Position: Outfield

DOB: January 22, 1994

Height: 6’0″ / Weight: 185

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (2nd round, 2012)

Profile: A high school football star from Torrance, California, Taylor was selected by Milwaukee in the second round of the 2012 draft. The Brewers inked him to a $750,000 deal following the draft, keeping him away from college powerhouse Cal State Fullerton. He split time between Maryvale and Helena after signing but a wrist injury suffered in late July cut his first season short. Nevertheless, Taylor made the jump to full season Wisconsin in 2013, then spent 2014 at Brevard County, vaulting towards the top of the Brewers prospect rankings. He spent the last two seasons at Double-A Biloxi but has struggled to make the adjustments to get him past there to this point. A gifted athlete with plus speed and a good arm, Taylor has seen action at all three outfield spots, with the bulk of his playing time coming in center. With a wide stance, he sprays line drives to all parts of the field and will occasionally display some surprising pop. A quick learner who takes pride in his defense, Taylor likes to swing the bat and while he doesn’t strike out a ton, he doesn’t draw that many walks either.

2012: Upon signing with Milwaukee, Taylor started off his professional career in the Arizona League in 2012 but after collecting 14 hits in just eight games in Maryvale, he received a promotion to Helena. He hit .385 in ten games there before being shut down for the rest of the season with a wrist injury.

2013: After just 18 pro games, Taylor jumped to Single-A Wisconsin in 2013. He appeared in 122 games for the Timber Rattlers and hit .274 with 33 doubles, two triples and eight home runs as Wisconsin’s starting centerfielder.

2014: Taylor climbed to High-A Brevard County in 2014 and put up similar numbers in 130 games for the Manatees. He hit .278, racking up 36 doubles, three triples and six home runs. Following the Florida State League season, Taylor got a late call to Double-A Huntsville to join the Stars for their final five regular season games and the playoffs.

2015: With a taste of Double-A action at the end of 2014, Taylor opened 2015 with the Brewers new Double-A affiliate in Biloxi, Mississippi. He put together a solid, yet unspectacular season, hitting .260 over 128 games with the Shuckers, seeing time at all three different outfield positions.

2016: Taylor returned to Biloxi in 2016 looking to improve upon his previous season. While he did manage to hit a career high nine home runs, his average took a dip and he wound up hitting just .232 over 134 Southern League contests. He also saw a lot more of his playing time coming in right field with the addition of Brett Phillips, starting 80 games in right, 32 in center and 21 in left.

2017: A hamstring injury suffered early on in spring training, sidelined Taylor until July and he continued to struggle with the injury throughout the 2017 season.  He made seven appearances in the AZL, then saw action in just 25 games with Biloxi, batting .247 with six doubles, a triple and a home run.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#27)
2016 (#10)
2015 (#2)
2014 (#1)
2013 (#10)