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Taylor Teagarden

Taylor Teagarden 19 C

Las Vegas 51s

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: Taylor Hill Teagarden
  • Age: 30 (December 21, 1983)
  • Birthplace: Dallas, TX
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 210
  • Draft: Round 3 (2005, TEX)
  • MLB Debut: 07/18/2008
  • School: Texas
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Taylor Teagarden Career Stats

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Taylor Teagarden Awards and Honors

Taylor Teagarden  19 C

  • Full Name: Taylor Hill Teagarden
  • Born: December 21, 1983
  • Age: 30
  • Birthplace: Dallas, TX
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 210
  • Draft: Round 3 (2005, TEX)
  • School: Texas
  • MLB Debut: 07/18/2008

Selected in the third round of the 2005 June draft.

Texas: The Rangers' 3rd round selection (99th overall) in the 2005 June draft...Carrollton, Texas native was rated as the 2nd-best catcher in the draft by Baseball America, the 26th-best prospect overall by the publication...before the draft, was also ranked by Baseball America as the 2nd-best college defensive player among the publication's top 200 prospects...spent 3 seasons at the University of Texas, posting a .305 (208-682) average with 22 home runs and 125 RBI in 198 games/191 starts.
2005: Named preseason- All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, and National College Baseball Writers Association...was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's top catcher...also earned First Team All-Big 12, Austin NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player and College World Series All-Tournament Team recognition...batted .333 (74-222) with 22 doubles, 7 home runs and 33 RBI in 63 games/starts for the Longhorns...led Texas in on-base percentage (.441), walks (40) and doubles...also ranked among team leaders in batting (3rd), slugging (3rd, .536), runs (3rd, 52), hits (4th), homers (T4th) and RBI (5th)...homered in 3 consecutive games in the Austin NCAA Regional on June 5-6...overall, hit .565 (13-23) with 4 doubles, 3 home runs and 8 RBI in 5 games during the Austin Regional.
2004: Was the only Longhorns position player to start all 73 games, hitting .273 (71-260) with 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 51 RBI...was named as a Johnny Bench Award semifinalist and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention...also received NCAA Austin Regional Most Outstanding Player honors and spent summer with the USA National team.
2003: Batted .315 (63-200) with 13 doubles, 5 home runs and 41 RBI in 62 games/55 starts as a freshman...was named as a First-Team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball...earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors...started all 27 conference games behind the plate and finished 2nd among Big 12 freshman with a .344 average during conference play...batted .306 with one home run and 13 RBI during postseason play...started all 16 postseason games for the Horns...hit safely in all 4 College World Series games, batting .375 for the tournament...recorded first collegiate homer vs. Cal St. Fullerton on March 1...attended the USA Baseball National Team Trials during the summer.

High School: A three-year letterwinner for Creekview HS in Carrollton, TX...earned All-District and All-State recognition as both a junior and senior...earned Creekview's Gold Glove Award in each of his 3 seasons...hit .398 with 12 doubles, 3 home runs and 41 RBI as a sophomore in 2000 and was named second-team All-District...batted .400 with 5 doubles, 4 homers and 32 RBI as a junior in 2001, earning Metroplex Defensive Player of the Year honors...chosen as a Preseason All-American before his senior season... batted .407 with 11 doubles, 5 home runs and 31 RBI in 2002, earning All-District, All-Area and All-State recognition...was a member of the USA Baseball AABC team during the summer of 2002...member of the National Honor Society.