Taylor Walls

Born: 07/10/1996 (Age: 24)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TB)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 25th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x -- May 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Charlotte Stone Crabs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Compact frame w/ boxy muscle throughout. Built like Gordon Beckham.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Role Player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Quick, short swing from both sides that puts the ball in play. Hitterish overall look, solid contact ability paired w/ patient approach that grinds out at-bats. Sprays the ball to both fields w/ more authority as RHH. Makings of solid big league hit tool.
Quick, short swing from both sides that puts the ball in play. Hitterish overall look, solid contact ability paired w/ patient approach that grinds out at-bats. Sprays the ball to both fields w/ more authority as RHH. Makings of solid big league hit tool.
Game Power 30 40 Can turn on his pitch w/ surprising authority for a smaller player. HR power will come mostly as RHH; punchy, line drive stoke that shoots the gaps LHH.
Can turn on his pitch w/ surprising authority for a smaller player. HR power will come mostly as RHH; punchy, line drive stoke that shoots the gaps LHH.
Raw Power 40 45 Hard both-fields contact in BP w/ flashes of loft pull power as RHH. Raw projects up a half-grade as he learns to work under the ball more from both sides.
Hard both-fields contact in BP w/ flashes of loft pull power as RHH. Raw projects up a half-grade as he learns to work under the ball more from both sides.
Run 55 55 Solid-avg straightline runner w/ instincts and feel to play wheels up to 55. Good jumps on the bases, racks up steals due to reads and timing.
Solid-avg straightline runner w/ instincts and feel to play wheels up to 55. Good jumps on the bases, racks up steals due to reads and timing.
Field 50 50 More fundamental than flashy at SS, makes routine plays without tons of easy or fluidity to actions. Avg at SS, above-avg if ever at 2B/3B and can move around the infield.
More fundamental than flashy at SS, makes routine plays without tons of easy or fluidity to actions. Avg at SS, above-avg if ever at 2B/3B and can move around the infield.
Throw 55 55 Sneaky above-avg arm he doesn't always show off, but it's in there. Strong line and low carry when he needs to, can set feet and fire lasers across dirt from deep hole. Clean, quick footwork and transfer help w/ accuracy.
Sneaky above-avg arm he doesn't always show off, but it's in there. Strong line and low carry when he needs to, can set feet and fire lasers across dirt from deep hole. Clean, quick footwork and transfer help w/ accuracy.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Plus Plus
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Ceiling of quality role player, a low-end/2nd division regular who can spot-start all over the infield for a contender. Plus instincts and gamer mentality play up the profile. High-floor player w/ a good chance to reach the big leagues and contribute in some capacity.