Today’s man of the hour is Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder Taylor Trammell, who is their third best prospect in the organization. He is currently at High Single-A (Daytona).
He is behind infielder Nick Senzel and right-handed pitcher Hunter Greene on their top 30 prospect list.
Trammell is 20 years old and he has a bright future ahead of him. His ceiling is high, which if he continues to produce and improve throughout each level of the minors, he could become a Red in two to three years. He is projected as one of their future starting outfielders in the near time.
During this season, the young outfielder has put up solid numbers at the plate by hitting six homers and driving in 23 RBIs in 57 games. In those 57 games, he has piled up 203 at-bats and is stroking the ball to an excellent .296 batting average that has led to a .402 On-Base percentage.
On the defensive side, Double T has played in 440.2 innings and picked up 105 putouts and three assists. He has earned himself a .991 fielding percentage and 2.00 range factor.
Furthermore, Trammell has an impressive feel for the game of baseball on all areas of the game.
In addition, his ability to draw walks allows him to use his speed to be a base stealing threat on a more regular basis. He has swiped eight bags this year, but more will come as he continues to develop in the minors.
Also, he has shown the ability to drive the ball into the gaps for doubles and triples. As he matures, Trammell’s power will be on full display.
Finally, I do see Trammell moving over to left field as he grows due to his arm strength. His speed in the outfield will help him play all three spots.
Note: Double T made the Florida State League All-Star game this year.