Taylor  Smart

2Taylor Smart


Maple Valley, Wash.

High School:
Tahoma HS

Last College:
Western Nevada College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180



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2014 - SENIOR
• Played in 53 of 54 games for the Vols, starting 50 at third and two at shortstop.
• Wrapped up his Senior campaign by hitting .292 with nine doubles, one triple, four home runs, 37 runs scored and 29 RBIs.
• Tied his career best six-game hitting streak (March 23-April 4) in which he was an impressive 11-for-24 (.458) with four doubles, five runs scored, one homer and eight RBIs.
• Went 2-for-5 with one run scored and a walk-off single in an 8-7 victory over Austin Peay (March 18).
• Went 5-for-12 (.417) with one double, one RBI, and two runs scored in the series at South Carolina (March 28-30).
• Selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 26th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

2013 - JUNIOR
• Appeared in 49 games in his first season at Rocky Top, including 46 starts (36 at 2B, six at 3B, and four at SS).
• Finished his junior campaign batting .267 with nine doubles, two home runs, and 19 RBI.
• Led the Vols in walks (23), strikeouts (47) and sacrifice flies (3).
• Hit in eight of the nine spots in the lineup for the Vols, the most of any player.
• Recorded first hit as a Vol on Feb. 16 at UNLV, going 2-for-3 with a RBI in an 8-3 win.
• Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a pair of walks in UT's 16-0 win over Alcorn State on March 8.
• Hit his first home run as a Vol the next day in a 13-6 triumph over the Braves.
• Had a five-game hitting streak from March 2-10.
• Hit .412 (7-for-17) with two doubles, four RBI and a pair of stolen bases during the stretch.
• Scored two runs, drew two walks and had a stolen base as UT beat Alabama 7-6 on March 16.
• Added a 2-for-3 effort in the series finale a day later.
• Stole a season-high three bases in a 3-for-4 performance against Longwood on April 2.
• Hit second longball of the season on April 6 vs. South Carolina, going 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
• Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Vols' wild 10-9 win at No. 13 Kentucky on April 13.

• Played for D.J. Whittemore at Western Nevada College.
• Was the only player to start all 65 games for the Wildcats.
• Posted 48-17 record and reached the JUCO World Series in 2012.
• Led the team with 53 runs scored while posting a .407 on-base percentage with 34 RBI and 12 stolen bases during his sophomore campaign.
• Claimed 2012 second team all-region honors.
• Helped lead Western Nevada to a 45-15 overall record and the Scenic West Conference championship in 2011.
• Recorded a .427 on-base percentage with 37 walks and nine stolen bases while hitting primarily out of the two-hole as a freshman for the Wildcats.
• Earned both all-region and first-team all-conference accolades in 2011.

• Graduated from Tahoma High School where he was coached by Russ Hayden.
• Invited to the Washington Nationals Area Code team and selected by the Seattle Mariners for the Mariner Cup Team.
• One of just two players from Washington to be invited to play in the Tommy Lasorda Elite Games at Dodger Stadium.
• A three-year letterman for the Bears, helping the team reach the state finals twice.
• As a junior, had just one error and was named the team's Gold Glove winner.
• Listed as one of the nation's Top 1000 players and 32nd-best player in Washington by Perfect Game in 2010.
• Played summer baseball for Chaffey Baseball in Washington, where he hit .411 and was named the MVP of the Northwest Babe Ruth Regional.

• Full name is Taylor James Smart
• Born February 24, 1992
• Son of Dave and Mindy Smart
• Has one sibling, Ryan
• Majoring in sociology
• His father, Dave, is the former head coach at Tahoma HIgh School and assistant coach at Bellevue Community College


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