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Chris Taylor

#3 | SS
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Chris Taylor
Name: Christopher Armand Taylor
Born: Aug 29, 1990 in Virginia Beach, Va. USA
College: Virginia
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 196 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019187.214.285.3805
Career1,528.257.325.42844
Drafted in the 5th round (161st overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2012 (signed for $500,000)
Despite being the 3-A high school player of the year in Virginia in 2009, Taylor went undrafted and saw limited action as a freshman for the Cavaliers. He started all 68 games for Virginia as a sophomore, however, solidifying himself at shortstop after spending the first four games in the outfield. He had been up and down this spring and was hitting .279/.374/.448 in 201 at-bats. Taylor doesn't have one standout tool, but he gets attention with his defense and speed. He has a chance to stay at shortstop with good hands, a strong arm and good range, as he is a plus runner. The question is how much he will hit. He tends to stick with an inside-out approach and doesn't let loose as much as scouts would like. He has 21 extra-base hits, but he's a gap hitter as his home run power is below-average. He would be a useful utility player, but a team that thinks he can provide solid offense at shortstop could take him in the first four rounds.
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