Blake Taylor was a 2013 second round draft pick by the Pirates. He was recently announced as the PTBNL in the Ike Davis trade that happened earlier this season between the Pirates and Mets. I mentioned on my Facebook when the trade happened that I suspected Taylor would be the PTBNL and nearly two months later I am correct.
He pitched very well in his professional debut going 21 innings and striking out 13 in the Gulf Coast League and projects to be a middle of the rotation lefty with good upside. I'm not devastated by the loss of Taylor to our farm system, but the Mets have been doing a good job of recognizing where to send their players to if they want quality prospects in return.