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Dan Taylor, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Dan Taylor

A 2005 graduate of Jenison High School and a 2009 graduate of Central Michigan University, Dan will be entering his third season of pro ball with the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a 21st-round selection in 2009, he was named the organizational pitcher of the month in his second month with the D-Backs and started the 2010 campaign in the low-A Midwest League. After a strong start, Dan was promoted to the high-A California League, where he finished out the season with multiple player-of-the-week accolades. As a four-year letter winner and starting pitcher at CMU, Dan collected two All-MAC selections, and team MVP and Captain awards. Dan also ranks fifth all-time in innings pitched and seventh in strikeouts. Upon leaving CMU, Dan put two academic All-MAC selections under his belt, as well, to go with his Bachelor of Science degree. Beyond baseball, Dan spent two years at CMU interning on the strength and conditioning staff, where he worked with all 14 varsity sports. His responsibilities included, but were not limited to, designing off-season training programs and running workouts. In his spare time, Dan has acquired an ACE certification for personal training, too. Most importantly, though, is Dan’s dedication to the people he works with and the passion he brings every day attempting to repeat the body’s best all-out effort.

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-leauge pitcher Dan Taylor.
By Dan Taylor On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Touring with Taylor: Beginning of a new “season”

Greetings from Grand Rapids, MI … Spring training 2012 has wrapped up, and minor leaguers have shipped out to their affiliated cities to begin play on the fifth of this month. Unfortunately, when camp More...

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-leauge pitcher Dan Taylor.
By Dan Taylor On Friday, March 9th, 2012
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Touring with Taylor: 2012 … what is to be?

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-leauge pitcher Dan Taylor. Greetings from Scottsdale, Ariz.! Day one of spring training 2012 for myself and the rest of the Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league pitchers and catchers is now More...

Our man Dan is head over heels in love with fiance Nicole Steiner (Clair Photagraphy)
By Dan Taylor On Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Touring with Taylor: February? Time for spring training!

Our man Dan is head over heels in love with fiancé Nicole Steiner. (Claire McGinn Photography) Greetings from Grand Rapids, MI! The countdown has begun until players start officially reporting for spring training More...

Dan Taylor
By Dan Taylor On Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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Touring with Taylor: ‘Tis (almost) the season

Dan Taylor Happy Holidays to everyone, as I hope you have all enjoyed the full gamut of the season and all it entails. Although the formal holidays are behind us now, it is coming upon a very important time of year More...

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-leauge pitcher Dan Taylor.
By Dan Taylor On Friday, December 9th, 2011
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Touring with Taylor: From Redbirds to Halos, Albert will still be Albert

Dan Taylor Ten years and $250 million, huh? The latest deal struck by the Angels and Albert Pujols is simply mind blowing. I still remember the day that A-Rod struck his deal with the Yankees, which made him the More...

A lot of questions bounce through head of a minor leaguer during the offseason.
By Dan Taylor On Saturday, November 26th, 2011
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Touring with Taylor: ‘Tis the season … for scary and unsure thoughts

A lot of questions bounce through head of a minor leaguer during the offseason. Greetings from Grand Rapids … Happy belated Thanksgiving to all, and I hope this most recent post finds you doing well and thoroughly More...


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