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Scouting Report: OF, Taylor Grote

Grote lacks the one great tool

The Yankees drafted outfielder Taylor Grote in the eighth round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of The Woodlands High School in Texas. His progress has been more slow than steady since that time and despite posting pedestrian numbers to date, some inside the organization feel he is close to figuring things out.

Vital Statistics: Name: Taylor Grote Position: Outfield DOB: December 5, 1988 Height: 6'2" Weight: 195 Bats: Left Throws: Right "The numbers obviously weren't there for the goals I was expecting," Grote said of his 2009 season. "I started out real good. I don't even know, I think I had like 18 doubles in the first five weeks or something like that. "I was having a lot of hard outs and my...

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