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Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
Height
6'3
Weight
220
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Florence, Ala.
High School
Florence HS
B/T
R-R
Experience
1L

2022 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2022 Season
Pitched in 17 games (two starts) as a true freshman, recording a 4-1 mark and a 5.81 ERA in 31.0 innings with 21 walks and 39 strikeouts … earned relief win at Mississippi State (April 10) – 4.0 IP, two runs on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts … recorded five strikeouts in two-inning outing vs. Grambling (April 5) … pitched LSU to a series-clinching win on March 27 over seventh-ranked Florida with the longest outing of his career … Taylor entered the game in the fourth inning and pitched the rest of the game, limiting the Gators to two runs on four hits in 5.1 innings with two walks and a career-best six strikeouts … beginning with the final out of the seventh inning, Taylor retired seven of the eight Florida hitters he faced to end the game … enjoyed an impressive SEC debut with four innings of relief work versus Texas A&M March 18; allowed no runs on two hits with one walk and one strikeout … earned first career win on March 2 versus New Orleans, working 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings with two walks and two strikeouts … made collegiate debut on Feb. 23 at Louisiana Tech, allowing no earned runs in 2.0 innings with one hit, no walks and four strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
Posted a 7-0 mark and a 2.25 ERA in 64.2 innings with 127 strikeouts as a senior at Florence (Ala.) High School … also batted .330 with eight home runs … named the 2021 Alabama Class 7A Player of the Year … earned 2021 Alabama Class 7A First Team All-State recognition and was voted to the Alabama Super State Team … selected to the 2020 Alabama High School Athletic Association North All-Star Baseball Team … received 2019 second-team All-State recognition and was voted the 2019 Florence Times Daily Pitcher of the Year … participated in the 2019 and 2020 Under Armour Showcase … a member of the USA Baseball 2018 16U and 2019 17U National Team Development Program … a member of the Team USA 15U National Team … at Florence High, he was a member of the National Honor Society, the 30+ ACT Club, and he served as Spanish Club President.

Personal
Full name is Grant Alan Taylor … parents are Kin and Emily Taylor; Dad is a financial advisor, Mom is a homemaker … … has two older siblings, Collin and Evan, and one younger sibling, Ella … on what influenced him to attend LSU: “Being able to compete at the biggest stage in college baseball with thousands of fans in the stands cheering” … born May 20, 2002, in Florence, Ala.

Taylor’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5.1 at Florida (3/27/22)
Strikeouts: 6 at Mississippi State (4/10/22); at Florida (3/27/22)
Hits Allowed: 5 at Mississippi State (4/10/22)
Runs: 5 at Alabama (5/7/22)
Earned Runs: 3 at Alabama (5/7/22)
Walks: 5 at Alabama (5/7/22)

 

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