Taijuan Walker

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Philadelphia Phillies Starting Pitcher Age: 30-176d Exp: 8.142 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#43 overall), 2010 College: Yucaipa HS Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)

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  • Current Contract

    Taijuan Walker signed a 4 year / $72,000,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including $72,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $18,000,000. In 2023, Walker will earn a base salary of $18,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $18,000,000.

    2023-2026 Free Agent

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $72,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $18,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2023 Contract details by year 30 8.142 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($18,000,000)
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($36,000,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 32 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($54,000,000)
    2026 Contract details by year 33 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $18,000,000($72,000,000)
    2027 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2022Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2023 Free Agent

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $23,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,666,667
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2020-2020 Free Agent

    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:

    2019-2019 Arbitration

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

    2018-2018 Arbitration

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

    2017-2017 Arbitration

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

    2016-2016 Pre-Arbitration

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

    2015-2015 Pre-Arbitration

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

    2014-2014 Pre-Arbitration

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

    2013-2013 Pre-Arbitration

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

    2010-2010Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $800,000
    Free Agent:
  • 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
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (10 seasons)
    $34,349,727 $800,000 $370,370 $35,520,097
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000
    $106,349,727 $800,000 $370,370 $107,520,097
    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
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 6 2022Signed a 4 year $72 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
    Nov 7 2022Declined a $7.5 million player option for 2023 ($3M buyout)
    Feb 19 2021Signed a 3 year $23 million contract with New York (NYM)
    Aug 27 2020Traded to Toronto (TOR) from Seattle (SEA) for Alberto Rodriguez
    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 2010Signed a contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Jun 18 2010Drafted by Seattle (SEA): Round 1 (#43 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Taijuan Walker, and the financial implications.

  • 2023 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Taijuan Walker ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2022 NYM 29 29 157.1 143 63 61 45 132 15 12 5 0 3.49 1.195 2.27
    2021 NYM 31 29 159.0 133 84 79 55 146 26 7 11 0 4.47 1.182 0.5
    2020 TOR 11 11 53.1 43 23 16 19 50 8 4 3 0 2.70 1.163 0.37
    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 0.24
    2017 ARI 28 28 157.1 148 76 61 61 146 17 9 9 0 3.49 1.328 2.6
    2016 SEA 25 25 134.1 129 75 63 37 119 27 8 11 0 4.22 1.236 0.32
    2015 SEA 29 29 169.2 163 92 86 40 157 25 11 8 0 4.56 1.196 1.19
    2014 SEA 8 5 38.0 31 12 11 18 34 2 2 3 0 2.61 1.289 0.91
    2013 SEA 3 3 15.0 11 7 6 4 12 0 1 0 0 3.60 1 0.14
    Totals 168 163 898.0 817 437 388 284 806 121 54 50 0 3.89 1.226 8.59
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Taijuan Walker to.

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Walker's current age (30), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Walker statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

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    Taijuan Walker's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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