Josh Taylor Pawtucket Red Sox |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 25
Born: March 2, 1993
Phoenix, AZ
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Traded from Arizona for Deven Marrero (May 2018)
College: Georgia College & State U.
High School: Centennial (AZ)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Tall, filled out pitchers frame. No remaining projection. Sturdy lower half.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Delivery has considerable effort and a lot of moving parts. Starts in the stretch on the first base side. Uses a high leg kick and short arm action. Delivery is on the stiff side and lands hard before falling off.

Fastball: 94-96 mph. Pitch lacks movement. Average life. Below-average control at present.

Cutter: 88-90 mph. Short, horizontal break.

Curveball: 79-81 mph. Short, vertical break.

Career Notes: Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Phillies in 2014, traded to Arizona for international bonus pool money in July 2015. Primarily worked as a starter through mid-2017, at which point he converted to the bullpen. Acquired by Boston as the player to be named later in the Deven Marrero trade in May 2018. Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Profiles as an up and down reliever. Has intriguing raw stuff, but hasnít fully put it together yet. Fastball command and control need refinement as do his secondary offerings.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2013 Scottsdale CC NJCAA JuCo --- 20 6 3 0.667 3.93 15 12 0 66.0 66 42 29 0 27 72 1.40 2.67 9.77
  2014 Georgia Coll NCAA Coll --- 21 7 4 0.636 5.62 16 15 0 83.0 119 68 52 5 41 57 1.92 1.39 6.16
  2014 GCL Phillies GCL Rk Phi 21 2 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 0 9.0 5 0 0 0 4 13 0.96 3.25 12.54
  2015 Lakewood SAL A Phi 22 4 5 0.444 4.61 13 13 0 68.0 71 38 35 6 24 70 1.39 2.92 9.22
  2015 Kane County Midw A Ari 22 4 3 0.571 3.20 11 11 0 59.0 73 29 21 2 20 53 1.58 2.65 8.08
  2016 Visalia Calif A+ Ari 23 2 7 0.222 5.65 15 13 0 78.0 105 57 49 7 24 77 1.65 3.21 8.88
  2016 Mobile Sou AA Ari 23 3 4 0.429 4.94 11 11 0 54.2 63 32 30 4 18 46 1.48 2.56 7.57
  2017 Arizona Ariz Rk Ari 24 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -- 0.00 9.00
  2017 Jackson Sou AA Ari 24 4 7 0.364 5.01 33 14 1 97.0 115 59 54 7 46 91 1.66 1.98 8.44
  2018 Visalia Calif A+ Ari 25 1 2 0.333 2.81 14 0 5 16.0 16 9 5 1 5 20 1.31 4.00 11.25
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 25 2 5 0.286 3.79 33 0 8 35.2 42 18 15 1 18 37 1.68 2.06 9.34
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.50 --- 13.50
  2018 Mesa AFL Fall Bos 25 0 1 0.000 6.08 10 1 0 13.1 18 11 9 1 2 17 1.50 8.50 11.48

   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 12, 2014 (Phi)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: August 14 (GCL Phillies)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2018):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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