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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 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 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 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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