Wade Eric Taylor
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- School Jefferson Davis Community College, University of Miami
- Debut June 2, 1991
- Final Game September 26, 1991
- Born October 19, 1965 in Mobile, AL USA
The Seattle Mariners signed Wade Taylor as an amateur free agent on June 30, 1987. He was sent to the class A Bellingham Mariners for his first look at pro ball and won 3 and lost 5 with a 4.47 ERA. On December 22, 1987 the Mariners traded Wade to the New York Yankees, along with Lee Guetterman and Clay Parker, in return for Steve Trout and Henry Cotto.
Wade was regarded as one of the Yankees' top prospects at that time and no one realized what was to be. In the next four seasons Wade would spend time with the Fort Lauderdale Yankees going 4-11, then to the class A Prince William Cannons at 9-8, then on to the Albany-Colonie Yankees for a 6-4 record and finally to the International League's Columbus Clippers, again at 6-4.
In 1991 he got his first and only try at the major leagues when the Yankees had him up for a look. Taylor would win 7 and lose 12, appearing in 23 outings, pitching 116 innings and came up with a 6.27 ERA. The Yankees were, for a rare time in team history, a last-place team that year, explaining why a pitcher with Wade's poor results could get to pitch so many innings. He also spent time with the Columbus Clippers that season, going 4-1 with a 3.54 ERA.
In 1992 he was with three different clubs but appeared in only five contests, pitching 13 innings and registering no wins and one loss as he was sidelined by injuries most of the year. In 1993 he was back with the Columbus Clippers, posting a 3-1 mark in 30 innings with a 4.45 ERA.
There is no information available for him until 2000, when he resurfaced with the Greenville Bluesmen of the independent Texas-Louisiana League. Wade won 1 and lost 4 with a 6.62 ERA and did not pitch professionally afterwards.
Overall, Wade spent eight seasons in professional baseball, both major and minor league, and came up with 43 wins and 51 losses in 127 appearences, pitching 673 innings, allowing 631 base hits and putting up a 3.24 ERA.
- Venezuelan League Statistics