Taylor is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Taylor will take a seat a day after starting in center field and reaching base in five of six plate appearances in Tuesday's 25-4 romp. He finished the day with three runs, three hits -- including his third triple of the campaign -- and a pair of walks, raising his on-base percentage to .306. Bryce Harper will settle back into his normal role in center field while Taylor returns to the bench.
Taylor is not in the lineup against the Marlins on Friday. Taylor will receive a breather after going 2-for-3 with three runs scored during Thursday's victory. Manager Dave Martinez will send out an outfield of Juan Soto, Bryce Harper and Adam Eaton.
Taylor went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored in Thursday's comeback win over the Marlins. He continues to produce when he's in the lineup, and Taylor now sports a .367/.392/.408 slash line over his last 49 at-bats across 19 games (11 starts) with six steals, five RBI and eight runs. He's still plenty useful in deeper fantasy leagues in this role, but as long as the rest of the Nats' outfielders (Bryce Harper, Adam Eaton and Juan Soto) are healthy, Taylor won't see enough playing time to have stable value in shallow formats.
Taylor is not in the lineup against Boston on Monday. Taylor will remain on the bench for a fourth straight game as Juan Soto, Bryce Harper and Adam Eaton make up the outfield for the Nationals. Over 24 games in June, Taylor hit .349 with an .864 OPS and 10 stolen bases.
Taylor is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies. Taylor will miss his third consecutive game, as it appears he's continuing to slip into the role of fourth outfielder. Sunday will mark the third consecutive contest that manager Dave Martinez has employed an outfield composed of Juan Soto (left), Bryce Harper (center) and Adam Eaton (right). No specific reason has been provided for Taylor's absence, though a 1-for-13 skid hasn't helped his cause.
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