Monday, August 25, 2008
Phorgotten Phillie Phile - Reggie Taylor
I haven't done one of these in awhile. This another Phillie's card I got in a trade with Michal. Along with 1987 Topps cards, he threw in some random PhilliesReggie Taylor was the Phillies #1 draft pick in 1996. He made his major league debut with the Phillies on September 17, 2000. In 6 minor league seasons with the Phillies he hit about .270 with 49 home runs. He had a total of 18 at bats for the Phillies between 2000 and 2001 with exactly one hit. In March of 2002, the Phillies traded him to the Reds for Hector Mercado, who could be the subject of his own Phile. Reggie appeared in 235 games for the Reds in 2003-2004, hitting 9 HRs but without much of an average. For this he was paid $534,000. Nice work if you can get it. He was released by the Reds in 2004 and kicked around with the White Sox, Rockies, Devil Rays, and Cardinals before being released for good in 2005. During that time he had 22 unproductive at bats for the Rays in 2005.