Infielder selected by Cincinnati with 1,068th overall pick.
St. John's returns 20 letterwinners from a squad that went 41-16 last season.
Second baseman posted highest fielding percentage at respective position.
Red Storm returns 11 position players, including 10 that made at least 31 starts.
13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.
Played in 24 games and made 18 starts during an injury-shortened senior season… Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in the team’s season opener against Richmond (Feb. 19)… Recorded an RBI against UNCW (Feb. 20)… Drove in a run for the third-straight game to start the season against Western Carolina (Feb. 21)… Walked and scored a run at Florida State (March 4)… Kicked off a six-game hitting streak at Fairleigh Dickinson (March 9)… Picked up one hit in each game of a three-game set at Southern Illinois (March 11-13)… Knocked a pinch-hit single against Fairfield (March 16)… Capped his hitting streak with a 1-for-2 showing at Nevada (March 18)… Went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored against LaSalle (March 26)… Registered his second multi-hit game of the season against NYIT (April 1)… Belted a double in his lone at-bat at Columbia (April 6)… Made appearances as a pinch runner against Xavier (April 24) and Albany (May 17).
As a Junior (2015)
Appeared in 33 games, including 18 starts ... batted .175 (11-for-63) with two doubles, four RBI and eight runs scored ... entered as a pinch-runner and scored at then-No. 11 Oklahoma State in NCAA Tournament action (May 29) ... stole a base and scored as a pinch runner at Creighton (May 24) in the BIG EAST Tournament Finals ... went 2-for-2 against Seton Hall (April 12) ... had an RBI at Butler (April 3) ... combined to go 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk in two games against Rider (March 28-29) ... finished 1-for-3 with a run scored against Saint Peter's (March 24) ... went 2-for-6 with a double at Fairleigh Dickinson (March 13) ... scored a run and went 1-for-3 against North Florida (Feb. 27) ... had an RBI at East Carolina (Feb. 22) ... finished 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored against then-No. 24 Liberty (Feb. 21) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI at Georgia Tech (Feb. 13).
As a Sophomore (2014)
Played in 37 games, including 13 starts ... batted .213 (13-for-61) with five RBI and 13 runs scored ... recorded three multi-hit games ... drew 12 walks and posted a .360 on-base percentage ... went 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts ... worked a pinch-hit walk against Creighton (May 11) ... finished 2-for-3 with a run scored against Albany (May 6) ... finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored against Georgetown (April 25) ... combined to go 1-for-4 with an RBI, five walks, four runs scored and a stolen base in a three-game set against NYIT (April 18-19) ... finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored at Villanova (April 6) ... stole a base as a pinch runner at Villanova (April 5) ... went 2-for-3 at Wagner (April 2) ... had a pinch-hit RBI single against James Madison (March 21) ... had a pinch-hit single against LIU Brooklyn (March 19) ... drew a pinch-hit walk against Fairleigh Dickinson (March 12) ... finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored at Florida Memorial (March 4) ... went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Saint Joseph's (Feb. 22).
As a Freshman (2013)
Appeared in 34 games, including 24 starts ... batted .217 (15-for-69) with 11 RBI and 16 runs scored ... registered four multi-hit games ... finished 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a stolen base against Fairfield (April 30) ... collected two RBI as part of a 1-for-3 day at the plate against Albany (April 16) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI at Connecticut (April 5) ... had an RBI and scored two runs against Wagner (April 3) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored against Fairleigh Dickinson (March 13) ... finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at Radford (March 10) ... stole a base and scored a run as a pinch runner at Radford (March 8) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored at East Carolina (March 1) ... finished 1-for-4 with a run scored at then-No. 1 North Carolina (Feb. 27) ... went 1-for-4 with a run scored at Georgia Tech (Feb. 24) in first-career start and collegiate-debut.
At Seton Hall Prep
A three-year letterwinner for the Pirates ... served as team captain as a senior ... a two-time honorable mention All-Super Essex Conference American Division selection ... stole 19 bases in 21 attempts as a senior ... helped team win three-straight Super Essex Conference championships and one county championship.
Taylor Edward Blankmeyer ... born in Livingston, N.J. ... son of Ed and Susan Blankmeyer ... has two older sisters, Brittany, who played field hockey at Hofstra, and Alison, who played field hockey at Connecticut ... chose St. John's for its rich baseball tradition and to be close to home ... lists his father as the person he most admires ... lists Tim Tebow and Dustin Pedroia as his favorite athletes ... majoring in communicative arts with a double minor in business administration and sport management.