Left-handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Gilbert, Ariz.
High School: Highland HS
Other College: Chandler-Gilbert CC
Experience: Junior College


• Recorded 63 strikeouts in 35.1 innings in 2017 (25 appearances) with a 3-1 mark, a 1.27 ERA and seven saves
• Earned 2017 all-conference recognition
• Fired 49 strikeouts in 37.1 innings in 2016, making 31 appearances on the mound
• Played three years of varsity football at Highland High School as a defensive back and outside linebacker

Paul Mainieri on Taylor Petersen:
“Taylor is an interesting addition to our staff as he didn't really focus on baseball until later in his athletic career. He was a terrific football player and thought he might follow that route to college. Instead of pursuing the gridiron, he has dedicated himself to baseball and has shown remarkable development over the last two years in junior college. As one might imagine with his football background, he is very athletic and brings a very aggressive mindset to the mound. He was the closer at his junior college in Arizona, saving seven games this past year while striking out 63 batters in just 35 innings of work.”

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