• Full name Jason William Taylor
  • Born 01/14/1988 in Norfolk, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Floyd E. Kellam
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (45th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2006 (signed for $762,500).
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    Taylor is an excellent athlete who played shortstop at Kellam High but likely will take his 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame to first base or the outfield professionally. He broke his arm early in the summer of 2005 and missed most of the showcases, but his talent was evident as a member of Team USA's junior national team. Some compared Taylor with Justin Upton for his athleticism and the ease with which he plays the game. Taylor's bat is his ticket, and he centers balls well. He's at least an average runner, though his power is a question mark. He should be signable in the fifth- to 10th-round range.

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