Taylor Hearn

Born: 08/30/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 210
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: LHRP
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH); Traded to PIT 7/30/2016; Traded to TEX 7/31/2018
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 26th, 2018
Dates Seen: June 26, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Frisco RoughRiders
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
X-tall, extremely athletic, loose/long frame. Built like Amir Garrett (CIN).
Mechanical Notes
Slow-tempo full-windup w/ overhead pump; excellent extension w/ crossfire levers adding deception; athletic finish to delivery, occasional balance issues he's athletic enough to iron out w/ more reps. Full arm-circle that hooks behind body; whippy, loose, quick 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 50 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Effortless velo and life; control/command will keep developing. FB could compete at ML level right now and will be a future plus pitch.
Effortless velo and life; control/command will keep developing. FB could compete at ML level right now and will be a future plus pitch.
Fastball Velocity 65 70 95 91-97 Touches 96-97 early in starts and holds 93-94 late into games. Plus velo, would be high-90s type if he's ever in bullpen role.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Loose arm-stroke w/ plus extension creates very lively FB. Rides when up, heavy runner when down; flashed hint of short cut at times.
Loose arm-stroke w/ plus extension creates very lively FB. Rides when up, heavy runner when down; flashed hint of short cut at times.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Works mostly to the middle-third right now w/ flashes of quality low/gloveside strikes when delivery is timed up. Athletic enough to project on command.
Works mostly to the middle-third right now w/ flashes of quality low/gloveside strikes when delivery is timed up. Athletic enough to project on command.
Slider
Slider 40 45 83-84 79-86 Slurvy breaker w/ shape somewhere between CB and SL. Flashes sharp bite at best, but it's inconsistent. Can get it to playable w/ reps.
Slurvy breaker w/ shape somewhere between CB and SL. Flashes sharp bite at best, but it's inconsistent. Can get it to playable w/ reps.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 83 82-84 Limited present confidence and usage, but shows upside. Flashes promising turnover and separation, smooth arm-stroke allows continued projection. Could be enough third to start.
Limited present confidence and usage, but shows upside. Flashes promising turnover and separation, smooth arm-stroke allows continued projection. Could be enough third to start.
Control
Control 40 45 FB-heavy approach, will need to incorporate secondaries more as SP. Keeps FB around the zone, both off-speed pitches used to expand. Will keep improving control as he adjusts to high-minors hitters.
FB-heavy approach, will need to incorporate secondaries more as SP. Keeps FB around the zone, both off-speed pitches used to expand. Will keep improving control as he adjusts to high-minors hitters.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Extremely physical, athletic LHP; special FB and two playable secondaries w/ fair control and command could make him mid-rotation SP in the best-case scenario. Easy to see him taking to a leverage 'pen role if he moves from rotation long-term.