Virginia Tech's Carson Taylor Selected in Fourth Round of 2020 MLB Draft

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomas1996 | Jun 11, 2020
Photo Credit: Dave Knachel/Virginia Tech Athletics

After seeing Ian Seymour selected 57th overall, Virgiinia Tech baseball had their second player selected in the 2020 MLB Draft via Carson Taylor.

Carson Taylor was selected 130th overall (4th round) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2020 MLB Draft.

Taylor's selection gives the Hokies two picks in the first four rounds for the first time in program history. He is also the third highest selected catcher in program history behind Johnny Oates (1966-38th overall) and Mark Zagunis (2014-78th overall).

Taylor has been a hitter-first at catcher, but head coach John Szefc praised Taylor's growth defensively at catcher to D1 Baseball's Aaron Fitt, likely a reason why he has been selected so high.

Taylor had 4 home runs and 39 RBIs in his two seasons in Blacksburg including 2 home runs, 20 RBIs, .431 batting average, and a 1.231 OPS on his way to earning All-American honors.

We will have more as this story develops.