TTFB introduces D-backs’ minor leaguer Dan Taylor to the staff

Through The Fence Baseball introduces Daniel Taylor to the writing staff. Dan is in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system, playing for the South Bend Silver Hawks in Indianapolis. The left-hander has excelled so far this year with 37 Ks and a 1.91 ERA in 28.1 innings pitched.

Dan will be another stellar addition staff of minor league bloggers with his blog “Touring with Taylor”. Already boasting minor leaguers Ryan Shopshire (Blue Jays) and Michael Fabiaschi (Athletics) on the staff, TTFB is becoming an outlet for the real inside scoop that is hard to find anywhere else on the web.

Courtesy of Metis Sports Management, the agency representing Dan, here is his bio:

Standing 6’-0” and weighing 205 lbs., Daniel Taylor is a left-handed pitcher with a physique that is MLB projectable. While playing three seasons for the Central Michigan Chippewas, Taylor excelled on the mound. In his second season with the Chippewas, Daniel was a Second-Team All-MAC selection and was named MAC pitcher of the WEEK (3/25). In his last season at Central Michigan, he managed to win three games in row, and started 13 of his 15 appearances.

In 2009, Daniel was selected in the 21st round of the 2009 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he posted impressive numbers with the Yakima Bears of the Northwest League (A_SS). Taylor was awarded the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week on August 17 and was the Arizona Diamondbacks minor league Pitcher of the Month.

In 2010, Daniel was rapidly promoted from the South Bend Silver Hawks after posting a 3.69 ERA.  He pitched a spot start for the Missoula Osprey (RK), and received the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week. Daniel was then promoted immediately back to the Visilia Rawhide (A_Adv) where he finished 7-6 with 90 strikeouts in100.2 innings. He was awarded the California League Pitcher of the Month Award on June 21st.

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