Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor


Joplin, Mo.

High School:
Webb City HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190



At Missouri State: Chris Taylor is a three-time letterwinner for the Bears returning for his fifth and final season. Taylor has played in 147 games and has a career batting average of .304. He was a co-captain in his sophomore and junior seasons.

2006: Made 37 starts patrolling right field, finishing the year with a .247 average to go with a homer and 16 RBIs ... Crossed the plate 20 times and had seven doubles ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs against Creighton in the MVC Tournament (5/25) ... Had 10 multiple-hit games and hit safely a season-high three times with a double and a home run at Saint Louis (4/25) ... Swiped a pair of bases in the 14-inning victory over UNC-Greensboro (2/25) ... Doubled twice against Arkansas State (3/10) ... Drew 17 walks to up his on-base percentage to .339.

2005: Taylor played in 49 games for the Bears, including starting in 40 games, 33 of those at second base ... Led the team with five game-winning hits ... Had a .949 fielding percentage ... Had 17 multi-hit games in 2005 and eight multi-RBI games ... Taylor was an honorable mention selection to the all-MVC team for the second straight year and was sixth in the league in batting average ... He ended the 2005 season with a 10-game hit streak (5/8-5/21) ... Had a three-RBI game, going 2-for-4 against Bradley (4/1).

2004: Taylor was an honorable mention all-conference selection after hitting .350 in conference games ... He finished the season with 11 multi-hit games and had a 10-game hitting streak (4/25-5/8) during which he had two or more hits in nine of the 10 games and batted .500 (22-for-44) with four doubles, nine RBIs and 13 runs scored ... He was named MVC Player of the Week (5/3) after leading the Bears to a four-game sweep at Indiana State.

2003: Taylor sat out the season as a redshirt.

Background: Taylor joined Missouri State after an outstanding prep career at Webb City High School. ... He was a three-time all-state and all-area pick and a four-time all-conference selection for the Cardinals ... He helped Webb City to a 75-25 record in four years with three conference championships ... Taylor was also a three-year starter for Webb City football teams that posted 36-2 records over three years and were undefeated state champions in both his junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Christopher James Taylor was born September 15, 1983, in Springfield, Mo., to Jeff and Kelly Taylor ... He has one sister, Amanda ... Chris is a history education major.

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