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Jul 16, 2008 - Jul 21, 2008   East Cobb Braves 17u  7
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 195   R/R

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Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 07, 2008   East Cobb Braves 17u  7
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 195   R/R

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Jun 10, 2008 - Jun 13, 2008   East Cobb Braves 17u  7
Metrodome - Minneapolis, MN
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 195   R/R

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Jan 05, 2008 - Jan 06, 2008   Crimson World  73
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 195   R/R

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Taylor Hightower is a 2008 C/P with a 6'1'', 195 lb. frame from Cartersville, GA who attends Cartersville HS. Strong athletic build, one of the top catchers in the country, consistent hard contact at the plate, stays on the ball well, very strong hands, hard pull contact, level plane, gap to gap pop, very solid hitter, highest level defensive tools, strong arm, great release and transfer, good footwork, has all the tools you look for, strong student, highest-level prospect with early round draft potential.
PG Grade 10.0




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Taylor Hightower Hitting 2008 World Showcase
Taylor Hightower C 2008 World Showcase
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Oct 25, 2007 - Oct 29, 2007   East Cobb Astros  13
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 195   R/R

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Sep 15, 2007 - Sep 16, 2007   Gold- Top  19
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Taylor Hightower is a 2008 C/P with a 6'1'', 190 lb. frame from Cartersville, GA who attends Cartersville HS. Very spread behind plate, plus quickness, online with throws, very quick and compact. Calm and balanced at plate, line drive swing plane, drives ball at times, shows strength, good bat speed, pop in bat.
PG Grade 10.0




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Taylor Hightower C 2007 SE Top Prospect Showcase
Taylor Hightower Hitting 2007 SE Top Prospect Showcase
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Aug 08, 2007 - Aug 11, 2007   East  
USD - San Diego, CA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jul 17, 2007 - Jul 22, 2007   East Cobb Braves 17u  13
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jul 10, 2007 - Jul 16, 2007   East Cobb Braves 17u  13
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jul 03, 2007 - Jul 09, 2007   East Cobb Braves 17u  13
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jun 21, 2007 - Jun 23, 2007   East Cobb Braves 17u  13
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jun 15, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007   Green  33
St. Xavier HS - Cincinnati, OH
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Taylor Hightower is a 2008 C/P with a 6'1'', 190 lb. frame from Cartersville, GA who attends Cartersville HS. He has a strong, mature athletic build of the type that you like to see on a catching prospect. Hightower is an excellent defensive catcher with extensive experience catching pro level type of stuff. His 78 mph arm strength/1.85 pop time in Cincinnati was below average for his standards, but he was an easy 1.87/1.90 in between innings in games as well. Hightower is a very good athlete and that enables him to stay quick and compact in all his catching actions with minimal effort. He's a quiet receiver who makes a very difficult part of the game look easy. Offensively, Hightower doesn't make the game look as easy. He has the strength to create bat speed and is a 6.78 runner, which puts him among the elite as far as catcher's go. But he has a tense approach at the plate that makes him stiff and an upper body rotational swing that limits his hand usage. Hightower shows power when he gets his pitch and can muscle balls over the infield but his approach often leaves him locked up against better pitching. The tools are there to hit and it might take exactly the right hitting coach to find the key. Overall, Hightower is a top prospect on his defense alone and any offense he has is a plus. He's a very good student off the field. Selected to 2007 Aflac All-American team.
PG Grade 10.0




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Taylor Hightower 60 2007 National Showcase
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Jun 11, 2007 - Jun 14, 2007   East Cobb Braves 17u  13
WCBO - West Chester, OH
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Dec 28, 2006 - Dec 30, 2006   1-White  16
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Taylor Hightower is a 2008 C/P with a 6'1'', 190 lb. frame from Cartersville GA, who attends Cartersville HS. He has a strong physical build and very good maturity. Hightower's defensive tools are top of the line and will measure up against any catcher in the country in the 2008 class. His best pop time was 1.73 and he had numerous throws in the sub-1.80 area. His casual in between inning throws are in the 1.90's. Hightower combines excellent arm strength with quick feet and quick hands. He has a comfortable set up behind the plate and receives the ball easily. Hightower is a 6.94 runner, impressive for his body type and position and that athleticism definitely is a plus for his defense. Offensively, Hightower has the strength and bat speed to be a very good hitter, especially at his position. He shows easy power in batting practice from a quiet approach. Hightower hits with a closed front shoulder and tends to drift and lunge to pitches while committing early and this combination often leaves his timing off. His offensive improvement against good stuff will be a matter of mechanics and approach, not physical ability. The pro scouts will follow Hightower carefully this summer and throughout his senior year. He also took a turn on the mound and threw 85 mph with a 67 mph curveball. We've seen him throw harder off the mound and he could probably be a 90+ pitcher if he concentrated on that, but there is no reason for him to do that. Hightower is also a very good student. He was named to the showcase Top Prospect Team
PG Grade 9.5




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Taylor Hightower C 2006 National Underclass Showcase
Taylor Hightower 60 2006 National Underclass Showcase
Taylor Hightower Hitting 2006 National Underclass Showcase
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Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   East Cobb Astros  13
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Oct 06, 2006 - Oct 09, 2006   East Cobb Braves 17  13
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jul 18, 2006 - Jul 23, 2006   East Cobb Astros Orange  13
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jul 03, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006   East Cobb Astros 16U  22
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Dec 28, 2005 - Dec 30, 2005   23-Orange  49
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Taylor Hightower is a 2008 C/P from Cartersville High School in Cartersville, GA, with a 6'1'', 190 lb. frame. Named to the Top Prospect Team at the event. Hightower is a very advanced two-way player with present strength and durability. Defensively he has very good arm strength (77mph) with a quick exchange on his throws to second base. All of these tools helped produce pop times well under 2.00, with a best time of 1.86. He has lower body quickness that allow him to be flexible behind the plate, and help make him a good catch and throw catcher. At the plate he is a switch hitter with a line drive swing, and shows plus bat speed. Hightower is a patient hitter, but when he gets his pitch he takes an aggressive swing. The ball jumps off his bat from gap to gap and he has projectable power. He hits through the ball showing advanced hitting skills. Hightower is also a very good pitcher who throws from a 3/4 arm slot with good arm speed. His fastball topped out at 84 mph, and it is easy to project him as a 90 mph pitcher in the future. He gets arm side run on his fastball, and he mixes in a sharp breaking ball with late break and depth at 70 mph.
PG Grade 9.5




Oct 07, 2005 - Oct 10, 2005   East Cobb Astros '08  22
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jul 19, 2005 - Jul 24, 2005   East Cobb Astros 15U  14
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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Jul 11, 2005 - Jul 17, 2005   East Cobb Astros  13
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 195   R/R

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Jun 29, 2005 - Jul 03, 2005   East Cobb Astros 15U  14
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Taylor Hightower
C RHP 6-1 190   R/R

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