High-SchoolBaseball: Cal State Fullerton

Two-sport star, Tyrone Taylor swings away

October, 17, 2011

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.

AJ Kennedy swings with authority

September, 29, 2011
One of the top catching prospects in the nation, Kennedy is fundamentally sound in his all-around game. At bat he is well balanced with average power and looks to be a solid batting average hitter. Behind the dish he has good blocking skills, a strong throwing arm, and great footwork.

During the game that took place after this batting practice session, Kennedy threw out a runner at second by two full strides and we had him clocked at a 1.92 second pop time. What really stood out about this play was his footwork. It was at a blink of the eye that he received the ball, had his feet set and released an absolute dart right on the tag side of the bag.

With catchers always at high demand Cal State Fullerton scored when Kennedy gave his commitment to play for the Titans next year.