New Playing Field for AG Athlete


Photo courtesy of Ryan Tayman

Less than 2% of varsity high school baseball players go on to play D1 college baseball. AGHS athlete Ryan Tayman (’23) has been on the AG baseball team since his freshman year, playing catcher, first baseman, and third baseman. Tayman committed to playing baseball for UC Berkley at just 15 years old. 

Tayman had always known he was going to pursue baseball, having been involved in the sport since his T-ball days, but that didn’t change the shock Tayman felt when he was presented with this opportunity. 

“[The signing] was very shocking, I didn’t expect it…. it was definitely an exciting time, but it didn’t feel real,” Tayman said. 

Many people in Tayman’s life have helped him through his journey with baseball, namely Steve Hall, the AG head baseball coach, as well as many other mentors and family members who have coached him over the years. 

Still, college baseball is an entirely different playing field for Tayman.

 “I’m most looking forward to the competitiveness of it, the opportunity to play against a lot of really great athletes,” Tayman said. 

Tayman verbally committed back in his sophomore year, but officially signed his letter of intent to play for Cal on November 16th, 2022. 

Photo courtesy of Ryan Tayman