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Michael Taylor

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

AVG

.266

HR

12

RBI

35

R

40

SB

10

2017 Preseason Projections

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RBI

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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   

August 13, 2017  –  Michael Taylor News

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Taylor (oblique) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. He will not be in the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants.

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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 A POT 6 21 19 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 .158 .238 .158 .396
2017 26 AA HAR 6 28 26 3 4 3 2 0 1 4 3 0 2 8 0 0 0 .154 .214 .346 .560
2017 26 MAJ WAS 80 288 267 40 71 30 16 2 12 35 10 4 18 92 1 2 0 .266 .310 .476 .786
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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)     311 1,079 999 122 238 83 45 4 34 119 40 12 70 344 2 5 3 .238 .289 .393 .682

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced 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
Aug. 20 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .310 .476 .786
Aug. 19 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .314 .483 .797
Aug. 18 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .319 .490 .809
Aug. 17 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .320 .494 .814
Aug. 16 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .321 .498 .819
Aug. 15 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .277 .318 .502 .820
Aug. 13 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .319 .506 .825
Aug. 13 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .320 .510 .830
Aug. 12 SF Did not play.
Aug. 10 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 9 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 8 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 7 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 6 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 5 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 4 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 30 Col Did not play.
Jul. 30 Col Did not play.
Jul. 29 Col Did not play.
Jul. 27 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 26 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 25 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 23 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 22 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 21 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 19 @LAA Did not play.
Jul. 18 @LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Games 26 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368
Last 14 Games 26 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368
Last 30 Games 26 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368
Michael Taylor Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 12 Hartford 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Aug. 12 Hartford 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 11 Hartford 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 10 Bowie 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 .333 .600 .333 .933
Aug. 9 Bowie 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 8 Bowie 6 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .667 .833
Aug. 6 Winston-Sal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 5 Winston-Sal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 4 Winston-Sal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Aug. 2 Lynchburg 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Aug. 1 Lynchburg 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jul. 31 Lynchburg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 26 3 4 2 0 1 4 2 8 3 0 0 0 .154 .214 .346 .560
Last 30 Days 45 5 7 2 0 1 4 4 15 4 0 0 0 .156 .224 .267 .491

Michael Taylor: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 75 73 2
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
20175773101.316.526.876
20168111475.259.444.755
2015104164142.240.375.667

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017210339259.252.462.761
201614017399.214.336.596
201536833104914.226.353.633

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017129258246.333.605.983
20169812169.255.327.651
2015222286298.234.351.645

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017138154114.203.355.600
2016123166105.211.415.655
2015250218348.224.364.636
Michael Taylor vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .238 .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% .316 .179
2012 21 A POT 431 384 9.3% 26.2% 0.35 71% .335 .120
2013 22 A POT 581 509 9.5% 22.5% 0.42 74% .331 .163
2014 23 AA HAR 441 384 11.3% 29.5% 0.38 66% .421 .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% .563 .153
2015 24 MAJ WAS 511 472 6.8% 30.9% 0.22 67% .311 .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% .319 .145
2017 26 A POT 21 19 9.5% 33.3% 0.29 63% .250 .000
2017 26 AA HAR 28 26 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 69% .176 .192
2017 26 MAJ WAS 288 267 6.3% 31.9% 0.20 66% .358 .210
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3-Year Averages     263 244 6.5% 31.9% 0.20 66% .312 .123
Career     1,079 999 6.5% 31.9% 0.20 66% .326 .155

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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 595.3 -4 166 0 -4 304 0 154 1
2017 RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 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 3 -2 -1 0 0 2 3 -1 0 4
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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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
31.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.786 OPS
AVERAGE
.310 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.266 AVG
AVERAGE
.358 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.476 SLG
GOOD
.210 ISO
GOOD

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

Taylor (oblique) went 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks and three stolen bases in a rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday.

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Taylor (oblique) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A Harrisburg before likely being activated from the 10-day disabled list early next week, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Taylor (oblique) could remain on a minor-league rehab assignment for another week before returning from the 10-day disabled list, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Taylor (oblique) will start in center field for High-A Potomac on Friday after taking Thursday off, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

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Taylor (oblique) went 0-for-2 in a rehab game with High-A Potomac on Monday.

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Taylor (oblique) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Taylor (oblique) played catch Sunday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Taylor (oblique) could begin taking light swings in a couple of days, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com 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.