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Updated Scouting Report: Taijuan Walker, RHP, Yucaipa (CA) HS (2010 Draft)

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May 31, 2010

This updated report comes from Taijuan Walker’s outing on May 21, 2010, and is a follow up to our report we filed in March at his season debut.

Taijuan Walker, RHP
6-4, 190
Yucaipa HS, Yucaipa, CA

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: First thing I noticed was that he looked stronger here, particularly in his upper body. Still high hips, long and lose limbs, young features.

STRENGTHS: Plus, plus arm speed. FB 91-95 (92-93), maintained deep into game. Breaking ball 74-75. CH 80-81. CH is his best secondary pitch now, shows early signs of throwing it from the same slot and release point. All around much better than he was in March. CB much better.

WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent delivery points, helps him lose command of all three pitches. Doesn’t have complete mastery of a breaking ball yet; tries to throw the harder CB, sometimes chokes it, winds up slurving it. Loses his front side too many times still, flies open.

SUMMARY: Better here than he was in March. Most power I’ve seen from him since the Fall. A big arm with a big future – good luck on pro side.

GRADES (Present/Future):
Fastball:       50/70
Curveball    40/50
Changeup    40/60
Control        40/50
Command   40/50
Overall Future Potential: 56

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