Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/29/13
The Seattle Mariners have announced that prized pitching prospect Taijuan Walker will make his major league debut on Friday versus the Houston Astros. Walker is currently assigned to the Triple A Tacoma Rainiers where he is 5-3 with a 3.61 earned run average fanning 64 batters in 57 innings pitched. Walker also started 14 games in double A this season posting a 4-7 record with an impressive 2.46 earned run average fanning 96 hitters in 84 innings. The young hurler has spent the last 4 seasons progressing through the various minor league ranks starting 68 games and sporting a career 3.49 earned run average as a professional. In his last 10 starts Walker owns a 4.60 earned run average surrendering 51 hits for 25 runs in 51 innings pitched. Walker was ranked 18th by Baseball America in their 2013 prospect rankings. The Rainiers also have top pitching prospects Danny Hultzen and James Paxton chomping at the bit for a call from the big club. The former 1st round selection in the 2010 ama...
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