Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon declared Friday that the team's top prospect starting pitcher Taijuan Walker is expected to be part of the Mariners' Opening Day roster.

The 21-year old Walker made three starts at the end of last season and was fairly impressive minus a poor second outing versus the Royals. Walker struck out 12 batters in 15 innings, including eight in his final outing of the season (five innings pitched) and posted a 3.60 ERA (2.25 FIP) while waking only four batters. Walker has the potential to be this season's Matt Harvey and should be on your radar in all formats with this news.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

25 Jan , 03:42 AM Source
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