Latest Update Walker doubles, drives in two in Pirates loss Mon Sep, 01, 10:22 PM
Has good size, some home-run power and run-producing acumen as a switch-hitter. Also runs fairly well for a big guy. Has settled in nicely at second base.
Flaws: : While steady, he's an unspectacular defender and somewhat injury-prone. Doesn't take advantage of his athleticism when running the bases.
Walker continues to be a solid option at second base for owners. He is substantially ahead of all other NL second baseman in the home run department, and Walker should be started in your lineups. However, understand his back can flare up at anytime, so owners must be wary of that.Analyst: Colby Conway
After going just 2-for-19 (.105) with no home runs and no RBI over a five-game stretch, Walker finally got back to hitting with his first home run in 10 games. Despite the cold spell, he's still considered a solid play at second base down the stretch. His back may have been a reason for the recent slump, so always make sure you have a strong contingency plan if you're relying on Walker in September.Analyst: Howard Bender
Back injury? We don't need no stinkin' back injury. For those concerned with Walker's back flare-up, your worries can be cast aside. Sure, there's always the possibility of it happening again, but for now, he's feeling great and is now 5-for-9 with four RBI and a pair of runs scored over his last two games. He's looking like a rock-solid option moving forward.Analyst: Howard Bender
The back issues understandably make you nervous but the Pirates need to make a big push if they want back into this playoff picture. Walker still has good power upside and he'll be in the lineup every chance he gets. Have a decent contingency plan on your bench, but when he's healthy, the production is solid.Analyst: Howard Bender