Taylor Mark Tankersley
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 225 lb.
- School University of Alabama
- High School Warren Central High School
- Debut June 3, 2006
- Final Game August 16, 2010
- Born March 7, 1983 in Missoula, MT, USA
In his major league debut versus the Colorado Rockies on June 3, 2006, he combined with Ricky Nolasco in pitching a shutout. Tankersley pitched the final inning giving up one hit and striking out one batter in a 13-0 Marlins win.
Tankersley had an unusual pitching motion that saw him bend his right leg in the air as he stepped towards the batter; his right foot was perpendicular to the ground for a second, before he righted it and stepped forward. The hitch was most visible when he was pitching with the bases empty, although it also occurred when he was performing a slide-step motion with runners on base.