Taylor 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and his 17th home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Padres. The 26-year-old is doing his best Cody Bellinger impression this month, tallying his fifth homer in August which is just one short of his fellow breakout star's total in as many games. The superutility man has found a regular home in left field for the Dodgers, but manager Dave Roberts will have to do some depth chart shuffling with Adrian Gonzalez (back) returning as soon as next week, as reported by Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Taylor and his impressive .310/.379/.554 slash line will almost assuredly remain a regular in the Dodgers' lineup due to his positional flexibility.
Taylor went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Diamondbacks. Like seemingly every Dodger, Taylor has been on fire of late. The leadoff man has launched four home runs in the past seven games while scoring 10 runs and driving in six. That power binge has pushed Taylor's season line to .308/.375/.547.
Taylor went 1-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs Saturday against the Mets. Taylor smashed his 15th home run of the year to put the Dodgers on the board in the sixth inning as part of a come-from-behind victory. He's now homered in three consecutive contests to raise his slugging percentage to an exceptional .549.
Taylor went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored Thursday in Atlanta. Taylor had gone six games without a multi-hit performance, but still has 10 since July 14. He's chipped in an even 13 homers and 13 steals in 90 games played, putting him on nearly a 20-20 pace. Taylor has brought a terrific combination of speed and power at the top of the order with a .313/.379/.534 line. His .416 BABIP suggests some of that production is fueled by luck, though.
Taylor doubled twice in four at-bats and drove home three runs against the Twins on Tuesday. The leadoff hitter's strong performance provided all the run production the Dodgers ended up needing in a 6-2 win. Taylor is in the midst of a spectacular breakout campaign while serving as a much-used utility man in Los Angeles, as he's now hitting .321 with a dozen homers and steals apiece, not to mention 47 RBI and 52 runs in 83 games. One way or another, he's been finding his way into the lineup nearly every day since his call-up in mid-April. However, it's our duty to point out his potential for regression: His BABIP is an insane .426 and he's never shown this kind of power in the minors. That said, he's 26 years old -- the right age for a power breakout -- and he's markedly improved his walk rate as well as his hard-hit and line-drive rates.
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