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Jordan Walker

#18 | RF/LF
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Jordan Walker
Name: Jordan Alexander Walker
Born: May 22, 2002 in Stone Mountain, GA
High School: Decatur (Ga.) HS
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (21st overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020 (signed for $2,900,000)
The best high school third baseman in the class, Walker is a massive-framed, 6-foot-5, 220-pound slugger. He’s also the top-ranked prep prospect out of Georgia, which has been more pitcher-heavy than bat-heavy in recent years. Walker was one of the high school players who managed to get seen early and often during the shortened 2020 season. He performed at a high level against solid competition while all those eyes were on him. Walker has a solid feel to hit with plus raw power and plenty more projected as he grows into more strength. While there are some questions about his natural feel to hit thanks to the length of his arms and some swing-and-miss concerns, Walker has progressed in the right direction and could be an average or slightly better hitter. He moves remarkably well considering his size, though many scouts still think he will move to first base or a corner outfield spot in the future. Walker was a polarizing player last summer because of questions about his profile, but he performed at the right time this spring and could go off the board at the end of the first round or shortly thereafter. Scouts praise Walker’s heady, cerebral nature and believe he could be a tough sign away from Duke, where he could elevate his draft stock with a few years of ACC performance.
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