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CJ Saylor

RS Junior

West Covina, Calif.

High School:
South Hills HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210





CJ  Saylor


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Began his SDSU career as a catcher and became the Aztecs’ closer in 2015 … Is expected to return behind the plate for the 2016 season, but could also see occasional relief duty on the mound … Played for the Kenosha (Wis.) Kingfish in the Northwoods League during summer 2014 … Competed briefly for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod Collegiate League during the summer of 2013 … Played 2012 summer ball for San Gabriel Valley Arsenal … Member of the Arsenal team that advanced to the quarterfinals for the World Wood Bat Association World (WWBA) Championships in October 2011 … Competed in the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic … Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 33rd round in June 2012.

Was utilized primarily as SDSU’s closer in 2015 … Picked up wins over top-seeded Nevada and Fresno State at the Mountain West Tournament ... His 31 appearances ranked third on the squad … Was second in the Mountain West with 11 saves … His save total tied for sixth-most ever by an SDSU reliever … First career save came in the second game of the year vs. Valparaiso … Recorded saves in both ends of a doubleheader vs. San Jose State on Feb. 27 … Picked up the win at UNLV on March 27 when he tossed 1.1 innings with a walk and a strikeout … Career-high six strikeouts in 2.1 innings at Fresno State on April 24 … Longest outing came vs. No. 6 UCLA when he went the final 3.2 frames in an extra-inning loss to the Bruins … Final save came vs. UNLV on May 1 when he closed out the final third of an inning in SDSU’s 4-1 win … His lone appearance as a hitter came in the DH role in the contest vs. San Jose State on Feb. 27 in which he went hitless in four trips to the plate with a walk and run scored.

Appeared in five contests at the catching position and four as the designated hitter … Came on as pinch hitter five times and served as a defensive replacement in left field twice … Season-high three hits at UC Riverside on Feb. 25 … Recorded three RBI in a game twice: vs. Loyola Marymount on Feb. 18 and at Cal State Northridge on March 1 … Had a triple in each of those contests … Made his SDSU pitching debut in the series finale vs. San Jose State on April 27 … Came on to face the final batter in the top of the ninth and recorded a strikeout … Other mound appearance came at Loyola Marymount on April 29 when he allowed a pair of hits in one-third of an inning pitched.

Did not play during the 2013 season and redshirted due to injury.

Won four varsity letters as a catcher at South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif. … Coached there by Kevin Smith … Named to the Division 2 all-CIF second team as a senior … Was listed at number 97 on list of MaxPreps 2012 Top 100 Players nationwide … Member of the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School First Team prior to start of 2012 campaign … Named to the all-Sierra League first team as a junior and senior … Team captain his final two seasons … An all-San Antonio League selection as a sophomore.

Cameron Jacob Saylor was born Oct. 14, 1993, in West Covina, Calif. … Son of Cameron and Lillian Saylor … Was also recruited by USC, UCLA and Oregon … Favorite athlete is St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina … Enjoys spending time at the beach, surfing and drawing … A social science major at San Diego State who plans to pursue a career in professional baseball.