Acquired: Selected with the fifth pick in the 2015 MLB Rule 5 Draft (MIL). Originally drafted in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (STL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|2015 SEASON STATS: Hit .302 at Midland (Double-A/Athletics) with 13 HRs, 49 RBIs, 17 SBs and 39 doubles, posting a .447 OBP and .470 SLG.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Already on the 40-man roster, he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/4/2016
|April 4, in a 12-3 loss to the Giants. A late-game insertion into left field to replace starter Ryan Braun, he batted ninth in the lineup and went 0-for-1, lining out to short.|
|A versatile athlete, Walsh put up solid numbers across the board in 2015 and ranked among the minor league leaders in runs (T5 with 97), walks (1st with 124) and OBP (2nd at .447) to earn a Rule 5 nod. He saw more limited time due to a few stints on the DL in 2014 as he moved up through three levels, playing at Stockton (High A), Midland and Sacramento (Triple-A), but only appeared in 78 games, combining to hit .290 with four HRs and 32 RBIs. Walsh had been released by the Cardinals at the end of 2014 spring training and signed with Oakland a few weeks later.|