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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

MLB draft—Rise, fall of New York Yankees pitcher Brien Taylor - ESPN New York

The second greatest pitcher that never was.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 04, 2014 at 01:17 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 04, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4718825)
there's a pretty big discrepancy between TFA and what Bref says:
(Gene) Michael:

"He went out that first year in the Florida State League and was pretty dominant for an 18-year-old kid who didn't really play real good high school baseball. He was very dominant. The average time of his fastball for the whole year was 95 miles per hour. The minor league people told me. No one else could do that."

Bref shows his age at 20, not 18. He would turn 21 in December after his first minor league season.
   2. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: June 04, 2014 at 01:34 PM (#4718826)
there's a pretty big discrepancy between TFA and what Bref says:

. . .

Bref shows his age at 20, not 18. He would turn 21 in December after his first minor league season.


When the fact becomes legend, print the legend.
   3. A triple short of the cycle Posted: June 04, 2014 at 02:17 PM (#4718871)
Core Four (Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera)


cough BERNIE WILLIAMS cough
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 04, 2014 at 03:09 PM (#4718940)
that first round of the 1991 draft was pretty bad all round. You have to go down to pick 13 before you get 1st round level value
   5. Batman Posted: June 04, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4718963)
Carl Everett was the Yankees' first pick in 1990 and he was a teammate of Taylor's in Taylor's first pro year. The Yankees let Everett go to the Marlins in the expansion draft after that season.
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 04, 2014 at 03:33 PM (#4718983)
Carl Everett was the Yankees' first pick in 1990 and he was a teammate of Taylor's in Taylor's first pro year.

so was Mariano--I've never looked at Rivera's minor league totals. His first year, he was a full-time reliever (1 GS out of 22) with a rather astonishing WHIP of 0.462 (as a 20 year old). His next year, he was split evenly between starting & relieving. Then in his next 5 years of minor league ball, he was used exclusively as a starter. Maybe this is common knowledge..
   7. Batman Posted: June 04, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4719019)
I noticed Mariano on that team and looked at his minor league stats for the first time too, but I assumed everything about him was common knowledge. I never knew Everett was drafted by the Yankees. I always thought he'd just shown up at somebody's spring training one day, like he seemed to for the next 15 years.
   8. esseff Posted: June 04, 2014 at 05:00 PM (#4719104)
I'm guessing Taylor doesn't look forward to the first week of June every year.
   9. ursus arctos Posted: June 04, 2014 at 05:19 PM (#4719125)
So Taylor was 20 when he graduated from high school?
   10. Batman Posted: June 04, 2014 at 05:52 PM (#4719172)
Taylor was 19 1/2 when he was drafted in 1991. He didn't pitch until 1992 though.

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