2002 - 2002 MLB Draft Selection (39th round/Cleveland Indians) ... Earned All-America honors from the ABCA, Baseball America, Baseball Weekly Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... Captain ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Went 6-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 37 appearances ... Set school record for saves with 21 on the year ... Hurled 85.2 innings ... Struck out 79 batters.
2001 -- Came on strong in the SEC tournament, NCAA Regional and Super Regional ... Lost a 1-0 heartbreaker on an unearned run to Mississippi State in the SEC tournament ... Defeated Central Florida in title game of NCAA regional ... Defeated Stanford in relief to force a third game in the Super Regional and came back to start the next day only to lose a 3-2 heartbreaker ... The workhorse of the staff last year when he appeared in 27 games with three starts and worked 62 2/3 innings with a 5-4 record, 3.30 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 19 walks ... Also had a big win at Clemson in relief in a 2-1 game twice delayed by rain ... Earned a save in the first game at Clemson ... Came to Carolina in the Fall of 2000 after two seasons at Chipola Junior College in Florida where he played for Coach Jeff Johnson ... Coach Ray Tanner says Taylor has great poise, a strike thrower who will get a lot of appearances in relief or as a starter ... Played with the Hyannis Mets in the Cape Cod League last summer.
PERSONAL -- Born Blake George Taylor 3/5/80 in Perry, GA ... Nickname is BT ... Parents are Sandy and George Taylor ... Brother Brad Taylor played baseball at Western Carolina University ... Hobbies are golf and fishing ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite actress is Meg Ryan.