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Draft Focus: Blake Taylor

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Monday, May 27, 2013

Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Blake Taylor Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP
Height:  6-3
Weight:  195
Bats/Throws:  L-L
Birthdate:  Aug. 17, 1995
High School:  Dana Hills
City, State:  Mission Viejo, Calif.
Commitment: Hawaii
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

The 2013 high school class is deep in left handed pitching prospects, and we have already profiled seven southpaws during the Perfect Game Draft Focus series this spring: Robert Kaminsky, Jonah Wesely, Ian Clarkin, A.J. Puk, Trey Ball, Matt Krook and Jacob Brentz.

Southern California’s Blake Taylor has risen quickly up scouts' lists this spring and could get drafted ahead of at least half of the lefties listed above next week. It’s been a quick climb for the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Taylor, who didn’t play high school baseball in 2012 due to transfer rules and was unknown to many scouts before pitching at the Area Code Games last August.

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