|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Born: May 22, 2002|
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Jordan Alexander Walker (born May 22, 2002) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Walker was selected 21st overall by the Cardinals in the 2020 Major League Baseball draft.
Walker attended Decatur High School where he played baseball. In 2019, his junior year, he hit .519 with 17 home runs, sixty RBIs, and 24 stolen bases. As a senior in 2020, he hit .457 with four home runs and 15 RBIs over 16 games before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was selected as the Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year. He committed to play college baseball at Duke University.
Walker was selected 21st overall by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2020 Major League Baseball draft. On June 23, Walker signed with the Cardinals for a $2.9 million bonus. He did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the pandemic. To begin the 2021 season, he was assigned to the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Low-A Southeast. He homered on the first pitch of his first professional at-bat. On May 28, he was placed on the injured list, and was activated on June 12. After slashing .374/.475/.687 with six home runs and 21 RBIs over 27 games, he was promoted to the Peoria Chiefs of the High-A Central in late June.