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Christian Walker

Christian Walker 1B

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Christian Dickson Walker
  • Age: 24 (March 28, 1991)
  • Birthplace: Norristown, PA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 220
  • Draft: Round 4 (2012, BAL)
  • MLB Debut: 09/17/2014
  • School: South Carolina
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Christian Walker Career Stats

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Christian Walker Awards and Honors

Christian Walker  1B

  • Full Name: Christian Dickson Walker
  • Born: March 28, 1991
  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: Norristown, PA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 220
  • Draft: Round 4 (2012, BAL)
  • School: South Carolina
  • MLB Debut: 09/17/2014

2014: In 139 games between Double-A Bowie and Norfolk, hit .288 with 26 home runs and 96 RBI..Opened the season with Bowie and joined Norfolk after the All-Star break... Named an Eastern League midseason and postseason All-Star...At the time of his promotion to Norfolk (July 17), he ranked among Eastern League leaders in total bases (1st, 189), RBI (1st, 77) and home runs (2nd, 20)...Named to Baseball America's 2nd-Team Minor League All-Star Team...Led Orioles minor leaguers in home runs (26) and RBI (96)...His 26 home runs tied for the 22nd-most among all minor leaguers, while his 96 RBI tied for the 15th-most in the minors...Hit first Triple-A home run on July 27 at Columbus, a solo shot off of Mark Lowe...With Bowie, hit safely in 22 straight road games from April 11 to May 24, over which he hit .398 (37-93) with six home runs and 20 RBI. The 22-game streak was the longest in the Eastern League in 2014...Had his contract selected from Triple A-Norfolk, September 17 and made his ML debut that night, collecting first big league hit, a double off of J.A. Happ, in the 7th inning... His first ML HR, September 20 vs. Boston, a 4th inning solo shot (Rubby De La Rosa)...Named Eastern League Player of the Week twice: weeks ending April 20 and May 18.
2013: Split time between Class-A Delmarva, Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie...Combined to hit .300 with 11 home runs, 27 doubles and 56 RBI in 103 games...His .300 average ranked fourth among Orioles minor leaguers...Selected to represent the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures Game, where he joined fellow Orioles prospects Henry Urrutia and Eduardo Rodriguez...Opened the year with Delmarva and hit .353 in 31 games with the Shorebirds...Posted a 13-game hit streak from April 6-19, over which he hit .400 (20-for-50) with two home runs and 10 RBI...Promoted to Frederick on May 12 and hit .359 (14-for-39) over his first nine games, a stretch that concluded with a 4-for-4 performance on May 21 vs. Potomac... Promoted to Bowie on July 16 and spent the remainder of the year with the Baysox...Did not appear in a game after August 2 due to lower back soreness. 
2012: Made his professional debut with Class-A Aberdeen on July 6...Finished the season batting .284 with two home runs and nine RBI in 22 games...Named New York-Penn League Offensive Player of the Week for the week of July 16-23.
PERSONAL: Christian Dickson Walker was selected by Baltimore in the 4th round of the 2012 draft out of the University of South Carolina...Led the Gamecocks to the 2011 College World Series Championship and was a member of the 2012 College World Series runner ups...Named to both the 2011 and 2012 College World Series All-Tournament Team...Also named First Team All-SEC...Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 49th round of the 2009 draft but did not sign...Attended Kennedy-Kenrick (PA) High School...Won the '09 International Power Showcase High School Home Run Derby at Tropicana Field.