Marcus Walden Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 30
Born: September 13, 1988
Fresno, CA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th round, 2007 by TOR
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (December 2016)
College: Freso City
High School: Central (CA)

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Physical Description: Undersized right-hander with an average build and a solid lower half.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Jerky delivery with a lot of moving parts. Long arm action, live arm.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Pitch is on the straight side with average life.

Cutter: 91-93 mph. Short, horizontal break.

Slider: 86-88 mph. Pitch shows tilt and depth on occasion. Uses pitch to keep hitters off-balance.

Career Notes: Has worked as both a starter and reliever over his career. Spent time in the Toronto, Oakland, Cincinnati, and Minnesota organizations before signing a minor league deal with Boston in December 2016. Was a surprise addition to Bostonís opening day major league roster in 2018 after outperforming other bullpen candidates.

Summation: Profiles as a solid organizational depth type who can be used as an emergency MLB depth arm in a multiple-inning relief role when necessary. Throws everything hard, but secondary stuff all comes in on a similar plane. Has had better splits against lefties in his career. Inconsistent command and control mean his stuff plays down at times.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2007 Fresno City NCAA Coll --- 18 5 1 0.833 3.74 23 0 4 43.1 34 22 18   14 42 1.11 3.00 8.72
  2007 GCL Blue Jays GCL Rk Tor 18 2 4 0.333 3.05 12 10 0 44.1 45 21 15 3 12 32 1.29 2.67 6.50
  2008 Auburn NYPL A- Tor 19 2 3 0.400 4.80 14 11 0 60.0 70 38 32 4 20 51 1.50 2.55 7.65
  2009 Dunedin FSL A+ Tor 20 2 1 0.667 8.64 4 4 0 16.2 30 20 16 1 10 8 2.40 0.80 4.32
  2011 Lansing Midw A Tor 22 6 6 0.500 3.24 28 13 0 100.0 90 48 36 1 28 54 1.18 1.93 4.86
  2012 Lansing Midw A Tor 23 5 2 0.714 3.10 14 14 0 66.2 54 24 23 4 30 40 1.26 1.33 5.40
  2012 Dunedin FSL A+ Tor 23 9 2 0.818 2.85 13 12 0 72.2 58 26 23 0 18 42 1.05 2.33 5.20
  2013 New Hampshire East AA Tor 24 6 14 0.300 3.71 26 26 0 162.1 184 76 67 9 50 88 1.44 1.76 4.88
  2014 Buffalo IL AAA Tor 25 0 1 0.000 13.50 3 0 0 4.0 5 6 6 1 3 1 2.00 0.33 2.25
  2014 Midland Tex AA Oak 25 1 2 0.333 3.79 21 0 2 35.2 38 22 15 2 13 26 1.43 2.00 6.56
  2014 Sacramento PCL AAA Oak 25 2 2 0.500 5.73 11 11 0 59.2 69 42 38 6 27 34 1.61 1.26 5.13
  2015 Lancaster Atl Ind --- 26 2 4 0.333 2.95 48 3 15 64.0 59 24 21 2 22 49 1.27 2.23 6.89
  2015 Pensacola Sou AA Cin 26 0 1 0.000 12.00 1 1 0 3.0 7 5 4 0 3 2 3.33 0.67 6.00
  2015 Aragua LVBP Wint --- 26 4 2 0.667 2.45 8 7 0 40.1 39 13 11 0 9 24 1.19 2.67 5.36
  2016 Chattanooga Sou AA Min 27 0 0 --- 1.74 6 0 1 10.1 3 2 2 0 3 7 0.58 2.33 6.10
  2016 Rochester IL AAA Min 27 1 1 0.500 2.54 36 0 5 46.0 41 15 13 1 13 33 1.17 2.54 6.46
  2016 Aragua LVBP Wint --- 27 0 1 0.000 1.00 2 1 0 9.0 2 1 1 1 2 9 0.44 4.50 9.00
  2017 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 10 6 0.625 3.92 29 15 0 105.2 102 52 46 4 36 86 1.31 2.39 7.32
  2017 Este LIDOM Wint --- 28 1 4 0.200 4.98 6 5 0 21.2 22 14 12 1 9 16 1.43 1.78 6.65
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 29 0 0 --- 3.38 2 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 0 3 3 1.88 1.00 10.13
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 29 0 4 0.000 4.96 18 5 2 32.2 44 24 18 2 17 24 1.87 1.41 6.61
  2018 Boston AL MLB Bos 29 0 0 --- 3.68 8 0 1 14.2 14 7 6 0 3 14 1.16 4.67 8.59
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2007 (TOR)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 2007 (GCL Blue Jays)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: March 29, 2018 (BOS)
MLB Debut:
April 1, 2018 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
25 days
Options Remaining
: 1 (2018, 2014)
Contract (2018): $545,000
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (May 14-20, 2013)
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