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Michael Taylor | Outfielder | #3

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals and OF Michael Taylor avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.525 million contract.
Taylor was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He put up a .271/.320/.486 batting line with 19 homers and 17 steals last season. Jan 12 - 2:09 PM

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Michael Taylor had a three-run homer and an RBI single against the Cubs in Thursday's Game 5.

Taylor capped his breakthrough season with eight RBI in the last two games against the Cubs. That should help his case to go into next year as one of the Nationals' starting outfielders. He's deserving after the strong season, but the team will have Adam Eaton coming back and some money to spend with Jayson Werth's deal up.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 12:51:00 AM

Michael Taylor hit a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning to help give the Nationals a 5-0 victory on Wednesday in Game 4 of the NLDS over the Cubs.

On a night where terrible weather met up with quality pitching, it was difficult for anyone on either the Nationals or Cubs to drive anything. That was until Taylor smashed a fastball into right-center field off Wade Davis to bump Washington's lead from 1-0 to 5-0. It was a bit of a surprise to see Taylor become the offensive hero in such a big spot, but he did hit 19 homers with an .806 OPS during the regular season after taking over center-field duties for the injured Adam Eaton. Taylor will look to add more heroics in Game 5 on Thursday.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Michael Taylor said after Sunday's game that he's fine after getting hit by a pitch during the Nationals' season finale against the Pirates.

Taylor was hit on the tip of his middle finger but claims that it scared him more than anything. The dynamic outfielder hit .271/.320/.486 with a career-high 19 homers, 53 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 432 plate appearances for the National League East champs in 2017.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 08:57:00 PM

Michael Taylor went 3-for-5, stole a base and cracked a solo dinger in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

He took starter Mark Leiter deep in the fourth inning for his 18th longball of the season. The 26-year-old has a nice fantasy skill set with power, contact and speed but doesn't get enough playing time to be a sought-after asset. He has a .274 batting average with 18 home runs, 52 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 387 at-bats.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 01:22:00 AM

Michael Taylor homered and stole a base Monday in the Nationals' 3-1 win over the Phillies.

Taylor opened the game's scoring with a two-run shot off Phillies starter Aaron Nola in the top of the second inning. He then drew a walk in the top of the fourth and promptly swiped second. The 26-year-old center fielder holds a .272/.319/.480 batting line with 17 home runs and 16 stolen bases in 112 games this season.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Michael Taylor went 3-for-4 and drove in a run against the Braves on Wednesday.

His single in the eighth inning plated his team's sixth run of the frame. Taylor was thrown out attempting to nab his 15th stolen base of the season. He has a .273 batting average with 16 home runs and 49 RBI in 108 games.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:21:00 AM

Michael Taylor went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI during a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

He popped a two-run homer in the fourth inning and added an RBI single in the sixth. For the season he has a .274 batting average with 16 home runs, 48 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 100 games.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:08:00 AM

Michael Taylor was credited with an inside-the-park grand slam in Friday’s 11-10 win over the Phillies.

Taylor owes an assist to Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera, who had a brutal misplay. Still, fantasy owners won’t complain that it goes down as a grand slam in the boxscore. Taylor knocked in five runs on the night while going 4-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base. He came into Friday’s action with five RBI in 26 games during the second half.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 11:32:00 PM

Michael Taylor had a double, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Taylor reached on an error and stole his 13th base of the season in the second inning, coming around to score on an Alejandro De Aza RBI single. A fourth-inning double was his only hit in the game. The 26-year-old has used his bat and his legs to contribute in the Nats outfield this year, and he's filled in admirably, batting .262/.311/.466 with 14 homers and 13 steals. He'll continue to see regular playing time down the stretch.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 11:00:00 PM

Michael Taylor went 2-for-3 and belted a solo home run against the Marlins on Wednesday.

He went yard against reliever Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning long after the outcome of the game was already decided. The 26-year-old outfielder is batting .262/.311/.466 with 14 home runs, 40 RBI and 12 stolen bases in part time duty this year. He was thrown out attempting to steal third base in today's game.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 10:35:00 PM

Michael Taylor hit his 13th home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

With the Nats trailing by a run in the eighth inning, Taylor connected with a Josh Hader offering and drove it deep to left for a solo dong. He finished 2-for-4 in the game. Taylor struggled in the weeks after returning from an oblique injury, but he is 10-for-29 in his last nine games. The 26-year-old is hitting .267/.313/.469 in 93 games overall.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Michael Taylor went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

Taylor was a useful fantasy outfielder prior an oblique injury in early July, but he’s batting just .212 (14-for-66) with zero homers and two steals in 20 games since returning from the disabled list.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:56:00 PM

Michael Taylor went 3-for-4 and scored two runs in a win over the Mets on Saturday.

All three hits were singles and his teammates were very efficient in plating their baserunners tonight. They managed to score nine runs on 13 knocks without hitting a home run. Taylor recently spent five weeks on the disabled list with an oblique strain. He has a solid .266 batting average with 12 homers, 43 runs, 36 RBI and 11 steals in 85 games.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 08:10:00 PM

Michael Taylor went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in Thursday's 11-inning win over the Astros.

Taylor came through with an RBI two-bagger in the seventh inning to extend the Nationals' lead to 3-0. The Astros would come back to tie the game in the ninth before Washington scored twice in the top of the 11th to finally come out on top. Taylor has been a serviceable performer for the campaign as a whole and owns a .263/.305/.471 triple-slash with 12 homers, 36 RBI and 10 steals in 83 games.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 12:10:00 AM

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