|Evaluator:||Nick J. Faleris|
|Report Date:||March 12th, 2018|
Walker’s power has been slow to emerge this spring, though he remains one of the better overall bats in the college class and is still well positioned to come off the board on the first day of the MLB Draft this June. Currently slashing .313/.418/.418 with nine walks and 12 strike outs over 79 plate appearances, Walker is a high contact bat with an ability to spray line drives across all fields thanks to above-average bat speed and a compact stroke. Though not a burner, he shows good feel on the grass and on the bases, and should be an asset in all facets of the game.
This past weekend Walker matched up with rising power arm Aaron Hernandez (RHP, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi), winning the day with a 3-for-4 performance. Walker singled twice up the middle and once pulling the ball hard through the right side, displaying good balance and excellent feel for the barrel across all of his plate appearances. He finished a loud four-game series going 8-for-16 with a double, two walks and two strike outs, and should continue to be one of the more highly scouted bats in the class as the spring progresses.