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Published On: January 14th, 2015


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.