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Chris Taylor

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 Stats

AVG

.288

HR

21

RBI

72

R

85

SB

17

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A retooled swing completely changed Taylor's career trajectory; he went from an also-ran utility type to an impact top-of-the-order hitter on a pennant-winning Dodgers club. Taylor worked with an outs...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 204   DOB: 8/29/1990   BORN: Virginia Beach, VA   COLLEGE: Virginia   DRAFTED: 5th Rd   

September 30, 2017  –  Chris Taylor News

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Taylor went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Rockies.

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Chris 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
2012 21 A CLI 12 53 46 5 14 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 2 4 2 0 3 .304 .373 .304 .677
2012 21 A EVE 37 165 137 26 45 15 12 1 2 18 13 5 21 18 0 2 5 .328 .430 .474 .904
2013 22 A+ HIG 67 319 269 62 90 30 16 7 7 44 20 2 44 62 0 4 2 .335 .426 .524 .950
2013 22 AA JAC 67 300 256 46 75 17 12 4 1 16 18 3 40 55 1 1 2 .293 .391 .383 .774
2014 23 AAA TAC 75 346 302 63 99 34 22 7 5 37 14 6 35 74 1 5 3 .328 .397 .497 .894
2014 23 MAJ SEA 47 151 136 16 39 8 8 0 0 9 5 2 11 39 1 1 2 .287 .347 .346 .693
2015 24 AAA TAC 86 396 343 56 103 30 20 6 4 32 16 8 50 61 0 1 2 .300 .391 .429 .820
2015 24 MAJ SEA 37 102 94 9 16 4 3 1 0 1 3 2 6 31 2 0 0 .170 .220 .223 .443
2016 25 AAA TAC 63 280 247 41 77 26 19 4 3 29 12 5 29 49 1 1 2 .312 .387 .457 .844
2016 25 AAA OKL 15 64 57 7 21 8 6 2 0 8 5 0 6 16 0 0 1 .368 .438 .544 .982
2016 25 MAJ SEA 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2016 25 MAJ LAD 34 62 58 8 12 5 2 2 1 7 0 0 4 13 0 0 0 .207 .258 .362 .620
2016  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ SEA/LAD 36 65 61 8 13 5 2 2 1 7 0 0 4 15 0 0 0 .213 .262 .361 .622
2017 26 AAA OKL 10 49 43 8 10 5 2 2 1 5 1 2 5 5 0 0 1 .233 .327 .442 .769
2017 26 MAJ LAD 140 568 514 85 148 60 34 5 21 72 17 4 50 142 0 1 3 .288 .354 .496 .850
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3-Year Averages     71 244 223 34 59 22 13 2 7 26 6 2 20 62 0 0 1 .265 .328 .435 .763
Career  (View All)     260 886 805 118 216 77 47 8 22 89 25 8 71 227 3 2 5 .268 .331 .429 .759

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

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Chris Taylor Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .354 .496 .850
Sep. 30 @Col 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .354 .497 .851
Sep. 29 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 27 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .354 .498 .852
Sep. 26 SD Did not play.
Sep. 25 SD 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .287 .354 .499 .853
Sep. 24 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .355 .498 .853
Sep. 23 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .358 .502 .860
Sep. 22 SF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .291 .358 .505 .863
Sep. 21 @Phi 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .361 .509 .870
Sep. 20 @Phi 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .361 .506 .867
Sep. 19 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .358 .501 .859
Sep. 18 @Phi 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .359 .503 .862
Sep. 17 @Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .356 .496 .852
Sep. 16 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .360 .501 .861
Sep. 15 @Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .361 .503 .864
Sep. 13 @SF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296 .361 .506 .867
Sep. 12 @SF 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .364 .512 .876
Sep. 11 @SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .364 .513 .877
Sep. 10 Col 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .364 .514 .878
Sep. 9 Col 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .368 .520 .888
Sep. 8 Col Did not play.
Sep. 7 Col 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .305 .371 .526 .897
Sep. 6 Ari 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302 .370 .525 .895
Sep. 5 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .371 .525 .896
Sep. 4 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .372 .528 .900
Sep. 3 @SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .375 .533 .908
Sep. 2 @SD 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .376 .528 .904
Sep. 2 @SD 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .378 .532 .910
Sep. 1 @SD 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 .306 .376 .529 .905
Last 7 Games 16 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .235 .313 .548
Last 14 Games 43 6 10 1 1 2 5 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 .233 .292 .442 .734
Last 30 Games 101 13 22 3 1 3 7 6 24 2 1 0 1 2 .218 .259 .356 .615

Chris Taylor: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 22 8 14 96 48 49
2016 7 10 6 1
2015 4 1 28 2
2014 47

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Chris Taylor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201713828494.297.486.837
2016263030.231.385.644
2015294011.241.345.635

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201737657176313.285.500.855
2016355140.200.343.606
2015655002.138.169.358

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017249337257.237.414.711
2016222010.227.227.488
2015444000.136.159.315

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201726552144710.336.574.979
2016396160.205.436.698
2015505013.200.280.553
Chris Taylor vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Chris 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
2012 21 A CLI 53 46 3.8% 7.5% 0.50 91% .333 .000
2012 21 A EVE 165 137 12.7% 10.9% 1.17 87% .361 .146
2013 22 A+ HIG 319 269 13.8% 19.4% 0.71 77% .407 .189
2013 22 AA JAC 300 256 13.3% 18.3% 0.73 79% .368 .090
2014 23 AAA TAC 346 302 10.1% 21.4% 0.47 75% .412 .169
2014 23 MAJ SEA 151 136 7.3% 25.8% 0.28 71% .398 .059
2015 24 AAA TAC 396 343 12.6% 15.4% 0.82 82% .355 .129
2015 24 MAJ SEA 102 94 5.9% 30.4% 0.19 67% .254 .053
2016 25 AAA TAC 280 247 10.4% 17.5% 0.59 80% .378 .145
2016 25 AAA OKL 64 57 9.4% 25% 0.38 72% .512 .176
2016 25 MAJ SEA 3 3 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% 1.000 .000
2016 25 MAJ LAD 62 58 6.5% 21% 0.31 78% .250 .155
2016  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ SEA/LAD 65 61 6.2% 23.1% 0.27 75% .267 .148
2017 26 AAA OKL 49 43 10.2% 10.2% 1.00 88% .243 .209
2017 26 MAJ LAD 568 514 8.8% 25% 0.35 72% .361 .208
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3-Year Averages     244 223 8.2% 25.4% 0.32 72% .338 .170
Career     886 805 8% 25.6% 0.31 72% .348 .161

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Chris Taylor Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 20 -2 3 -2 0 0 11 -1 8 0 -1 -1 0
2015 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SS 231.3 1 63 -1 2 0 106 -2 101 1 -3 1 2
2016 SS 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 39.3 -1 10 -1 0 0 11 0 9 0 -1 0 0
2016 3B 28 0 5 0 0 0 11 0 13 1 0 0 0
2016 SS 37 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 1 -1 0
2017 2B 166.7 2 32 1 1 0 71 2 106 2 2 -1 0
2017 3B 38.3 -1 4 -1 0 -1 31 -2 6 -2 -1 0 0
2017 SS 96.3 1 24 1 0 0 36 2 51 1 0 0 2
2017 LF 405.7 6 88 3 6 225 5 201 0
2017 CF 395 0 86 -1 0 201 2 202 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2015 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SS 0 -1 -1 1 0 -1
2016 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 2 0 2
2017 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 SS 0 0 -1 1 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 5
2017 CF -3 0 1 0 0 1 0 -1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Chris 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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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.850 OPS
GREAT
.354 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.288 AVG
GOOD
.361 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.496 SLG
GOOD
.208 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Chris Taylor

Overall Ratings

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

Taylor (knee) is starting in center field and leading off Saturday against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Taylor (knee) is not in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Taylor (knee contusion) is expected to be in the lineup Friday in Colorado, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

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Taylor was lifted from Wednesday's game with a left knee contusion, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Taylor was removed from Wednesday's game against the Padres with an apparent injury, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Taylor is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

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Taylor returned to the starting lineup Monday, going 2-for-3 with a walk and his 20th home run of the season in a 4-3 loss to Philadelphia.

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Taylor is out of Saturday's lineup against the Nationals, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Taylor is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Taylor, a former top prospect, was traded to the Dodgers at midseason after failing to carve out a major league role with the Mariners. In L.A., he saw some time backing up Corey Seager at shortstop while also filling in at second and third base. His time with the big league squad was limited though, so most of his production came during his time with Triple-A Oklahoma City where he hit an excellent .368/.438/.544. He still has value as a pre-arbitration player capable of fielding shortstop well, but that isn't exactly a profile with much fantasy appeal. Unfortunately for Taylor, the Dodgers also have Charlie Culberson in the organization, another right-handed hitter that can work as a utility infielder, so the two will likely have to duke it out in spring training for a roster spot.

2016

A broken wrist last spring ended a competition with Brad Miller at shortstop, but when Taylor returned in early May the position was still his for the taking as the Mariners tired of Miller's fielding miscues. Taylor, though, looked baffled at the plate. He batted .159/.221/.206 in 20 games and was back in Triple-A by month's end. He got another chance in July, but again struggled, batting .194/.219/.258 in 17 games before a demotion for good. He fared much better in 83 games at Tacoma, but in the majors his contact rate dropped to 67 percent, his strikeout rose to 30.4% and he posted a poor 5.9% walk rate. Prospect Ketel Marte took over shortstop later in the year, all but ensuring the best Taylor can do in the Mariners' organization is a backup or utility role. Trouble is, Seattle acquired utility man Luis Sardinas in November and returns infielder/outfielder Shawn O'Malley. It's hard to see where Taylor fits, other than waiting in Triple-A for an injury to Marte.

2015

Taylor made his major league debut last season, quickly displacing Brad Miller as the starting shortstop in Seattle. But while Taylor has a better glove than Miller, he doesn't appear to have near the potential with the bat. Taylor doesn't have the power to compensate for the high strikeout rate he carried through the minors. That got even worse after his late-July callup, as he posted a 25.8% strikeout rate in his 136 at-bats with a 73.4% contact rate. His on-base skills took a hit too, as his walk rate was a mere 7.3%. And his seemingly impressive .287 batting average was a product of a .402 BABIP. Of course, a two-month sample size isn't definitive, but Taylor needs to cut his strikeouts and show the patience at the plate he displayed in the minors if he wants to win the starting job over Miller in spring training.

2014

This could prove to be a pivotal year for Taylor, who likely will open at Triple-A Tacoma hoping to show his ceiling is higher than the all-glove utility man he has been pegged as. A 2012 fifth-round pick out of the University of Virginia, Taylor showed excellent patience at the plate last season, drawing 84 walks in 134 games across two minor league stops. At 6-0, 170, he doesn't have the build for much power, which makes his high strikeout rate a problem. He hit well in the Arizona Fall League, but if he is to take the next step, he must make more contact. Taylor has good speed and is excellent on the bases, succeeding on 38-of-43 stolen base attempts last season. In the field, his range at shortstop is described as average to above average depending on the scout, but he has a strong arm and can play second base, too. The Mariners have a backlog of middle infielders, but Taylor will have a chance to prove that he too belongs in the conversation.