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Taylor Featherston

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Taylor Featherston
Name: Taylor Joseph Featherston
Born: Oct 8, 1989 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Taylor HS, Katy, Texas
College: Texas Christian
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019404.235.297.39614
Career2,920.254.323.42084
Drafted in the 5th round (168th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2011 (signed for $144,900)
Featherston was one of the heroes in Texas Christian's run to its first College World Series appearance last year, batting .389 with 16 RBIs in 11 NCAA tournament games. He led the Horned Frogs in hitting (.347), on-base percentage (.425) and runs (48) during the 2011 regular season and has a better bat than most middle infielders. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound righthanded hitter, he makes consistent contact and has enough pop to hit 10 homers in a big league season if he gets a little stronger and uses his legs better in his swing. He has average speed and good instincts on the bases. The question with Featherston is whether he can stay at shortstop. He has a strong arm and enough range but two different area scouts used the exact same phrase to describe his defense: "He plays shortstop like his hair is on fire." Featherston had 24 errors in 55 games, most coming when he rushed himself or tried to make an impossible play. He profiles well enough as an offensive second baseman but could sneak into the first three rounds to a team that believes he can settle down at short.
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