Taylor Stone Gushue...Pronounced GUSH-ooh...Attended Calvary Christian (FL) High School and the University of Florida...Was named a second-team Louisville Slugger All-American in 2014 while also earning All-SEC first-team honors...Was a semi-finalist for the Johnny Bench Award in 2014, recognizing the nation's best catcher.
Spent the season with Triple-A Fresno, his first full season at the Triple-A level.... Recorded career marks in batting average (.312), doubles (19), on-base percentage (.358), slugging percentage (.517) and OPS (.875).
Named an Eastern League All-Star after clubbing all 10 of his home runs in the first half of the season...Recorded a career-high 20 doubles and a career-high 43 runs scored...Hit .203 (13-for-64) with four doubles, one homer, six RBI and five runs scored in 18 games for Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League.
Enjoyed a breakout season in his first campaign in Washington's organization... Ranked tied for second in the Carolina League and tied for fourth among Nationals farmhands with 18 home runs...Also ranked fourth in the Carolina League with 67 RBI despite being promoted to Double-A Harrisburg late in the season...Following the season, appeared in 13 games for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League...Hit .143 (7-for-49) with two homers and three RBI.
Spent the entire season with Bradenton of the Single-A Florida State League...Hit a then career-high eight home runs...Was named a Florida State League mid-season All-Star.
Tied for the South Atlantic League lead in games caught (99).
Hit four home runs in his first five professional games for short-season Single-A Jamestown.