Taylor Gushue

Born: 12/19/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 233
Primary Position: C
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 2nd, 2018
Dates Seen: June 25-26, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Harrisburg Senators
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, muscular and compact build. Strong guy who can withstand the rigors of catching.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 40 Bench High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Below-avg batspeed and inside length are being exposed by Double-A pitching, needs to make the adjustment back. Brute strength gives hard pullside contact when squared. Patient approach, works late into counts, will strike out a good amount but also take his walks.
Below-avg batspeed and inside length are being exposed by Double-A pitching, needs to make the adjustment back. Brute strength gives hard pullside contact when squared. Patient approach, works late into counts, will strike out a good amount but also take his walks.
Game Power 40 45 Enough strength and raw power to provide occasional pop even w/ lower averages.
Enough strength and raw power to provide occasional pop even w/ lower averages.
Raw Power 45 50 Stronger cuts from RH side, flashes big league raw power to the pullside; will get more consistent lifting the ball as he figures out LH swing.
Stronger cuts from RH side, flashes big league raw power to the pullside; will get more consistent lifting the ball as he figures out LH swing.
Run 40 40 Below-avg runner, speed not a part of his game.
Below-avg runner, speed not a part of his game.
Field 50 50 Solid defense behind the plate gets him to the bigs; good receiver w/ quiet targets and idea for framing; blocks well to both sides; shows leadership and intangibles.
Solid defense behind the plate gets him to the bigs; good receiver w/ quiet targets and idea for framing; blocks well to both sides; shows leadership and intangibles.
Throw 45 50 Average raw arm strength on the throw down, accuracy still developing, can improve w/ adjustments to footwork.
Average raw arm strength on the throw down, accuracy still developing, can improve w/ adjustments to footwork.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Reliable defense at catcher and switch-hitting pop could make him a backup catcher.