Matt Taylor was drafted by the Orioles in the 5th round of the 2011 draft out of Middle Georgia College (Cochran, GA). He made his pro debut last season in the GCL, pitching 2 scoreless innings.
He pitched another 10 games with the NYPL Aberdeen IronBirds, posting a 6.88 ERA in 17 innings.
Taylor shows early signs that he will be able to work the ball down in the zone, and just needs to be consistent with all of his offerings.
Taylor definitely has what it takes be a major league relief pitcher down the line. He does not have the refined skills that you see out of most college pitchers because he bounced around before landing with the Orioles, so patience is needed by the organization to ensure his skills are honed on the mound.
Taylor should start 2012 in the Delmarva bullpen. But, depending on spring training and how the other arms in the system shake out, he could return to the NYPL.