Zak Taylor is playing in his second season of professional baseball after he debuted in 2019 with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. Taylor batted .246 with two homeruns and 19 RBI in 59 games in his first season or pro ball. He had a four-year career at Oregon State, where he backed up No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Adley Rutschman. Taylor was a member of the 2018 College World Series championship team.