American pitcher Taijuan Emmanuel Walker plays for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He was born on August 13, 1992. He had previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Seattle Mariners.
Walker was chosen by the Seattle Mariners with the 43rd overall choice in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He and the Mariners reached an agreement on a contract that had an $800,000 signing bonus. He appeared four times with the AZL Mariners in the Rookie League.
According to Baseball America, Walker was ranked fourth among the Mariners’ top 10 prospects for the 2011 campaign. Prior to the 2012 campaign, he was rated as the 20th greatest prospect overall and the second best in the Mariners organization. Walker was selected to play in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.
Taijuan Walker Mother: Who Is Nellie Garcia?
Nelie Garcia was a single mother and raised Taijun along with his siblings. She worked as a cook for a while before finding a job as a process server in California, delivering divorce papers, and subpoenas notices.
Garcia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and underwent several chemotherapy sessions followed by months of intense radiation treatments. After a long struggle, she finally managed to get rid of the condition.