Taylor Featherston

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Taylor Featherston
Taylor Featherston on May 15, 2015.jpg
Featherston with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 82
Infielder
Born: (1989-10-08) October 8, 1989 (age 29)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 2015, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .162
Hits 25
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 9
Teams

Taylor Joseph Featherston (born October 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2015.

Career

Featherston graduated from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas. He attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where he played college baseball for the TCU Horned Frogs baseball team.[1] The Colorado Rockies selected Featherston in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[2] In 2014, he played for the Tulsa Drillers of the Class AA Texas League. He had a .260 batting average, 16 home runs, and 57 runs batted in for Tulsa.[3]

The Chicago Cubs selected Featherston from the Rockies in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft, and then traded him to the Angels for cash considerations.[3] Featherston competed for a role with the Angels as a utility infielder in spring training.[4] The Angels carried Featherston as their backup infielder on their Opening Day roster.[5][6] He made his major league debut on April 12.[7] Featherston batted .162 during the 2015 season,[8] receiving 154 at bats in 101 games played.[9]

During the 2015-16 offseason, the Angels designated Featherston for assignment.[8] The Philadelphia Phillies acquired Featherston from the Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[10] He began the 2016 season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the Class AAA International League.[9]

References

  1. "Taylor grad Featherston shining in Rockies system". www.yourkatynews.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Qualls can't shake 'snakebitten' status as Astros fall in 11". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 6, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Pro baseball: Rockies lose former Drillers stars in Rule 5 draft". Tulsa World. Retrieved July 6, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Los Angeles Times (March 10, 2015). "Taylor Featherston has good chance to make Angels roster as a utility man". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Heaney among six players sent to Minors". Los Angeles Angels. Retrieved April 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Angels' Taylor Featherston preps for new role". ocregister.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Los Angeles Times (April 12, 2015). "Angels fall to Kansas City, 9-2". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Angels add LH reliever Christian Friedrich, DFA Taylor Featherston". The Orange County Register. Retrieved April 20, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Morning Call (April 14, 2016). "Taylor Featherston is always in the game, even if he's not - The Morning Call". themorningcall.com. Retrieved April 20, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Phillies acquire infielder Taylor Featherston from Angels". Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Retrieved April 20, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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