Cougars ranked among nation's Top 25 in D1Baseball.com's preseason poll
SENIOR (2015) Made nine appearances and five starts in his final season as a Cougar...Finished year with a 2.45 ERA...Was 1-1 with one save...Combined for two shutouts...Struck out 17 in 25.2 innings...Earned win against Buffalo (March 15)...Notched a save in first midweek game of the year vs. Texas Southern (Feb. 18)...Went a season-long 6.0 innings in win over Buffalo...Struck out a season-high five vs. Texas Southern...Did not allow an earned run in first four appearances, which spanned 12.2 innings... Helped Cougars to an American Athletic Conference title, their second consecutive 40-win season and to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament... Was part of a pitching staff that ranked first in the conference with a 2.89 ERA...Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 26th Round (No. 795) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
JUNIOR (2014) Made four relief appearances on the bump...Owned a 1.80 ERA in 5.0 innings...Struck out two and held opponents to a .125 average...Struck out two in 1.0 inning in relief vs. Louisville (April 13)...Opened the season, tossing 3.0 hitless frames in relief...Helped Houston to a 48-win season, an American Conference tournament title, Regional Championship and appearance in an NCAA Super Regional for the first time since 2003
BLINN JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two previous seasons at Blinn JC under Harvey McIntyre...Saw action as an infielder and pitcher...Helped team to two Regional Tournament appearances...Made three pitching appearances during sophomore campaign...Struck out 12 in 11.0 innings...Hit .346 for second-best on the team with 22 RBI in 24 games played in 2013
FB AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL Earned two varsity letters in baseball for the Bulldogs...Named Third Team All-State, First Team All-Houston and First Team All-District as a third baseman...Saw action as a pitcher and infielder
PERSONAL Full name is Taylor Cobb...Born November 20, 1992 in Houston...Calls Sugar Land, Texas home...Son of Kathleen and Russell Cobb...Has one younger brother, Collin...Majoring in sport administration