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Blake Taylor

#62 | LHP
Houston Astros Houston Astros
Blake Taylor
Name: Blake Michael Taylor
Born: Aug 17, 1995 in Mission Viejo, CA
High School: Dana Hills HS, Dana Point, Calif.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
202140.13.121.364.249.15
Career612.801.314.578.56
Drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 (signed for $750,000)
Taylor, a Hawaii recruit, caught scouts' attention at the Area Code Games last August, running his fastball up to 92 and flashing a promising breaking ball. He has boosted his stock this spring, though he has been a bit up and down. Physical and athletic at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, he has a clean, easy delivery and a high three-quarters slot. Scouts have seen his fastball as high as 94 mph this spring, though his comfort zone is 88-91, and he has dipped below that at times. His fastball command is a work in progress. His tight downer curve flashes plus and he is still learning to command it as well. He also shows feel for a fading changeup, but it has a tendency to run away from him. Taylor needs refinement, but his potential is tantalizing, and he figures to be drafted in the top two or three rounds.
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Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
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