Double-A New Hampshire righty hurler Marcus Walden has been a bit of a surprise performer thus far in the 2013 season. A 9th round draft pick of the Blue Jays in 2007, Walden has posted a 1-3 record with a 2.97 ERA while striking out 15 and walking eight in 33 1/3 innings pitched through six starts for the Fisher Cats.
The California native, who stands six feet tall and weighs 190 pounds, entered this season with a 26-18 record along with a 3.62 ERA in five pro seasons, having missed all of 2010 due to an injury. Additionally, Walden, who is 24-years-old, is armed with a sinker, a cutter, a slider and a change up.
This past week, I shot some video of Walden. The below clip features some pregame bullpen footage, a strike out of Trenton's Reegie Corona and a single surrendered to Thunder designated hitter Tyler Austin.