Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 8/29/13
The Taijuan Walker show is finally going to arrive in Seattle on August 30 (Friday). Walker’s been on prospect radars for awhile now, but we’ll finally get our first looks at how major league hitters will fare off of the electric arm of the 21 year old. Background & Scouting Report Walker was rated as the 20th and 18th best prospect coming into the 2012 season by Baseball America and MLB.com, respectively. Those rankings jumped a little bit, to 18th and 5th overall, as we turned the calendar into 2013. Keith Law wrote the following about Walker in his most recent top 50 prospects update: “Walker’s mid-90s fastball, up to 97 regularly, is incredibly easy, and he still has the loose, athletic body that scouts love to see. This year, he’s using a good cutter as his out pitch, which is good because it’s the best secondary weapon he’s ever had but not good because it’s come at the expense of his curveball, which has become less tight and is now just a fringe third pitch. He’s still ...
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