Thomas Taylor

HS Grad 2008
Age 28 and 2 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 185 lb
School  Blue Valley West
Hometown  Overland Park, KS USA
Summer Team  Leawood ShockersSt Louis Pirates
Fall Team  3 and 2 Fall Select
MLB Draft 
Round 26 by Dodgers in 2013
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Central - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP
6'4/175 RHP, arm works, upper 80s, good CB, projects big
KS State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Thomas Taylor is a 2008 RHP with a 6'4'', 185 lb. frame from Overland Park, KS who attends Blue Valley West HS. He has a classic projectable young pitcher's build, with long arms and legs and narrow hips. Taylor throws from a tall, low effort delivery and his arm action is loose and very fluid. Taylor accelerates his arm very well and the ball comes out of his hand easily. His fastball was 87-89, touch 90 mph with good downhill plane and there is much more there as he gets stronger. Taylor's best pitch was a 74-77 mph curveball that was nasty at times, with very good depth and a hard biting action. He also showed a good feel for a change up. Taylor had a good idea what he was doing on the mound, had excellent mechanics and a nasty breaking ball. The only major ingredient missing right now is the fastball velocity and that isn't far away. Keep a very close eye on him, he has a very high ceiling. Taylor is also a good student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
1.00 improvement beginning on Sep 30, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
92.71% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
1B 76 mph
58.88% Rank
best 90  avg 74
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class)
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