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Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Draft Focus: Taylor Sparks
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Taylor Sparks Perfect Game profile

Position:  3B
Height:  6-4
Weight:  225
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate: April 3, 1993
College:  UC Irvine
Hometown:  Long Beach, Calif.
Previously Drafted:  Indians '11 (24)
Projected Draft Round:  2

The summer scene is of course a proving ground for college players and high school players alike, and there is no more scrutinized summer squad than the Team USA Collegiate National Team. An elite roster packed with college baseball’s best, the National Team is essentially followed wherever they decide to travel by a massive contingent of scouting directors and crosscheckers. That team had no bigger standout in 2013 than UC Irvine’s Taylor Sparks. And, while Sparks has put together a solid college resume, it may have been this particular stint that put him mostly squarely on the scouting world’s map.

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