Top prospect Taylor still in play for AFL

Top prospect Taylor still in play for AFL

SAN DIEGO -- The Brewers have secured outfield as their priority position in the Arizona Fall League, perpetuating the possibility that top prospect Tyrone Taylor could be ticketed for a spot when rosters are announced, which could happen as early as Tuesday.

Taylor, 20, ascended to the top of MLB.com's list of the Top 20 Brewers prospects after right-hander Jimmy Nelson graduated to the Major Leagues. A second-round Draft pick in 2012, Taylor is batting .275 with six home runs, 66 RBIs and 67 runs scored for Class A Advanced Brevard County.

One other Brewers prospect, Double-A Huntsville first baseman Nick Ramirez, Tweeted last week that he had been selected for the AFL.

Each Major League organization is able to designate a "priority position" in the AFL, ensuring regular playing time for their prospects at that position. Last year, it was outfielder Mitch Haniger, whose strong performance helped get him to Major League Spring Training camp.  

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.