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Michael Taylor

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Oakland Athletics

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Taylor continues to be an enigma for the A's, as every time he gets called up the majors, he looks horrible, even though his opportunities have been very brief. He now owns a brutal .135 batting avera...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 256   DOB: 12/19/1985   BORN: Cheverly, MD   COLLEGE: Stanford   DRAFTED: 5th Rd   

April 3, 2014  –  Michael Taylor News

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Taylor cleared waivers on Thursday and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.

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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
2007 21 A Wil 66 256 233 30 53 20 14 0 6 33 8 2 23 53 0 0 0 .227 .300 .365 .665
2008 22 A Cle 65 264 243 36 80 37 27 1 9 38 5 6 19 46 0 2 0 .329 .380 .560 .940
2008 22 A Lak 67 282 249 40 90 25 12 3 10 50 10 3 31 43 0 2 0 .361 .441 .554 .995
2009 23 AA REA 86 363 318 59 106 41 22 4 15 65 18 4 35 51 0 3 7 .333 .408 .569 .977
2009 23 AAA LEH 30 128 110 15 30 12 6 1 5 20 3 1 13 19 0 3 2 .273 .352 .482 .834
2010 24 AAA Sac 127 523 464 79 126 38 26 6 6 78 16 5 51 92 0 3 5 .272 .348 .392 .740
2011 25 AAA Sac 93 400 349 51 95 32 16 0 16 64 14 5 46 80 0 2 3 .272 .360 .456 .816
2011 25 MAJ OAK 11 35 30 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 11 0 0 0 .200 .314 .300 .614
2012 26 AAA Sac 120 543 449 81 129 44 31 1 12 67 18 3 86 105 0 3 5 .287 .405 .441 .846
2012 26 MAJ OAK 6 21 21 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .143 .143 .190 .333
2013 27 AAA Sac 112 481 420 54 118 44 25 1 18 85 5 2 50 88 0 6 5 .281 .360 .474 .834
2013 27 MAJ OAK 9 25 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .043 .120 .043 .163
2014 28 AAA Sac 13 56 44 11 9 8 6 0 2 4 0 1 10 10 0 0 2 .205 .375 .477 .852
3-Year Averages MAJ   8 26 24 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .125 .192 .125 .317

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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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
Apr. 23 Tex Did not play.
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Apr. 13 @Sea Did not play.
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Apr. 10 @Min Did not play.
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Apr. 7 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 6 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 5 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 4 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 3 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 2 Cle Did not play.
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Apr. 1 Cle Did not play.
Mar. 31 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Michael Taylor: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 8 5 6
2012 6 2 4
2011 11 3 8

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Michael Taylor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013110000.091.091.322
2012121000.083.083.167
2011192110.211.368.687

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013120000.000.000.000
201291000.222.333.556
2011112000.182.182.490

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201380000.000.000.200
2012131000.077.154.231
2011174110.235.412.821

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013150000.067.067.133
201281000.250.250.500
2011130000.154.154.308
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
2007 21 A Wil 256 233 9% 20.7% 0.43 77% .270 .138
2008 22 A Cle 264 243 7.2% 17.4% 0.41 81% .378 .231
2008 22 A Lak 282 249 11% 15.2% 0.72 83% .408 .193
2009 23 AA REA 363 318 9.6% 14% 0.69 84% .361 .236
2009 23 AAA LEH 128 110 10.2% 14.8% 0.68 83% .291 .209
2010 24 AAA Sac 523 464 9.8% 17.6% 0.55 80% .328 .120
2011 25 AAA Sac 400 349 11.5% 20% 0.58 77% .312 .184
2011 25 MAJ OAK 35 30 14.3% 31.4% 0.45 63% .278 .100
2012 26 AAA Sac 543 449 15.8% 19.3% 0.82 77% .352 .154
2012 26 MAJ OAK 21 21 0% 47.6% 0.00 52% .273 .047
2013 27 AAA Sac 481 420 10.4% 18.3% 0.57 79% .318 .193
2013 27 MAJ OAK 25 23 8% 20% 0.40 78% .056 .000
2014 28 AAA Sac 56 44 17.9% 17.9% 1.00 77% .219 .272
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 24 7.7% 30.8% 0.25 67% .188 .000

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Best Matchups for Michael Taylor (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Derek Holland TEX 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 .500 2.000 2.750
Wade Davis KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jerome Williams HOU 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Blake Wood CLE 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Anthony Vasquez BAL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Scott Kazmir OAK 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Robbie Ross TEX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Bruce Chen KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
Matt Moore TB 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
C.J. Wilson ANA 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 .200 .200 .533

Worst Matchups for Michael Taylor (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Casey Janssen TOR 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Kelley NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Lowe CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Lueke TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Ortiz TEX 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Rick Porcello DET 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chance Ruffin SEA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Koji Uehara BOS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tom Wilhelmsen SEA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Taylor was designated for assignment by the A's on Saturday.

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Taylor was told on Thursday that won't break camp with the A's, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

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Taylor kept up his hot spring Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with three RBI against the White Sox.

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Taylor hit his second home run of the spring in Monday's exhibition game against the Dodgers.

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The A's optioned Taylor to Triple-A Sacramento following Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

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Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, MLB.com reports.

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Taylor likely will be recalled by the A's with Chris Young headed for the disabled list, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com. Taylor left his game with the Sacramento Rivercats in the second inning to catch a flight to join the A's in New York.

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Taylor was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

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Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

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Taylor (finger) was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Taylor (finger) could return to the field as early as Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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2012

Taylor rebounded from a terrible 2010 (six homers in 464 at-bats) with a decent 2011 showing at Triple-A Sacramento (.272/.360/.456, 16 homers, 14 steals in 349 at-bats). Hampered by a wrist injury to start the season, Taylor was still prone to slumps (.243/.331/.364 in 107 at-bats in August) before being called up in September by the A's. Oakland general manager Billy Beane indicated he'd like to see a "dominating" performance from Taylor at Triple-A Sacramento before he is handed a job in the A's outfield, so Taylor could find himself back in the minors to start the season despite virtually no competition for a spot in a turned over A's outfield. A great spring would likely accelerate that timetable.

2011

Taylor's 2010 season ranks among the most disappointing seasons in the minors for an upper-level prospect, as he hit just .272 with a scant six homers in 127 games at Triple-A Sacramento after a promising season in the Phillies' system in 2009. The A's added three outfield/DH bats in the winter (David DeJesus, Josh Willingham and Hideki Matsui), all but assuring Taylor another year at Triple-A Sacramento unless he pounds the cover off the ball in spring training.

2010

Taylor established himself as a top prospect this past season with a great year at Double-A Reading where he hit .333/.408/.569 with 22 doubles, 15 home runs and 18 stolen bases. He was moved up to Triple-A in mid-July and continued his solid play before missing some time at the end of the season with a strained oblique. After he was traded to Oakland from Philadelphia in the Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee four-team blockbuster, Taylor has a much clearer path to everyday at-bats in the big leagues and there's a good chance he'll be given a shot to earn a starting role with the A's during spring training.

2009

Taylor flashed wonderful potential in 2008, hitting .346 with 19 homers and 15 steals between Low-A Lakewood and High-A Clearwater. He should begin 2009 in Double-A, which will challenge his still-questionable plate discipline, but he has a chance to progress through the minors and be up with the Phillies by as early as 2010 if he can solve the few issues that hes dealt with. He has great tools and athleticism that provide for nice upside down the road.