• Full name TayShaun Walton
  • Born 01/29/2005 in Halifax, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
  • Drafted in the 4th round (130th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2023 (signed for $499,100).
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    School: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Miami
    Age At Draft: 18.5
    Walton is a strong, physically mature player for his age with an extremely muscular and well-built 6-foot-3, 220 pound frame. With that physicality comes plenty of raw power, that’s driven by his strength and imposing bat speed from the right side. Walton developed a reputation as one of the better hitters in the 2023 class as an underclassmen, but he didn’t get much exposure on the 2022 showcase circuit thanks to an arm injury. A strong offensive performance during the 2023 season with a prospect-laden IMG Academy team should help his case offensively, as Walton led a team that included standout catcher Zion Rose in hitting with a .473/.526/.770 slash line, six home runs and more walks than strikeouts. Walton has a level swing path that should lead to plenty of hard hit line drives and more in-game power in the future as he adds to his already impressive physicality and elevates the ball more consistently. He’s a good runner for his size, but should be an average runner in the long term, who fits in an outfield corner. Walton is committed to Miami and seems like the type of player who could be an immediate run producer if he gets to campus.

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Career Transactions

  • Clearwater Threshers sent OF TJayy Walton on a rehab assignment to FCL Phillies.
  • Clearwater Threshers placed OF TJayy Walton on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 9, 2024.
  • Clearwater Threshers activated OF TJayy Walton from the 7-day injured list.
  • Clearwater Threshers placed OF TJayy Walton on the 7-day injured list.
  • OF TJayy Walton assigned to Clearwater Threshers.
  • OF Tayshaun Walton assigned to FCL Phillies.
  • Philadelphia Phillies signed OF TayShaun Walton.
  • OF TayShaun Walton assigned to College Workout.

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