Height: 6' 0" Weight: 205 lbs
College Experience: Oklahoma State University
Resides: Shawnee, OK
Division: NCAA D1
2018: Played in 26 games with 20 starts … started 14 games at catcher and six at DH … first-career hit was a single vs. Texas State (2/18) … had first multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 performance vs. Marist (2/25) … was 2-for-4 with two doubles and first-career RBI vs. Arizona State (3/2) … was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and smacked the first home run of his career in series opener vs. Texas (3/23) … was 2-for-5 and drove in two runs in series opener vs. TCU (3/30), including collecting a game-winning RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2017 MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American … 2017 Rawlings/PG Honorable Mention All-American and All-West Region First Team performer … 2016 Rawlings/PG Underclassmen Second-Team All-American … 2015 High Honorable Mention All-American … a four-year starter for Shawnee High School … helped lead SHS to a 40-0 record and No. 1 national ranking as a senior by hitting .519 with nine homers and 68 RBIs … was also 5-0 with a pair of saves on the mound … hit .466 with 38 RBIs and 14 doubles as a junior … was a 25th-round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft … also recruited by Oklahoma, Arkansas, Wichita State, Mississippi and Virginia.
PERSONAL: Majoring in business … born Aug. 12, 1998 … son of Steve and Tracy Taylor … has three siblings — Madison, Preslie and Lauren … favorite athlete is Buster Posey … favorite musician is Chris Stapleton… favorite baseball moment is winning three state championships … chose OSU because of the coaching staff, energy, the way everyone carries themselves in practice and selfless players.