Laurila: Taylor Trammell loves fans, and wishes more looked like him

From SABR member David Laurila at FanGraphs on April 19, 2020:

I’m not privy as to whether the Cincinnati Reds assign a grade to character in their draft reports. I also don’t know how much the San Diego Padres weigh that attribute when pondering possible acquisitions. I do know that Taylor Trammell projects as more than a quality big-league outfielder. He projects as a role model.

Trammell became a Padre last summer. Part of the trade-deadline deal that sent Trevor Bauer to the Queen City, he’d been selected 35th overall by the Reds in the 2016 draft out of Kennesaw, Georgia’s Mount Paran Christian School. Blessed with plus raw tools, Trammell is slotted No. 69 on our 2020 Top 100 Prospects list.

A prima donna he’s not. When he reaches the big leagues, Trammell will do so with a genuine appreciation for what life has presented him. Moreover, he doesn’t just embrace the game of baseball. He embraces the people who come to see it played.

Read the full article here: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/sunday-notes-taylor-trammell-loves-fans-and-wishes-more-looked-like-him/



Originally published: April 23, 2020. Last Updated: April 23, 2020.

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