We know where the man is physically located….at the Bay of Quinte mid way between Kingston and Toronto. This little fishing village is home to the AAA Herons where Walt plays his baseball these days. But, it wasn’t always this way for James as but two years ago he was east of this sleepy village stealing bases, hitting extra base hits and posting a 3.8 WAR for the Kingston Comets, part of the GLBL.
A year later the Architects claimed him off waivers from Kingston but his stay was short in Chicago as his 7 AB’s hardly constituted a cup of coffee, to quote the iconic former catcher Joe Garagiola. The Waveriders inked him to a one year deal on April 1 (you can read whatever you want into that signing date) but Owen Sound did not get what they thought they were buying as Walt totaled 20 hits in 109 AB’s with this batting line: .183/.217.211. Having committed just 1 error his entire career, short as it’s been, this guy could flash the D, definitely run, and hit better than the virtual replacement player by a long shot. Just 32, one can only wonder what went wrong.