27 - Taylor Chris
Taylor Chris
Born: 3-26-92
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: So.
Hometown: Gilroy, CA
High School: Gilroy HS
Position: LHP
Bats/Throws: L/L
Experience: 1V

Expected to provide much-needed relief out of the bullpen.

2011: Made 11 appearances on the mound, all out of the bullpen, as a true freshman … allowed six earned runs in 13 innings for a 4.15 ERA … no decisions and no saves … struck out 15 batters … allowed only two extra base-hits, both doubles … longest outing was 2.2 innings against Loyola Marymount, allowing one run and two hits … tossed two scoreless innings against Santa Clara and one scoreless frame against UCLA … struck out pair of batters seven times … did not allow an earned run in four appearances on the road (5.0 innings) compared to 6.75 ERA at home (six earned runs in 8.0 innings) ... earned team's Robin Baggett Scholar-Athlete Award … played summer ball for Bend Elks in West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, compiling 2-1 record and 3.57 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. He started one game and made 11 relief appearances.

High School: A four-year varsity letterman in baseball under head coach Clint Wheeler at Gilroy High School ... compiled 4-2 record and 2.52 ERA in senior season, striking out 71 batters in 50 innings ... earned first-team All-Tri-County Athletic League honors for the third straight year ... also played in the outfield and hit .420 with five doubles, three triples, two home runs, 26 RBI and 40 runs scored ... stole 41 of 47 bases ... led Mustangs to 18-10-1 record, second-place finish in TCAL and a spot in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Central Coast Section Division I playoffs ... as a junior was 5-2 with a 1.14 ERA on the mound, helping Gilroy to 16-12-1 record ... hit .385 with 12 doubles and 27 RBI in 2009 ... team MVP three years in a row and team's scholar-athlete four times ... a California Baseball Coaches Association NorCal All-Star ... recruited by UC Davis, Santa Clara, Pacific, Saint Mary's, Michigan and Northwestern ... chose Cal Poly "because of its excellent baseball program and outstanding engineering program."

Personal: Son of Patrick and Susie Chris ... father played baseball at Cal State Stanislaus while uncle Mike Chris played baseball for the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants ... one sister, Lauryn, who plays softball at Canisius College ... aspires to be a professional baseball player ... lists golfing, fishing and any sport as hobbies ... born March 26, 1992, in Gilroy, Calif. ... majors in mechanical engineering.