Curtis Taylor

Born: 07/25/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ARI); Traded November 30, 2017.
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- July 2/July 5, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Montgomery Biscuits
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, athletic, well-proportioned and lean for size, muscular lower half. No projection.
Mechanical Notes
Medium effort NWU from 3/4 slot with some stiffness; chest-high leg off into drop and drive, comes open, spine tilt, follows through slightly across body. Arm action: stiffness in break, medium depth to arm circle, late arm.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 45 Setup Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 60 70 Elite velo; even with fringy command, will miss bats from bothsided hitters; primary weapon. Doesn't need to be precise.
Elite velo; even with fringy command, will miss bats from bothsided hitters; primary weapon. Doesn't need to be precise.
Fastball Velocity 80 80 98 95-99 Sat 98 in 1 IP appearance, 96 (t97) in 4 IP outing.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Late burst to armside up in the zone. Tailing action lower in zone.
Late burst to armside up in the zone. Tailing action lower in zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Spotty when aiming down in zone, working multiple innings. Close enough to spots in top of zone in the shorter stint to work, has margin for error. Left a bunch out over plate, bad misses.
Spotty when aiming down in zone, working multiple innings. Close enough to spots in top of zone in the shorter stint to work, has margin for error. Left a bunch out over plate, bad misses.
Slider
Slider 40 45 84-85 84-85 Needs to sharpen; flashed it in zone with sharp break but mostly a slurvy shaped slider that gets late movement off the barrel. Good enough to keep hitters honest and not cheat on FB.
Needs to sharpen; flashed it in zone with sharp break but mostly a slurvy shaped slider that gets late movement off the barrel. Good enough to keep hitters honest and not cheat on FB.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 30 86 86 Third pitch, limited feel. Will drop as MLB RP.
Third pitch, limited feel. Will drop as MLB RP.
Control
Control 45 50 Has athleticism and body to hit the zone; can overthrow and miss zone off plate, should improve consistency.
Has athleticism and body to hit the zone; can overthrow and miss zone off plate, should improve consistency.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Hard throwing RP with elite velocity that will get swings and misses on FB at MLB level. Fits in 7th inning setup role on strength of FB; lacks secondary for closer role.