Former Copper Hills Baseball Star Brayden Taylor Named Big 12 Tournament MVP

Jun 1, 2023, 11:09 AM

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Copper Hills High School star Brayden Taylor was named the Big 12 Baseball Tournament’s most outstanding player.

Taylor, TCU Baseball’s third baseman, hit .500 (8/16) at the plate with four doubles and three home runs.

The Horned Frogs went on to become Big 12 Champions for the fourth time in three seasons.

TCU is one of eight teams to appear in 17 of the last 19 regionals.

Taylor dominated the high school baseball scene in Utah. He earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and sophomore, was named first-team all-region twice, and was on the academic honor roll in all four years.

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In his freshman season at TCU, Taylor played in and started 58 games. He had the second-best batting average on the team, the most hits, and the most home runs.

The Horned Frogs will now head to Arkansas to compete in the Fayetteville Regional as the 2-seed.

Their next game is against Arizona on June 2.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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Former Copper Hills Baseball Star Brayden Taylor Named Big 12 Tournament MVP