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Taylor Named Mariners' Top Minor Leaguer

Shortstop Chris Taylor -- one of a handful of former Virginia baseball players now playing in the Seattle Mariners' minor league system -- has been named the organization's minor league player of the year.

The Mariners announced the four winners of their annual minor league awards on Thursday. The winners will be honored during a pregame ceremony at Safeco Field before Saturday's game against the Oakland A's.

Taylor finished his first full pro season ranked third among all minor league players with 108 runs. Taylor hit .314 in 134 games split between Class A High Desert and Double-A Jackson, with 28 doubles, 11 triples, eight home runs and 60 RBI, plus 38 stolen bases.

The Mariners drafted Taylor out of UVa in the fifth round in 2012.


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