Versatile athlete who played shortstop, third base, outfielder and pitcher during his prep career ... Will begin the season as a member of the Aztec bullpen ... Competed during summer 2011 for the McCarthy Pirates of the Jim Colburn League in Camarillo, Calif. ... Named to the league's all-star team ... Threw 11.1 innings over five relief appearances with 19 strikeouts and a 0.79 earned run average.
Played for years of varsity baseball at Camarillo High School under Coach Richard Jaquez ... Was a three-time first-team all-Pacific View League selection after earning second-team honors as a freshman ... As a senior shortstop hit .512 with six home runs, 24 runs scored and 40 RBI ... An all-league outfielder as a junior after batting .420 with seven homers and 30 RBI ... An all-league pitcher during his sophomore campaign when he struck out 86 and walked only 12 over 70 innings of work ... Played third base as a freshman and hit .320 with a homer and 12 RBI ... Served as a member of the Camarillo High ASB.
Taylor Stephen Hansen was born Nov. 22, 1992 in Camarillo, Calif. ... Son of Price and Patti Hansen ... Favorite athlete is Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano ... Was also recruited by USC, Arizona, Arizona State, UNLV, and New Mexico ... Majoring in history at San Diego State.