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Yankees Scouting Report: Taylor Grote

Grote has a solid all-around game

The Yankees drafted outfielder Taylor Grote in the eighth round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of The Woodlands High School in Texas. Although signing too late to make his professional debut last season outside of one pinch-hit at-bat, he begins his professional career brimming with confidence and with one of the more solid overall games.

Vital Statistics: Name: Taylor Grote Position: Outfield DOB: December 5, 1988 Height: 6'2" Weight: 195 Bats: Left Throws: Right "I really enjoy it," Grote said of pro ball. "I'm really enjoying the whole situation, I love all the people in the organization, and I just love the way everybody goes about their business. In high school there's a lot of wasted time, a lot of sitting around, but...

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