ESPN Fantasy Projection: Walker has always been able to hit, but strikeouts and lack of defensive versatility have limited chances for an extended look at the major-league level. The trade of Paul Goldschmidt and a couple of injuries paved the way for Walker to play regularly at first base in the desert. He came through, posting an 85th percentile average exit velocity and 94th percentile hard-hit rate while dropping his strikeout rate to a career-low 25.7%. Walker also significantly lowered his chase rate while becoming more discerning in the zone, resulting in a career-best 11.1% walk rate. Assuming the Diamondbacks don't sign another solid bat, Walker should at least match last season's playing time, though if he slumps, Jake Lamb could snag some at-bats. First base isn't as deep as past seasons, rendering Walker a sneaky option for those who decide to wait after missing out on the top few tiers.