University of Iowa Athletics

#43 Taylor Kaufman

Height 6-2
Weight 180 lbs.
Class RS Jr.
Hometown Glenwood, Iowa
High School Glenwood
Taylor Kaufman - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2015 — Appeared in 27 games with 16 starts — 15 at first base, one as designated hitter… hit .167 (10-of-60) with six runs and two RBIs… went 2-for-4 — his first multi-hit game of the season — with two runs scored in series-opening win over Minnesota (5/8)… went 1-for-3 with a double — his first extra base hit of 2015 — against Sacramento State (4/28)… had a pair of hits and scored a run in three-game sweep of No. 25 Nebraska (4/25-26)… went 1-for-2 with an 11th-inning single against Northern Illinois (4/22)… went 1-for-4 with a run scored in series opener at Purdue (4/3)… had game-winning RBI in top sixth in 2-1 series opening victory at Middle Tennessee (3/7).

2014 — Granted a medical redshirt… hit .500 (3-for-6) as a pinch-hitter and .375 (6-of-16) in 11 games… had the game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth in Iowa’s 2-1 series opening victory over Nebraska (3/21)… collected hits in 3-of-4 games at the Snowbird Classic… recorded one hit, RBI, and run in Iowa’s victory over Austin Peay (2/15)… had a pinch-hit single vs. Furman at the Stetson Invitational (3/2).

2013 — Started 43 games (28 in left field, 13 at designated hitter, two at pitcher)… tied for third on the club with 18 RBIs… ranked third on the team in runs scored (23) and fourth in hits (40) and total bases (45)… paced the team with 25 walks, which tied for 11th in the Big Ten… his 14 walks in Big Ten play were second-most in the conference… hit .306 (15-of-49) vs. left-handed pitching and .429 (18-of-42) when leading off an inning… reached base in 22 straight games, a career-high, from Feb. 17-April 9, the longest reached base streak by a Hawkeye since 2010… recorded a career-best six game hitting streak from March 18-31, going 8-for-24 (.333) over the stretch… had 11 multi-hit games, including a career-best three hits against New Mexico (Feb. 23), West Virginia (March 10), Western Illinois (April 2), and Kansas State (April 12)… made 16 relief appearances and two starts… led the team with a 2.68 ERA and a .254 opposing batting average… ERA and opposing batting average ranked ninth and 10th in the Big Ten… was second on the squad in saves (3), and tied for second in wins… finished third on the team in innings pitched (53 2/3) and strikeouts (24)… hit .455 (5-of-11) with a team-high four RBIs over a three-game series with Kansas State on April 12-14… was named to the Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament team after going 6-of-11 (.545) at the plate over the three-day event… scattered a pair of hits and allowed one run over eight innings May 18 at Purdue, taking a no-decision… eight innings pitched were a career-high… got final six outs in a 6-2 win over Michigan State on May 10, allowing zero runs on two hits… threw a scoreless inning May 7 vs. Nebraska Omaha… allowed zero runs on two hits in 2 2/3 innings May 4 at Michigan, taking the loss… made his first start of the season April 28 vs. Minnesota… earned his first career save, allowing one hit in 1 2/3 innings in a 4-1 victory over Omaha (3/17).

2012 Honors — Named to All-Big Ten Freshman team. 2012 — Tied for first on the team with 22 appearances, all of which came in relief… did not record a loss, finishing with a 3-0 record… recorded a 3.38 ERA in 26.2 innings pitched while striking out 25 batters and allowing only 11 free passes… in Big Ten play, he went 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 12 appearances… finished eight games, which ranked second most on the team… ranked third on the team with three victories… opposing batters hit only .235 off the lefty… saw first career action on Feb. 19 against West Virginia, pitching one scoreless inning… earned first career win on April 10 vs. Western Illinois… tossed a season-high 4.2 innings on April 29 at Minnesota en route to first career conference win.

High School — Four-time all-conference honoree, three-time all-district selection and a three-time all-state honoree… named MVP of the 2010 3A State Championship Game after leading Glenwood to the title… holds 21 offensive records and 12 pitching records at high school… hit .568 with 10 home runs and 56 RBIs as a senior… lettered in baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country and track… was named to the honor roll each semester and received the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 and 2009.

Personal — Born Dec. 22, 1992… son of Curt and Lisa Kaufman… father, Curt, played baseball in the New York Yankees and California Angels farm systems… health and human physiology major.