UCF currently has 18 players on professional rosters.
-Selected to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List
-Started 58 of 61 games played at catcher
-Ranked third on the team with a .325 average, delivering 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 47 RBI and 51 runs scored
-Made just one error all season behind the plate for a .998 fielding percentage, and threw out 20 potential would-be basestealers which ranked second in C-USA
-Capped off the year with a .455 slugging percentage, five sac flies and four sac bunts
-Had 20 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games
-Notched three hits with a double and three runs vs. B-CU in the NCAA Regionals (6/4)
-Went on a 15-game hitting streak from May 3-27
-Homered and scored two runs vs. Marshall (5/21)
-Racked up three hits with three RBI and a run vs. Marshall (5/20)
-Had three hits with a run at Stetson (5/17)
-Named the C-USA Hitter of the Week by having two hits vs. B-CU (5/11) before finishing the UAB series (5/13-15) 6-for-13 with five runs, four RBI and the game-winning ninth-inning homer in game one
-Ended the USF game (5/3) with two hits, a RBI and a run
-Had a key RBI double and scored a run vs. Houston (4/29)
-Was 6-for-13 for a .462 average in the Memphis series (4/22-24), totaling three doubles, five RBI and a homer
-Banged out three hits and scored a run vs. Florida (4/20)
-Scored three runs, drove in three and had two doubles in the ECU series (4/15-17)
-Drove in three runs vs. Tulane (4/8)
-Finished the Florida game (4/5) 2-for-3 with a run as well as a walk in the ninth that started the winning rally
-Came through with two hits, a RBI and a run vs. Stetson (3/29)
-Was 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs vs. Wagner (3/11)
-Busted out for two hits including a triple, drove in three and scored two runs vs. BC (3/9)
-Doubled, scored a run and threw out three runners on the bases vs. MSM (3/8)
-Crushed his first-career grand slam in a three-hit day vs. Dartmouth (3/4)
-Homered and had a double in a 2-for-4, four-RBI day vs. Alabama (2/27)
-Carried over a 21-game hitting streak from 2010, and had a hit in his first five games this year to tie the UCF record at 26 games (streak ended vs. SLU on 2/26)
-Doubled in a three-hit, three-run, two-RBI day at B-CU (2/22)
-In the finale vs. Siena (2/20), was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI
2010 (Sophomore): Named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List...Finished the year on a 21-game hitting streak, the third-longest in UCF history...During the streak, was 36-for-94 for a .383 average...Boasted a .354 average for the season, banging out 16 doubles with two triples and seven homers...Drove in 35 while scoring 45 runs...Had .561 slugging and .429 on-base percentages...Made just four errors while throwing out 12 runners for a .986 fielding percentage...Combined to go 7-for-14 with three doubles, a homer, three RBI and three runs in the Tulane series (5/20-22)...Was 2-for-4 with two runs vs. ECU (5/16)...Collected two hits and scored twice at FAU (5/4)...Produced two doubles and a two-run homer against Memphis (4/30)...Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, including the GW RBI and a double, vs. B-CU (4/21)...Homered with a double and two runs at UNF (4/20)...Amassed three hits while driving in two and scoring twice vs. Rice (4/18)...Completed the USM series (4/9-11) with a .417 average, driving in three and scoring four runs...Drove in two on two hits and a double while scoring a pair of runs vs. UAB (4/2)...Homered with three walks in game one vs. Hartford (3/13)...Opened the year on a nine-game hitting streak...Crushed a two-run homer to right for the GW RBI vs. Siena (2/28)...Had the walk-off single in the 12th in a two-hit game with Siena (2/27)...Named the C-USA Hitter of the Week for his performance vs. Savannah State (2/19-21)...Against the Tigers, went 8-for-12 with five runs, five RBI, two homers, 14 total bases and threw out two runners.
2009 (Freshman): Selected as a Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, the first UCF catcher in school history to earn the honor...Also a member of the C-USA All-Freshman Team...Led C-USA with 26 runners caught stealing, the second-most by a UCF catcher in the last decade...From March 25 to the end of the year, never had back-to-back games without a hit...Went .335 for the season and had a team-best .371 average in C-USA games...Amassed 15 doubles, four homers, 28 runs and 23 RBI...Also had a .500 slugging percentage and a .981 fielding percentage in 42 games...Had similar numbers against both righties and lefties, batting .333 vs. southpaws and .336 vs. righties...Doubled in a two-hit game with a RBI and run scored vs. Monmouth (March 8)...Connected for first home run, a solo blast in the seventh, at USF (March 10)...Cranked out three hits and scored a run vs. USF (March 11)...Knocked Southern Miss pitching around in game one (March 28), going 3-for-5 with two doubles and a three-run homer...Notched three hits, a double, three runs and two RBI at Memphis (April 4)...Went on an 11-game hitting streak (April 8-May 1)...Doubled in a two-hit game with a RBI and a run at Florida (April 8), while also removing Matt den Dekker from the bases to halt the junior's streak of 29-straight stolen bases...Homered in a two-hit, two-run affair and threw out one of the country's top base stealers in Josh Prince vs. Tulane (April 11)...Busted out for two doubles in a three-hit game with a RBI and a run vs. Tulane (April 12)...Scored twice, had a double and threw out two runners in the same inning vs. Stetson (April 21)...In the UAB series (April 24-26), went 8-for-14 for a .571 average with a double, homer, four runs and five RBI...Collected two hits, a RBI and a run while throwing out one on the bases vs. Marshall (May 1)...Cranked out two hits with a double and two runs at Rice (May 8)...Posted 3-for-5 totals with two RBI against Houston (May 14).
Prior to UCF: Played every infield position for Rockledge High School and head coach Greg Clayborne...Earned Florida Today First-Team honors as a senior, while also picking up all-conference and FACA high school state all-star team accolades...Helped RHS go 27-6 and reach the Class 4A state semifinals...Finished junior season with a .425 average, banging out four homers and 28 RBI...Also had 12 doubles, four triples and a .720 on-base percentage...Was the school's most offensive player as a junior and a senior, the most defensive player as a sophomore and the rookie of the year as a freshman...Part of the 2003 AAU 13-U national championship team.
Personal: Born in Rockledge, Fla....Son of Jerry and Cathy Taylor...Major is criminal justice.