MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates
2015 Avg.
.253
 
Career Avg.
.271
Name  Neil Walker
Born  9/10/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  210
Number  18
Position  2B
Bats  S
Throws  R
5/28/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .444 hitter (8-for-18) with three homers and nine RBI versus Padres starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Walker is hitting .253 with just three home runs and 16 RBI in 166 at-bats this season, but blasted 23 homers last season and has averaged 15 homers a season over the past five.
 
5/26/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker wetn 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 5-1, victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Pittsburgh really got to Miami starter Jose Urena, who was making his first major league start. Walker hit his two-run homer in the second as Pittsburgh took a, 4-0, lead. Walker is hitting .259 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 162 at-bats this season.
 
5/24/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not starting on Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Clint Hurdle is really mixing it up with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound. Sean Rodriguez is at first base, Jose Tabata is in right, Jung Ho Kang is at third base, Jordy Mercer is at shortstop and Josh Harrison is at second base. Walker is hitting .253 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
 
5/13/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker has just one hit in 10 at-bats lifetime against Cole Hamels.
Insight: The hit is just a single, so Walker may be in for a rough outing, if in the lineup, Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
 
5/9/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hit his second home run of the season as Pittsburgh beat St. Louis, 7-5, on Saturday.
Insight: Walker was 1-for-4 in the game with the solo bomb. Walker has been hitting well since he moved to the No. 2 spot in the order on Tuesday. Since the move, he is 6-for-15 with three RBI and the homer. Walker is hitting .287 with 10 extra-base hits and 12 RBI in 108 at-bats this season.
 
5/3/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is out of the lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Just a routine day off for Walker. Josh Harrison will slide over to second, with Jung Ho Kang manning third.
 
4/28/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .304 hitter with two home runs and five RBI against Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood.
Insight: Walker is one of many Pirates hitters who have had success versus Wood. Pittsburgh tagged Wood for three runs in five innings last week and scored a total of eight runs in that game. Start Walker and any other Pirates offensive player because it could be a nice night for the team's offense.
 
4/26/2015 8:04:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker had three hits and two RBI sunday versus Arizona.
Insight: Walker is off to a nice start this season. He has a .300/.333/.457 line with one homer and nine RBI overall.
 
4/26/2015 8:59:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was 2-for-4 with two doubles and both of the Pirates runs as Pittsburgh beat Arizoma, 2-1, on Saturday.
Insight: The Pittsburgh offense is really struggling to start the season, but the team has been able to win games. The Pirates fell behind, 1-0, on Saturday, but Walker scored in the fourth and ninth as Pittsburgh came back to win, 2-1. Walker scored on two-outs hits each time. He is hitting .273 with seven RBI but just one home run this season. The Pirates have won four straight and seven of the last nine.
 
4/12/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .333 hitter against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Walker has five extra-base hits and nine RBI against Lohse as well. The Pirates will have to count on Walker and other in the lineup to step up as Andrew McCutchen could be out again on Sunday.
 
3/11/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is back in the Pittsburgh lineup for Wednesday's game.
Insight: Walker took a pitch in the back of the knee on Monday, but he appears fine. Walker hit .271/.342/.467 and led second basemen with 23 home runs.
 
9/28/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker could be in line for a rough afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: He is a .171 career hitter (7-for-41) off Reds' starter Johnny Cueto, with seven strikeouts. In a game Pittsburgh needs to win, Walker is not a recommended daily play.
 
9/14/2014 6:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs to lead the Pirates over the Cubs, 7-3, on Sunday.
Insight: Walker hit a solo home run in the fourth, which was his 20th of the season. Walker added an RBI-double and scored in the fifth as Pittsburgh erased a 3-0 deficit. Walker has been great this season, batting .279/.351/.468 with those 20 home runs and 69 RBI.
 
9/8/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs as the Pirates defeated the Cubs, 10-4.
Insight: Walker hit his two-run homer in the first inning, and he also scored second and fourth innings. Walker has two three-hit games in his last four, going 8-for-15 in that span. He is hitting .279/.351/.468 with a career-high 19 home runs and 63 RBI.
 
8/26/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .308 hitter (8-for-26) with two home runs among five extra-base hits versus Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: Walker has already set a career mark for home runs with 17 and his OPS (.805) is the highest it's been in four seasons.
 
8/23/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs against the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: In the biggest series of the year so far for the Pirates, Walker is 5-for-9 with three extra-base hits and four RBI. Walker and Pittsburgh go for the sweep of first place Milwaukee on Sunday.
 
8/18/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Monday against the Braves.
Insight: Walker had just eight at-bats the first two weeks of August due to a lower back injury, but he's started three of the last four games.
 
8/16/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) isn't in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Walker went 1-for-4 with a double Friday at Washington after a back injury kept him out of the lineup in 11 of the previous 12 games.
 
8/15/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) is not only back in Friday's starting lineup, he's batting cleanup.
Insight: Walker is batting .277 with 16 HR and 50 RBI, but has just three at-bats since Aug 1. He'll face a hot pitcher in Tanner Roark, who has given up exactly one run in five of his last six starts, and it may be best to avoid this matchup.
 
8/13/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, but he's out of the lineup Wednesday for the eighth straight game and the 10th time in his last 11.
Insight: The Pirates have continued to win even though Andrew McCutchen (rib) and Walker have been out of the lineup. They've gone 7-4 in August and are 1.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.
 

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