Michael Taylor Named To 2007 Wallace Award Watch List

Nov. 21, 2006

Lubbock, Texas - Michael Taylor was named to the 2007 Wallace Award Watch List for the Brooks Wallace Award given annually by the College Baseball Foundation to the National College Baseball Player of the Year. Taylor was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in 2006 when he started all 60 games and hit .325 with five homers and 39 RBI. He also had an outstanding postseason a year ago, earning NCAA All-Regional honors and batting .476 with a home run and six RBI.

Taylor has started 118 out of 119 games in his first two seasons at Stanford. He became the first Stanford player to hit for a cycle in seven seasons when he accomplished the feat versus San Jose State on April 19, 2005.

'Michael Taylor is a talented baseball player that is very deserving of this recognition,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'We are looking for Michael to have a tremendous season.'

The Wallace Watch will be trimmed to 12 semi-finalists by late May. The selection committee will narrow the list to three finalists following the NCAA Super Regionals, prior to the College World Series. The finalists, their head coaches, and their parents will be invited to Lubbock, Texas, for a schedule of special events tied to the award banquet, which will again be nationally televised by Fox Sports Network and Fox College Sports.

Stanford is scheduled to open its 2007 regular season by traveling to Cal State Fullerton for a three-game non-conference series Friday-Sunday, February 2-4 (7 pm, 6 pm, 12 pm, PT). The first 2007 home series for the Cardinal is slated to take place at Sunken Diamond against Fresno State (Friday-Sunday, February 9-11, 5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).

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