2003 (Freshman): Talented outfielder who suffered through the same shoulder injury twice, causing him to miss a total of 13 games during the campaign ... An electric player who drives the ball when making solid contact ... Batted .257 in 37 games, 30 starts ... Scored 17 runs with 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 16 RBIs in 113 at-bats ... Went 13-for-21 (.619) as the leadoff hitter in an inning and 5-for-6 (.833) with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Did not play in season-opener but started in both ends of twinbill on Sunday versus Jacksonville State, going 2-for-5 with a double, home run, three RBIs and two runs scored ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in victory over Kansas ... Singled home a run versus Rutgers ... Injured versus Kent State in the outfield, reducing him to the designated hitter role for the next month ... Singled home a run in Saturday contest at Southwest Missouri State ... Went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored versus Samford ... Collected two hits, including a triple, and scored once in victory over Purdue ... Unavailable for games at Belmont and versus Tennessee Tech due to complications from injury ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored in Saturday contest against New Mexico State ... Homered and scored twice in finale versus NMSU ... Doubled twice and drove in a run in opening game at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Returned to the field at Lipscomb on April 1 ... Walked and scored twice at Austin Peay ... Had a hit in all three games versus Florida International ... Doubled and scored a run in opening home game versus Memphis ... Singled home two runs in second home contest versus UM, aggravating his previous injury on the hit ... Came on as a pinch-hitter on Saturday at Western Kentucky, collecting a pair of doubles in three at-bats ... Drew first start in the outfield since April 9 against Memphis on Sunday at Lipscomb, doubling and scoring a run in the victory ... Singled and scored in both games at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Went 0-for-4 versus Missouri in Starkville Regional.
High School: Played for coach Herb Hammond at Henry Clay HS ... Named All-City and All-State and a state All-Star ... Also voted Best Offensive Player ... Participated in East Coast Pro Showcase ... Ended career with .369 average, 33 home runs and 98 RBIs ... Recognized as Who's Who Among American High School Athletes.
Personal: Marcus Ramon Taylor ... Born July 3, 1984 ... Son of Michael and Juanita Taylor ... Majoring in Concrete Industry Management ... Father played in Cleveland Indians organization, reaching as high as AAA ... Cousin is John T. Shelby, first base coach for Dodgers.