Milwaukee Brewers: Tyrone Taylor gets better job offer

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Tyrone Taylor #60 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs to third base during a Spring Training against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB via Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Tyrone Taylor #60 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs to third base during a Spring Training against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB via Getty Images) /
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Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer Tyrone Taylor had just interviewed for a job when he received an offer he could not refuse.

Sometimes, the right offer just finds someone out of nowhere. That was the case with Milwaukee Brewers minor league outfielder Tyrone Taylor, who had been looking for a job during the minor league offseason. He had interviewed with FedEx, looking for a well paying season job that would fill in the gap before the 2020 season began.

If Taylor is going to receive an offer of employment, it will need to wait. He received a far better offer for now, as he will be getting his first taste of the majors.

This promotion had been a long time coming for Taylor. The Brewers former second round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, he had once been considered a top prospect, ranked 93rd overall by Baseball America prior to the 2015 campaign. He had just reached the AA level for the first time as a 20 year old, and appeared ready to be a key part of Milwaukee’s future.

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For a time, it appeared that was where Taylor’s career would come to an end. He spent over three years at AA, struggling to recapture the form that made him a highly regarded outfielder. Finally, in 2018, he received a promotion to AAA, leaving himself one step away from the majors.

Taylor put together a solid performance in 2019. Although he missed time due to injury, he still produced a respectable .275/.342/.469 batting line in his 90 plate appearances, hitting 14 homers and 21 doubles while stealing five bases. He saw action at all three outfield spots as well, giving the Brewers a potentially versatile piece off the bench.

That fourth outfielder spot may prove to be Taylor’s role moving forward. The Brewers outfield is set for the foreseeable future, with Ryan Bruan, Lorenzo Cain, and Christian Yelich all under team control for at least the next two seasons. With his decent pop, solid speed, and intriguing athleticism, Taylor may be ready to leave his minor league days behind.

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If that does happen, then Tyrone Taylor will not need to worry about applying for another job. Playing for the Milwaukee Brewers is certainly a better paying gig than FedEx.