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18 Michael Taylor RF

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
14%5%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
171.176230
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS61733123800.333.353.176

Player Updates

Fantasy Analysis | 1407971115
Michael Taylor could play more than expected
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

You didn't think the Nationals would call up Michael Taylor to sit him, did you? Well, in any case, I did and basically said as much Monday, the day before his major-league debut.

He not only started in that debut, but homered to the opposite field, going 2 for 4. His talent is immense. He was in the middle of a George Springer-like season in the minors when he got the call. Granted, he hadn't come close to those numbers prior to this year and got only 13 at-bats at Triple-A before the Nationals summoned him, but still, the best-case scenario for him is a good one indeed.

If only his role was clear.

I said the Nationals would sit him because they didn't seem to have a spot available for him with Bryce Harper, Denard Span and Jayson Werth patrolling the outfield. But that's before I knew Werth's shoulder was still bothering him enough to require a cortisone shot. An MRI Wednesday even revealed an AC joint sprain, though the Nationals seem to think his absence will measure in days rather than weeks.

If they're right, Taylor probably isn't worth your time in Fantasy, but in the increasingly likely case that they're wrong, picking him up may prove to be a shrewd move. Particularly in five-outfielder (i.e., Rotisserie) leagues, I think I'd take a chance on him.

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Michael Taylor blasts off in big league debut Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Nationals right fielder Michael Taylor took a big bite out of the Big Apple in his major league debut Tuesday against the Mets.

The 23-year-old Taylor blasted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning and added a single to end the night with a shiny .500 average.

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Michael Taylor set for debut Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is in the lineup for his major-league debut Tuesday against the Mets, two days after his recall from Triple-A Syracuse. He is starting in right and batting eighth in place of Jayson Werth. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1407800276
Michael Taylor not worth adding yet
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Michael Taylor may eventually be a big deal in Fantasy, but right now, his promotion to the big leagues doesn't mean much.

He's a fill-in for a fill-in, replacing the injured Steven Souza, who himself deserved more playing time. Souza was replacing the injured Nate McLouth, who filled a bench role for the Nationals.

It's not a matter of Taylor playing his way into the lineup. The Nationals legitimately don't have a spot for him. If you were in manager Matt Williams' shoes, which of Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Denard Span would you sit?

Granted, none of those three have had the easiest time staying on the field over the years, with Werth most recently missing a couple games because of a sore ankle and shoulder. Because Taylor is capable of playing center field, an injury to any of them would clear a spot for him.

But are you going to devote a precious roster spot to that possibility? Taylor has five-category potential, yes, having hit .315 with 22 homers, 35 steals and a .948 OPS between two, but seeing as he played just four games at Triple-A, the Nationals are clearly rushing him to meet a need. Seems like just a Hail Mary in a standard 12-team league.

Anything deeper, as always, is a different story.

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Michael Taylor promoted after Steven Souza lands on DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Nationals announced Sunday they promoted outfield prospect Michael Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse. To clear a roster spot, outfielder Steven Souza landed on the disabled list due to a left shoulder contusion.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 56 2.39
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cahill (Career)000000
vs RHP1731 .300 .353 .176
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/12@NYM4121200
8/13@NYM4000000
8/14@NYM2000020
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8/16PIT0100010
8/17PIT3110000
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS61733123800 .333 .353 .176
Total 61733123800 .333 .353 .176
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014WASOF5518180001.000
Total  5518180001.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2014WAS00600101
Total 00600101
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010R-GCL Nationals38128142543112143112 .270 .297 .195
2010AFX-Hagerstown Suns5130310011200 .333 .308 .231
2011AFX-Hagerstown Suns126442641122671368321202312 .310 .432 .253
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals109384519333233740113199 .318 .362 .242
2013AFA-Potomac Nationals13350979134416108755131517 .340 .426 .263
Total 411147620836710518272051423979430 .315 .399 .249
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/205
Birthdate:
3/26/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
1
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