Reginald Tremain Taylor
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 178 lb.
Once a highly-regarded prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies, Reggie Taylor is currently hitting for the independent Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League. In the minors, Reggie posted strong power and speed numbers, though he also struck out a lot. Taylor also has a strong arm and plays solid defense.
In 1999 for the AA Reading Phillies, he posted average numbers .266/.296/.422, but finished with 10 triples, 15 home runs and 23 stolen bases. In short-term call-ups in 2000 and 2001, he failed to impress. By Spring Training of 2002, Taylor was out of minor league options, and had no place on the team. Days before the season started, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for reliever Hector Mercado. Taylor got playing time for the Reds, but once again posted poor numbers.
In 2004 he was released by the Reds, and signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox. Taylor finally found his groove -- in 58 games he batted .290/.357/.514 with 11 stolen bases, but was released in the off-season. Taylor caught on with the Colorado Rockies, but played in only 1 game at AAA Colorado Springs. He then played for the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, then for the Durham Bulls, the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Taylor earned 11 games with the big league D-Rays, but once again posted poor numbers.
In the 2008 Caribbean Series, he was 2 for 24 with a triple, 7 strikeouts and a walk for the Yaquis de Obregon, posting the second-worst OPS on the team. He did hit a key triple to help them win their final game, tying for third instead of finishing in sole possession of last place.