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Jeremy Walker (baseball)

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Jeremy Walker
Atlanta Braves – No. 63
Pitcher
Born: (1995-06-12) June 12, 1995 (age 24)
Advance, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 2019, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average1.93
Strikeouts6
Teams

Jeremy Price Walker (born June 12, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

Walker attended Calvary Baptist Day School (2010-12) Winston-Salem, North Carolina[1] and Davie County High School (2013) Mocksville, North Carolina. He attended Gardner–Webb University and played college baseball for the Runnin' Bulldogs for three years.[2] Walker was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 5th round, with the 139th overall selection, of the 2016 MLB draft.[3][4]

In 2016, Walker played for the Danville Braves, going 3–3 with a 3.18 ERA in ​39 23 innings.[5] He spent the 2017 season with the Rome Braves, going 7–11 with a 3.97 ERA in 138 innings.[5] He split the 2018 season between the Florida Fire Frogs and the Gwinnett Stripers, combining to go 6–11 with a 3.84 ERA in 143 innings.[5] He opened the 2019 season with the Mississippi Braves and was named to the Southern League All-Star team.[6] He was promoted to Gwinnett on July 5.[5]

On July 24, 2019, the Braves selected Walker's contract and promoted him to the major leagues.[7][8] He made his MLB debut two days later on July 26 against the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing one hit in one scoreless inning.[9]

References

  1. ^ Kegan Lowe (June 22, 2016). "Walker happy to join Braves organization". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Standout Jeremy Walker drafted bu Atlanta Braves in fifth round of 2016 MLB draft". gwusports.com. Gardner–Webb University Baseball. June 10, 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Gaurav Vedak (June 10, 2016). "2016 MLB Draft: Braves select Jeremy Walker with the 139th pick". Talking Chop. SB Nation. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Brian Pitts (June 16, 2016). "Walker signs with Braves". The Davie County Enterprise-Record. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Jeremy Walker Player Page". MLB.com. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Brian Pitts (June 14, 2019). "Jeremy Walker an all-star for AA Braves". The Davie County Enterprise-Record. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Jeff Todd (July 24, 2019). "Braves To Select Contract Of Jeremy Walker". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Dillon Cloud (July 24, 2019). "Braves select Jeremy Walker, option Wes Parsons". Talking Chop. SB Nation. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Gabriel Burns (July 26, 2019). "Braves' win over Phillies is a footnote as injuries loom". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
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