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Taylor Widener

#62 | RHP
Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks
Taylor Widener
Name: Taylor Browning Widener
Born: Oct 24, 1994 in Aiken, S.C. USA
High School: South Aiken (S.C.) HS
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 12th round (368th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2016 (signed for $100,000)
The No. 2 prospect in the Coastal Plain League in 2015, Widener has always teased with his electric stuff but has struggled to find consistency throughout his college career. The 6-foot, 200-pound righthander has served a variety of roles for the Gamecocks, closing some and beginning this spring in the weekend rotation. He sits 90-93 mph with a repeatable delivery, but he's touched as high as 97 mph and uses a hard mid-80s slider as his main offspeed weapon. Widener had ulnar nerve transposition surgery in the fall and has had issues with his knee and back in the past. He's probably a reliever at the next level.
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