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Curtis Taylor

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Curtis Taylor
Name: Curtis Wesley Taylor
Born: Jul 25, 1995 in Port Coquitlam, BC Canada
College: British Columbia
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (119th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 (signed for $496,700)
The only Canadian school in NAIA, British Columbia produced 2002 first-rounder Jeff Francis, who went on to be Minor League Player of the Year and pitched parts of 11 seasons of the big leagues. Taylor is the school's best prospect since then, and the 6-foot-6, 225-pounder has a chance to go in the first three rounds. He's imposing physically and has room to add some size and maintain his top-end velocity more. He has a loose arm with a low slot, releasing the ball a bit lower than low three-quarters, and has run his fastball up to 96 mph. When he doesn't fly open too soon, he's able to stay on top of his hard slider and get ground balls and weak contact with that and his 92-94 mph sinking, running fastball. He's worked more in relief over the course of his career, and his changeup remains behind his other two offerings, but he transitioned to starting this spring and finished well, striking out 22 in 12.2 innings of his final two starts.
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