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Taylor Hearn

Born: 08/30/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 210
Mechanics
Pitches from a half-windup, long-limbs, low-effort delivery but tends to fall towards the 1B side. Long arm action with above-average arm speed, three-quarters slot.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 05/02/2017
Affiliate Bradenton Marauders (High A, Pirates)
Dates Seen 5/1/2017
OFP 50
Realistic Role 5, Set-Up
MLB ETA 2019
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 70 95-96 97 Easy velocity, velocity jumps on hitters when delivery is in sync and fastball has some tail, often flat and can easily be tracked.

Movement- 45/45
Slider 40 50 86-88 88 Shorter action with tight spin, hard action, inconsistent with depth but features tilt, struggled with command of offering, often in the dirt. Future average offering.
Changeup 40 40 84-86 86 Lacks arm speed on offering, some late tail but did not seem comfortable with pitch, could be a change of pace offering but will not be part of routine arsenal.
Overall

While Hearn has premium arm strength, holding his velocity deep into games, he profiles best in the bullpen given his lack of command, third pitch, and his delivery issues. In the bullpen he profiles as a set-up reliever, with the potential to close.

Command - 35/45
Control - 40/50

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