Taylor Gouffon

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 8 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 17 and 10 mos
Position(s) RHP  OF
Ht/Wt 6-4, 180 lb
School  Bearden
Hometown  Knoxville, TN USA
Summer Team  Knoxville Yard
Fall Team  same
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP
We like his bat the most, very projectable body, could sky rocket
TN State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment
East Tenn State

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2007 Atlantic Coast Top Showcase   Aug 11, 2007
PG Grade: 8
Taylor Gouffon is a 2008 RHP/OF with a 6'4'', 180 lb. frame from Knoxville, TN who attends Bearden HS. He has a long and lean pitcher's build that projects well physically. Gouffon's arm wroks smoothly and effortlessly and the ball comes out of his hand with little effort. He has a bit of a palm up takeaway in back but works through it with no problem. Gouffon's fastball was 83-85 mph consistently and had good sinking action at the plate. His curveball had a shorter, slider like break and was also consistent and had some sharpness. Where Gouffon can improve, along with getting stronger, is in improving his front side use. He tucks his lead arm into his body right now and this causes stiffness and a lack of leverage as his right arm comes through. We've graded Gouffon well as a hitter before but didn't see the same type of bat speed this time around. He has a good looking swing with sound fundamentals and good use of his hands, but he didn't swing the bat aggressively and looked more like a primary pitcher at the plate. Gouffon is an excellent student off the field.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
62.63% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2008 class in 2008)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.31 sec
54.73% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 80 mph
39.45% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
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