01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament Taylor is a smooth swinging OF who has an athletic frame (6'2"/190lbs). At the plate, this righty goes up with a plan. He shows a solid setup and good separating, working to create a strong bat angle. He delivers the barrel with plus bat speed, resulting in hard contact to all parts of the field as the ball jumps off of his bat. In the OF, he takes a quick first step and works into position behind the fly-ball. He tracks down balls hit into the gaps with his speed and works from the ground-up (ground balls) and plays through toward his target. Avakian has a solid all-around skill-set that will translate well at the next level.