Date of Birth: 09/18/1989
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 195 lbs
Pro Experience: Tampa Bay (2016), Seattle (2017-18), Minnesota (2018)
Resides: St. Petersburg, FL
Previous Team: Erie (AA, DET)
Highest Level: MLB
Taylor Motter joins the Bees for his Atlantic League debut during his ninth season of professional baseball. Prior to coming to New Britain, the former Major Leaguer appeared in 10 games for Double-A Erie of the Detroit Tigers organization this year.
The 29-year-old began his professional career with the Tampa Bay Rays after being selected in the 17th round of the 2011 amateur draft. After six impressive seasons with the Rays organization, he made his Major League debut with them in 2016. The following year Motter was traded to the Seattle Mariners, where he would spend the next two campaigns in the Majors. Overall, he appeared in 143 career big league games, collecting 10 home runs, 37 RBI, 42 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases.
Over the course of 675 career minor league games, Taylor has comprised a .262 batting average with 73 home runs, 318 RBI, 357 runs scored, and 141 stolen bases.