Milwaukee Brewers Prospects: Things Starting to Click for Tyrone Taylor


The Biloxi Shuckers have been great all season and there have been plenty of players who have upped their game. On the mound pitchers like Tyler Wagner and Hobbs Johnson have been lights-out all year, while hitters like Nick Ramirez and Orlando Arcia have been some of the leagues best bats.

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Quietly however, Tyrone Taylor is starting to get hot. Widely ranked as one of the top prospects in the entire Brewers’ system, here is a look at Taylor’s growth and development this season.

The Brewers already have a superstar in centerfield, but when Gomez departs via trade or free-agency, they won’t have to wait long for another star. While Taylor doesn’t possess as much power as Gomez, he still profiles to be a top of the order hitter that could use his speed after spraying the ball into the gaps and play above average defense in centerfield. Though he is still working to draw walks, Taylor has showing so far in his minor league career that he can consistently put the ball in play.

Last season, playing mainly in Brevard County, the 21-year-old outfielder batted .273 while swiping 23 bases. Though he is one of the youngest players in the Southern League this season, he has still been able to put together a decent start to the season. After batting .254 in April, he has raised his average to .268 by having a strong May thus far, including a three-hit game on Saturday night. Batting at both the top and bottom of the order, he is developing into a player that can be counted upon to deliver in big situations.

With the way other stars started this year, Taylor has sort of fallen off the map in terms of prospects. Though Gomez will not be a Brewer forever, each day in Biloxi Taylor is proving that the future of the Brewers’ outfield is in good hands. As one of the best athletes in the entire system, expect Taylor to continue to improve all season long.

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