Tag Archives: Neil Walker
The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants at the 2009 trade deadline, leaving a big hole at second base with no internal options at the top… Read more
By continuing to hit baseballs very hard, Neil Walker has made a case for some Rookie of the Year consideration. When FanHouse baseball writer Ed Price posted some interesting rookie stats on his Twitter feed this afternoon, I thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at Walker’s chances.
Dejan Kovacevic had a few interesting questions today in his morning links. Wilbur tackled the question of who should be added and removed from the 40-man roster. I wanted to… Read more
Last night, Nate Rose of Stealing First Base took my recent article regarding Neil Walker and began digging deeper. He went to FanGraphs and took a look at Walker’s plate discipline numbers, wondering whether we should expect his walk rate to improve. Nate noted that Walker does not chase out of the zone all that much, and my interest was piqued.
INDIANS CATAPULT OVER CHIEFS 7-5 Tribe Jumps Ahead Early And Rallies Late For Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Right fielder Brandon Moss blasted a first inning grand slam to give the… Read more
Neil Walker is having an encouraging 2010 season. He got off to a hot start in Triple-A, hitting .321/.392/.560 in 189 plate appearances. On May 25th, he was promoted to Pittsburgh and soon became the everyday second baseman. The 24-year-old has continued to hit at the major league level, posting a .307/.345/.453 line in his first 194 plate appearances. But just below the surface, there are some underlying concerns.
For two years in a row, I’ve opened the season with a list of things to watch for during the upcoming season. Both years I’ve numbered the list according to… Read more