What is Taijuan Walker's Contract?

Taijuan Emmanuel Walker. Source: Taijuan Walker’s official Instagram handle/@tskywalk44
Taijuan Emmanuel Walker. Source: Taijuan Walker’s official Instagram handle/@tskywalk44


Taijuan Emmanuel Walker, also known as ‘Tai Weezy’, is a Mexican-American professional baseball player. He plays the position of a pitcher in the Major Leagues. He was born on August 13, 1992, in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.


Taijuan attended the Yucaipa High School in Yucaipa, California. He was chosen in the 2010 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners in the first round. He was the 43rd overall pick. He debuted his MLB career in 2013. Taijuan has also played for teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, and the New York Mets. Currently, he is playing for the Philadelphia Phillies as a pitcher. Taijuan was an All-Star in 2021.


Taijuan Walker’s Contract Breakdown


YearBase SalarySigningBonusCap HitDead CapYearly Cash
2010- $800,000$800,000-$800,000
2013$490,000-$490,000-$490,000
2014$502,400-$502,400-$502,400
2015$513,100-$513,100-$513,100
2016$528,600-$528,600-$528,600
2017$2,250,000-$2,250,000-$2,250,000
2018$4,825,000-$4,825,000-$4,825,000
2019$5,025,000-$5,025,000 $5,025,000
2020$386,960-$386,960 $386,960
2020$2,000,000-$2,000,000 $2,000,000
2021$23,000,000-$23,000,000 $10,000,000
2023$72,000,000-$72,000,000 $18,000,000


How much is Taijuan Walker getting paid?


Taijuan Walker’s latest contract was made in 2023 with the Philadelphia Phillies. It is worth $172 million and has a duration of four years. The average salary he will be receiving on this contract is $18 million.


Taijuan's first contract was with the Seattle Mariners and was made in 2010. It was a signing bonus worth $800,000 for the duration of one year. He continued to make a contract with the Mariners till the 2016 season. In 2013, his contract was worth $490,000 for one year. For the 2014 season, he made a deal worth $502,400 for one year. Another one-year contract was made by Taijuan; this one was worth $513,100. In 2016, another one year was made for $528,600. In 2017, the pitcher made a contract worth $2.25 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks for one year.


Taijuan continued to make a contract with the Diamondbacks till the 2019 season. In 2018, he made a deal for $4.825 million for one year. For the 2019 season, the pitcher made a contract worth approximately $5 million. Taijuan signed a contract worth $2 million in 2020 with the Seattle Mariners.


He also made a retained contract worth $386,960 with the same team. For the 2021 season, the pitcher made a $23 million contract, which had the duration of three years. The average salary on the contract was approximately $7.66 million.


How much does Taijuan Walker make in a minute?


As per the contract, Taijuan’s annual salary in 2023 was $18,000,000. If this amount is divided by the total number of minutes in a year (i.e., 525,600 minutes), Taijuan Walker makes $32.24 in a minute per year.


Taijuan Walker’s Career Earnings


Taijuan Walker’s career earnings are estimated to be around $53,520,097. This includes his total salary in his career, approximately $52,349,727, the bonuses he received in his entire career, which is $800,000, and the incentives he received is $370,370.


From 2022 to 2023, the pitcher made an amazing $2,10,00,000 with his salary and bonuses added into this amount. In the year 2022, he earned $3,000,000 and he earned a total amount of $18,000,000 in 2023.


What are the terms of Taijuan Walker’s contract?


Taijuan Walker signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies for the duration of four years, which is worth $72 million. The average salary that will be received on the contract is $18 million. He will receive this salary till the 2026 season.


How much of Taijuan Walker’s contract is guaranteed?


Taijuan Walker’s contract guarantees him a total of $72 million in the duration of four years.



Taijuan Walker’s Contract History


2010: The pitcher made his first contract with the Seattle Mariner for one year, which was worth $800,000.


2013: The one-time All-Star signed a $490,000 deal with the same team for one year.


2014: Taijuan Walkers signed a one-year deal with the Mariners. The contract was worth approximately $502,400.


2015: The pitcher signed a $513,100 deal with the same team for one year.


2016: Taijuan signed a $528,600 deal with the Cincinnati Reds for one year.


2017: Walker made a contract worth $2.25 million for one year with the Arizona Diamondbacks.


2018: Taijuan Walker made a $4.825 million deal with the same team for one year.


2019: The pitcher made a contract worth approximately $5 million with the Diamondbacks for one year.


2020: Taijuan made a deal worth $2 million with the Seattle Mariners for one year. He also made a retained contract worth $386,960 with the same team.


2021: He made a contract worth $23 million for 3 years with the New York Mets. The average he received was approximately $7.66 million. Taijuan, however, decided to opt out of the contract in 2023.


2023: Taijuan Walker made a contract worth $72 million for four years with the Philadelphia Phillies. The average salary he will receive is $18 million.

FAQs

Q. Is Taijuan Walker a starting pitcher?

A. Taijuan Walker plays the position of a starting pitcher.

Q. Is Taijuan Walker a righty?

A. Taijuan Walker is a right-handed pitcher.

Q. Who drafted Taijuan Walker?

A. Taijuan Walker was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2010 MLB draft.

Q. How much does Taijuan Walker weigh?

A. Taijuan Walker weighs around 235 pounds (95 kg).

Q. Where is Taijuan Walker now?

A. Taijuan Walker is currently playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.