Taylor James Clarke is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Kansas City Royals. He formerly played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in Major League Baseball.
Clarke played baseball, basketball, and golf at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia. Towson University was where he started his college career.
Clarke tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow in January 2013, necessitating Tommy John surgery.
In March, he discovered that Towson University would be discontinuing its college baseball program, so he transferred to the College of Charleston.
Clarke was drafted in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He signed with the Diamondbacks and pitched for the Hillsboro Hops of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, where he pitched 21 innings without allowing a run.
Clarke pitched for the Kane County Cougars, Visalia Rawhide, and Mobile BayBears during the 2016 season, compiling a combined 12–9 record and 3.31 ERA in 149.1 innings thrown.
He pitched for both the Jackson Generals and the Reno Aces in 2017, posting a combined 12–9 record and 3.35 ERA in 145 innings between the two organizations.
He pitched with the AAA Reno Aces for the whole season, going 13–8 with a 4.03 ERA.
After the 2018 season, the Diamondbacks added Clarke to their 40-man roster.
With the Reno Aces, he began the 2019 season. He got called up 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 in relief and earning the save.
Who Are Taylor Clarke Parents?
Noel and Pat Clarke are Taylor Clarke’s parents.