Rob Walton

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Robert Walton

  • Born ~1964

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rob Walton played several years in the minors and later was a college coach.

Walton was selected by the Texas Rangers in the sixth round of the 1982 amateur draft but opted to attend Oklahoma State University instead. He was then taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 25th round of the 1986 amateur draft and made his pro debut with the Bluefield Orioles that summer. He went 7-2 with a 3.50 ERA for the Charlotte Knights in 1988, his final pro season, before a shoulder injury ended his career.

After his playing days, Walton was a scout for the Cleveland Indians in 1996-1998. He was then at Oral Roberts University from 1999 to 2012, the first 5 seasons as an assistant coach and then 9 seasons as head coach. Since 2013, he has been an assistant coach at Oklahoma State.

Walton's son, Donnie Walton, reached the majors with the Seattle Mariners in 2019.