|Birth||13 May 1993 (Ashburn, Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
Taylor James Clarke (born May 13, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization. Clarke attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia. He began his college career at Towson University. In January 2013, Clarke tore the ulnar collateral ligament of his pitching elbow, and underwent Tommy John surgery. He learned in March that Towson planned on ending their college baseball program, and decided to transfer to the College of Charleston. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Clarke in the third round of the 2015 MLB Draft. He signed with the Diamondbacks and spent his professional season with the Hillsboro Hops of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, where he did not give up a run in 21 innings pitched. Clarke spent the 2016 season with the Kane County Cougars, Visalia Rawhide, and the Mobile BayBears, where he posted a combined 3.31 ERA in 149.1 innings pitched with the three clubs.