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Brewers to promote former top prospect Tyrone Taylor

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When all the outfielders are injured, you order more outfielders

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The Milwaukee Brewers are calling up prospect Tyrone Taylor to help give some depth to the banged up outfield.

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.