Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor

Player Profile


Villa Hills, Ky.

High School:
Dixie Heights

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210




"Graham has been the model of pitching consistency over the past 3 years. He has established himself as one of the top pitchers in our conference and we expect him to be one of the anchors on our pitching staff."
Dan Simonds

2005 Made 15 appearances and 14 starts ... compiled a 6-1 record with a team-best 2.71 ERA ... was named to the All-MAC Second Team ... twice named the MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week ... finished the season ranked third in the MAC in ERA (2.71) and fifth in opponent batting average (.235) ... went 8.1 innings versus Western Michigan in the MAC Tournament (May 26) and allowed just one earned run ... set a career high with 11 strikeouts versus Louisville (March 6) ... tossed three complete games in a row from May 7-21... walked two or fewer batters in 14 of his 15 appearances and allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of his final six starts ... set single-season career high in strikeouts (73) ... ranks fourth on Miami's career innings pitched list (304.1) and is ninth in strikeouts (212).

2004 Led the Miami pitching staff with 15 starts and 106 innings pitched ... his 106 innings pitched are the third highest in single-season history at Miami ... also led all Red and White pitchers with five complete games, 3.57 earned run average and 72 strikeouts ... won his first game of the season with a then career-high seven-strikeout outing at Furman (Feb. 28) ... named MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week after his Furman outing ... set a career-high for strikeouts with nine in a 3-2 loss against Akron (April 23) ... notched his second career shutout by blanking Central Michigan (May 27) on eight strikeouts at the MAC Tournament.

2003 Selected as the MAC Rookie of the Year, and also named to the All-MAC Second Team ... only the third Miami player ever to earn MAC Freshman of the Year honors ... emerged as Miami's ace, pitching in 22 games and making 12 starts ... led the staff with a 3.83 earned run average, four complete games, 98.2 innings pitched and 67 strike outs ... earned his first career save by working 4.0 innings of relief in a 5-2 win at Georgia State (Feb. 23) ... struck out a career-high six batters in a 10-4 loss to Lehigh (March 10) ... responded in his next start with a 5.0 inning gem against Rhode Island (March 15) that yielded zero earned runs and six strike outs to give him his first career win ... improved to 2-2 with a 9-4, 7.0-inning win at Ohio (March 29), scattering eight hits and two runs for the victory ... named MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week after recording a 1.80 earned run average in two outings against Xavier (March 25) and Ohio ... won his third straight start at No. 21 Arizona (April 5) ... credited with his second save after working 2.2 innings in a 10-6 win against Ball State (April 11) ... tossed a 7.0 inning shutout against Northern Illinois (April 26), allowing only three hits while striking out four batters ... recorded his fifth-straight win with a complete-game 12-6 victory at Kent State (May 10).

HIGH SCHOOL Played five years and earned three letters for the Dixie Heights High School baseball team ... posted a 1.73 career earned run average, and 236 strikeouts in 195 innings ... has a 19-8 career record ... named to the Cincinnati Enquirer All-City team, and the Kentucky State All-Star team in 2002 ... also was an all-region selection as a senior.

PERSONAL Born May 25, 1984 ... son of Susan and Gary Taylor ... majoring in education.