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Jordan Walden

Jordan Craig Walden (twitter: @JWal52)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 250 lb.

Born: November 16, 1987 in Fort Worth, TX
High School: Mansfield HS (Mansfield, TX)
School: Grayson County College (Denison, TX)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 12th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed May 29, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 22, 2010 (Age 22.279, 17,426th in MLB history)   vs. MIN 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Braves/Cardinals 2010-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 2 yrs/$6.6M (15-16) & 17 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.043, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Don Mitchell [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2010 22 LAA AL 0 1 .000 2.35 16 0 5 0 0 1 15.1 13 4 4 1 7 0 23 0 1 1 65 174 2.30 1.304 7.6 0.6 4.1 13.5 3.29
2011 ★ 23 LAA AL 5 5 .500 2.98 62 0 42 0 0 32 60.1 49 22 20 3 26 3 67 1 0 6 253 127 2.79 1.243 7.3 0.4 3.9 10.0 2.58 AS,RoY-7
2012 24 LAA AL 3 2 .600 3.46 45 0 20 0 0 1 39.0 35 15 15 3 18 1 48 0 0 7 172 111 3.02 1.359 8.1 0.7 4.2 11.1 2.67
2013 25 ATL NL 4 3 .571 3.45 50 0 9 0 0 1 47.0 39 19 18 4 14 4 54 1 0 6 193 109 2.81 1.128 7.5 0.8 2.7 10.3 3.86
2014 26 ATL NL 0 2 .000 2.88 58 0 8 0 0 3 50.0 33 17 16 2 27 1 62 0 0 9 205 128 2.79 1.200 5.9 0.4 4.9 11.2 2.30
2015 27 STL NL 0 1 .000 0.87 12 0 2 0 0 1 10.1 7 1 1 0 4 1 12 0 0 2 42 457 2.01 1.065 6.1 0.0 3.5 10.5 3.00
6 Yrs 12 14 .462 3.00 243 0 86 0 0 39 222.0 176 78 74 13 96 10 266 2 1 31 930 127 2.77 1.225 7.1 0.5 3.9 10.8 2.77
162 Game Avg. 3 4 .462 3.00 68 0 24 0 0 11 62 49 22 21 4 27 3 74 1 0 9 260 127 2.77 1.225 7.1 0.5 3.9 10.8 2.77
LAA (3 yrs) 8 8 .500 3.06 123 0 67 0 0 34 114.2 97 41 39 7 51 4 138 1 1 14 490 125 2.80 1.291 7.6 0.5 4.0 10.8 2.71
ATL (2 yrs) 4 5 .444 3.15 108 0 17 0 0 4 97.0 72 36 34 6 41 5 116 1 0 15 398 118 2.80 1.165 6.7 0.6 3.8 10.8 2.83
STL (1 yr) 0 1 .000 0.87 12 0 2 0 0 1 10.1 7 1 1 0 4 1 12 0 0 2 42 457 2.01 1.065 6.1 0.0 3.5 10.5 3.00
NL (3 yrs) 4 6 .400 2.93 120 0 19 0 0 5 107.1 79 37 35 6 45 6 128 1 0 17 440 128 2.73 1.155 6.6 0.5 3.8 10.7 2.84
AL (3 yrs) 8 8 .500 3.06 123 0 67 0 0 34 114.2 97 41 39 7 51 4 138 1 1 14 490 125 2.80 1.291 7.6 0.5 4.0 10.8 2.71
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2010 22 LAA AL 15.1 16 0 4 2.35 4.34 -0.07 -0.33 97.1 3.96 3 0.3 1.2 -0.0 0.4 4 .517 .502
2011 ★ 23 LAA AL 60.1 62 0 22 3.28 4.37 0.18 -0.33 92.5 3.57 2 0.2 2.2 -0.0 0.8 8 .503 .501 $414,000 AS,RoY-7
2012 24 LAA AL 39.0 45 0 15 3.46 4.47 0.31 -0.33 91.4 3.49 0 0.0 .7 -0.1 0.3 4 .500 .500 $495,000
2013 25 ATL NL 47.0 50 0 19 3.64 3.99 0.17 -0.29 104.8 3.69 0 0.1 1.4 -0.1 0.4 4 .501 .500 $541,500
2014 26 ATL NL 50.0 58 0 17 3.06 4.08 0.10 -0.31 99.8 3.66 4 0.4 1.5 -0.0 0.9 7 .507 .503 $1,490,000
2015 27 STL NL 10.1 12 0 1 0.87 3.83 0.56 -0.28 101.0 3.02 3 0.3 1.6 0.1 0.5 3 .525 .502 $2,675,000
6 Seasons 222.0 243 0 78 3.16 4.21 0.18 -0.32 97.3 3.60 11 1.2 1.5 -0.2 3.3 31 .505 .501 $5,615,500
LAA (3 yrs) 114.2 123 0 41 3.22 4.40 0.19 -0.33 92.7 3.60 4 0.5 1.5 -0.1 1.6 17 .504 .501 $909,000
ATL (2 yrs) 97.0 108 0 36 3.34 4.03 0.14 -0.30 102.2 3.67 4 0.5 1.4 -0.1 1.2 11 .504 .502 $2,031,500
STL (1 yr) 10.1 12 0 1 0.87 3.83 0.56 -0.28 101.0 3.02 3 0.3 1.6 0.1 0.5 3 .525 .502 $2,675,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 25 ATL NL NLDS L LAD 0 0 13.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 13 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 10.1 3.00
1 NLDS 0 0 13.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 13 1.500 10.1 0.0 3.4 10.1 3.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2011 LAA AL 23 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2010 22 LAA AL 16 65 58 4 13 3 1 1 2 0 7 23 .224 .308 .362 .670 .353 21 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 LAA AL 62 253 220 22 49 14 1 3 13 2 26 67 .223 .305 .336 .642 .303 74 3 1 4 2 3 2
2012 24 LAA AL 45 172 153 15 35 10 1 3 5 2 18 48 .229 .308 .366 .674 .311 56 0 0 0 1 1 3
2013 25 ATL NL 50 193 177 19 39 5 2 4 8 0 14 54 .220 .281 .339 .620 .294 60 2 1 1 0 4 1
2014 26 ATL NL 58 205 177 17 33 5 0 2 8 1 27 62 .186 .293 .249 .541 .272 44 2 0 0 1 1 2
2015 27 STL NL 12 42 37 1 7 2 0 0 3 0 4 12 .189 .262 .243 .505 .269 9 1 0 0 1 1 1
6 Yrs 243 930 822 78 176 39 5 13 39 5 96 266 .214 .296 .321 .617 .297 264 9 2 5 5 10 9
162 Game Avg. 68 260 230 22 49 11 1 4 11 1 27 74 .214 .296 .321 .617 .297 74 3 1 1 1 3 3
MLB Averages .254 .319 .398 .717 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2010 22 LAA AL 3.2 0.3 72 0.5 1.6 -1.1 1.25 0.1 0.4 3.5 0.4 0.97 1.1 6 4 6
2011 23 LAA AL 5.7 0.6 277 1.0 11.4 -10.4 2.54 0.3 0.1 5.3 0.6 0.98 3.0 42 11 9
2012 24 LAA AL 2.4 0.2 189 -0.5 2.2 -2.7 .77 -0.1 -0.6 1.0 0.1 0.99 -1.7 10 6 28
2013 25 ATL NL 2.4 0.3 210 0.9 5.1 -4.2 1.42 0.6 0.1 6.2 0.7 0.93 5.2 22 11 15
2014 26 ATL NL 4.6 0.5 222 1.1 5.4 -4.3 1.47 0.7 0.1 4.9 0.5 0.97 6.2 28 15 14
2015 27 STL NL 3.6 0.4 46 0.5 1.5 -0.9 2.01 0.2 0.1 4.5 0.5 1.13 2.5 5 7 0
6 Yrs 21.9 2.3 1016 3.6 27.2 -23.6 1.63 1.8 0.4 25.3 2.7 0.98 16.4 113 54 72

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2010 22 LAA AL 16 16 5 0 1 1 1 0 100% 7 6 1 0 0% 8 1.247 6 4 6 9 4 3 1 15 0 1 0 2 2.9 17
2011 23 LAA AL 62 62 42 5 5 42 32 10 76% 44 2 10 2 20% 9 2.543 42 11 9 48 14 0 6 56 3 7 4 10 2.9 18
2012 24 LAA AL 45 45 20 3 2 2 1 1 50% 10 8 9 3 33% 9 .767 10 6 28 20 6 19 7 38 2 14 3 6 2.6 16
2013 25 ATL NL 50 50 9 4 3 3 1 2 33% 17 14 13 2 15% 8 1.421 22 11 15 23 13 14 10 40 6 15 6 13 2.8 16
2014 26 ATL NL 58 58 8 0 2 5 3 2 60% 25 20 22 8 36% 8 1.469 28 15 14 33 14 11 12 46 1 16 1 17 2.6 15
2015 27 STL NL 12 12 2 0 1 1 1 0 100% 9 8 4 0 0% 8 2.006 5 7 0 9 3 0 2 10 0 3 0 5 2.6 13
6 Yrs 243 243 86 12 14 54 39 15 72% 112 58 59 15 25% 1.630 113 54 72 142 54 47 38 205 12 56 14 53 2.7 16

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2010 22 LAA AL 65 51% 1.5% 35.4% 10.8% 7.7% 39% 1.69 3.60 52% 14% 10.0% 23% 10 1 10%
2011 23 LAA AL 253 45% 1.2% 26.5% 10.3% 7.1% 37% 0.82 1.13 60% 17% 3.8% 8% 36 3 8%
2012 24 LAA AL 172 49% 1.7% 27.9% 10.5% 8.1% 40% 0.66 0.84 60% 20% 5.7% 17% 31 0 0%
2013 25 ATL NL 193 53% 2.1% 28.0% 7.3% 5.7% 28% 0.47 0.51 62% 23% 5.7% 16% 19 2 11%
2014 26 ATL NL 205 52% 1.0% 30.2% 13.2% 3.4% 21% 0.83 0.83 56% 22% 3.6% 11% 31 2 6%
2015 27 STL NL 42 52% 0.0% 28.6% 9.5% 4.8% 29% 0.73 0.90 62% 31% 0.0% 20% 6 1 17%
6 Yrs 930 50% 1.4% 28.6% 10.3% 6.1% 32% 0.73 0.89 59% 20% 4.7% 14% 133 9 7%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.4% 8.0% 7.4% 33% 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.4% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2010 22 LAA AL 65 274 4.22 167 60.9% 29.9% 24.0% 25.1% 21.0% 70.1% 0.0% 42.7% 65.8% 55.4% 7.7% 5 3 32.3% 21 10 1 3 20 13.0% 5 2 0 0 0
2011 23 LAA AL 254 1089 4.29 672 62.4% 26.6% 22.0% 27.7% 23.7% 73.4% 2.9% 45.8% 70.0% 59.8% 5.5% 14 8 26.4% 67 31 4 9 58 13.4% 14 3 0 0 0
2012 24 LAA AL 173 730 4.22 445 61.3% 24.5% 22.9% 28.8% 23.8% 75.5% 1.4% 46.3% 69.6% 60.1% 5.8% 10 7 24.3% 42 25 3 3 45 6.3% 9 2 0 0 0
2013 25 ATL NL 194 780 4.02 496 64.8% 21.4% 26.0% 27.6% 25.0% 78.6% 4.9% 50.9% 66.9% 61.9% 5.2% 10 5 27.3% 53 27 4 5 49 9.3% 8 1 0 0 0
2014 26 ATL NL 206 867 4.21 522 60.5% 22.0% 25.3% 30.5% 22.2% 78.0% 1.2% 47.2% 67.6% 58.3% 2.9% 6 0 23.8% 49 21 1 4 58 6.5% 8 5 0 0 0
2015 27 STL NL 42 156 3.71 106 68.8% 18.9% 32.1% 24.5% 24.5% 81.1% 4.0% 55.8% 60.5% 69.0% 9.5% 4 2 38.1% 16 9 0 2 10 16.7% 3 1 0 0 0
6 Yrs 934 3896 4.17 2408 62.4% 24.0% 24.3% 28.2% 23.5% 76.0% 2.4% 47.4% 68.0% 60.1% 5.2% 49 25 26.6% 248 123 13 26 240 9.8% 47 14 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.7% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.0% 78.3% 59.7% 4.7% 23.8% 24.3%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2010 22 LAA AL 65 13 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 33% 0 1 0 27 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011 23 LAA AL 253 49 4 0 3 0 3 2 1 3 0 15 5 5 33% 2 6 0 93 13 2 87% 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2012 24 LAA AL 172 35 6 0 3 0 3 1 2 1 2 10 1 7 10% 3 7 0 72 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2013 25 ATL NL 193 39 2 0 4 0 2 2 2 3 1 9 3 4 33% 1 6 1 67 8 0 100% 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
2014 26 ATL NL 205 33 5 0 2 0 7 0 2 2 0 10 7 1 70% 2 9 0 66 8 1 89% 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2015 27 STL NL 42 7 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 50% 1 2 0 18 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Yrs 930 176 20 0 13 0 17 6 7 10 3 49 18 20 37% 9 31 1 343 39 5 89% 31 5 8 0 0 0 1 0 40 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2010 22 0 1 .000 2.35 16 0 5 0 0 1 15.1 13 4 4 1 7 0 23 0 1 1 65 174 1.304 7.6 0.6 4.1 13.5 3.29 174
2011 23 5 6 .455 2.85 78 0 47 0 0 33 75.2 62 26 24 4 33 3 90 1 1 7 318 135 1.256 7.4 0.5 3.9 10.7 2.73 135
2012 24 8 8 .500 3.06 123 0 67 0 0 34 114.2 97 41 39 7 51 4 138 1 1 14 490 125 1.291 7.6 0.5 4.0 10.8 2.71 125
2013 25 12 11 .522 3.17 173 0 76 0 0 35 161.2 136 60 57 11 65 8 192 2 1 20 683 120 1.243 7.6 0.6 3.6 10.7 2.95 120
2014 26 12 13 .480 3.10 231 0 84 0 0 38 211.2 169 77 73 13 92 9 254 2 1 29 888 122 1.233 7.2 0.6 3.9 10.8 2.76 122
2015 27 12 14 .462 3.00 243 0 86 0 0 39 222.0 176 78 74 13 96 10 266 2 1 31 930 127 1.225 7.1 0.5 3.9 10.8 2.77 127

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2010 22 1 1 .500 2.40 15.0 13 4 4 1 7 23 0 1.333 7.8 4.2 13.8 3.29 0.6 16
2011 23 4 3 .571 3.30 60.0 52 24 22 3 28 67 1 1.333 7.8 4.2 10.1 2.39 0.5 62
2012 24 2 2 .500 3.23 39.0 36 16 14 3 19 48 0 1.410 8.3 4.4 11.1 2.53 0.7 45
2013 25 3 2 .600 3.64 47.0 42 21 19 4 15 54 1 1.213 8.0 2.9 10.3 3.60 0.8 50
2014 26 3 3 .500 2.88 50.0 35 18 16 2 29 62 0 1.280 6.3 5.2 11.2 2.14 0.4 58
2015 27 1 0 1.000 0.90 10.0 8 1 1 0 5 12 0 1.300 7.2 4.5 10.8 2.40 0.0 12
6 Yrs 14 11 .560 3.10 221.0 186 84 76 13 103 266 2 1.308 7.6 10.8 2.58 0.5 243



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2015 NL  12 (5th)

Saves s c a p y
2011 AL  32 (5th)
Active  39 (45th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2014 NL  9 (7th)
2015 NL  2 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2069), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 7 (1132), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (789th), 3.4 career WAR/3.4 7yr-peak WAR/3.4 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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