Cooperstown Choices: Todd Walker

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.

There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices 2013 menu at the top of the page.

In this article, we take a look at Todd Walker

 

Todd Walker
Primarily a second baseman, Walker spent his 12 year career on seven different major league baseball teams.

Year Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1996 MIN 25 82 8 21 6 0 0 6 2 4 13 .256 .281 .329 .610 54
1997 MIN 52 156 15 37 7 1 3 16 7 11 30 .237 .288 .353 .641 67
1998 MIN 143 528 85 167 41 3 12 62 19 47 65 .316 .372 .473 .845 118
1999 MIN 143 531 62 148 37 4 6 46 18 52 83 .279 .343 .397 .740 87
2000 TOT 80 248 42 72 11 4 9 44 7 27 29 .290 .355 .476 .830 94
2000 MIN 23 77 14 18 1 0 2 8 3 7 10 .234 .287 .325 .612 53
2000 COL 57 171 28 54 10 4 7 36 4 20 19 .316 .385 .544 .928 111
2001 TOT 151 551 93 163 35 2 17 75 1 51 82 .296 .355 .459 .814 98
2001 COL 85 290 52 86 18 2 12 43 1 25 40 .297 .349 .497 .846 99
2001 CIN 66 261 41 77 17 0 5 32 0 26 42 .295 .361 .418 .779 97
2002 CIN 155 612 79 183 42 3 11 64 8 50 81 .299 .353 .431 .785 103
2003 BOS 144 587 92 166 38 4 13 85 1 48 54 .283 .333 .428 .760 95
2004 CHC 129 372 60 102 19 4 15 50 0 43 52 .274 .352 .468 .820 109
2005 CHC 110 397 50 121 25 3 12 40 1 31 40 .305 .355 .474 .829 112
2006 TOT 138 442 56 123 22 2 9 53 2 55 38 .278 .356 .398 .754 94
2006 CHC 94 318 38 88 16 1 6 40 0 38 27 .277 .352 .390 .742 88
2006 SDP 44 124 18 35 6 1 3 13 2 17 11 .282 .366 .419 .786 110
2007 OAK 18 48 5 13 1 0 0 4 0 2 4 .271 .288 .292 .580 58
12 Yrs 1288 4554 647 1316 284 30 107 545 66 421 571 .289 .348 .435 .783 98
162 Game Avg. 162 573 81 166 36 4 13 69 8 53 72 .289 .348 .435 .783 98
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
MIN (5 yrs) 386 1374 184 391 92 8 23 138 49 121 201 .285 .341 .413 .754 92
CHC (3 yrs) 333 1087 148 311 60 8 33 130 1 112 119 .286 .353 .447 .800 104
CIN (2 yrs) 221 873 120 260 59 3 16 96 8 76 123 .298 .356 .427 .783 101
COL (2 yrs) 142 461 80 140 28 6 19 79 5 45 59 .304 .363 .514 .877 103
SDP (1 yr) 44 124 18 35 6 1 3 13 2 17 11 .282 .366 .419 .786 110
OAK (1 yr) 18 48 5 13 1 0 0 4 0 2 4 .271 .288 .292 .580 58
BOS (1 yr) 144 587 92 166 38 4 13 85 1 48 54 .283 .333 .428 .760 95
NL (6 yrs) 740 2545 366 746 153 18 71 318 16 250 312 .293 .356 .451 .807 103
AL (7 yrs) 548 2009 281 570 131 12 36 227 50 171 259 .284 .337 .415 .752 92
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/12/2012.

Why He Should Get In
There was very little that could be considered “remarkable” about Todd Walker’s major league career.

Why He Should Not Get In
Walker was a serviceable second baseman but his career was short and underwhelming.  With no awards, no All Star appearnces, and no career numbers that represent milestones, he will be one of the players that will have his name on the ballot for one year.

Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball
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