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Taijuan Walker

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New York Mets Starting Pitcher Age: 28-8d Exp: 6.142 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#43 overall), 2010 College: Yucaipa HS Agent(s): (Excel Sports Management)

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  • Current Contract

    Taijuan Walker signed a 3 year / $23,000,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $23,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $7,666,667. In 2021, Walker will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $23,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,666,667
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $10,000,000 $7,666,667 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000($10,000,000)
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000($17,000,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000($23,000,000)
    2024 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2023 Player Option includes a $3M buyout if declined
    • $2.5M of 2023 option escalators available
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $386,960
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $386,960
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,025,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,025,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,825,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,825,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,250,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $528,600
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $528,600
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $513,100
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $513,100
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $502,400
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $502,400
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $490,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $490,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $800,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings - $800,000 - $800,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $205,800 - - $205,800
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $304,734 - - $304,734
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $513,100 - - $513,100
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $485,352 - - $485,352
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 - - $2,250,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,825,000 - - $4,825,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,025,000 - - $5,025,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $353,781 - $370,370 $724,151
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $386,960 - - $386,960
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $24,349,727 $800,000 $370,370 $25,520,097
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    $37,349,727 $800,000 $370,370 $38,520,097
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,895,946 $800,000 - $2,695,946
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,100,000 - - $12,100,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $353,781 - - $724,151
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Feb 19 2021Signed a 3 year $23 million contract with New York (NYM)
    Aug 27 2020Traded to Toronto (TOR) from Seattle (SEA) for Alberto Rodrigues
    Feb 13 2020Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $5.025 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 13 2018Signed a 1 year $4.825 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
    Feb 14 2017Signed a 1 year $2.25 million contract with Arizona (ARI), settling in arbitration
    Nov 23 2016Traded to Arizona (ARI) from Seattle (SEA) with Ketel Marte for Jean Segura, Mitch Haniger and Zac Curtis
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $528,600 contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Mar 3 2015Signed a 1 year $513,100 contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $502,400 contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Jun 24 2010Drafted by Seattle (SEA): Round 1 (#43 overall)
    Jun 18 2010Signed a contract with Seattle (SEA)

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2021 NYM 14 13 74.1 54 23 20 24 77 5 6 3 0 2.42 1.049 1.81
    2020 TOR 11 11 53.1 43 23 16 19 50 8 4 3 0 2.70 1.163 0.38
    2019 ARI 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.05
    2018 ARI 3 3 13.0 15 5 5 5 9 1 0 0 0 3.46 1.538 0.29
    2017 ARI 28 28 157.1 148 76 61 61 146 17 9 9 0 3.49 1.328 2.79
    2016 SEA 25 25 134.1 129 75 63 37 119 27 8 11 0 4.22 1.236 0.41
    2015 SEA 29 29 169.2 163 92 86 40 157 25 11 8 0 4.56 1.196 1.16
    2014 SEA 8 5 38.0 31 12 11 18 34 2 2 3 0 2.61 1.289 0.84
    2013 SEA 3 3 15.0 11 7 6 4 12 0 1 0 0 3.60 1 0.15
    Totals 122 118 656.0 595 313 268 208 605 85 41 37 0 3.68 1.224 7.88