Taylor Grzelakowski, Manager of the Westside Woolly Mammoths, returns to the USPBL after playing four years in the minor leagues with the Minnesota Twins. Taylor was a Utica Unicorn in 2017 before being signed halfway through the season. Even though Taylor was only in the USPBL for half of the season he was still crowned the home run champion of the league in 2017.
Prior to Taylor’s pro career, he attended Madonna University in Livonia Michigan. Taylor was a four year starter for the Crusaders, earning multiple First-Team All-Conference awards as well as four-time scholar athlete awards. As a senior, Taylor batted .426 with twelve home runs to earn the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors. Taylor was also named an All-American and a Cosida Academic All-American Award winner.
With the Minnesota Twins Taylor played the remaining month of his first season in the GCL. When returning to Spring Training in 2018, Taylor broke camp with the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins High-A affiliate. There Taylor was just .03 points shy of the league’s batting title with a batting average of .298. Taylor earned mid-season and postseason All-Star honors as well as being named one of the Minnesota Twins Organizational All-Stars as a Designated Hitter. In 2019, Taylor broke camp and played the season with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Twins Double-A affiliate.
Taylor Is currently the Recruiting Coordinator at Madonna University where he helps recruit high school and junior college baseball players to compete for their program.