426.768
2011PittsburghNL15959676163364128354112966.273.334.408.742
2010PittsburghNL110426571262931266348323-.296.349.462.811
2010IndianapolisAAA4316825541826261931101-.321.392.560.952
2009PittsburghNL1736571000411101.194.275.222.497
2009IndianapolisAAA953563894312146926605216.264.311.480.791
2009GCL PiratesR83025201115011.167.219.333.552
2008IndianapolisAAA1335056912225716802910210619.242.280.414.694
2007IndianapolisAAA19647133000213112.203.261.250.511
2007AltoonaAA11743177124303136653739425.288.362.462.824
2006AltoonaAA10315500231400-.161.188.355.543
2006LynchburgA722643275221335194135-.284.345.409.754
2005HickoryA12048578146332126820717411.301.332.452.784
2005LynchburgA94241121012012000.262.244.357.601
2004WilliamsportA832210300721122.313.343.406.749
2004GCL PiratesR5219228521234201033312.271.313.427.740
2004Pine-Richland (Gibsonia, Pa.)HS-674144911342--9--.657---
TotalNL67524813346811421375341232474221828.274.342.433.775
TotalAAA293110213928578113617578207261037.259.307.447.754
TotalAA13147482134313157055799426.283.354.456.810
TotalA2108271172436041512242126111113.294.333.430.763
TotalR6022230571435211138323.257.300.414.714

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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