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Apr 19, 2024 2 0 0 1
Apr 17, 2024 2 1 0 1 4.5
Apr 16, 2024 0 1 0 0 2
Apr 15, 2024 1 0 0 0 -0.5
Apr 14, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5

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Mike Tauchman turned his career around a bit in 2023 with the Cubs. After struggling to a .181 batting average in 2021 with the Yankees and Giants, the veteran outfielder decided to spend his 2022 season in Korea. The time away seemed to help, as Tauchman lifted his average to .252 over 108 games with Chicago. He also posted a .740 OPS, which was his best mark since recording an .865 OPS for the Yankees back in 2019. The 33-year-old also chipped in eight home runs and seven stolen bases, and he saw some time as the Cubs' leadoff hitter. Tauchman is probably best suited to serve as a fourth outfielder, especially if promising 21-year-old Pete Crow-Armstrong can seize the reins in center heading into 2024. The left-hand hitting Tauchman could be a good platoon partner, though Crow-Armstrong also bats from the left side. Tauchman may ultimately start the year as the primary center fielder, at least until Crow-Armstrong shows he's ready for an everyday role.

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2024 26.51.9 9 2 9 .216
2023 2692.5 64 8 48 56 7 .252
2021 821.1 22 4 15 23 3 .181
3y Avg. 1171.9 29 4 21 26 3 .226
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting versus southpaw

    Tauchman is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks. Tauchman will take a seat as Chicago will square off with left-hander Tommy Henry on the mound for Arizona on Tuesday. Righty bat Alexander Canario will take over in right field and bat ninth against the Diamondbacks.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Playing time on upswing

    Tauchman will start in left field and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Padres. Tauchman will be making his third start in four games after reaching base four times (one double, one single and two walks) over his prior two starts. At least while he continues to show a solid approach at the plate, Tauchman looks like he'll be prioritized ahead of Nick Madrigal for the final spot in the Cubs' regular lineup versus right-handed pitching.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting again Saturday

    Tauchman isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. Tauchman will sit for the second game in a row Saturday despite the Dodgers sending out right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto to start on the bump. Nick Madrigal will fill the open spot in the Cubs' lineup, batting eighth while starting at third base.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting versus lefty

    Tauchman isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. The lefty-hitting Tauchman will begin Tuesday's game in the dugout as the Rockies send southpaw Kyle Freeland to the mound. Seiya Suzuki will start in right field while Christopher Morel serves as the DH.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Not starting Thursday

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Tauchman was a candidate to serve as the Cubs' DH on Opening Day, but Christopher Morel will get the nod instead with Nick Madrigal starting at third base. Tauchman slashed .252/.363/.377 across 401 plate appearances last season and will operate as Chicago's fourth outfielder to begin the new season.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Roster spot safe

    Manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Tauchman will be included on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. It's not a major surprise given the veteran outfielder had a solid .740 OPS in 108 games for Chicago last season, but it's still worth noting given Cody Bellinger was recently re-signed. Tauchman is poised to served as the Cubs' fourth outfielder and isn't likely to have much fantasy utility in that role.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Avoids arbitration

    Tauchman signed a one-year, $1.95 million contract with the Cubs on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. Tauchman slashed .252/.363/.377 with 48 RBI across 401 plate appearances during his first season with the Cubs, earning a $1.23 million raise in the process. He'll likely begin the season as Chicago's primary center fielder, though the impending arrival of Pete Crow-Armstrong could eventually put a dent into Tauchman's playing time.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Tauchman will not start Saturday's game against the Brewers, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. The veteran outfielder maintained a surprisingly solid .746 OPS in 81 games through the end of August, but his OPS sits at just .693 in September. With lefty Eric Lauer on the mound for Milwaukee, Tauchman will hit the bench in favor of Patrick Wisdom, who starts at first base, pushing Cody Bellinger to Tauchman's usual spot in center field.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Goes deep in loss

    Tauchman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-5, extra-inning loss to Atlanta. Tauchman went deep in the third inning, giving him eight long balls for the year. It was the veteran outfielder's first home run since Aug. 8, and he's batting only .238 this month. However, Tauchman should continue to see opportunities against righties in the last few days of the regular season as the Cubs try to secure a playoff spot.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Idle against lefty

    Tauchman isn't in the Cubs' lineup Sunday against Colorado, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Tauchman will retreat to the bench as left-hander Ty Blach prepares to start on the mound Sunday. Alexander Canario will instead get the nod in center field and bat ninth.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting versus lefty

    Tauchman is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates. Cody Bellinger will start in center field and bat third with the Pirates throwing left-hander Bailey Falter. Patrick Wisdom is playing first base and batting eighth. The left-handed-hitting Tauchman has slashed .239/.327/.370 in 53 plate appearances this year versus southpaws.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Out of lineup again

    Tauchman is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Colorado, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. It marks the fourth straight game that Tauchman has been absent from the lineup. Three of them have been against lefties -- Wednesday included -- but the presence of Pete Crow-Armstrong and also Christopher Morel heating back up could conspire to force Tauchman to the bench more often than not.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: On bench Tuesday

    Tauchman is not in the lineup Tuesday at Colorado. Pete Crow-Armstrong will start in center field and hit eighth against the Rockies and right-hander Chris Flexen as Christopher Morel occupies the DH role and bats leadoff. Tauchman has gone 2-for-17 with five walks and five strikeouts over his last eight games.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Tauchman started the past three games but will head to the bench Sunday after going 0-for-9 with three walks and a run during that stretch. Cody Bellinger will move out to center field while Jeimer Candelario handles first base and Christopher Morel leads off at designated hitter.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Out of lineup Wednesday

    Tauchman is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday against the Giants. Left-hander Alex Wood is starting for the Giants, so Tauchman will be on the bench. Cody Bellinger will shift to center field and Patrick Wisdom will be inserted into the lineup at first base.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Returns to lineup Sunday

    Tauchman is starting in center field and batting first in Sunday's game against the Reds. Tauchman received Saturday off with Cincinnati starting lefty Andrew Abbott, but he'll return to his typical role Sunday. The outfielder has been solid for the Cubs this year with a .253 batting average, though he's hitting just .129 over his last 10 games.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Sitting against lefty

    Tauchman isn't in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against the Reds, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Left-hander Andrew Abbott will start on the mound for Cincinnati, meaning the left-handed bat of Tauchman will retreat to the bench to begin Saturday's contest. Cody Bellinger will shift to center field in Tauchman's absence, allowing Patrick Wisdom to start at first base.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Heads to bench amid slump

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers. The lefty-hitting Tauchman will get a day out of the lineup with lefty Wade Miley on the hill for Milwaukee, though the veteran outfielder hasn't consistently been excluded from the starting nine when the Cubs oppose southpaws. The move to the bench comes while Tauchman has been in the midst of a bit of a rough spell at the plate of late. Dating back to Aug. 9, he has slashed .136/.269/.136 over a stretch of 14 games.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Resting against lefty

    Tauchman is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers. The lefty-hitting Tauchman will get a day off in the series finale while Cubs manager David Ross plays matchups with Detroit bringing southpaw Tarik Skubal to the hill. The righty-hitting Nick Madrigal will serve as an indirect replacement for Tauchman, starting at third base and batting ninth.
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  • Cubs' Mike Tauchman: Held out against lefty

    Tauchman is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals. The Royals are starting southpaw Cole Ragans, so the left-handed hitting Tauchman will begin this one on the bench. Cody Bellinger is in center field and Seiya Suzuki will occupy right.
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