Taylor Trammell

Position: CF
Level: High A
Affiliate: Daytona Tortugas
League: Florida State League
Born: 09/13/1997 (Age: 21)
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 195
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 1st Rd., (CRA. #35 Overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN)

Prospect Spotlight

Taken 35th overall out of Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, GA) in 2016, Trammell’s blend of athleticism and baseball polish has wowed scouts since he signed. He takes an athletic left-handed swing with plus bat speed, maintaining good balance in his lower half. Trammell’s stroke produces force without requiring excess length or movement, giving him the potential to hit for both average and power. His raw instincts and polish show up at the plate and on the bases, where he takes a healthy amount of walks and is a constant threat to steal. In his first full professional season, Trammell walked in 12-percent of plate appearances while stealing over 40 bases–both elite rates, especially for a player his age. On defense, the rangy center fielder can remain at the position moving forward, though some feel like a fringy arm makes him a better fit in left field than an outfielder with true all-three-spots versatility. He still might add some weight as his frame matures, but he has the build to retain speed while adding strength.

Last season, the only teenagers to combine for a .270-plus average, double-digit home runs, and 30-plus stolen bases were Ronald Acuna Jr.(CF, Braves), Fernando Tatis Jr. (SS, Padres), and Trammell. That’s elite company, and while Trammell isn’t included in the conversation with Acuna and Tatis in prospect circles right now, his ceiling isn’t much lower. His instincts and feel to hit, paired with the physicality and power/speed toolset, are what make Trammell so unique. Entering the Futures Game, Trammell continues to up his stock and is now a top 50 prospect in the game.