2015 Draft - Round 7 - (209th Pick Overall) - RHP Corey Taylor - Texas Tech - UPDATED 6-12


A day after being drafted in the seventh round by the New York Mets, Texas Tech senior right-hander pitcher Corey Taylor added another accomplishment on Wednesday as he was named a third team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Taylor, the NCAA leader with a 0.31 earned-run average this year, is the 32nd All-America selection in program history and the first Red Raider reliever to receive All-America recognition since John Neely was also a third-team honoree in 2011.

Tech had not previously had an All-American selection since 2012 when Jamodrick McGruder earned third-team accolades by the NCBWA as well as Baseball America and College Baseball Insider.
Taylor is one four pitchers from the Big 12 Conference and two relievers to be named to one of the three teams. He was joined by fellow reliever Riley Ferrell, a first-team honoree from TCU.
This is the second postseason honor already for Taylor, who was named to the All-Big 12 first team following the regular season. He was previously a nominee for both National Pitcher of the Year and Stopper of the Year awards as well.
Taylor snapped the Texas Tech and Big 12 Conference records with his 0.31 ERA as he allowed just two earned runs over 57.1 innings. He finished a perfect 4-0 in 19 appearances where he allowed just 36 hits en route to holding opponents to an impressive .186 batting average.
Taylor, a native of Kennedale, Texas, finished with two saves out of the bullpen as he was used in long relief most of the season. Taylor tossed at least two innings in 14 of his 18 relief appearances.
Taylor wrapped his Tech career with an 11-8 overall record over three seasons as he compiled a 3.30 ERA in 158.1 total innings. He surrendered just 16 earned runs over his final two seasons where he made 40 appearances and logged over 100 innings.
The Mets selected Taylor with the 209th pick of the Major League First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. He is the first Red Raider selected by the organization since Jon Slack was picked in the fifth round of the 2002 draft.


6-1, 250Lbs senior

Neither MLB or BA has him ranked as a prospect


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