Height: 6'4"
Weight: 219lbs.
Class: Freshman
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: St. Michael's HS
Experience: High School


A big, hard-throwing Louisiana product who has a fastball that tops 93 mph ... will see action out of the bullpen for the Tigers in 2008.

A Rawlings All-America selection ... named to the all-district team three times ... participated in the Louisiana All-Star game in 2007 ... a three-sport letterwinner at St. Michael High School ... 8-3 on the mound during his senior season with a 2.78 ERA and two saves ... posted a 1.34 ERA in 2006 with 52 strikeouts and 18 walks in 31 innings ... coached by Lafayette Duhe ... also played football and basketball at St. Michael.

Full name is Taylor Vance Martin ... parents are Wayne and Catherine Martin ... has two brothers, Bryan and Ryan, and one sister, Cailin ... signed with LSU because he “always wanted to play baseball here” ... credits his dad with helping him become mentally strong ... plans to major in sports psychology at LSU ... born April 20, 1989.

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