|Hometown:||Palm Coast, Fla.|
|High School:||Flagler Palm Coast HS|
|Previous College:||St. Petersburg CC|
AS A JUNIOR (2014)
Appeared in 33 games during his first season with the green and gold… Saw time as a pitcher/utility… Made 17 starts total, starting two games on the mound for the Lions… Appeared in six games as a pitcher, ending the year with a perfect 2-0 record… Earned the lowest ERA of Saint Leo pitchers with 1.10… Tossed 16.1 innings, allowing just nine hits and two runs… Struck out 18, allowing a team-low no homeruns… Saw 62 at-bats as a hitter, tallying 17 hits and 21 walks… Recorded eight doubles, one triple, and three homeruns, knocking in 14 runs… Scored 17 of his own runs, going a perfect 2-2 in stolen bases… First career homerun came against Clearwater Christian (2/21/14)… Ended the year with a .581 slugging average and .452 on-base percentage… Registered six putouts for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
Graduate of Flagler Palm Coast HS... Played under Steven Poppe... Named Florida 6A Player of the Year during the 2010 season... Was named to All-State First team during junior year due to his 7-1 pitching record with a 2.26 ERA... Named to Under Armour All-American Third Team... Selected as a Rawlings All-America Honorable Mention... Played with the Orlando Scorpions club team under Coach Matt Gerber.... Participated in the world championships... Also competed at Bethune Cookman and St. Petersburg Community College.
Born October 4 in Chicago, Ill.... Hobbies include playing sports and hanging out with friends... Career goal is to graduate and get a job in the field of criminal justice... Believes his best asset to the team is his ability to be a good teammate... Names his favorite athlete as Derrick Rose... Lists his favorite teams as the Chicago Bulls, White Sox, Bears, and Blackhawks... Chose Saint Leo because of the baseball program... Son of James and Helen Taylor... Has one brother, Justin, and one sister, Jennifer.