Update: Brien Taylor sentenced to 38 months in prisonBy
Nov. 11th: Taylor has been sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty according to ESPN.
Nov. 3rd: Via Willie Weinbaum: Former Yankees prospect Brien Taylor is facing up to 40 years in prison on drug charges. He was indicted in June on three counts of selling crack to undercover police officers and has been incarcerated since.
Taylor, 40, was the first overall pick in the 1991 draft and remains arguably the best high school pitching prospect in history. He spent two full years in the Yankees’ farm system before infamously wrecking his shoulder in a fight, never to be the same pitcher again. Earlier this year I wrote about Taylor, who has had on-and-off legal problems after his playing career ended. Such a sad yet stupidly self-inflicted story.