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Carson Taylor

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Carson Taylor
Name: Carson Hoehn Taylor
Born: Jun 2, 1999 in Atlanta, GA
College: Virginia Tech
High School: Greater Atlanta Christian HS, Norcross, Ga.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (130th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 (signed for $397,500)
A draft-eligible sophomore who spent time at catcher, first base and DH for Virginia Tech, Taylor was off to a blistering start in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic brought things to a halt. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound switch-hitting catcher led the Hokies in most offensive categories and hit .431/.541/.690 with 12 walks and five strikeouts in 16 games. He recorded multiple hits in nearly half of his games and had scouts intrigued as a sixth or seventh round talent in a typical draft. It will be interesting to see what teams do with Taylor now that the 2020 draft is just five rounds. Hs eligible-sophomore status could give him more leverage, and his summer track record doesn’t quite match his performance with Virginia Tech. After a strong freshman campaign, Taylor played 12 games in the Cape Cod League and hit just .152/.243/.333. Taylor has more power from the left side and has always shown good plate discipline with 32 career walks to 26 strikeouts. Coaches have praised his work behind the dish. College catchers who perform and have the tools to defend are always valuable in the draft, so Taylor could be an interesting late-round selection.
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