Names like Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma have been unstoppable this fantasy baseball season. They have combined to win 14 games this year for the Seattle Mariners and have pitched like aces all season long.
However, there is another name that fantasy fans should learn and that is SP Taijuan Walker. The right-hander has been tearing up Seattle’s farm system and it is only a matter of time until the team calls him up to the show.
Walker has the size to be a workhorse for the M’s. He is six-foot-four and weighs an impressive 210 pounds. He launches himself from the mound and the 21-year-old has quickly become one of the best pitching prospects in all of fantasy.
In 12 starts in the minors this year, Walker has a 2.52 ERA through 71.1 innings of work. He has fanned 77 batters and has struck out at least six batters in six straight outings. He is also holding opposing batters to a mere .194 batting average and has simply been untouchable this season.
TW has been even more dominate over the last month. He has only allowed two earned runs and nine hits through his last 25 innings of work. He continues to frustrate hitters in the minor leagues and it is only a matter of time until Seattle takes a hard look at their young hurler.