Taylor Cole Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 32
Born: August 20, 1989
Birthplace: Simi Valley, CA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 29th round, 2011 by TOR;
36th round, 2008 by ARI;
26th round, 2007 by LAD
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Jan. 2022)
College: Brigham Young
High School: Bishop Gorman (NV)
   

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First Pro Contract: June 14, 2011 (TOR)
Signing Scout: Blake Crosby (TOR)
Signing Bonus: $2,614,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: June 17, 2011 (Vancouver)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: August 9, 2017 (TOR)
Service Time (1/22): 1 year, 32 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2018, 2019)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @Taylor_JCole
Instagram: @taylorjcole

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Mid-sized right-hander with no remaining projection. Filled-out lower half.

Mechanics: Over-the-top delivery. Medium leg kick with slight crouching action. Clean mechanics, but does put moderate effort on his arm.

Fastball: 92-94 mph four-seamer. Utilizes the pitch close to 50% of the time. Has some sink and armside run.

Slider: 85-88 mph. Hard 12-to-6 movement.

Changeup
: 86-88 mph with some sink. Induces grounders. Best secondary, could be utilized more.

Curveball: Show-me 78-82 mph curveball only used about 5% of the time.


  Career Notes: Drafted three times. Attended Southern MNevada before transferrign to BYU. Did not play in 2009-2010 while on his Mormon Mission. Spring Training invitee with Toronto in 2016, made his debut in August 2017. Pitched two innings of a combined no-hitter with the Angels in July 2019. Underwent shoulder surgery in August 2020. NRI for Boston in 2022.

Summation: Triple-A depth and insurance, could come back after hiatus and prove to be a workable middle reliever at the MLB level.

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

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2011 Brigham Young MWC NCAA -- 21 5 5 2.99 16 15 0 93.1 83 51 31 3 12 37 67 1.29 6.46 3.57
  2011 Vancouver Canadians Nwst A- Tor 21 1 3 5.88 11 8 0 33.2 35 23 22 3 4 17 25 1.54 6.68 4.54
  2012 Vancouver Canadians Nwst A- Tor 22 6 0 0.81 12 11 0 66.1 36 6 6 0 6 17 57 0.80 7.73 2.31
  2013 Lansing Lugnuts Midw A Tor 23 7 11 4.02 26 26 0 132.0 141 75 59 5 12 59 101 1.52 6.89 4.02
  2013 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 23 0 1 1.80 1 1 0 5.0 6 2 1 0 0 2 2 1.60 3.60 3.60
  2014 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 24 8 9 3.07 24 23 0 132 114 55 45 4 6 39 171 1.16 11.66 2.66
  2014 New Hampshire Fisher Cats East AA Tor 24 0 2 7.30 2 2 0 12.1 12 11 10 1 1 7 10 1.54 7.30 5.11
  2015 New Hampshire Fisher Cats East AA Tor 25 7 10 4.06 28 28 0 164.0 174 80 74 18 0 55 128 1.40 7.02 3.02
  2016 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 26 1 0 4.70 3 3 0 15.1 20 8 8 0 0 3 8 1.50 4.70 1.76
  2016 New Hampshire Fisher Cats East AA Tor 26 3 4 3.79 12 11 0 61.2 70 32 26 6 0 17 54 1.41 7.88 2.48
  2017 Gulf Coast Blue Jays GCL Rk Tor 27 0 0 0.00 2 2 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 1.00 18.00 3.00
  2017 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 27 0 0 0.00 2 1 0 3.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.33 9.00 0.00
  2017 Buffalo Bisons IL AAA Tor 27 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0.18 11.12 1.59
  2017 Toronto Blue Jays AL MLB Tor 27 0 0 36.00 1 0 0 1.0 6 4 4 0 1 1 1 7.00 9.00 9.00
  2018 Salt Lake Bees PCL AAA Tor 28 3 0 5.37 34 0 6 55.1 55 34 33 6 1 27 65 1.48 10.57 4.39
  2018 Los Angeles Angels AL MLB LAA 28 4 2 2.75 18 2 0 36.0 20 11 11 3 3 12 39 0.89 9.75 3.00
  2019 Inland Empire 66ers Calif A+ LAA 29 0 1 10.12 2 1 0 2.2 5 3 3 0 0 2 2 2.62 6.75 6.75
  2019 Salt Lake Bees PCL AAA LAA 29 3 0 5.23 16 0 3 20.2 29 12 12 5 0 6 24 1.69 10.45 2.61
  2019 Los Angeles Angels AL MLB LAA 29 3 4 5.92 38 6 0 51.2 58 35 34 2 2 24 50 1.59 8.71 4.18
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 32     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Northwest League Pitcher of the Week (August 29 - September 4, 2021)
Florida State League All-Star (2014)
Florida State League Pitcher of the Week (July 22-28, 2014)
Florida State League Season-End All-Star (2014)
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