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Taylor Ward

23-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Angels

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Taylor Ward in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 12/14/1993   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Taylor Ward Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Angels in June of 2015 that includes a $1.67 million signing bonus.

July 20, 2017  –  Taylor Ward News

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Taylor Ward 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
2015 21 R ORE 32 141 109 20 38 7 4 1 2 19 5 2 29 8 0 1 2 .349 .489 .459 .948
2015 21 A BUR 24 103 92 10 32 4 3 0 1 12 1 1 10 15 1 0 0 .348 .412 .413 .825
2016 22 A+ INL 123 529 466 61 116 21 11 0 10 56 0 0 48 81 5 5 5 .249 .323 .337 .660
2017 23 A+ INL 54 247 207 32 50 18 11 1 6 30 0 0 35 43 3 2 0 .242 .348 .391 .739
2017 23 AA MOB 33 145 119 14 34 6 3 0 3 19 0 0 22 17 0 2 2 .286 .400 .387 .787

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Taylor Ward: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 90
2017 63

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Taylor Ward Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2015 21 R ORE 141 109 20.6% 5.7% 3.63 93% .360 .110
2015 21 A BUR 103 92 9.7% 14.6% 0.67 84% .408 .065
2016 22 A+ INL 529 466 9.1% 15.3% 0.59 83% .279 .088
2017 23 A+ INL 247 207 14.2% 17.4% 0.81 79% .275 .149
2017 23 AA MOB 145 119 15.2% 11.7% 1.29 86% .307 .101

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Taylor Ward Defensive Stats

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

Ward (oblique) is back in action for High-A Inland Empire and is slashing .200/.333/.267 through eight games.

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Ward is on the 7-day DL with a mild oblique strain and should return to action for High-A Inland Empire later this month, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reports.

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Ward received an invitation to big league camp for spring training Thursday.

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Ward is hitting .242/.317/.317 with eight home runs for High-A Inland Empire.

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Ward was reassigned to minor league camp Monday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Ward received an invitation to spring training Tuesday.

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Ward signed with the Angels on Friday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The Angels have selected Ward with the 26th overall pick in the 2015 first-year player draft.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Taylor Ward.

2016

The Angels surprised many when they selected Ward with the 26th overall pick in the 2015 draft, but the early returns on the catcher out of Fresno State have been excellent. Ward slashed .348/.457/.438 with three home runs and six steals (on nine attempts) in 56 games across rookie ball and Low-A. This came as a very pleasant surprise, as Ward was touted for his plus arm behind the plate and the bat was supposed to lag behind the rest of the profile. Entering his age-22 season, Ward could actually move relatively fast for a catcher, as he has not yet shown any weaknesses. He will probably start the year back at Low-A, but could quickly receive a promotion to High-A if he continues to show an advanced approach at the plate.