• Full name Taylor Browning Widener
  • Born 10/24/1994 in Aiken, SC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 203 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School South Carolina
  • Debut 07/25/2020
  • Drafted in the 12th round (368th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2016 (signed for $100,000).
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    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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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2019

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Career Transactions

  • Reno Aces released RHP Taylor Widener.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks sent RHP Taylor Widener outright to Reno Aces.

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