Michael Taylor

#3 CF / Washington Nationals / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Michael Taylor: Could open as fourth outfielder

      Taylor could open the season as the Nationals' fourth outfielder after the team traded for Ben Revere on Friday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. The 24-year-old Taylor was gaining steam as a fantasy sleeper in recent months, with many envisioning an everyday role in center field and perhaps atop the batting order. However, the acquisition of Revere hurts Taylor outlook for playing time considerably. Increased time could always open up if there is an injury, but Taylor may play primarily against lefties to start.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nationals OF Michael Taylor not in lineup for Game 1 Saturday

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. Bryce Harper will play center field with Matt den Dekker starting in right field in the first half of Saturday's twin bill. Look for Taylor to be available off the bench and likely start the nightcap.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor collects two hits Monday

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor went 2 for 5 with an RBI in Monday's 5-1 victory over the Reds. Taylor had been mired in a 1-for-14 slump coming into the Monday's contest, so the two hits were a welcome development. It was only Taylor's third multi-hit outing of a September that has seen him hit just .195, his second-lowest monthly batting average in 2015. The 24-year-old outfielder certainly showed promise at the plate over his first full season in the majors, demonstrating some pop with the bat and stealing 16 bags in the process. However, until he improves on his robust 31.2 strikeout rate, Taylor will likely struggle to thoroughly fulfill his considerable potential.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nationals OF Michael Taylor returns to lineup Sunday

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies. Taylor's injuries came more from a soreness due to repeated dives in Friday's game than a tangible a injury, so it's unsurprising he's coming back after only one game missed. He's batting leadoff and pushing the Nationals outfield back to the usual alignment, with Bryce Harper at right field.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Report: Nationals OF Taylor out with knee, hamstring issues

      The absence from the lineup Saturday for Nationals outfelder Michael Taylor relates to a sore knee and hamstring, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Taylor reportedly dove multiple times Friday, likely resulting in the soreness he's suffering from Saturday.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Michael Taylor catches a breather on Friday vs. Marlins

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins. After starting seven games in a row, Taylor will get a day off Friday. Jayson Werth will slide over to right field, Bryce Harper will man the center field duties, and Matt den Dekker will draw the start in left field in his absence.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Nationals' Michael Taylor (knee) sidelined on Wednesday vs. Mets

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's series-finale against the Mets. Taylor, who went 1 for 3 with an RBI on Tuesday, is suffering from a swollen knee. It is not clear if this ailment stems from an earlier injury, or if this is a new issue for Taylor.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Nationals OF Michael Taylor returns to lineup Sunday

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor was back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, reports CSNWashington.com. He will bat eighth and play center field. Taylor had not started a game since Tuesday because of a troublesome knee.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Michael Taylor undergoes MRI, hopes to return soon

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor underwent an MRI on his troublesome knee and everything came back looking good, reports The Washington Post. "I'm ready," Taylor said. "I'm not playing [Friday]. I'm available off the bench. I think it's the same thing as before. The swelling came back a little bit, little bit of stiffness."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Nationals' Taylor available off bench, but likely to get a few more days off

      Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor still has some swelling in his knee as of Thursday and could be held out of the starting lineup for a few more days. He is available off the bench against the Braves, but manager Matt Williams said he needs to rest so the injury will heal.

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