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Michael Taylor

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2018 Stats

AVG

.242

HR

5

RBI

20

R

30

SB

21

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the third straight season, Taylor provided fantasy owners with cheap power and speed, but this time he reached new heights while playing regularly in place of Adam Eaton (knee). Taylor's swing-and...

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Taylor Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.525 million deal with the Nationals in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 18, 2018  –  Michael Taylor News

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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 118 432 399 55 108 45 23 3 19 53 17 7 29 137 1 2 1 .271 .320 .486 .806
2018 27 MAJ WAS 70 250 227 30 55 23 16 2 5 20 21 4 22 72 1 0 0 .242 .309 .396 .705
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3-Year Averages     110 392 364 44 89 30 16 1 13 44 15 4 26 124 0 1 1 .245 .296 .401 .697
Career  (View All)     419 1,473 1,358 167 330 121 68 7 46 157 68 19 103 461 3 5 4 .243 .297 .405 .702

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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
Jun. 20 Bal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .309 .396 .705
Jun. 19 Bal 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .306 .394 .700
Jun. 18 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .304 .391 .695
Jun. 17 @Tor 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 .236 .301 .391 .692
Jun. 16 @Tor 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .293 .385 .678
Jun. 15 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .289 .381 .670
Jun. 13 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .220 .289 .381 .670
Jun. 12 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .220 .289 .381 .670
Jun. 10 SF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .219 .285 .381 .666
Jun. 9 SF Did not play.
Jun. 8 SF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .280 .380 .660
Jun. 6 TB 5 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .215 .281 .378 .659
Jun. 5 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .274 .368 .642
Jun. 3 @Atl 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .204 .273 .368 .641
Jun. 2 @Atl 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .269 .364 .633
Jun. 1 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .271 .354 .625
May. 31 @Atl 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .273 .356 .629
May. 30 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .273 .353 .626
May. 29 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .201 .269 .353 .622
May. 28 @Bal 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .264 .354 .618
May. 27 @Mia 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .259 .345 .604
May. 26 @Mia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .259 .335 .594
May. 25 @Mia 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .254 .339 .593
May. 23 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .249 .311 .560
May. 22 SD 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .254 .319 .573
May. 21 SD 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .254 .314 .568
May. 20 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .249 .297 .546
May. 19 LAD 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .255 .305 .560
May. 19 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .189 .255 .311 .566
May. 13 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .253 .310 .563
Last 7 Games 9 3 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 .778 .800 .778 1.578
Last 14 Games 29 6 15 3 0 0 4 4 6 8 3 0 0 0 .517 .576 .621 1.197
Last 30 Games 86 11 28 7 2 2 11 9 23 11 3 0 0 0 .326 .389 .523 .912

Michael Taylor: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 65 65 1
2017 113 111 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
2017 8

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Michael Taylor Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20187283113.236.431.716
20179184131.308.505.849
20168111475.259.444.755

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018155222918.245.381.700
201730847154016.260.481.794
201614017399.214.336.596

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201811013196.218.336.601
201719833113510.313.561.929
20169812169.255.327.651

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181171741115.265.453.801
2017201228187.229.413.684
2016123166105.211.415.655
Michael Taylor vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kevin Gausman BAL 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000

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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 432 399 6.7% 31.7% 0.21 66% .363 .215
2018 27 MAJ WAS 250 227 8.8% 28.8% 0.31 68% .333 .154
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3-Year Averages     392 364 6.6% 31.6% 0.21 66% .333 .156
Career     1,473 1,358 7% 31.3% 0.22 66% .332 .162

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Michael Taylor Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
CF 2018 545 10 2 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
28.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.705 OPS
POOR
.309 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.242 AVG
POOR
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.396 SLG
POOR
.154 ISO
WEAK

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

Taylor went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four stolen bases in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

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Taylor went 2-for-3 in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays.

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Taylor went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

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Taylor is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against San Francisco, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Taylor went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs, three RBI and a stolen base -- his 16th of the season -- in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

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Taylor went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and two stolen bases in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

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Taylor went 1-for-6 with a two-run homer in Saturday's extra-innings win over the Braves.

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Taylor is out of Friday's lineup against the Braves.

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Taylor went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's win over the Marlins.

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Taylor went 1-for-4 with a walkoff RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

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Taylor is not starting Tuesday against the Yankees.

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Taylor is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.

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Taylor is still dealing with the groin injury that knocked him out of the lineup last week, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 appearances in 2016 ending in a strikeout. The young outfielder also spent time with Triple-A Syracuse in 2016, where he hit just .205 in 130 plate appearances across 31 games. Taylor hit .313 over 98 games and 441 plate appearances with Double-A Harrisburg back in 2014, but he hasn't hit nearly that well since. He's a very strong defensive outfielder, however, which gives him value to the Nats, and that was one reason they kept him on the roster going into the postseason. Taylor should get another shot at a big league spot in 2017. If he can improve his average and contact rate, it would go a long way toward improving his fantasy value.

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.