The Milwaukee Brewers are calling up prospect Tyrone Taylor to help give some depth to the banged up outfield.
With Lo Cain (knee) hobbled and Ryan Braun dealing with a stiff back again, the Brewers have called up outfielder Tyrone Taylor. When he plays, it will be his Major League debut.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 7, 2019
With Ryan Braun and Lorenzo Cain beat up, the Brewers need more players that can adequately fill in the outfield. Thankfully, MLB Pipeline’s 26th-best Brewers prospect can play all of the outfield positions pretty well.
In his second season at AAA, the 25-year-old Taylor hit .269/.334/.461 with 14 homers and five stolen bases. Taylor is known for being a solid defender in the outfield and making pretty good contact. He won’t launch the ball out of the yard a lot, but he has some power, especially in the gaps.
Taylor went on an injured list stint after a very cold May with the Missions. From when he returned on June 25 to the end of the San Antonio Missions’ season, Taylor hit .294/.369/.480 with eight of his 14 home runs.
A top-100 prospect for Baseball America in 2015, Taylor dropped off the map after dealing with a lot of injuries and seeing his production split. He’s risen back up the team’s prospect board after a good 2018 and now gets the opportunity to make his Major League debut.