Blake Michael Taylor, an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Great Britain national baseball team, was born on August 17, 1995.
Taylor was selected in the second round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2020, he made his MLB debut. Taylor started his professional career with the GCL Pirates in 2013, going 0–2 with a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings.
Taylor was traded to the New York Mets as the PTBNL on June 14, 2014, in a trade that also included Zack Thornton and Ike Davis. Taylor pitched for the GCL Mets and the Kingsport Mets in 2014, compiling a combined 4–1 with a 3.95 ERA in 40+13 innings.
In 2018, Taylor split the season between the St. Lucie Mets and the Las Vegas 51s, going a combined 3–8 with a 5.40 ERA over 86+2⁄3 innings.
In 2019, Taylor split the season between St. Lucie, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, and the Syracuse Mets, combining to go 2–3 with a 2.16 ERA over 66+2⁄3 innings. Following the 2019 season, Taylor played for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.
On November 4, 2019, Taylor was added to the Mets 40-man roster. On December 5, 2019, Taylor and Kenedy Corona were traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for Jake Marisnick. On July 24, 2020, Taylor pitched a scoreless inning in his MLB debut against the Seattle Mariners.
On August 17, he earned his first MLB career save. In 2020, he was 2–1 with one save and a 2.18 ERA in which he pitched 20+2⁄3 innings over 22 relief appearances. In 2021, he was 4–4 with a 3.16 ERA. In 50 relief appearances, he pitched 42+2⁄3 innings.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.