It took Taijuan Walker just 8 minor league starts, and 40 inning pitched, to get the green light for his MLB club, the Seattle Mariners. Walker, who was ranked as the 6th prospect by MLB.com, suffered a shoulder injury in spring training that has held him back in 2014. Over 76 career MILB starts, Walker has racked up 446 strikeouts in just 411.2 IP! Walker joins a Mariners ball club that is 44-38, 7-3 in their last 10, and just 7.5 games out of 1st place in the American League West. f Walker is somehow still available in your league, make sure you add him to your roster!
Seattle has relied on 15 starts from 35 year old Chris Young, who has been great, with a 7-4 record, 3.14 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Erasmo Ramirez, who is just 24 years old, has been sent down to the minros. Over 11 starts, Ramirez owns a 4.58 ERA with a 1.58 WHIP. Felix Hernandez has been nothing short of himself this season, winning 10 of his 18 starts, thanks to 2.10 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and a 9.61 K/9. Hisashi Iwakuma made his first start of the season on May 3, and is 5-4 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Roenis Elias
has been the surprise of the season. The Cuban has made 17 starts, with an ERA under 4.00 and a 7.6 K/9 and 7 wins.