Sophomore Florida State short stop Taylor Walls has had a very good season, and it paid off for him. Baseball America named him a first team All-American for the 2016 season.
As a freshman in 2015, Walls struggled at the plate, and in the field. He hit just .220, but was second on the team in walks with 52. He had an on-base percentage of .373 and a fielding percentage of just .930. He did not hit any home runs, and stole 7 bases.
This season, Walls has been a hitting machine. He is third on the team with a .367 batting average, second in doubles with 19, and first in walks with 56. He is second on the team with a .488 on-base percentage, and has a .961 fielding percentage. He is also second on the team in stolen bases with 14. He leads the team in runs scored at 71.
Walls has led off for the Seminoles for most of the season, but has hit 6 home runs and drove in 45 RBI.