Mariners Agree To Terms With Taijuan Walker

The Mariners agreed to terms with supplemental rounder Taijuan Walker, according to the team. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports adds (via Twitter) that Walker will receive a bonus of $800K. Soon after the Mariners selected Walker with the 43rd overall pick in the draft, it became apparent that he would sign before long. The high school right-hander told reporters that he wanted to get started right away.

Mariners amateur scouting director Tom McNamara said in a prepared statement that Walker has an "above-average fastball and a high ceiling," potentially as a "top-of-the-rotation type of pitcher." Baseball America ranked Walker 70th among draft-eligible players and noted that he has "taken off" since he began focusing on his pitching.

Walker becomes the ninth player drafted in the supplemental round to come to terms with his team; you can check out the complete list here.


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10 Comments on "Mariners Agree To Terms With Taijuan Walker"


TVReviewsion
5 years 2 months ago

Awesome!

ellisburks
5 years 2 months ago

I am sorry but Taijuan is not a real name.

bustercherrie
5 years 2 months ago

I beg to differ, a name can be anything. Who says someone has to be named Joe, Sue, Mary or John.

Ian_Smell
5 years 2 months ago

I’d like to see a baseball player named “Mary.”

bustercherrie
5 years 2 months ago

How about “a boy named Sue”

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

You need to watch Louis CK’s “Why” bit.

ellisburks
5 years 2 months ago

“Ladies and Gentlemen” please!

5 years 2 months ago

Nice, I hope Walker reaches his potential, same goes for Robles.

damnitsderek
5 years 2 months ago

The more I read about this kid, the more I like the pick. Hopefully the Mariners get some good value out of their only (technical) first rounder this year.

4 years 6 months ago

i know taijuan he is my buddy! he is a great guy i am so happy for him! 😀