Regan's Rumblings: Big Second Halves in Store?
Regan's Rumblings: Big Second Halves in Store?

This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.

As I head into post-break mode and re-evaluate my roster, I like to assess guys who may have gotten off to slow starts, but have picked things up over the last month or so. Unfortunately, many fantasy owners have access to the same data I do and may not sell low on any of these guys, but it's worth noting players who enter the second half hitting well. Whether they are worth adding off the wire or trading for will be discussed below.

Note: Stat lines are from the last 30 days through Sunday's action.

Chris Taylor 2B/SS/OF, LAD

.363/.443/.613, 3 HR, 3 SB

[Editor note: Taylor was hit by a pitch and broke his arm shortly after this story was written and will miss 4-6 weeks.]

Taylor entered May hitting just .171, but he's turned things around lately, and though he may not be a regular at any specific position, he's seen time at five positions, qualifying in most leagues at three of them. In the span we're talking about here, Taylor has posted a strong 13.4 BB percentage, easily topping his 9.7 percent season-long rate. The strikeouts have still been there (26.8 percent), but the added patience certainly hasn't hurt. Taylor saw his OPS drop 75 points last year after a breakout 2017 (.288/.354/.496), but the recent hot streak and the fact he's still just 28 means it's probably not quite time to say definitively that 2017 will be his career season. Encouragingly, he's already swiped

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year and the 2010 Baseball Writer of the Year.
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