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Taylor Hearn

Taylor Hearn

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 210 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 5, #164, Washington Nationals) - Oklahoma Baptist
Royse City, TX USA
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 108.00 1 1 0 0.1 0 21.00
1 Season 0 1 108.00 1 1 0 0.1 0 21.00
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0-1 108.00 0.1 0 21.00
1 Season 1 0-1 108.00 0.1 0 21.00

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 TEX AL 8 0 1 108.00 1 1 0 0.1 3 5 4 0 4 0 21.00
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Hard-throwing left-handers always attract scouts and Hearn lit up radar guns enough to get selected in four consecutive Drafts: by the Pirates in the 22nd round in 2012 out of a Texas high school, by the Reds in the 36th round in 2013 and the Twins in the 25th round in 2014 at San Jacinto (Texas) JC, and the Nationals in the fifth round in 2015 out of Oklahoma Baptist, an NAIA program. Washington sent him to Pittsburgh a year later as part of a package for Mark Melancon, and the Rangers acquired him last July along with third baseman Sherten Apostel for Keone Kela.

Hearn's fastball sits in the mid 90s when he starts and has tickled triple digits, featuring riding action and high spin rates that get swings and misses up in the strike zone. Hitters who gear up for his heater are vulnerable to his changeup, which can be a plus pitch at times. He never has had great feel for spinning a breaking ball from his low-three-quarters arm slot, but he's making progress with an 82-85 mph slider that still gets slurvy.

Hearn doesn't have a track record of health, dealing with elbow issues as an amateur and missing time with foot (2016) and oblique (2017) injuries as a pro. After he made a disastrous big league debut in late April, he immediately went on the disabled list with elbow inflammation and missed most of the 2019 season. He may not have the durability to be a starter, and his control and command may point him to the bullpen, where his fastball might park in the upper 90s and make him a late-inning factor.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 39 4 1 25.0 92.3 13.8 .371 .593 .715 .555 .421 50.0 0.0 50.0
ALL 39 4 1 25.0 92.3 13.8 .371 .593 .715 .555 .421 50.0 0.0 50.0
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/04/2019 Texas Rangers activated LHP Taylor Hearn from the 60-day injured list.
06/07/2019 Texas Rangers transferred LHP Taylor Hearn from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Left elbow tightness.
04/26/2019 Texas Rangers placed LHP Taylor Hearn on the 10-day injured list. Left elbow tightness.
04/25/2019 Texas Rangers recalled LHP Taylor Hearn from Nashville Sounds.
03/12/2019 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Taylor Hearn to Nashville Sounds.
11/20/2018 Texas Rangers selected the contract of Taylor Hearn from Frisco RoughRiders.
08/03/2018 Frisco RoughRiders activated LHP Taylor Hearn.
07/31/2018 Texas Rangers traded RHP Keone Kela to Pittsburgh Pirates for Taylor Hearn and Player To Be Named Later.
07/31/2018 Frisco RoughRiders placed LHP Taylor Hearn on the reserve list.
04/05/2018 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to Altoona Curve from West Virginia Black Bears.
09/22/2017 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to West Virginia Black Bears from Bradenton Marauders.
09/15/2017 Bradenton Marauders activated LHP Taylor Hearn from the 7-day disabled list.
09/02/2017 Bradenton Marauders sent LHP Taylor Hearn on a rehab assignment to GCL Pirates.
07/15/2017 Bradenton Marauders placed LHP Taylor Hearn on the 7-day disabled list.
04/04/2017 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to Bradenton Marauders from West Virginia Power.
08/02/2016 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to West Virginia Power.
07/30/2016 Washington Nationals traded LHP Felipe Rivero and LHP Taylor Hearn to Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Mark Melancon.
06/30/2016 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to Hagerstown Suns from GCL Nationals.
06/24/2016 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to GCL Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
04/14/2016 Hagerstown Suns placed LHP Taylor Hearn on the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2016 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Auburn Doubledays.
07/05/2015 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to Auburn Doubledays from GCL Nationals.
06/26/2015 LHP Taylor Hearn assigned to GCL Nationals.
06/25/2015 Washington Nationals signed Taylor Hearn.