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Michael Taylor

Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
Michael Taylor
Name: Michael D. Taylor
Born: Dec 19, 1985 in Cheverly, MD
High School: Apopka (Fla.) HS
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 255 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (173rd overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007 (signed for $131,000)
Despite type one diabetes, Taylor has a pure pro body at 6-foot-6, 260 pounds and runs average even at his size. Taylor has an average arm and can play right field; his routes and jumps need improvement for him to be a big league right fielder. His raw power is well-above-average, though like many Stanford hitters, Taylor has adopted an approach that makes it hard for him to pull the ball with any authority. Scouts who saw him late saw him good; he had 16 multi-hit games in his final 19 starts. Taylor has shown power to the deepest part of the park and has the highest ceiling on the Cardinal roster. He will be a beast if he learns to turn on inside pitches and develops a bit more patience. Taylor may not be an easy sign if he falls outside the first five rounds, as he's bright and academically motivated. He was the No. 99 prospect in Baseball America's 2004 predraft rankings coming out of Apopka (Fla.) High, but he wasn't drafted at all because of his Stanford commitment and questions about how his tools would translate into performance.
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