|Jacob Taylor (photo - Sun Herald)|
His stats aren't much (2-5/3.90, 44 K and 27 walks in 57-2/3 IP), and he still has some command issues, but for a guy with just nine college starts under his belt, he has all the tools and is the young, upside kind of pitcher the Bucs love to coach up. He's also fair sized at 6' 3", has smooth mechanics and a decent downward plane to his deliveries.
The only question is whether that LSU commitment will be a hurdle in signing him; in that regard, he's the same as trying to sign a hot shot HS senior committed to a major program, except that Taylor will be draft eligible in one year (after his junior season) instead of three.
That'll be it for the picks for awhile; we'll wrap up rounds 5-10 in a post later today.