IP 258
ERA 4.535
WHIP 1.391
BB/9 1.953
SO/9 4.674
  • Full name Scott William Taylor
  • Born 12/28/1986 in Charleston, WV
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Virginia Commonwealth
  • Drafted in the 5th round (160th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2005 (signed for $162,000).
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    The 6-foot-4 athlete struck out 16 in a 1-0 loss to Justin Bristow and Godwin, and one scout said that while Bristow's polish reminded him of a luxury car, Taylor's bite-your-head-off mentality and raw strength made for a nice SUV comparison. Taylor shows clean arm action with boring life on a 90-91 mph fastball that could jump in velocity down the road. His breaking ball looked good late in the year, but it rolls at times. His changeup might be his second pitch. Taylor also possesses a powerful bat and could emerge as a two-way player in the mold of former VCU start Jason Dubois if he went to college. Taylor should sign, however, if he goes near the fifth round.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Chicago Cubs in 2007

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