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Neil Walker

Neil Martin Walker (twitter: @NeilWalker18)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: September 10, 1985 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Pine-Richland HS (Gibsonia, PA)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 18, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 2009 (Age 23.356)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Pirates 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$5.75M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.166, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Hendricks Sports, previously: Diamond Talent (Schaer, Christman) [*]
Relatives: Son of Tom Walker, Brother-In-Law of Don Kelly and Nephew of Chip Lang
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 23 PIT NL 17 40 36 5 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 .194 .275 .222 .497 35 8 1 0 0 0 0 /5
2010 24 PIT NL 110 469 426 57 126 29 3 12 66 2 3 34 83 .296 .349 .462 .811 119 197 4 3 2 4 1 4/5 RoY-5
2011 25 PIT NL 159 662 596 76 163 36 4 12 83 9 6 54 112 .273 .334 .408 .742 108 243 15 4 0 8 5 *4
2012 26 PIT NL 129 530 472 62 132 27 0 14 69 7 5 47 104 .280 .342 .426 .768 112 201 11 2 1 8 1 *4/D
2013 27 PIT NL 133 551 478 62 120 24 4 16 53 1 2 50 85 .251 .339 .418 .757 113 200 14 15 5 3 4 *4
2014 28 PIT NL 93 394 352 49 99 15 1 15 49 2 1 28 55 .281 .351 .457 .809 127 161 5 11 1 2 1 *4
6 Yrs 641 2646 2360 311 647 132 12 69 320 22 17 217 450 .274 .341 .428 .769 113 1010 50 35 9 25 12
162 Game Avg. 162 669 596 79 164 33 3 17 81 6 4 55 114 .274 .341 .428 .769 113 255 13 9 2 6 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 23 PIT NL 17 40 -3 -0 0 -3 0 -6 -0.7 1 -5 -0.5 .461 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -2 /5
2010 24 PIT NL 110 469 11 -2 1 -6 3 7 0.6 15 21 2.0 .506 .504 2.7 -0.4 27 4/5 RoY-5
2011 25 PIT NL 159 662 4 1 0 -3 4 6 0.6 21 26 2.6 .504 .504 2.8 0.1 29 $437,000 *4
2012 26 PIT NL 129 530 9 -0 0 -4 3 8 0.9 17 25 2.5 .507 .505 2.8 -0.1 29 $500,000 *4/D
2013 27 PIT NL 133 551 10 -1 0 9 3 21 2.2 18 39 4.0 .518 .515 3.0 1.2 30 $3,300,000 *4
2014 28 PIT NL 93 394 12 -0 0 -9 2 5 0.4 13 18 1.6 .506 .503 2.7 -0.9 27 $5,750,000 *4
6 Seasons 641 2646 43 -3 2 -16 15 40 4.0 84 124 12.2 .507 .506 13.8 -0.3 140 $9,987,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 23 PIT NL 40 30 2 1.8 105 .280 .194 .263 .275 .336 .222 .418 .497 .755 35 .140 -3.4 -0.3 .433 .167 .028 .0
2010 24 PIT NL 469 313 70 6.0 101 .340 .296 .260 .349 .329 .462 .409 .811 .738 119 .620 11.5 1.1 .759 .244 .167 3.4
2011 25 PIT NL 662 462 80 4.7 94 .315 .273 .253 .334 .320 .408 .394 .742 .714 108 .522 7.8 0.8 .670 .230 .134 10.3
2012 26 PIT NL 530 365 69 5.0 97 .326 .280 .255 .342 .320 .426 .404 .768 .724 112 .553 9.8 1.0 .708 .250 .146 9.3
2013 27 PIT NL 551 382 68 4.8 93 .274 .251 .253 .339 .318 .418 .394 .757 .711 113 .548 9.6 1.0 .706 .270 .167 1.9
2014 28 PIT NL 394 262 58 6.0 93 .296 .281 .254 .351 .318 .457 .394 .809 .711 127 .648 12.6 1.3 .776 .259 .176 3.5
6 Yrs 2646 1814 347 5.1 96 .310 .274 .255 .341 .321 .428 .399 .769 .720 113 .568 48.0 4.8 .712 .248 .154 33.4
162 Game Avg. 669 458 88 5.1 96 .310 .274 .255 .341 .321 .428 .399 .769 .720 113 .568 12 1 .712 .248 .154 8

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 27 PIT NL NLWC CIN W 1 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 PIT NL NLDS STL L 5 21 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .095 .000 .095 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 6 26 24 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 .083 .154 .125 .279 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLWC 1 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 5 21 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .095 .000 .095 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 23 PIT NL 40 0.0% 27.5% 10.0% 2.5% 14% 2.75 3.3 0.47 0.46 63% 20% 0.0% 0%
2010 24 PIT NL 469 2.6% 17.7% 7.3% 9.4% 35% 2.44 5.1 35.5 6.5 0.56 0.65 71% 22% 5.8% 6%
2011 25 PIT NL 662 1.8% 16.9% 8.2% 7.9% 32% 2.07 5.3 49.7 7.2 0.81 1.06 73% 19% 4.9% 10%
2012 26 PIT NL 530 2.6% 19.6% 8.9% 7.7% 31% 2.21 4.5 33.7 6.8 0.75 1.01 68% 21% 7.2% 8%
2013 27 PIT NL 551 2.9% 15.4% 9.1% 8.0% 37% 1.70 5.6 29.9 9.0 0.65 0.87 69% 24% 7.5% 11%
2014 28 PIT NL 394 3.8% 14.0% 7.1% 7.9% 31% 1.96 6.4 23.5 7.2 0.62 0.84 72% 27% 9.3% 12%
6 Yrs 2646 2.6% 17.0% 8.2% 8.1% 33% 2.07 5.2 34.2 7.4 0.68 0.88 71% 22% 6.7% 9%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.1% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 2.32 4.7 35.2 8.3 0.82 1.09 68% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 23 PIT NL -3.4 -0.3 41 -0.7 0.3 -0.9 1.03 -0.4 -0.3 -4.2 -0.4 0.97 -3.8 1.16 8
2010 24 PIT NL 11.5 1.1 483 1.3 9.0 -7.7 .96 1.2 0.2 22.2 2.2 0.94 15.7 1.11 1
2011 25 PIT NL 7.8 0.8 685 1.6 13.0 -11.4 1.03 1.2 0.4 16.7 1.7 0.98 12.7 0.83 1
2012 26 PIT NL 9.8 1.0 549 1.0 9.8 -8.9 .95 1.0 0.0 15.5 1.6 0.94 10.5 3.44 3
2013 27 PIT NL 11.0 1.1 561 0.2 9.8 -9.5 1.01 1.2 -0.9 10.1 1.0 0.93 11.8 0.88 3
2014 28 PIT NL 12.6 1.3 401 3.3 9.5 -6.2 1.08 1.8 1.3 17.8 1.8 0.96 16.3 3.18 1
6 Yrs 49.4 4.9 2720 6.8 51.4 -44.6 1.01 6.0 0.8 78.1 7.9 0.95 63.3 1.61 17

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 23 PIT NL 0 0 46% 19 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17% 3 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
2010 24 PIT NL 3 0 30% 153 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 4 0 1 13 41% 17 10 7 10 6 4 12 7 5
2011 25 PIT NL 4 0 31% 270 9 6 60% 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 18 48% 32 20 12 11 6 5 15 4 11
2012 26 PIT NL 6 0 29% 216 7 5 58% 7 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 1 1 2 1 15 44% 31 17 12 10 4 6 9 5 4
2013 27 PIT NL 4 0 27% 212 1 2 33% 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 15 39% 17 13 4 9 6 3 18 7 10
2014 28 PIT NL 1 0 28% 149 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 10 43% 27 19 8 3 3 0 12 2 10
6 Yrs 18 0 29% 1019 22 17 56% 20 14 2 2 0 1 4 1 19 2 8 2 7 73 43% 127 82 43 44 26 18 68 26 41

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 23 PIT NL 40 100% 7 1 0 8 2 0 0 1.16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 14% 2 1 50% 27 0 0% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
2010 24 PIT NL 469 100% 126 11 3 1 0 0 0 1.11 12 0 15 9 3 5 7 0 5 2 40% 88 4 5% 37 12 32% 291 55 19% 26 17 65% 23 13 57% 0
2011 25 PIT NL 662 99% 163 24 1 1 0 0 0 0.83 12 1 10 11 1 4 8 0 2 0 0% 130 15 12% 67 26 39% 402 73 18% 40 25 63% 30 16 53% 0
2012 26 PIT NL 530 100% 132 15 4 3 0 0 0 3.44 14 1 11 14 0 7 7 0 6 1 17% 96 11 11% 48 19 40% 302 56 19% 33 19 58% 23 13 57% 0
2013 27 PIT NL 551 100% 120 12 2 3 0 0 0 0.88 16 0 7 16 0 8 8 0 9 5 56% 94 14 15% 56 23 41% 306 38 12% 21 9 43% 33 20 61% 0
2014 28 PIT NL 394 100% 99 7 1 1 0 0 0 3.18 15 0 13 14 1 6 9 0 2 1 50% 64 5 8% 40 12 30% 233 34 15% 25 12 48% 15 8 53% 0
6 Yrs 2646 100% 647 70 11 17 2 0 0 1.61 69 2 56 64 5 30 39 0 24 9 38% 479 50 10% 250 93 37% 1561 256 16% 145 82 57% 125 71 57% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

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 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 23 PIT NL 40 165 4.13 107 64.8% 25.2% 14.0% 37.4% 23.4% 74.8% 0.0% 48.5% 81.3% 20.0% 5.0% 2 0 20.0% 8 4 12.5% 5 4 1 10 9.1% 0 0 0
2010 24 PIT NL 470 1791 3.81 1137 63.5% 29.3% 12.7% 27.4% 30.7% 70.7% 0.2% 44.9% 82.1% 24.3% 3.4% 16 0 14.3% 67 37 10.4% 49 36 23 60 27.7% -1 0 0
2011 25 PIT NL 663 2638 3.98 1669 63.6% 29.1% 11.4% 30.1% 29.5% 70.9% 1.5% 45.1% 84.0% 21.7% 5.0% 33 2 13.6% 90 38 10.0% 66 41 31 81 27.7% -1 0 0
2012 26 PIT NL 533 2046 3.84 1292 63.3% 28.3% 13.8% 28.8% 29.2% 71.7% 0.5% 45.4% 80.8% 21.8% 4.9% 26 0 14.6% 78 35 8.6% 46 24 30 74 28.8% -3 0 0
2013 27 PIT NL 552 2042 3.70 1255 61.9% 26.3% 14.6% 27.2% 32.0% 73.7% 2.0% 45.7% 80.2% 28.1% 6.7% 37 0 16.5% 91 42 8.7% 48 29 27 58 31.8% -1 0 0
2014 28 PIT NL 399 1494 3.74 946 63.5% 23.7% 12.9% 31.7% 31.7% 76.3% 0.7% 48.5% 83.1% 26.6% 5.0% 20 0 16.8% 67 36 8.3% 33 16 15 40 27.3% -5 0 0
6 Yrs 2657 10176 3.83 6406 63.2% 27.5% 13.0% 29.1% 30.3% 72.5% 1.1% 45.8% 82.1% 24.2% 5.0% 134 2 15.1% 401 192 9.3% 247 150 127 323 28.2% -11 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.8% 78.6% 26.6% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.4%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 23 17 40 36 5 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 .194 .275 .222 .497 35 8 1 0 0 0 0
2010 24 127 509 462 62 133 30 3 12 66 3 3 38 94 .288 .343 .444 .787 112 205 5 3 2 4 1
2011 25 286 1171 1058 138 296 66 7 24 149 12 9 92 206 .280 .338 .423 .761 110 448 20 7 2 12 6
2012 26 415 1701 1530 200 428 93 7 38 218 19 14 139 310 .280 .339 .424 .763 111 649 31 9 3 20 7
2013 27 548 2252 2008 262 548 117 11 54 271 20 16 189 395 .273 .339 .423 .762 111 849 45 24 8 23 11
2014 28 641 2646 2360 311 647 132 12 69 320 22 17 217 450 .274 .341 .428 .769 113 1010 50 35 9 25 12

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 23 17 40 36 5 7 1 0 0 0 1 4 11 .194 .275 .222 .497 2 17
2010 24 110 473 429 59 129 30 3 12 68 2 35 83 .301 .355 .469 .823 71 110
2011 25 159 678 608 85 175 39 4 13 93 10 58 112 .288 .350 .429 .779 91 159
2012 26 129 541 480 68 140 29 0 15 76 7 50 104 .292 .356 .446 .801 76 129
2013 27 133 566 488 71 130 26 4 17 61 1 54 85 .266 .357 .441 .797 74 133
2014 28 93 407 361 56 108 16 1 16 56 2 31 55 .299 .372 .482 .854 62 93
6 Yrs 641 2705 2402 344 689 141 12 73 354 23 232 450 .287 .355 .447 .802 376 641
162 Game Avg. 162 684 607 87 174 36 3 18 89 6 59 114 .287 .355 .447 .802 95 641



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  159 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
2011 NL  596 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 NL  36 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2013 NL  15 (3rd)
2014 NL  11 (2nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2011 NL  8 (3rd)
2012 NL  8 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2011 NL  462 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2014 NL  3.3 (5th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1901), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2287), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1731), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (164th), 12.2 career WAR/12.2 7yr-peak WAR/12.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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