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No. 12
Rucker Taylor


Freshman-HS

INF

Right/Right
5-10*160

Montrose, AL
(Bayside Academy)

Corbin's Comments: "A solid player who handles the glove well defensively and is very competitive at the plate. Has a chance to compete for a starting spot at second base."

High School: Batted .429 with one home run, six doubles 17 RBI and 21 stolen bases as a senior at Bayside Academy... Batted .438 with six doubles, 20 RBI and 17 stolen bases as a junior... Helped lead the Admirals to the Area Co-Championship in 2001 and 2002, and the Alabama State quarterfinals in 2001... Named first team All-State and second team All-Deadly Diamond as a senior by the Mobile Press Register.. Named second team All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and the Mobile Press Register and honorable mention Deadly Diamond as a junior by the Mobile Press Register... Holds school single season records for batting average (.551), hits (46), runs (40) and stolen bases (21)...
Holds school career records for hits (129), doubles (29), runs (117) and stolen bases (66)... Coached in baseball by Tony David... Captained baseball team for three years... Also lettered two years in basketball and one season in football.. Earned honor roll and AP Scholar accolades as a senior and "Highest Honors" as a junior... Chose Vanderbilt over South Alabama and Wake Forest.

Personal: Rucker Taliaferro Taylor IV... Born 6/3/84 in Fairhope, Ala... Son of Rucker and Ginger Taylor... Majoring in Human and Organizational Development... Favorites include steak, mom's grilled salmon, mashed potatoes and chocolate chip milk shake, the television show "Sportscenter," the movie "Shawshank Redemption," the music of Kenney Chesney, Camden Yards, Cal Ripken, Jr., and the Boston Red Sox... The person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus... Advice to youngsters is "Work hard and follow your dreams."

Career Highs

Batting vs. The SEC
Team AVG GP AB H HR RBI
Alabama            
Arkansas            
Auburn            
Florida            
Georgia            
Kentucky            
LSU            
Ole Miss            
Miss. St.            
USC            
Tennessee            
Total            

Taylor's Career Statistics
Year AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB A
                                           
Total                                          

Fielding
Year PO A E FLD%
         
Total        

 






 



 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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