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#11 Zac Taylor, OF

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Position: OF
Date of Birth: 10/01/1995
Height: 6' 1"   Weight: 180 lbs
College Experience: University of Illinois
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Downers Grove, Illinois

Biography:

2021 is Zac Taylor's third professional season and first with the ThunderBolts. He signed as a free agent on May 12, 2021. He was drafted by MLB teams twice: in the 36th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2018 and in the 25th round by the Chicago Cubs in 2019. He played across four levels of the Cubs organization in '19, making it as far as high-A Myrtle Beach. Overall, he hit .254 with five home runs, 27 RBIs and 12 stolen bases over 50 games. In 2020, he played 23 games in Joliet's City of Champions Cup and hit .185.

Taylor played two years collegiately at the University of Illinois and hit ten home runs both years. As a senior, he was named First Team All-Big Ten, finishing with a .321 batting average and .612 slugging percentage. He stole 23 bases. He also played for two years at the University of Houston. As a Cougar, Zac hit .257 overall with a .359 on-base percentage and 33 steals. He attended Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Career Statistics »

Year League Club GP AVG AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB SO
2020 City of Champions Joliet 23 .185 65 12 11 3 0 0 9 9 3 17
2019 Arizona AZL Cubs 1 9 .400 40 16 11 1 1 5 15 3 6 8
2019 Northwest Eugene 21 .282 78 22 17 5 2 0 7 10 5 25
2019 Midwest South Bend 4 .250 16 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 4
2019 Carolina Myrtle Beach 16 .098 51 5 3 2 1 0 2 2 1 21
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