Christian Walker

Age: 33-96d (Mar 28, 1991)
Exp: 5.124 Years
Country: US
College: South Carolina
Drafted: Round 4 (#132 overall), 2012
Agent(s): CAA Sports
2024 Payroll Salary

$10,900,000

2024 Cash

$10,900,000

Career Earnings

$22,056,810

2024-2024 Arbitration (CURRENT)

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $10,900,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $10,900,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,900,000. In 2024, Walker will earn a base salary of $10,900,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,900,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $10,900,000
Average Salary:
$10,900,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 33
Arb Avoided
$10,900,000 $10,900,000 4.60% $10,900,000 $10,900,000
2025 34
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 33 5.124
Arb Avoided
$10,900,000 - - $10,900,000 $10,900,000
2025 34 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 33
Arb Avoided
$10,900,000 $10,900,000 $10,900,000 $10,900,000 $10,900,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Arbitration

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $6,500,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $6,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $6,500,000
Average Salary:
$6,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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2022-2022 Arbitration

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $2,600,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $2,600,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,600,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,600,000
Average Salary:
$2,600,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Pre-Arb

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $619,300 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $619,300 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $619,300.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $619,300
Average Salary:
$619,300
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Pre-Arb

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $589,500 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $589,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $589,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $589,500
Average Salary:
$589,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $559,800 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $559,800 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $559,800.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $559,800
Average Salary:
$559,800
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $545,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $545,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $545,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $545,000
Average Salary:
$545,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $535,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $535,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $535,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $535,000
Average Salary:
$535,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, including $507,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $507,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $507,500
Average Salary:
$507,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2012-2012 Signing Bonus

Christian Walker signed a 1 year , $349,000 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, including $349,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $349,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $349,000
Average Salary:
$349,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$22,056,810

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2012 21
Signing Bonus
$349,000
$349,000
2015 24
Active
$52,691
$401,691
2017 26
Active
$64,306
$465,997
2018 27
Injured
$193,380
$659,377
2019 28
Active
$559,800
$1,219,177
2020 29
Active
$218,333
$1,437,510
2021 30
Active
$619,300
$2,056,810
2022 31
Active / Arb Avoided
$2,600,000
$4,656,810
NL Gold Glove:1B
2023 32
Active / Arb Avoided
$6,500,000
$11,156,810
NL Gold Glove:1B
2024 33
Active / Arb Avoided
$10,900,000
$22,056,810
Total      
$22,056,810
$22,056,810
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2012
21
$349,000
$349,000
$349,000
2015
24
$52,691
$52,691
$401,691
2017
26
$64,306
$64,306
$465,997
2018
27
$193,380
$193,380
$659,377
2019
28
$559,800
$559,800
$1,219,177
2020
29
$218,333
$218,333
$1,437,510
2021
30
$619,300
$619,300
$2,056,810
2022
31
$2,600,000
$2,600,000
$4,656,810
2023
32
$6,500,000
$6,500,000
$11,156,810
2024
33
$10,900,000
$10,900,000
$22,056,810
Total
$21,707,810
$349,000
$22,056,810
$22,056,810

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $52,691 $349,000 - $401,691
8 $21,655,119 - - $21,655,119

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2018 ARI Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 01, 2018 Face
2021 ARI Apr 12, 2021 - May 04, 2021 Oblique
2021 ARI May 03, 2021 - May 29, 2021 Oblique
  • Jan 11, 2024 Signed a 1 year $10.9 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 13, 2023 Signed a 1 year $6.5 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 22, 2022 Signed a 1 year $2.6 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 05, 2020 Signed a 1 year $589,500 contract with Arizona (ARI)
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $559,800 contract with Arizona (ARI)
  • Sep 10, 2017 Contract purchased by Arizona (ARI)
  • Mar 28, 2017 Claimed off waivers by Arizona (ARI)
  • Mar 06, 2017 Claimed off waivers by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Feb 25, 2017 Claimed off waivers by Atlanta (ATL)
  • Feb 21, 2017 Designated for Assignment by Baltimore (BAL)
  • Mar 10, 2015 Signed a 1 year contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • Sep 17, 2014 Contract purchased by Baltimore (BAL)
  • Jun 10, 2012 Signed a contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • Jun 05, 2012 Drafted by Baltimore (BAL): Round 4 (#132 overall)
  • Jul 10, 2009 Unsigned by Los Angeles (LAD)
  • Jun 10, 2009 Drafted by Los Angeles (LAD): Round 49 (#1477 overall)
Year Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB K SB AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
2024 ARI 76 74 288 46 74 14 0 17 50 139 32 84 2 .257 .332 .332 .815 2.09
2023 ARI 157 154 582 86 150 36 2 33 103 289 62 127 11 .258 .333 .333 .830 3.80
2022 ARI 160 157 583 84 141 25 2 36 94 278 69 131 2 .242 .327 .327 .804 5.05
2021 ARI 115 100 401 55 98 23 1 10 46 153 38 106 0 .244 .315 .315 .697 0.49
2020 ARI 57 56 218 35 59 18 1 7 34 100 19 50 1 .271 .333 .333 .792 0.77
2019 ARI 152 135 529 86 137 26 1 29 73 252 67 155 8 .259 .348 .348 .824 2.76
2018 ARI 37 5 49 6 8 2 0 3 6 19 3 22 1 .163 .226 .226 .614 -0.20
2017 ARI 11 1 12 2 3 1 0 2 2 10 1 5 0 .250 .400 .400 1.233 0.11
2015 BAL 7 2 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 .111 .333 .333 .444 -0.07
2014 BAL 6 6 18 1 3 1 0 1 1 7 1 9 0 .167 .211 .211 .600 -0.17
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