Two-sport star, Tyrone Taylor swings away

October, 17, 2011
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As some would call a “toolsy” player, Tyrone Taylor fits that bill with his strength and speed combination. He is athletically gifted and plays both baseball and football. Already known in the football world in Southern California's South Bay as one of the better tailbacks, he might be overshadowing that title with his play on the diamond as a game changing leadoff hitter.

In his junior year at Torrance (Torrance, Calif.) he hit .472 with six home runs and 26 RBIs and crossed the plate 42 times. Already built like a pro ball player at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Taylor obtains solid speed by running a 6.60 second 60-yard dash. That kind of speed turns singles into extra-base hits and also allows him to cover a ton of ground in centerfield. He has good present gap power and hits for a good average. Roaming the outfield, he has good reads off the bat and runs good routes, which is impressive in a prep player, and he also has a canon for an arm.

He is currently committed to play baseball at California State Fullerton.

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