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Brandon Taylor Softens his Stance

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As an infielder throughout his prep and college careers, Brandon Taylor never had very much use for pitching. But with throws clocked as high as 94 mph across the diamond at Class-A Peoria last season, the former third baseman is receiving an audition on the mound in the Arizona Rookie League.

After batting just .213 in 53 games with Peoria a season ago, Taylor decided to make the commitment to pitching at the initial request of Cubs Minor League Field Coordinator Dave Bialas last summer. It's been over a year since Taylor traded in his bat for a shot on the mound, and he had hoped to be pitching somewhere other than Mesa, Ariz., by now. But the right-hander and BYU alumnus...

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