Monday, July 18, 2016

Welcome to the Blue, Zach Walters!

I know this post is late, so I apologize in advance.  Featured above are fantasy Baseball cards I made of our newest Dodger, Zach Walters.  As you know, Trayce Thompson was put on the Disabled List over the weekend, so journeyman super-utility player Zach Walters was called up in his place.  Walters, who we acquired from the Indians in early April, has slashed .298/.346/.491/.836 in Triple-A Oklahoma City this year.  He also has played every position, except for catcher, this season.  Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider:
He has played second base, shortstop, third base, left field and right field in his 82-game MLB career, with a .233 on-base percentage and .394 slugging percentage — including 10 homers in 127 big-league at-bats in 2014.
Since being called up Zach has already played in two games, as an pinch-hitter on Saturday and an outfielder on Sunday, but has yet to record a hit as a Dodger.  He is currently 0 for 4, and has struck out once.  Unfortunately, he might not get a chance to get a hit as a Dodger any time soon.  I suspect that once Joc Pederson comes off the DL on Tuesday, tomorrow, Zach Walters will be the player sent back down to Oklahoma City.

In belated celebration of him coming up to the Dodgers I made the above two fantasy Baseball card of him.  I used photos grabbed from Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016 and the 1985 Topps and 1984 Donruss Baseball card designs.

Below are his career stats, via Baseball Reference:

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