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Christian Walker

Christian Walker 53 1B

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Christian Dickson Walker
  • Age: 26 (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

Christian Walker Career Stats


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Christian Walker Awards and Honors

Christian Walker  53 1B

Christian Walker
  • Full Name: Christian Dickson Walker
  • Born: March 28, 1991
  • Age: 26
  • 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

2015 Highlights
• Spent the majority of season with Norfolk, where he hit .257 with 18 home runs, 33 doubles and 74 RBI
• Ranked among IL leaders in at-bats (1st, 534), games (T-2nd, 138), doubles (T-3rd, 33), extra-base hits (T-3rd, 52), total bases (4th, 226), RBI (T-7th, 74) and home runs (T-8th, 18)
• His 33 doubles were the 2nd-most in a single season for any Tides player as an Orioles affiliate, trailing the 42 doubles registered by Oscar Salazar in 2008
• After the All-Star break, led the IL with 13 home runs and tied for the league lead with 44 RBI
• From July 16 to September 7, his 44 RBI were tied for the 6th-most in all of Minor League Baseball, while his 13 homers over that span tied for eighth in MiLB
• Ranked among Orioles minor leaguers in home runs (3rd, 18) and RBI (3rd, 74)
• Named IL Player of the Week, July 27, after hitting .414 (12-29) with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI
• Named to MiLB's Orioles Minor League Organizational All-Star Team as the Utility Player
• Since Norfolk became an O's affiliate in 2007, his 2015 totals ranked among Tides single season leaders in doubles (2nd, 33), games (T-2nd, 138), homers (3rd, 18), at-bats (3rd, 534), strikeouts (3rd, 136), & RBI (5th, 74)
• Led IL first basemen in games (130), chances (1248), putouts (1168), assists (71), errors (9) & double plays (119)
• Hit 9th inning walk-off home run, June 28 vs. Toledo
• Tied his career-high with a 13-game hitting streak from August 22 to September 3. The 13-game stretch was tied with Dariel Alvarez for the longest by a Tides player in 2015
• Batted .306 (45-147) with eight home runs and 22 RBI against left-handed pitching
• Hit two solo home runs vs. Gwinnett, September 3, one of only two players (Dariel Alvarez) to hit multiple homers in a game for Norfolk in 2015. 
• Belted a two-run home run and drove in three runs in Norfolk's Game 2 victory over Columbus in the IL Semifinals
• Since Norfolk became an O's affiliate in 2007, his 43 career doubles as a Tide rank 4th on the franchise list
• Hit .111 (1-9) with three walks over two stints (seven games) with Baltimore (7/8, 9/16 - end of season)
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...With Bowie, hit safely in 22 straight road games from April 11 to May 24, the longest road hitting streak 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...Hit 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 Bowie on July 16 and spent the remainder of the year with the Baysox.
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 2009 International Power Showcase High School Home Run Derby at Tropicana Field.