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Houston Astros

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May 11, 2021 10:32 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Throws off flat ground
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) has been throwing off flat ground, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Taylor had to be carted off the field in mid-April due to what was called a severely sprained right ankle. He's still not close to returning from the injured list but at least appears to be trending in the right direction.

April 17, 2021 06:20 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Taylor had to be carted off the field Friday against the Mariners due to an ankle that was "severely sprained" according to manager Dusty Baker, so the trip to the injured list isn't a surprise. It's unclear when he'll be able to return. Peter Solomon was called up in a corresponding move.

April 17, 2021 10:56 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Dealing with severe sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Saturday that Taylor's ankle is "severely sprained," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Taylor rolled his ankle while fielding a bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday and had to be carted off the field. He underwent X-rays that came back negative, but he'll still likely spend time on the injured list as a result of his severe sprain. In his first seven relief appearances this season, Taylor has posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 5.1 innings.

April 17, 2021 01:00 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Carted off field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was carted off the field after rolling his right ankle in Friday's game against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Taylor entered Friday's game in the bottom of the eighth inning and allowed one run on two hits while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. However, he appeared to be in considerable pain after fielding a bunt from Taylor Trammell, and he was immediately carted off the field. The severity of the injury isn't yet clear.

April 11, 2021 02:32 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Stung by long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 6-2 loss to Oakland.

Taylor was part of an Astros' bullpen that permitted five runs over the second half of the game. He inherited a runner upon entering in the eighth inning with one out and allowed a single then a three-run home run to Matt Olson, a 414-foot shot that landed in the second deck of right field. The left-hander was in the mix of relievers after closer Ryan Pressly, but Taylor has allowed runs in three of five appearances, pitching to a 7.36 ERA and 1.91 WHIP.

March 20, 2021 03:36 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Projected for bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is one of six healthy relievers considered as locks to serve in Astros' bullpen come Opening Day, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Taylor was a useful piece in the bullpen last season for Houston, pitching to a 2.18 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 20.2 innings. He's made just three appearances this spring, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five over three innings. Two of those appearances have come in the sixth inning and the other one in the seventh, which normally aren't the spots managers deploy high-leverage relievers in early-to-mid spring training contests. He's one of two left-handers projected to make the roster -- Brooks Raley being the other -- which puts him in line for any late-game opportunities that may require a southpaw.

September 19, 2020 12:00 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Yields one run in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (elbow) allowed a run on one hit in one inning in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Taylor surrendered a solo shot to Kole Calhoun in the eighth inning in the former's first appearance since Sept. 5. Through 19 appearances, Taylor has a 2.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 18 innings. He's also collected a save, four holds and a 1-1 record as a reliever this season.

September 18, 2020 05:40 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (elbow) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old landed on the injured list with elbow discomfort Sept. 7 and spends little more than the 10-day minimum on the shelf. Taylor has a 2.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 15:11 K:BB with one save and four holds over 17 innings this season.

September 16, 2020 04:16 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Could return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (elbow) threw a bullpen Wednesday and could be activated Friday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Taylor was dealing with elbow discomfort, but the issue has been downplayed since he landed on the injured list. Assuming he feels healthy following his bullpen session, manager Dusty Baker said that the southpaw could return to action as soon as Friday. Taylor carries a 2.12 ERA over 17 relief innings this season.

September 12, 2020 05:40 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Slated to throw off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (elbow) is "fine" and expects to throw off a mound over the weekend, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Manager Dusty Baker provided an encouraging update regarding Taylor's status Saturday and said that he could return during the team's upcoming homestand. The southpaw is first eligible to come off the injured list Wednesday, and it sounds as though he's set to have a fairly brief absence.

September 7, 2020 07:24 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Out with elbow issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor landed on the injured list with elbow discomfort Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Taylor owns a strong 2.12 ERA in 17 innings of relief this season, though his 15:11 K:BB isn't particularly promising. He'll have time to return for over a week at the end of the season if he requires just a minimum-length stay, though it's not yet clear if that's the case.

August 18, 2020 12:16 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Notches save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor allowed a hit in one inning to earn the save in Monday's 2-1 win over the Rockies.

Taylor had little margin for error, but he made the lead hold after allowing a leadoff infield single to Charlie Blackmon. Three flyouts later, Taylor had his first major-league save. The 25-year-old has pitched to a 1.54 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 11.2 innings this season. Ryan Pressly still has the upper hand for closing duties, but Taylor's work through 10 appearances has made him a solid late-innings option.

August 3, 2020 03:08 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Scoops up first big-league win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor picked up his first MLB win in relief while recording the final four outs in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Angels in 11 innings. He issued two walks and struck out two in the 21-pitch appearance.

The Astros entered Sunday's contest with six relief pitchers on the 10-day injured list and another on the restricted list, which has resulted in several unproven bullpen arms garnering use in high-leverage spots early on this season. None have been as impressive thus far as Taylor, who has opened his career with five scoreless appearances, striking out nine and allowing only four baserunners over that stretch. While Ryan Pressly looms as the most likely candidate to replace injured closer Roberto Osuna (elbow), the left-handed Taylor could very well be the next man up behind him, given the lack of other healthy, established options.

July 30, 2020 08:48 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Scoreless season continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor allowed one hit and struck out three over 2.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 4-2 extra-innings loss to the Dodgers.

Taylor, who had 11.1 innings worth of experience at Triple-A prior to 2020, stepped up at a time when the Astros are dealing with a few injuries in the bullpen. This was Taylor's third appearance of the season, all of them scoreless. He's allowed just one hit and struck out five over 4.2 innings.

July 25, 2020 12:44 AM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Makes 30-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor has been named to Houston's 30-man roster, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Taylor's strong showing in camp earned him a spot in the Astros' bullpen to start the season. While the 24-year-old has just three games of experience above Double-A, the Astros are light on left-handers.

June 30, 2020 08:20 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Makes player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was added to the Astros' 60-man player pool Sunday.

Taylor had a strong spring training and could push for a lefty spot in the bullpen. He has just three games of experience above Double-A, but the Astros are light on left-handers.

June 26, 2020 08:08 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: On roster radar
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor may be considered for a spot on the Astros' expanded roster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Taylor was a longshot to make the roster during spring training before he was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, but as one of the few left-handed relievers on the 40-man roster, he's on the radar for the 30-man active roster when baseball kicks off in late July. Taylor, who was acquired from the Mets over the winter, has little experience above Double-A, but he made an impression this spring when he struck out seven and walked five over seven scoreless innings.

March 26, 2020 05:44 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Taylor has pitched a total of 11.1 innings at the Triple-A level, so he'll head back to the minors for more seasoning before potentially making his big-league debut in 2020. The southpaw didn't allow a run across seven innings before spring training was suspended, striking out seven batters while walking five.

December 5, 2019 01:52 PM
Astros' Blake Taylor: Dealt to Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor and Kenedy Corona were traded to the Astros from the Mets on Thursday in exchange for outfielder Jake Marisnick, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Taylor posted a 2.16 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP over 66.2 innings in the minors last season, although only 0.1 of those innings came at the Triple-A level. The 24-year-old could be getting closer to making his major-league debut, but he will need to gain some experience against more high-level competition prior to pitching in the big leagues.

November 4, 2019 06:32 PM
Mets' Blake Taylor: Contract selected by Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor's contract was purchased by the Mets on Monday.

The 24-year-old lefty will be protected from the Rule 5 draft despite his lack of big-league experience. He recorded a 2.16 ERA in 66.2 innings over the three highest levels of the minors last season, though just 0.1 of those innings came at the Triple-A level.

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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021HOU006.757000025.38542024
2020HOU212.18220001220.71375201217
Total213.1200001426.021129401421
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021HOU1580.6000000.3331.8752716.88
2020HOU125201.2000011.1731.2108710.89
Total230281.1010011.2121.34611412.12
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2013R-Gcl Pirates 21.087002013972.570.762
2014R-Kingsport Mets 30.18702102023415.382.126
2014R-Gcl Mets 10.231020010710.000.784
2015ASX-Brooklyn Cyclones 9.03200005361.001.000
2015R-Gcl Mets 3.02000003046.001.333
2016R-Kingsport Mets 8.250000112854.391.585
2017AFX-Columbia Fireflies 85.2181701907249834.961.549
2018AFA-St. Lucie Mets 75.2171601807245725.621.556
2018AAA-Las Vegas 51s 11.0220200119114.091.818
2019AFA-St. Lucie Mets 27.121002272912242.661.328
2019AAX-Binghamton Rumble Po 39.018000134512251.850.949
2019AAA-Syracuse Mets 0.11000000000.000.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/220
Birthdate:
08/17/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Orange, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
1