Areas for improvement?
Walker will make contact with a ball thrown inside the strike zone about 87% of the time. However, he does tend to swing at a lot of pitches outside the strike zone as well, about 27%. His OBP has the potential to be higher than .362 if he swung at fewer pitches outside the zone. His first pitch strike percentage is also quite high at 57%. Is this always a bad thing? Not necessarily, but if pitchers know he’ll swing more than half the time at the first pitch, it’s a great way to work the count in their favor from the start.