Tigers in EST: Londell Taylor

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Londell Taylor was a multi-sport star at Vian High School in Oklahoma and had signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Oklahoma, when he was selected by the Tigers in the 13th round of the 2007 MLB draft.

Instead of honoring his commitment to Oklahoma, Taylor chose to sign with the Tigers and begin a professional baseball career.

“Baseball has always been my favorite sport and it’s now my total focus,” Taylor told the Muskogee Phoenix in 2007.

After signing, Taylor was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Tigers, but his season was cut short by a broken ankle.  He returned to the GCL the following season and struggled, hitting only .205 in 112 at bats.  Taylor reported to the GCL for the third straight year in 2009 and performed even worse than he had the previous season, hitting only .139 while striking out 47 times in 45 games.

This season, Taylor appears headed for Connecticut.  Perhaps the change in scenery will help revitalize his career, which can only be characterized as a disappointment at this stage.  Taylor has always had exciting raw tools including speed, power and arm strength.  If he starts hitting, he should be an exciting player to watch.

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