Michael Taylor

#3 CF / Washington Nationals / EXP: 3YRS / MINORS Height: 6-3 Weight: 209 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Nationals' Michael Taylor: Headed to Triple-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse following Sunday's game against the Padres, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. The move was made reportedly to make space on the 25-man roster for the return of Ryan Zimmermann, leaving Ben Revere and Chris Heisey as the top center field options for the Nationals, with Trea Turner also serving as another alternative.

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    • Taylor is out of the lineup for the second straight game Sunday against the Pirates, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Nothing out of the ordinary here, as Taylor continues to split time in center field with Ben Revere. Look for the young, speedy outfielder to continue to see sporadic starts as long as the team's outfield is fully healthy.

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    • Taylor went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Pirates. He went deep in the seventh against reliever Neftali Feliz with a 379-foot two-run shot that plated Stephen Strasburg, his first homer since June 19 versus the Padres. Taylor enjoyed a stellar June where he slashed .310/.355/.500, but has only two hits over his first 10 at-bats in July as he continues sharing time with Ben Revere.

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    • Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. As expected, Taylor's stay at Triple-A Syracuse was very brief. He only played in one game, during which he went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk. Taylor's performance at the plate has been rather subpar, as he's hitting just .225/.266/.372, so he'll likely continue sharing time with Ben Revere in the outfield. However it's worth noting that while Revere's batting average is just .230 for the season, he's shown improvement as of late and could get the nod to start over Taylor as the season goes on.

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    • Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. In a highly surprising move, Taylor will me demoted to the minors just 35 minutes before Sunday's first pitch. The Nationals needed a roster spot for the activation of Jonathan Papelbon, but one would have thought they would have looked somewhere other than Taylor, a player who hit leadoff Sunday and has accumulated 203 plate appearances this season. The only logical explanation here is that the team needs to preserve their bullpen, and Taylor will be back in the majors in short order.

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    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2016 WAS 65 203 27 46 7 14 14 68 12 .226
    2015 WAS 138 472 49 108 14 63 35 158 16 .228
    2014 WAS 17 39 5 8 1 5 3 17 0 .205
    TOTAL 220 714 81 162 22 82 52 243 28

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