Outfielders

 
Michael Taylor Michael Taylor
DOB: 3/26/91
Ht. 6’3″
Wt. 210
Bats: R
Throws: R
Career Stats
Taylor had another career year in 2014, earning a trip to the Futures
Game and the Eastern League’s Rookie of the Year award. The biggest
question for 2015 is whether he can hit enough to justify his K rate, which
scouts believe may always be on the high side. Defensively, Taylor features
plus-plus range thanks to his plus speed along with a cannon arm. He will
take some walks to get on base, where he becomes a threat to steal
(88 SBs in ’13-’14 combined). In spring training, they’ll prattle about him
making the big club as a backup, but the smart money is a return to AAA.
Brian Goodwin Brian Goodwin
DOB: 11/2/90
Ht. 6’0″
Wt. 200
Bats: L
Throws: L
Career Stats
A torn labrum ended Goodwin’s 2014 season in early July and casting
doubt on whether he’ll be ready and healthy for April 2015. The Nats
trotted out the bromide that he was starting to progress when he got
hurt, but scouts point to an inability to make adjustments, particularly
on soft and/or away stuff. While he doesn’t pile up the SBs, Goodwin is
considered a plus runner, which also translates to his skills as a CF.
Look for him to return to Syracuse if he’s able to swing without pain.
Drew Vettleson Drew Vettleson
DOB: 7/19/91
Ht. 6’1″
Wt. 185
Bats: L
Throws: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Isaac Ballou Isaac Ballou
DOB: 3/17/90
Ht. 6’2″
Wt. 205
Bats: L
Throws: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
Rafael Bautista Rafael Bautista
DOB: 3/8/93
Ht. 6’2″
Wt. 165
Bats: R
Throws: R
Career Stats
Report Not Yet Written.
D.K. Carey D.K. Carey
DOB: 11/14/91
Ht. 6’3″
Wt. 185
Bats: R
Throws: R
Career Stats
Much like Ballou, the hope is that Carey is a late-blooming athlete who will
translate his raw ability into skills, which also describes his three seasons at
the University of Miami. The Marietta, GA native posted a .710 OPS as 22-y.o.
in the NYPL and was one of the top hitters on a(nother) sub-.500 Auburn team.
Aldrem Corredor Aldrem Corredor
DOB: 10/27/95
Ht. 6’0″
Wt. 202
Bats: R
Throws: R
Career Stats
Corredor makes the cut due to two factors — youth (turned 19 in Oct.) and
a strong on-base percentage (.411) that improved 50-plus points from his
2013 season (.352) in the DSL. His other offensive numbers are mediocre
(.235 BA, .271 SLG), so it’s possible that he’ll repeat the GCL but the hope
is that the Venezuelan teenager will head to upstate New York in 2015.

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