Two Jayhawks Joining the Woodchucks
Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks announced today the signing of two new players for the 2015 season. Catcher Tanner Gragg and Infielder Owen Taylor from the University of Kansas will join the team this summer.
Tanner Gragg a 6’1 freshman Catcher from Overland Park, Kansas was added to the Woodchucks’ roster today. University of Kansas head coach Ritch Price said, “He is a big, strong, physical catcher, with a plus arm!” Also adding “he has impressive gap to gap power.” Gragg was rated No. 1 catcher and No. 2 overall prep player in the state of Kansas. A three-year letter winner at Blue Valley West High School Gragg helped his team to win the 6A State Championship in 2013.
Fellow Jayhawk Owen Taylor, a 6’3 Infielder will also be joining the Woodchucks this summer. Coach Price says, “He is a physical Switch Hitter, with impressive power from both sides of the ball.” The freshman from Grand Junction, Colorado was a three-year letter winner as a high school player. Taylor hit .483 his junior year with 31 RBIs, and was also named to the academic honor roll twice at Grand Junction High School. In 2014 Taylor was drafted in the 27th round of the MLB amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwood’s League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwood’s League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com.