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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Michael Taylor, OF

Taylor hit .320 with 20 homers in 2009.

The Oakland A's have had a busy off-season, making numerous moves to improve a team that went a disappointing 75-87 in 2009. While the signing of Ben Sheets might be their most high-profile off-season move, the team's acquisition of Michael Taylor may have the most long-term impact. We caught-up with Taylor, who we ranked as the A's top prospect, just days before he left for spring training.

For a player who has yet to make his major league debut, Michael Taylor has a lot of national name recognition. The outfielder's name was frequently mentioned in connection with high-profile trades during the lead-up to the July 2009 trade deadline, as Taylor's original organization, the Philadelphia Phillies, attempted to bolster its pitching staff. The Phillies targeted Toronto Blue Jays' ace...

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