Samad Taylor

Born: 07/11/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 5'10''
Weight: 160
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: UTL
Acquisition Period: 10th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE); Traded to TOR 7/31/2017
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 13th, 2018
Dates Seen: 6x -- August 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lansing Lugnuts
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Small frame, wiry and twitchy athlete.
Swing Mechanics
Medium base, simple setup. Loose, whippy path through the zone; athletic swing w/ balanced finish and hip torque. Above-avg batspeed.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Bench High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 Flashes of zone awareness and ability to ID spin, still chases when behind in the count. Gets aggressive at times and gets longer to the ball, causing increased swing/miss inside the zone. Just enough power to get himself in trouble; best when working w/ line drive approach. Tools to develop into playable hitter w/ offensive refinement.
Flashes of zone awareness and ability to ID spin, still chases when behind in the count. Gets aggressive at times and gets longer to the ball, causing increased swing/miss inside the zone. Just enough power to get himself in trouble; best when working w/ line drive approach. Tools to develop into playable hitter w/ offensive refinement.
Game Power 30 40 As hit tool develops, can be a 8-12 HR type at ML level in a bench role with plenty of doubles.
As hit tool develops, can be a 8-12 HR type at ML level in a bench role with plenty of doubles.
Raw Power 45 50 Surprising juice in the bat for smaller player. Has the batspeed to create power, shows up w/ loft to pullside. Projects avg as he gains strength and goes to RF w/ more power.
Surprising juice in the bat for smaller player. Has the batspeed to create power, shows up w/ loft to pullside. Projects avg as he gains strength and goes to RF w/ more power.
Run 65 65 Plus runner w/ instincts and baserunning aggression to play up his speed. Serious stolen base threat, puts the defense on edge. Speed is a separating tool.
Plus runner w/ instincts and baserunning aggression to play up his speed. Serious stolen base threat, puts the defense on edge. Speed is a separating tool.
Field 55 55 Athletic actions at 2B, soft hands, quick feet w/ above-avg range for the keystone. Starts the 4-6-3 DP well. Looks good enough at 2B that I'd like to see him at SS. Has the athleticism and defensive instincts to try a super utility role.
Athletic actions at 2B, soft hands, quick feet w/ above-avg range for the keystone. Starts the 4-6-3 DP well. Looks good enough at 2B that I'd like to see him at SS. Has the athleticism and defensive instincts to try a super utility role.
Throw 50 50 Strong arm for 2B, wonder how it looks from the left side of the infield. Can throw on the run and finish 6-4-3 DP with his arm.
Strong arm for 2B, wonder how it looks from the left side of the infield. Can throw on the run and finish 6-4-3 DP with his arm.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Ceiling of quality role player or low-end regular at ML level. Will fall short of that f he can't tone down youthful aggression at the plate.