Neil Walker hit his third home run of the season Tuesday night.
Fantasy Impact: It was a welcomed sight for Walker owners as he has yet to get his power going this season. His production in the other categories has been solid, so adding power to his production would be a nice addition for Walker.
Walker had two hits and a run scored on Tuesday night.
Fantasy Impact: Though he started a bit slow like much of the Pirates lineup, Walker has started to settle into his consistent, though not thrilling, production that has come to be expected from him.
Walker recorded one hit, a run, and an RBI on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: This is a welcomed development for Walker owners as he had not recorded an RBI since May 9. The average has been fine for Walker, now owners just have to hope the power and counting stats follow suit.
It was just Walker's second home run of the year, but he seems to be heating up. He has hit safely in five straight games and seven of his last ten.
Fantasy Impact: Walker should be owned in all leagues but should also be considered a strong staring option at this point in the season as well.
Neil Walker collected two hits, a run, and an RBI on Friday night.
Fantasy Impact: Walker has provided decent value to his owners despite a lack of power. Look for his counting stats to improve as the Pirates offense gets better.
Neil Walker recorded his first multi-hit game since April 26 and also scored two runs with an RBI.
Fantasy Impact: Walker had been in a slump along with the Pirates entire offense. His owners will hope this game jump starts his production, which to this point had been disappointing outside of his average.
Walker had a run and hit Saturday night but also struck out once and stranded four runners. (Source: MLB.com)
Fantasy Impact: Walker has been batting in the cleanup spot for the Pirates so he should continue to have plenty of opportunity to drive in runs this season.
Walker collected one of the Pirates two hits on Wednesday night. He his hitting .235 on the young season. (Source: MLB.com)
Fantasy Impact: Walker, along with the Pirates lineup as a whole, has struggled the past two games. Don't panic however, as Walker will be a strong fantasy asset throughout the season.
Neil Walker hit his first home run Sunday. It was his only hit of the game. (Source: MLB.com)
Fantasy Impact: Walker has had a good start to the season, as he has four runs batted in for the first week of the season. He continues to be a good option at second base in any format.
Neil Walker collected three hits, including two doubles, and scored once on Friday night. (Source: MLB.com)
Fantasy Impact: Walker continued his productive start to the season and is showing that he could match his stats from his career year last year.
Neil Walker had one walk, one RBI, and one run scored Wednesday night. (Source: MLB.com)
Fantasy Impact: Walker has had a good start to the season even though he currently has a low average. He has been batting clean up and has been in the position to drive in runs, giving him good fantasy value.
Neil Walker hit his second home run of spring training on Thursday. (Source: Bill Brink on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Walker is coming off a very strong season and is a solid starting option at 2nd base for your team this year.
Neil Walker blasted his first home run of the spring this afternoon, lacing a three-run shot in a 13-7 loss to the Houston Astros. Walker is trying to build on a career year in 2014. (Source: MLB.com)
Fantasy Impact: There was minor controversy this offseason when the Pirates signed Korean star Jung-ho Kang, and were told he could definitely play second base. Despite the rumors, Walker should still be penciled in as the starter come April. He is continuing his trend of recent success this spring, batting .412 with one home run and five RBIs.
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Walker is coming off of a career year and the biggest concern heading into the season is his health. Walker has missed several games the past two seasons due to back injuries and he is working to maintain his health this year. (Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Fantasy Impact: Walker is a dependable second base option for fantasy purposes even though he is not a popular name. If he can maintain his health throughout the season, he may be able to match or even improve his numbers from last year.
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Neil Walker started at 2nd base on Monday for the Pirates, and he had the Pirates only RBI.
Fantasy Impact: The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Korean star Jung-Ho Kang this offseason, and many people have said that Kang will take Walker's job. I can assure you that Walker is the Pirates' 2nd baseman. Walker had a career season last year, and i look for him to continue that streak of dominance at the plate because of what he showed on Monday. Walker knocked in McCutchen with a RBI double in the 1st inning. Walker also played solid defense at 2nd base. Walker will be an underrated 2nd baseman, so he is a fantastic sleeper pick to keep in mind.
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According to an MLB.com article, Neil Walker may be looking at a tough situation if the deal for Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang comes to fruition. Kang, should he sign and make the final roster, is reportedly suited to play second base, which is of course currently occupied by Walker. (Source: MLB.com)
Fantasy Impact: After a career year in 2014 in which he posted a .271 batting average with 23 home runs and 76 RBIs to compliment solid defensive skills, Neil Walker should be looking at an even more solid payday. On the other hand, although unproven in the MLB, Jung-ho Kang is expecting to get paid big money as well. It has also been reported that Kang can also play some first and third base, so only time will tell if Walker's future with the club could be in jeopardy should Kang become the newest Pirate.