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Jacob Taylor

RHP | PiratesPIT
Jacob Taylor
Name: Jacob N. Taylor
Born: Jul 5, 1995 in Slidell, La. USA
College: Pearl River (Miss.) JC
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (127th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015 (signed for $500,000)
Taylor began his career at Pearl River as a two-way player, but struggled at the plate as a freshman. His hitting days are now behind him, as his future is on the mound. He has emerged as the best pitcher in Mississippi this year, regardless of level. Taylor has impressive raw tools but still needs significant polish because he has only recently begun pitching full-time. Listed at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, he has a strong, athletic frame and a quick arm. He has repeatedly reached 97 mph with his fastball this spring and comfortably sits around 93-94 mph. His inconsistent secondary stuff nevertheless shows promise, with some feel for spinning his slider. His changeup remains a work in progress. He has a sound delivery, but his control comes and goes and he'll need to learn to consistently throw strikes at the next level. Whether Taylor moves on to the professional ranks or upholds his commitment to LSU, he will need significant development to reach his upside as a starting pitcher. But with so many of the physical tools already in place, it may be a project a team is willing to undertake.
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