Taylor James Clarke (born May 13, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Major League Baseball Kansas City Royals (MLB). He formerly played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in Major League Baseball.
Clarke was drafted in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He signed with the Diamondbacks and spent his first professional season with the Hillsboro Hops of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, where he tossed 21 innings without allowing a run.
Clarke pitched for the Kane County Cougars, Visalia Rawhide, and Mobile BayBears in 2016, with a combined 12–9 record and 3.31 ERA in 149.1 innings thrown with the three teams.
In 2017, he pitched for both the Jackson Generals and the Reno Aces, with a 12–9 record and 3.35 ERA in 145 innings pitched for both clubs. He played the whole 2018 season with the AAA Reno Aces, finishing 13–8 with a 4.03 ERA.
He began the 2019 campaign with the Reno Aces. He was summoned to the major league roster for the first time on April 20. That afternoon, he made his major league debut against the Chicago Cubs, pitching three shutout innings and earning a save.
His first major-league victory came on May 25 against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. He concluded the season with a 5-5 record in 23 games (15 starts).
American professional baseball pitcher, Taylor Clarke has been married for several years now, he and his wife have twin boys, Bryce and Brody.