Taylor Guilbeau

Born: 05/12/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: LHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 10th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x--October/November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall and lean; lacks physicality; no projection left.
Mechanical Notes
Quick no-wind up from L3/4 with effort at release. Stiffness in break, wrap, moderate length in back, stays closed off, plus arm speed; inconsistent, arm gets late.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Middle Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 55 60 Velo and movement to miss bats; present command plays it to more weak contact. Projects half-grade improvement in command w more RP reps. Plays plus vs lefties at present w ability to hit armside target.
Velo and movement to miss bats; present command plays it to more weak contact. Projects half-grade improvement in command w more RP reps. Plays plus vs lefties at present w ability to hit armside target.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 95-96 94-96 Hard velo, hard to pick up because he stays closed off and comes from tough slot.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Armside run up in the zone, straightens out across zone, hard late dive down to his armside
Armside run up in the zone, straightens out across zone, hard late dive down to his armside
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Flashed ability to go side-to-side. Better to armside, down and in vs. LH gets outs. Flashed ability to hit gloveside and is key location to get RHs out. Delivery lacks consistency but still new to single-inning role and should find another half-grade despite age.
Flashed ability to go side-to-side. Better to armside, down and in vs. LH gets outs. Flashed ability to hit gloveside and is key location to get RHs out. Delivery lacks consistency but still new to single-inning role and should find another half-grade despite age.
Slider
Slider 50 50 85 84-86 Downer action; average spin but gets depth to miss some bats, especially vs LHBs. Showed feel to front door and back foot; flashes abv avg but shows inconsistency in shape and location, gets loopy and vulnerable if up.
Downer action; average spin but gets depth to miss some bats, especially vs LHBs. Showed feel to front door and back foot; flashes abv avg but shows inconsistency in shape and location, gets loopy and vulnerable if up.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 86 86-88 Limited use; didn't show consistent feel in few shown. Has enough fade and separation to avoid hard contact in limited dose, lacks location to use regularly.
Limited use; didn't show consistent feel in few shown. Has enough fade and separation to avoid hard contact in limited dose, lacks location to use regularly.
Control
Control 40 45 Worked around the zone but didn't show present consistency to limit walks against MLB hitters; FB quality is high and should gain confidence trusting it in the zone w more RP reps.
Worked around the zone but didn't show present consistency to limit walks against MLB hitters; FB quality is high and should gain confidence trusting it in the zone w more RP reps.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
FB/SL combo could get LH hitters out in bigs right now and projects to add enough command to work in middle-relief vs RH in short order. Despite age, still has limited innings in relief role; projecting some additional repeatability with adaption to role.