Marcus Walden Boston Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 32
Born: September 13, 1988
Birthplace: Fresno, CA
Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 9th round 2007 by TOR
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
(Dec. 2016)
College: Fresno City
High School: Central (CA)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 12, 2007 (TOR)
Signing Scout: Tim Rooney
Signing Bonus: $100,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: June 22, 2007 (GCL Blue Jaye)
Added to 40-man: March 29, 2018 (BOS)
MLB Debut: April 1, 2018 (BOS)
Service Time (1/20): 1 year, 25 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2018, 2014)
Contract (2020): $579,500
   
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Instagram: @marcus_walden

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Undersized right-hander with an average build and a solid lower half.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Jerky delivery with a lot of moving parts. Long arm action, live arm.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Pitch is on the straight side with average life.

Cutter: 91-93 mph. Short, horizontal break.

Slider: 86-88 mph. Pitch shows tilt and depth on occasion. Uses pitch to keep hitters off-balance.

  Career Notes: Has worked as both a starter and reliever over his career. Spent time in the Toronto, Oakland, Cincinnati, and Minnesota organizations before signing a minor league deal with Boston in December 2016. Was a surprise addition to Boston’s opening day major league roster in 2018 after outperforming other bullpen candidates.

Summation: Profiles as a solid organizational depth type who can be used as an emergency MLB depth arm in a multiple-inning relief role when necessary. Throws everything hard, but secondary stuff all comes in on a similar plane. Has had better splits against lefties in his career. Inconsistent command and control mean his stuff plays down at times.


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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2007 GCL Blue Jays GCL Rk Tor 18 2 4 3.05 12 10 0 44.1 45 21 15 3 0 12 32 1.29 6.50 2.44
  2008 Auburn Doubledays NYPL A- Tor 19 2 3 4.80 14 11 0 60.0 70 38 32 4 0 20 51 1.50 7.65 3.00
  2009 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 20 2 1 8.64 4 4 0 16.2 30 20 16 1 0 10 8 2.40 4.32 5.40
  2011 Lansing Lugnuts Midw A Tor 22 6 6 3.24 28 13 0 100.0 90 48 36 1 6 28 54 1.18 4.86 2.52
  2012 Lansing Lugnuts Midw A Tor 23 5 2 3.10 14 14 0 66.2 54 24 23 4 2 30 40 1.26 5.40 4.05
  2012 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 23 9 2 2.85 13 12 0 72.2 58 26 23 0 3 18 42 1.05 5.20 2.23
  2013 New Hampshire Fisher Cats East AA Tor 24 6 14 3.71 26 26 0 162.1 184 76 67 9 8 50 88 1.44 4.88 2.77
  2014 Buffalo Bisons IL AAA Tor 25 0 1 13.50 3 0 0 4.0 5 6 6 1 1 3 1 2.00 2.25 6.75
  2014 Midland RockHounds Tex AA Oak 25 1 2 3.79 21 0 2 35.2 38 22 15 2 4 13 26 1.43 6.56 3.28
  2014 Sacramento River Cats PCL AAA Oak 25 2 2 5.73 11 11 0 59.2 69 42 38 6 4 27 34 1.61 5.13 4.07
  2015 Lancaster Barnstormers Atl Indy --- 26 2 4 2.95 48 3 15 64.0 59 24 21 2 5 22 49 1.27 6.89 3.09
  2015 Pensacola Blue Wahoos Sou AA Cin 26 0 1 12.00 1 1 0 3.0 7 5 4 0 0 3 2 3.33 6.00 9.00
  2016 Chattanooga Lookouts Sou AA Min 27 0 0 1.74 6 0 1 10.1 3 2 2 0 1 3 7 0.58 6.10 2.61
  2016 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 27 1 1 2.54 36 0 5 46.0 41 15 13 1 3 13 33 1.17 6.46 2.54
  2017 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 28 10 6 3.92 29 15 0 105.2 102 52 46 4 4 36 86 1.31 7.32 3.07
  2018 Lowell Spinners NYPL A- Bos 29 0 0 3.37 2 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 1.87 10.12 10.12
  2018 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 29 0 4 4.96 18 5 2 32.2 44 24 18 2 2 17 24 1.87 6.61 4.68
  2018 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 29 0 0 3.68 8 0 1 14.2 14 7 6 0 1 3 14 1.16 8.59 1.84
  2019 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 30 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.60 10.80 0.00
  2019 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 30 9 2 3.81 70 0 2 78.0 61 38 33 6 5 32 76 1.19 8.77 3.69
   
     
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
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