Mariners Minors: Checking in with the Everett AquaSox
Logan Taylor manning the hot corner for the AquaSox. (Photo Credit: Brian Helberg)
Logan Taylor – 3B
The 21-year-old had a nice night at the dish for Everett on Tuesday. Logan Taylor worked a walk in the first, and came around to score on Corey Simpson’s double. He also showed some impressive power later in the game, connecting on an opposite field double that soared over the right fielder’s head and short hopped the wall. Taylor has split his time evenly between the infield and the outfield in 2015, and he played a solid third base for the AquaSox the night I saw him. He finished 1 for 3 with a double, 2 walks and 2 runs scored.
Taylor was not expected to be a major contributor in Everett’s lineup this season, but he has proven to be a very valuable and versatile player. Seattle selected Taylor in the 12th round this year, and he is hitting .308 with 3 home runs, 34 RBI and 9 stolen bases across 42 games.
The Texas A&M alum hits right-handed and throws right-handed. Taylor is well built at 6’1/200. I really like his game, but Taylor does not possess a true standout tool. I feel like his future will likely be as a super-utility player, in the mold of Willie Bloomquist.
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