|Taijuan Emmanuel Walker
|Date of Birth
|August 13, 1992
Taijuan Emmanuel Walker is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born on August 13, 1992, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Taijuan has previously played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Mets. He made his MLB debut in 2013 and was an All-Star in 2021.
Taijuan Walker's Personal Information
|Taijuan Emmanuel Walker
|August 13, 1992
|$5 million, estimated
|6 Feet 4 Inches (193cm)
|Yucaipa High School
Taijuan Walker's Early Life
Taijuan Walker was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. His original love was basketball until he decided to play baseball at 11. He attended Yucaipa High School in Yucaipa, California, where he played as a pitcher and also held the shortstop positions for baseball.
Taijuan Walker's Personal Life
Taijuan has also shown interest in cryptocurrency along with 21st-century investment vehicles and became the first known Major League player to create and sell a non-fungible token (NFT) which resembles a digital baseball card, featuring him throwing a bullpen session in a sparkling blue uniform, along with his signature inscribed over the top of it.
The card was sold at auction via cryptocurrency for more than $4 thousand. Taijuan said it was just something to do for charity, and he thought it was pretty cool to get it out there, according to mlb.com.
Taijuan is also involved with the Amazin Mets Foundation, an organization dedicated to giving children, families, and underserved groups the necessary services and opportunities.
While there is information about specific topics such as his career, achievements, etc., not much information is revealed about his lifestyle, investments, and cars.
Taijuan Walker's Family Background
Taijuan Walker was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on August 13, 1992. He and his siblings were raised by his single mother, Nellie Garcia.
Initially, Nellie Garcia worked as a cook but later found employment as a process server in California. She delivered legal documents such as divorce papers, subpoenas and foreclosure notices in this role.
Taijuan has two brothers, De’shuan and Shamon, who played basketball in high school. He also had a sister named Noemi, according to kingaziz.com.
Taijuan Walker's Wife
Taijuan Walker is married to Heather Restrepo, and the couple have two children. Taijuan Walker married Heather Restrepo on December 17, 2016.
Heather Restrepo was born on April 18, 1992, in Washington. She was a student and a two-sport athlete (basketball and volleyball) at Auburn High School in Washington. Heather later attended Western Washington University.
Taijuan Walker's Kids
Taijuan Walker and his wife, Heather Restrepo, are parents to two sons. Their firstborn son, Zayden, was born on July 20, 2017. A few years later, on November 2, 2020, they welcomed their second son, Zoren Restrepo Walker.
Taijuan Walker's Net Worth
As of 2023, Taijuan Emmanuel Walker has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has gathered his wealth from his salary as a player, as well as from his incentives and endorsements.
Taijuan Walker's Social Media
Taijuan is active on social media. He has over 80 thousand followers on Instagram and has 75 thousand on Twitter. Here are his official handles:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/tai_walker
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tskywalk44
Taijuan Walker as a Brand Ambassador
No information is available about Taijuan’s deals with any brands as of 2023. However, Taijuan endorsed Jordan Brand shoes in 2018.
Taijuan Walker's Career Stats
Throughout his MLB career, Taijuan has played 188 games across multiple teams and has a career win-loss record of 65-54, with an ERA of 3.91. He has also recorded 904 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.23, in his career so far.
Here is a tabular representation of Taijuan Walker's MLB career stats:
Taijuan Walker's Achievements
Taijuan has had a successful career in Major League Baseball (MLB), playing for teams such as the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, and the Philadelphia Phillies. His notable achievements include being selected as an MLB All-Star in 2021.
Taijuan Walker's Contract
Taijuan’s latest contract with the Philadelphia Phillies carries a guaranteed value of $72 million spanning four years, and it also states that he will earn a base and a total salary of $18 million annually.
His previous contract with the New York Mets was valued at $23 million over three years.
Taijuan Walker's House
Taijuan used to rent out a luxurious penthouse for $39 thousand monthly on the Upper East Side of New York City, and he put it up for sale in 2021 for $14.2 million.
The penthouse is 6,700 square feet long and features five bedrooms, 6½ bathrooms, and multiple wood-burning fireplaces. The building also possesses about 3,000 square feet of outdoor space and has several amenities, including a gym, a doorman, and a rooftop deck.
A. Taijuan Emmanuel Walker has 65 career wins so far.
A. Taijuan Emmanuel Walker is a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies.
A. The Seattle Mariners drafted Taijuan Emmanuel Walker in the 2010 MLB Draft from Yucaipa High School.
A. Taijuan Emmanuel Walker is currently playing his 11th season.
A. As of 2023, Taijuan Emmanuel Walker has played for five teams; the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies.
A. Taijuan Emmanuel Walker is primarily a pitcher.