Author Topic: Michael Taylor superstar  (Read 33381 times)

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Offline GMUTrkstar

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Re: Michael Taylor superstar
« Reply #150: July 21, 2015, 10:22:27 AM »
Right, it was a great play.  The difference between Taylor and Span is, if it had been Span who made that play, nobody would be talking about it, because it would have been a routine play for Span, he would have made it look easy.

Why are some people so certain Span would've got to that ball? In the GDT people were saying Taylor got a bad jump and that span would have read it right and made the play look routine. But this article seems to contradict that sentiment:

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MLB.com's Statcast showed Taylor traveled 97.172 feet at a top speed of 19.8 mph with a 98 percent route efficiency to make the dazzling play.
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Amazingly, Statcast also revealed Taylor broke .05 seconds before Campbell connected with Gonzalez's heater. It's no surprise to Matt den Dekker, who has seen Taylor's special instincts since the two played at the same high school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2015/07/michael-a-taylor-leaps-through-the-air-for-show-stopping-catch.html