Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

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Sep 8, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon (23) relieves pitcher Taijuan Walker (32) against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Taijuan Walker – Not

Prince Tai had a pretty rough week. Walker lost his only outing after allowing 5 earned runs through 3 innings of work. He fanned 2 and did not issue any free passes. The home run ball was his big issue, as he served up 3 long balls to the Texas Rangers.

Taijuan Walker is scheduled to make his 29th start of the season later today against the Los Angeles Angels. 2015 has been Walker’s first full season in the big leagues, and I think he should be proud of himself. Tai got off to a rocky start, but never stopped believing and managed to turn his season around. There are plenty of areas he needs to improve in this winter, but I think he has a chance to be an All-Star next season.

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