Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline is reporting that the Dodgers have signed their fourth round draft pick, Carson Taylor. The switch-hitting catcher had his last season of college baseball at Virginia Tech cut short due to COVID-19 but he did enough to get noticed. A slash line of .431/.541/.690 will do that. The Dodgers are pretty loaded at catcher but with Connor Wong traded to the Red Sox, there seems to be room. He is one of those “good athlete type” catchers so we’ll see if the Dodgers try him at other positions.
Taylor signed for $400,000, which is $34,300 under the slot.
4th-rder Carson Taylor signs with @Dodgers for $400k (slot 130 value = $434,300). Virginia Tech C, switch-hitter with raw power & plate discipline, average arm, work in progress behind the plate. @MLBDraft
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 21, 2020
We welcome Carson Taylor to the Dodgers. To stay updated on our new catcher you can follow him on Twitter (@carsonhtaylor) and Instagram (@chtaylor14). Our draft board is updated with the latest 2020 draft information.