Found October 07, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
HistorySeattle’s 21-year-old rookie has front-line stuff and should benefit from Safeco’s dimensions.Taijuan Walker was the 43rd pick in the 2010 draft by the Seattle Mariners. Walker has been a top prospect ever since his minor league debut, ranking in the top 20 on most prospect lists since 2011. He will likely be one of the top 2 pitching prospects in baseball heading into the 2014 season (along with Archie Bradley). Walker made his major league debut in 2013, starting 3 games before getting shut down for the season. He will be a 21-year-old rookie in 2014.ToolsWalker has great athleticism and was a gifted basketball player in high school. That athleticism lets him generate very easy velocity. He throws a hard fastball (97 mph) and a plus curveball, and he’s working on developing a solid change-up. His change-up is behind his other two pitches, and it will need to develop so he can get MLB hitters out for 7 innings.He has relied on his great fastball throughout the minor leauges,...

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