Former No. 1 pick, Yankees prospect Brien Taylor indicted on cocaine charges

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As if Brien Taylor’s story wasn’t sad enough when injuries from a bar fight turned him from elite pitching prospect to bust, the former Yankees No. 1 overall pick has been indicted on three counts of distributing crack cocaine.

Taylor is now 40 years old and the Associated Press reports that he was indicted in North Carolina following a March arrest for allegedly “selling large quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics agent over a span of several months.”

He’s two decades removed from getting a $1.55 million signing bonus and Taylor ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on Baseball America‘s annual prospect list in 1992 and 1993. He never pitched in the majors and in fact never even made it to Triple-A.