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Michael Taylor

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

AVG

.267

HR

2

RBI

9

R

12

SB

3

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Strikeouts have been the story for Taylor since he broke into the league in 2014. He has struck out over 30 percent of the time in each of the last three seasons, with 32.5 percent of his 237 plate ap...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 212   DOB: 3/26/1991   BORN: Fort Lauderdale, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 6th Rd   

May 17, 2017  –  Michael Taylor News

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Taylor is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Michael Taylor Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 19 R GUL 38 149 128 14 25 8 4 3 1 12 1 2 14 31 1 5 1 .195 .270 .297 .567
2010 19 A HAG 5 15 13 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .231 .333 .308 .641
2011 20 A HAG 126 488 442 64 112 46 26 7 13 68 23 12 32 120 4 4 6 .253 .310 .432 .742
2012 21 A POT 109 431 384 51 93 38 33 2 3 37 19 9 40 113 3 1 3 .242 .318 .362 .680
2013 22 A POT 133 581 509 79 134 57 41 6 10 87 51 7 55 131 2 7 8 .263 .340 .426 .766
2014 23 AA HAR 98 441 384 74 120 41 17 2 22 61 34 8 50 130 2 1 4 .313 .396 .539 .935
2014 23 AAA SYR 12 52 44 7 10 5 3 1 1 3 3 1 7 14 1 0 0 .227 .333 .409 .742
2014 23 MAJ WAS 17 43 39 5 8 4 3 0 1 5 0 2 3 17 0 0 1 .205 .279 .359 .638
2015 24 AAA SYR 8 32 26 4 10 2 1 0 1 4 2 1 4 10 1 1 0 .385 .452 .538 .990
2015 24 MAJ WAS 138 511 472 49 108 31 15 2 14 63 16 3 35 158 1 2 1 .229 .282 .358 .640
2016 25 AAA SYR 31 130 117 17 24 7 5 1 1 9 7 1 12 33 0 0 1 .205 .285 .291 .576
2016 25 MAJ WAS 76 237 221 28 51 18 11 0 7 16 14 3 14 77 0 1 1 .231 .278 .376 .654
2017 26 MAJ WAS 35 112 105 12 28 9 5 2 2 9 3 1 6 38 0 1 0 .267 .304 .410 .714
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3-Year Averages     77 263 244 27 55 16 9 0 7 28 10 2 17 84 0 1 1 .225 .278 .348 .626
Career  (View All)     266 903 837 94 195 62 34 4 24 93 33 9 58 290 1 4 3 .233 .284 .369 .653

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Michael Taylor Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 25 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .304 .410 .714
May. 24 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .306 .422 .728
May. 23 Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .308 .429 .737
May. 21 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .266 .300 .426 .726
May. 20 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .302 .433 .735
May. 19 @Atl 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .315 .453 .768
May. 18 @Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .307 .439 .746
May. 17 @Pit Did not play.
May. 16 @Pit 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .298 .443 .741
May. 14 Phi 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .300 .427 .727
May. 14 Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .303 .394 .697
May. 13 Phi 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .292 .388 .680
May. 10 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .279 .365 .644
May. 9 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .266 .305 .571
May. 8 @Bal 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .274 .316 .590
May. 7 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .271 .296 .567
May. 6 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .296 .327 .623
May. 5 @Phi 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .320 .356 .676
May. 4 Ari 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .350 .683
May. 3 Ari 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .268 .316 .584
May. 2 Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .263 .257 .520
Apr. 30 NYM 6 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .235 .250 .485
Apr. 29 NYM 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .214 .231 .445
Apr. 28 NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .130 .095 .225
Apr. 27 @Col 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .130 .095 .225
Apr. 26 @Col 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .050 .091 .050 .141
Apr. 25 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .100 .056 .156
Apr. 24 @Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .105 .059 .164
Apr. 23 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .067 .071 .138
Apr. 22 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .071 .077 .148
Last 7 Games 26 2 7 1 0 0 0 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 .269 .321 .308 .629
Last 14 Games 48 7 15 2 1 2 5 2 14 1 1 0 0 0 .313 .340 .521 .861
Last 30 Games 96 11 27 5 2 2 8 6 36 3 1 0 0 0 .281 .324 .438 .762

Michael Taylor: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 31 30 1
2016 69 1 64 5
2015 132 38 96 3
2014 14 10 5

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Michael Taylor: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 7

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Michael Taylor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017192021.368.474.874
20168111475.259.444.755
2015104164142.240.375.667

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20178610272.244.395.678
201614017399.214.336.596
201536833104914.226.353.633

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017509272.380.5801.006
20169812169.255.327.651
2015222286298.234.351.645

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017553021.164.255.444
2016123166105.211.415.655
2015250218348.224.364.636
Michael Taylor Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 19 R GUL 149 128 9.4% 20.8% 0.45 76% .250 .102
2010 19 A HAG 15 13 6.7% 13.3% 0.50 85% .273 .077
2011 20 A HAG 488 442 6.6% 24.6% 0.27 73% .320 .179
2012 21 A POT 431 384 9.3% 26.2% 0.35 71% .336 .120
2013 22 A POT 581 509 9.5% 22.5% 0.42 74% .337 .163
2014 23 AA HAR 441 384 11.3% 29.5% 0.38 66% .422 .226
2014 23 AAA SYR 52 44 13.5% 26.9% 0.50 68% .310 .182
2014 23 MAJ WAS 43 39 7% 39.5% 0.18 56% .333 .154
2015 24 AAA SYR 32 26 12.5% 31.3% 0.40 62% .600 .153
2015 24 MAJ WAS 511 472 6.8% 30.9% 0.22 67% .313 .129
2016 25 AAA SYR 130 117 9.2% 25.4% 0.36 72% .277 .086
2016 25 MAJ WAS 237 221 5.9% 32.5% 0.18 65% .321 .145
2017 26 MAJ WAS 112 105 5.4% 33.9% 0.16 64% .400 .143
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3-Year Averages     263 244 6.5% 31.9% 0.20 66% .314 .123
Career     903 837 6.4% 32.1% 0.20 65% .327 .136

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Michael Taylor Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 287.3 7 68 4 7 152 3 52 2
2015 CF 802.3 -7 231 -2 -7 391 2 171 0
2015 RF 11 0 2 0 0 6 0 1 0
2016 LF 6 1 0 1 1 6 1 0 0
2016 CF 437.7 -10 125 -4 -10 194 -2 106 -3
2016 RF 15 1 2 1 1 15 1 3 0
2017 CF 224.7 -1 67 1 -1 108 -1 51 0
2017 RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 7
2015 CF 5 -2 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 0 -2
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 CF 3 -2 -5 0 0 0 0 -4 0 -4
2016 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 CF 2 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Michael Taylor    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.16 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.4% BB Rate
POOR
33.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.714 OPS
POOR
.304 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.267 AVG
AVERAGE
.400 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.410 SLG
WEAK
.143 ISO
WEAK

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Michael Taylor: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run, game-winning home run in the second half of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

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Taylor went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

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Taylor went 2-for-4 with his first homer of the year and two strikeouts in Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

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Updating a previous report, Taylor will bat eighth in the order rather than second.

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Taylor is starting in center field and will bat second in the order Wednesday against the Orioles, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Taylor went 2-for-2 with two stolen bases and two walks during Thursday's win over Arizona.

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Taylor is batting seventh in the lineup and playing center field during Sunday's game against the Mets.

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Taylor went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

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Taylor will be in line for an everyday role in center field with Adam Eaton out for the year with a torn ACL, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Manager Dusty Baker confirmed Saturday that Taylor, who is hitting second against the Mets, will be the everyday center fielder while Adam Eaton (knee, ankle) is sidelined, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

The potential for a 20/20 season will always be there with Taylor. He has plus speed, going 16-for-19 on stolen base attempts last season, and fringe average raw power, hitting 14 homers in 511 plate appearances. The lanky center fielder hit 22 home runs and stole 34 bases in 441 plate appearances at Double-A back in 2014, so his big league totals in 2015 probably represent more of a floor than a ceiling over a full season. That said, his path was blocked with the acquisition of Ben Revere in January, and he may not stick as an everyday player long-term if he cannot get on base with more consistency. His plus defense in center and toolsy profile should afford him a decent number opportunities even if he does open the year as the team's fourth outfielder, but improvements in his approach and contact skills are probably necessary for him to be seen as the long-term solution up the middle in the nationís capital.

2015

Just as Brian Goodwin did the year before, Taylor turned in a Double-A performance in 2014 that launched him to the top of the Nationals' position player prospect list. Unlike Goodwin, Taylor put together an actually impressive statistical season rather than one that only looked good in comparison to his previous output, hitting .313/.396/.539 with 22 home runs and 34 steals. His strikeout rate also spiked, though, and that empty air in his swing came back to haunt him in brief stops at Triple-A and the majors. Now established as the Nats' center fielder of the future, the 24-year-old will need to find a way to make more consistent contact if he wants to fully realize his five-tool potential. With Denard Span expected to miss all of April following spring core muscle repair surgery, Taylor has a chance to begin the season in a prominent role for the Nats as the team's primary center fielder, although he could end up back at Triple-A once Span is healthy if the Nats want to continue his development with everyday at-bats.

2014

Taylor's 51 steals in 58 attempts at High-A jump off the page, but he is more than just a one-dimensional speedster. The outfielder is still rough around the edges, so how he responds to the Double-A challenge this season will provide a much better idea of how close to the majors he actually is. If some of the 41 doubles he hit last year become home runs, and some of his strikeouts become walks and singles, Taylor will leap up prospect lists in a hurry.