Preseason All-State 2020 Spotlight: SS Keenan Taylor


Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

The annual Invite Only Preseason All-State showcase for the state's top Junior prospects is coming up February 16th at Roundtripper Sports Academy in Westfield, IN. Leading up to the event we will be highlighting some of the top prospects to be in attendance. 

Here we look at Guerin Catholic SS Keenan Taylor.

Keenan Taylor

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Guerin Catholic
    State: IN
  • Summer Team: Indiana Bulls White
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.07
60-yard
(12/14/19)
88
INF Velo
(02/16/19)
88
OF Velo
(12/14/19)
103
Exit Velo
(12/14/19)
Position
60-yard
7.13
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
103
Position
60-yard
7.07
INF Velo
86
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
103
Position
60-yard
7.2
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.16
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
98
Trackman - Hitting
102.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/01/21)
99.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/01/21)
312
Distance (avg)
(09/01/21)
407
Distance (max)
(09/01/21)
90
Hard Hit %
(09/01/21)
30
Barrel %
(09/01/21)
80
Sweet Spot %
(09/01/21)
50
Line Drive %
(09/01/21)
40.0
Fly Ball %
(09/01/21)
10
Ground Ball %
(09/01/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
102.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
99.3
Distance (avg)
312
Distance (max)
407
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.5
Hand Speed (max)
(09/01/21)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/01/21)
87.1
Bat Speed (max)
(09/01/21)
78.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/01/21)
19.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(09/01/21)
15.2
Rot. Acc (avg)
(09/01/21)
63
On Plane Eff (avg)
(09/01/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
22.7
Bat Speed (max)
87.1
Bat Speed (avg)
78.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

6/12/18: Athletic 2020 MIF prospect. Hits from right side quite actions in the box. Athletic setup in the box as well. Short and simple bat path to the baseball, showed good bat speed also posted an exit velo of 92. Used the whole field during BP with line drive approach. In the field showed good range, footwork is quick with a relative long exchange across the diamond. Arm strength is average at this point at 78. Ran a 7.25 60. Interesting 2020 MIF who has a nice tool set that can improve with added strength to frame. 

4/4/18: Spring Scout Blog: Sophomore leadoff hitter uses plus bat speed in the batters box to drive the baseball, led off the game with a triple to the pull side gap. Consistent loud contact, has widened out the setup and works short to the baseball, still strong and physical enough to drive the baseball. Strong setup and advanced approach for age, average runner. Finished 1-3 at the plate, 2 runs scored with 1 BB. Started at second base, shows some arm strength across the diamond, chance to stay in the middle of the field with continued development of the glove and arm strength. Solid player in the 2020 class, ranked #50 in the state.

2/24/18:  5-foot-9, 165 pound infielder has fast bat speed with a line drive approach.  Gap to gap power.  Fluid rhythm with plenty of loud contact.  High exit velocity of 90mph.  Above average hands with a long transfer.  Flat footwork.  Throws topped 82 across the infield.  Ran a 7.4 60 yard dash.

2/24/17:  5-foot-9, 165 pound infielder continues to impress with the bat.  Simple swing with a quick barrel.  Wide setup, fluid load.  Above average use of lower half.  Stays on plane.  Able to use both gaps.  Potential power as he continues to fill in.  High exit velocity of 90.  Defensively, hands are above average with long transfer.  High 3/4 slot.  Throws topped 82 across. 

12/16/17:  5-foot-9, 165 pound infielder moves well side to side with above average glove work.  Clean transfer into high 3/4 release.  Plays through the ball.  Has added arm strength across the infield by topping 84mph with some accuracy.  Right-handed hitter has a balanced setup with smooth load.  Long stride, above average use of lower half.  Quick barrel turn.  Level path, produces consistent line drives.  Uses all fields.  High exit velocity of 83.  Ran a 7.51 60 yard dash. 

6/13/17:  5-foot-8, 155 pound infielder continues to impress in the batters box.  Twitchy barrel, explosive lower half for his age. Lots of hard contact in batting practice.  Competed against older pitchers.  Creates some lift at contact, good extension after contact.  Plays with flat footwork defensively.  Clean transfer from above average hands.  Throws topped at 75 across the infield.

2/25/17:  
5-foot-7, 145 pound infielder displayed a balanced setup with long stride and back load.  Lower half is used well.  Bat speed is fast for age with a level plane.  Consistently barreled the baseball.  Gets extension post contact.  Defensively, hands are above average with a clean, long transfer.  Has an extra shuffle step before release.  Throws were accurate topping at 75.  Plays through the ball well.

12/3/16:
  The 5-foot-5 140 pound middle infielder showcased quick footwork and smooth hands.  Plays thru the ball.  Short, loose arm action with throws that topped at 70mph.  Offensively, Taylor hits from an athletic crouch with smooth rhythm.  Compact swing with line drive approach.  Sprays the ball to all fields.  Exit velocity topped at 79.



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