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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Dave Taylor hit a late home run in college game; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A

Florida International right fielder David Taylor came on late in this February 1989 game and he provided some power, according to The Miami Herald.

After a teammate hit a home run, Taylor then hit one of his own, his first of the year, The Herald wrote. It marked his only at bat of the game.

Taylor went on from Florida International that year to turn pro. His pro career proved brief. He saw two seasons. He made high-A.

Taylor's career started in 1989, signed by the Twins as an amateur free agent out of Florida international. He was also credited as David Taylor.

Taylor played at FIU for four years, from 1986 to 1989. He hit another home run early in his career, in a February 1986 game.

Taylor played with the Twins in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He got into 39 games and hit .287. He hit two home runs, with 15 RBI. He played largely at third, but also saw six games at first base and one at catcher.

Taylor moved to independent high-A Miami for 1990. He saw only nine games there, though. He went 2 for 16 for a .154 average. Those games marked his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,893
Made the Majors:1,299-33.4%
Never Made Majors:2,594-66.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:528
10+ Seasons in the Minors:325

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