Josh Taylor Portland Sea Dogs  |  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

Scouting Report: Left-hander with a large athletic frame and a filled-out upper half. Not much additional physical projection left. High three-quarter arm slot. Works downhill, follows through to the third base side post-delivery. Four seam fastball sits 92-94 mph out of the bullpen, gets up to 96 mph. Slight downward movement. Relies heavily on the pitch. Also throws a slider that he can vary from 82-84 mph with sweeping action or 89-90 mph with tighter break. Fringe-average overall command and control. Good splits against left-handed batters. Historically threw a mid-70s swooping curveball and a mid-80s changeup when he was a starter. 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. Profiles as a middle reliever with some MLB potential.

This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

 
   
    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     stats                            

   
  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 2017):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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