Selected by Seattle Mariners in fifth round (161st overall) of MLB Draft
One of two Cavaliers start all 59 games (58 at SS, one at DH); started all 127 games from 2011-12 (122 at SS)
Named to watch list for Brooks Wallace Award (nation's top shortstop)
Batted leadoff in every game and reached base safely in all but two games
Led team in ABs (225) and runs scored (55; sixth in ACC)
Second on team in hits (67) and stolen bases (12); third in total bases (105) and extra-base hits (23)
Hit three-run home runs against Coastal Carolina (2/18) and Monmouth (2/26)
Went 6-for-11 during Wright State/Seton Hall weekend
Tripled, homered and scored three times in win at JMU (3/6)
Went 4-for-13 with two RBI and three runs in Clemson series (3/23-25)
Hit triple to score two and give UVa lead in Saturday game versus Clemson (3/24)
Had career-high four hits in four at bats against VMI (3/21)
Went 5-for-7 with four runs, four RBI and one walk in Towson series (3/27-28)
Recorded at least one hit in every game of the Wake Forest series, going 5-for-14 with a home run (4/7-9)
Had good series against Georgia Tech, going 4-for-12 with hits in all three games; had go-ahead RBI double in fifth inning of Game 2
Hit grand slam in ninth inning at Maryland (5/18) to break open close game
Went 0-for-6 in the first two games of the ACC tournament before recording two hits in the final game against FSU (5/26)
Had strong NCAA tournament at the plate, going 6-for-11 with three RBI
Tied career high with four hits against Oklahoma (6/3)
Batted leadoff in all but one game
One of 25 players nationally to be named to watch list for Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award
Named to NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team at shortstop
Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team at shortstop
Led ACC in runs scored (63)
Boasted 26 multi-hit games on the season (third on team)
Hit first pitch of Radford game for first career home run (4/19)
Virginia's top hitter in NCAA tournament at .372 (16-for-43); had hits in nine of 10 NCAA games
Had career-high 13-game hit streak from May 21-June 23
Went 4-for-17 (.235) with three runs, two stolen bases in College World Series
Led off each game of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional with a single; also stole a base in each game of the series
Had a walk-off single up the middle to score the tying band winning runs to earn a berth to the College World Series (Super Regional game three against UCI; bases loaded, two outs)
Led the team in batting with a .500 average (6-for-12) in the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional
Batted .429 (6-for-14) in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional, scoring four runs and knocking in four
Went 7-for-16 (.438) in four games in the ACC Tournament, knocking in seven runs
Was 2-for-12 in Miami series with pair of doubles (5/13-15)
Posted four hits in 14 at bats in BC series; also scored four times (4/30-5/1)
Was 3-for-12 in NC State series (4/24-26)
Went 5-for-16 with four runs scored and three RBI in the series sweep of Duke (4/15, 17)
Scored two runs in game two of the Georgia Tech series, going 1-for-5 on the night (4/9)
Went 4-for-14 with three RBI in the series sweep at Virginia Tech (4/1-3)
Knocked in six runs against Maryland (3/25-26); went 5-for-12 on the weekend
Scored three runs in the Florida State series (3/18-20)
Went 6-for-13 at Clemson, scoring three runs (3/11-13)
Scored five runs against East Carolina (2/25-27); went 4-for-11 for the series
Recorded two hits in each of the games at the Auburn Tournament to open the season (2/18-20)
Played in 29 games, including 13 starts
Went 2-for-4 in win over Miami (5/21)
Had career-high three hits while batting leadoff in win over Maryland (4/24)
Scored nine runs the week of April 19 (four games)
Went 1-for-3 with four runs scored vs. Richmond (4/20)
Two hits, two runs scored in win over James Madison (4/6)
Went 2-for-5 in start vs. Towson (3/31)
Reached base safely three times (hit, two walks) vs. Towson (3/30)
Hit ninth-inning RBI triple to provide key insurance run in UVa's win at East Carolina (2/21)
Went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored against Towson (3/30)
COX HIGH SCHOOL
2009 Virginia Class AAA State Player of the Year
Two-time First-Team All-Beach District (2008, 2009)
2009 Beach District and East Region Player of the Year
2009 Tidewater Player of the Year
Hit .444 in 2009, with 24 stolen bases and 30 runs scored; hit .430 in 2008
As team captain, led his team to Beach District and Eastern Region championships as well as state semifinals in 2009
Earned Cox HS's Kurt Felthousen Memorial Award in 2009
Presented 2009 Gus Meloni Memorial Award
Coached by Bill Conroy
Member of National Honor Society
Full name is Christopher Armand Taylor
Parents are Chris and Mary Taylor
Has one sister, Noel
Enjoys wakeboarding and poker
Cunningham Thriving With Super Bowl ChampsFootball2/23/18Former UVA offensive lineman Ian-Yates Cunningham is the Philadelphia Eagles' director of college scouting.No. 1 Cavaliers Reach Another MilestoneMen's Basketball2/22/18Top-ranked Virginia clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament Tuesday night with a hard-earned victory over Georgia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena.New Era Begins for Davenport FieldBaseball2/21/18The expanded Davenport Field was unveiled Tuesday, and a crowd of 3,709, the largest ever for a UVA home opener, turned out for the game.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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