22 Taylor Jones
Taylor  Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kent, Wash.

High School:
Kentwood

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 225

Position:
Infielder/Right-Handed Pitcher

Experience:
3L


06/20/2016

Jones Named Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American

Senior infielder is first Zag to receive Senior CLASS Honors

06/11/2016

Four More Zags Selected on Final Day of Draft

Record six Bulldogs picked over 40 rounds

06/05/2016

Zags' Season Ends at NCAA Regionals

Rally falls short as GU loses 6-3 to Arizona State

06/03/2016

Jones Named Third Team Academic All-American

Seventh Zag to earn Academic All-America honors

06/03/2016

Stout Pitching, Early Runs Push Zags to NCAA-opening Win

Five runs in first three innings leads to 5-1 victory

2016: Posted .332/.399/.509 slugging percentage and tied for second in NCAA with 27 doubles, equaling program record...CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team...Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-America and Finalist...All-West Region Second Team...All-WCC Second Team...CoSIDA Academic All-West Region...WCC All-Academic...All-Fort Worth Regional Team...led team and second in WCC with 77 hits...added 37 runs, 36 RBIs, 23 walks, four triples, and two homers...collected three hits, two runs, and two RBIs Feb. 20 at Grand Canyon...drove in three runs Feb. 26 versus Texas Southern...equaled career high with four hits March 9 at Arkansas...career high four RBIs March 13 at UTSA on three hits -- a single, double, and triple -- and two runs scored...WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week March 14...season best 11-game hit streak March 25 to April 15, including multi-hit games in the first five...three RBIs and two runs on three hits April 22 versus Santa Clara...career high three walks April 29 at BYU...three RBIs on three hits May 19 at San Diego...hits in all three games during NCAA Regionals, including two hits, two RBIs, and a run June 3 against Arizona State...drafted and signed by the Houston Astros in the 19th round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

2015: Breakout year led to First Team All-WCC honors…also WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention…led team with .358 average, also .414 on base and .545 slugging percentages…48 hits, 14 extra base hits, five home runs, 24 runs, 30 RBIs…fielding percentage of .991 was second-best of regular starters…earned first start of year at UC Davis Feb. 21…broke into starting lineup permanently March 20 at BYU with three hits, two RBIs, and a run scored…had hits in 11 straight games March 27 through April 12…set career high with three RBIs March 28 at LMU, did so again March 31 versus Washington State…career high four hits April 4 in GU’s victory over #25 San Diego…WCC Player of the Week April 14 after hitting .500 and slugging 1.200 with a double, two home runs, three RBIs, and three runs in series sweep against Saint Mary’s…also collected four hits April 26 at Santa Clara…went 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs, and a run scored in Zags’ win over #2 UCLA.

2014: Went 4-3 with 4.71 ERA as a sophomore…threw 72.2 innings, striking out 51 batters…also hit .211 in 29 games played, tallying 12 hits, six RBIs, a double, and a home run…started at DH in first game of the year Feb. 14 vs. Oregon State…made first start on the mound Feb. 20 vs. Incarnate Word, going 5.1 innings with one run allowed and two Ks…pitched season-high 8.0 innings Feb. 27 vs. Oklahoma State, fanning eight…homered March 9 at UC Irvine…struck out four in 7.0 innings of work March 29 vs. Loyola Marymount.

2013: Two-way player… made 29 appearances in the field… made eight starts, all at first base… went 7-for-30 for a .233 batting average… scored five runs… maintained a .324 on base percentage… first collegiate hit came against San Francisco (Mar. 15)…  made 8 pitching appearances, all in relief… threw 17.0 innings with a 5.29 ERA… gave up 10 runs and 10 earned runs… stuck out 19 batters while walking 11… had a 1-2 record… longest effort came at Loyola Marymount (Mar. 30) for 5.0 innings… first collegiate win came at Pepperdine (Apr. 21) after 2.2 innings of work… struck out five batters in three games. 

High School: Attended Kentwood High in Covington, Wash… Three time 4A State Champion (2012 and 2010 in baseball; 2010 in basketball)… Named Kentwood 2012 Athlete of the Year… First team All-League, first team All-Area, second all-state… Rawlings 2012 West/All-Regional first team… Named WWBA World All-Tournament Team… A Baseball America Top 100 prospect… Top rated right-handed pitcher from the state of Washington by Baseball Northwest… Lettered three years in both baseball and basketball… Played as a pitcher and first baseman… Was a forward in basketball…

Personal: Son of Tonia and Larry Jones…has a brother named Jordan…majoring in communications…chose Gonzaga because of the baseball program and because it’s an honorable academic school.

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