Michael Taylor

#3 CF / Washington Nationals / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 209 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Nationals' Michael Taylor: Not in Friday's lineup
      By RotoWire Staff

      Taylor is out of the starting lineup against the Mets on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Taylor receives a standard day off following nine consecutive starts, while Victor Robles patrols center in his stead. The 26-year-old is currently in the midst of his best major-league season up to this point, slashing .271/.316/.477 and adding 16 home runs and 49 RBI on the year.

    • Nationals' Michael Taylor: Heads to bench Sunday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Taylor isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies. Taylor has been terrific at the plate lately. Over the last four games he's gone 9-for-15 (.600) with three home runs, nine RBI and five runs scored. He'll get the day off while Victor Robles makes his MLB debut and hits fifth.

    • Taylor went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and three RBI against the Phillies on Saturday. Taylor's 16th home run of the year pulled the Nationals within two runs of the Phillies in the fourth inning, though Washington was unable to pull out the victory. He's now homered in three of the last four games while collecting nine hits over that span, and he's getting out at just the right time for his fantasy owners.

    • Taylor went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk against Miami on Wednesday. He also struck out, as usual. Taylor came into this game in the midst of an ugly slump, as he managed to hit just .200/.264/.287 with one homer over a 24-game span -- a run that serves as a reminder of his volatility in fantasy. Taylor can go on brilliant hot streaks in which he flashes both his power and his speed, but he also tends to fall into skids pretty often thanks to his prolific whiffing.

    • Nationals' Michael Taylor: Hits game-tying homer
      By RotoWire Staff

      Taylor went 2-for-4 with a home run in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The home run off Josh Hader -- just the second long ball Hader's given up in 32.2 innings -- was Taylor's first since his return from an oblique injury in mid-August. Taylor is hitting just .229 since his activation and he will remain a batting-average liability so long as his strikeout rate is over 30 percent, but he's playing regularly and the homers and steals can come in bunches when he's hot.

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