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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, 17,246th in MLB history)   vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Mets 2009-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$10.55M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 5.166, 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 Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2009 PIT NL 23 3B 9 8 6 69.2 22 6 15 1 1 .955 -2 -3 -38 -50 2.71 2.33 .957 2.57 2.56
2010 PIT NL 24 2B 105 104 98 894.2 463 222 234 7 62 .985 -10 -8 -13 -11 4.59 4.34 .984 4.78 4.73 RoY-5
2010 PIT NL 24 3B 6 5 4 40.0 15 4 10 1 0 .933 1 2 36 63 3.15 2.33 .951 2.54 2.52 RoY-5
2011 PIT NL 25 2B 159 155 150 1382.1 781 333 442 6 108 .992 -4 -3 -3 -3 5.05 4.87 .985 4.76 4.75
2012 PIT NL 26 2B 125 124 117 1068.2 604 234 361 9 76 .985 -2 -4 -2 -4 5.01 4.76 .984 4.77 4.72
2012 PIT NL 26 DH 1 1
2013 PIT NL 27 2B 132 125 119 1144.0 660 256 397 7 88 .989 1 9 1 9 5.14 4.95 .984 4.72 4.72
2014 PIT NL 28 2B 135 132 125 1175.2 630 251 374 5 87 .992 3 -2 3 -2 4.78 4.63 .982 4.66 4.65 SS
2015 PIT NL 29 2B 146 135 118 1224.2 661 236 418 7 103 .989 6 -2 6 -2 4.81 4.48 .986 4.78 4.74
2016 NYM NL 30 2B 111 110 101 961.2 485 181 297 7 65 .986 0 0 1 0 4.47 4.31 .982 4.60 4.57
7 Seasons 2B 913 885 828 7851.2 4284 1713 2523 48 589 .989 -5 -10 -1 -1 4.86 4.64 .984 4.73 4.70
2 Seasons 3B 15 13 10 109.2 37 10 25 2 1 .946 -1 -1 -11 -10 2.87 2.33 .954 2.56 2.54
1 Season DH 1 1
8 Seasons TOT 928 898 838 7961.1 4321 1723 2548 50 590 .988 -6 -11 -1 -1 4.83 4.60 .984 4.70 4.67
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2009 PIT NL 23 3B -2 -38 -1 -1 -0 -1 -3 -50 -3 0 0
2010 PIT NL 24 2B -10 -13 -11 -2 -9 1 -8 -11 -10 2
2010 PIT NL 24 3B 1 36 0 0 0 1 2 63 2 0 0
2011 PIT NL 25 2B -4 -3 -2 6 -7 -2 -3 -3 -5 -1
2012 PIT NL 26 2B -2 -2 -1 3 -4 -1 -4 -4 -3 0
2013 PIT NL 27 2B 1 1 5 2 3 -4 9 9 8 -2
2014 PIT NL 28 2B 3 3 1 3 -2 2 -2 -2 -5 2
2015 PIT NL 29 2B 6 6 6 6 -0 0 -2 -2 -6 1
2016 NYM NL 30 2B 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 2 -1
7 Seasons 2B -5 -1 -1 17 -18 -4 -10 -1 -19 1
2 Seasons 3B -1 -11 -1 -1 -0 0 -1 -10 -1 0 0
8 Seasons TOT -6 -1 -2 16 -18 -4 -11 -1 -20 1 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2009 PIT NL 23 17 8 17 9 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2010 PIT NL 24 110 109 110 109 0 0 0 105 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 PIT NL 25 159 155 159 159 0 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012 PIT NL 26 129 125 129 125 0 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
2013 PIT NL 27 133 125 133 132 0 0 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2014 PIT NL 28 137 132 137 135 0 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015 PIT NL 29 151 135 151 146 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2016 NYM NL 30 113 110 113 111 0 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 Seasons 949 899 949 926 0 0 0 913 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 42 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2010 PIT NL 24 3996 64% 78% 32% 315 92% 2 222 97 88 37 234 198 27 1 5 7 0 7 0 7 62 16 15 17 6 56 23 31 6 4 2
2011 PIT NL 25 6029 62% 78% 33% 513 91% 4 333 100 180 53 442 376 52 2 9 6 0 1 5 4 108 38 26 25 7 100 32 66 8 1 4
2012 PIT NL 26 4563 56% 76% 32% 391 93% 0 234 63 127 45 361 329 25 0 7 9 1 7 1 7 76 32 18 14 5 71 20 50 5 1 3
2013 PIT NL 27 4780 62% 74% 37% 424 91% 4 256 59 136 61 397 338 42 2 9 7 0 3 4 4 88 38 16 18 3 81 23 56 4 4 0
2014 PIT NL 28 4968 62% 75% 35% 422 91% 2 251 71 128 52 374 322 37 1 3 5 0 3 2 3 87 32 19 22 5 86 31 53 1 0 1
2015 PIT NL 29 5114 63% 75% 36% 467 93% 1 236 79 120 36 418 341 64 1 9 7 0 4 3 6 103 32 19 38 3 98 45 53 5 3 2
2016 NYM NL 30 4001 54% 74% 31% 344 92% 0 181 59 80 42 297 253 42 0 3 7 0 6 1 6 65 20 12 23 2 62 25 35 2 1 1
7 Seasons 33451 61% 76% 34% 2876 92% 13 1713 528 859 326 2523 2157 289 7 45 48 1 31 16 37 589 208 125 157 31 554 199 344 31 14 13
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2009 PIT NL 23 313 59% 79% 33% 20 90% 0 6 4 2 0 15 10 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 50%
2010 PIT NL 24 185 69% 81% 30% 14 93% 0 4 2 1 1 10 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2 Seasons 498 63% 80% 32% 34 91% 0 10 6 3 1 25 19 2 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 75%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 87% 64%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Silver Sluggers
2014 NL (2B)

Assistss c a p y
2011 NL  442 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  159 (1st)
2013 NL  132 (5th)
2014 NL  135 (4th)
2015 NL  146 (3rd)
Active  913 (10th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  333 (1st)
2013 NL  256 (3rd)
2014 NL  251 (4th)
Active  1,713 (10th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  442 (3rd)
2013 NL  397 (2nd)
2014 NL  374 (4th)
2015 NL  418 (3rd)
Active  2,523 (10th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
Active  48 (14th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  108 (1st)
2013 NL  88 (2nd)
2014 NL  87 (3rd)
2015 NL  103 (5th)
Active  589 (10th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2014 NL  3 (5th)
2015 NL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2011 NL  5.05 (3rd)
2012 NL  5.01 (5th)
2013 NL  5.14 (2nd)
2014 NL  4.78 (5th)
Active  4.86 (9th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  4.87 (2nd)
2012 NL  4.76 (4th)
2013 NL  4.95 (1st)
2014 NL  4.63 (4th)
Active  4.64 (9th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2011 NL  .992 (2nd)
2013 NL  .989 (3rd)
2014 NL  .992 (2nd)
2015 NL  .989 (5th)
Active  .989 (5th)
Career  .989 (15th)

             

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