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Taylor Ward's 2023 campaign came to an early end in late July after he was struck in the face by a pitch, which caused multiple fractures that required surgery. It was awful luck for the outfielder but nonetheless marks the second time in the past three seasons he's failed to reach 100 games played. Ward was mostly healthy in 2022 and delivered 23 homers and an .833 OPS, which he was unable to replicate last year before suffering the facial injuries. Still, he had an above-average bat (107 wRC+) with 14 home runs, four steals, 47 RBI, 60 runs and a .253/.335/.421 slash line in 97 contests. Ward seems unlikely to return to that All-Star level of production from 2022 but can still provide value for fantasy managers with solid power and contact skills, though durability concerns cap his ceiling heading into 2024.

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2024 1812.5 34 12 37 34 2 .235
2023 2702.8 60 14 47 39 4 .253
2022 3832.8 73 23 65 60 5 .281
3y Avg. 269.52.7 55 15 48 40 3 .266
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Returning to lineup Thursday

    Ward (back) is serving as the Angels' designated hitter and batting third Thursday versus the Diamondbacks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Ward was taken out of Tuesday's game due to back tightness and had to miss Wednesday's contest as well, but the issue has now seemingly subsided. Since June 1, the 30-year-old outfielder has gone just 4-for-28 with two RBI and two runs while striking out eight times in nine games.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Sitting Wednesday

    Ward (back) isn't in the Angels' lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Diamondbacks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Lower-back tightness caused Ward to make an early exit from Tuesday's loss, though the Angels labeled his removal as precautionary. He'll remain sidelined Wednesday while Kevin Pillar starts in left field, batting third.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Smacks three-run shot

    Ward went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Guardians. Ward jumped on a four-seamer from Tanner Bibee in the bottom of the third and launched it over the wall in left field for a three-run shot to bring the Angels back within one run of Cleveland. It marked the fourth long ball for the outfielder in his last nine games as well as his first multi-RBI effort this month. Ward is now up to 11 home runs and 32 RBI on the campaign while also hitting safely in eight of his last 10 games.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Third straight game with homer

    Ward went 2-for-6 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Rangers. Ward was the only Angel with multiple hits in the 13-inning marathon. He's logged three straight multi-hit games, swatting a homer in each of them to reach 10 long balls on the year. The outfielder is slashing .275/.320/.494 with 28 RBI, 27 runs scored, nine doubles and two stolen bases over 45 contests. Ward continues to hold down a near-everyday role in left field as one of the more productive players on the Angels' roster.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Goes deep again Friday

    Ward went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-3 win against Texas. Ward padded what was already a large Angels lead with a solo shot in the sixth inning. It was his second homer in his past two contests and gave him an RBI in three straight games. Ward has gone deep nine times through 188 plate appearances this year, putting him on pace so surpass his career-best mark of 23 long balls set two seasons ago.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Homer, two hits in win

    Ward went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over St. Louis. Ward jumped on a four-seamer from Nick Robertson in the bottom of the seventh and sent it into the stands in left field for a leadoff home run, giving the outfielder his first long ball this month and his eighth overall on the season. Ward also recorded a single in the contest, marking his fourth multi-hit game in May, during which he's now batting .261 with three RBI and six runs scored.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Receiving first day off

    Ward is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. Ward started the first 35 games of the season but has a .602 OPS over his past 10 contests and will take a seat Tuesday. Kevin Pillar will start in left field and bat fifth.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Blasts seventh homer

    Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles. Ward followed up Mike Trout's solo homer in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run shot of his own just two batters later, bringing the Angels back within three runs of Baltimore. The outfielder now has five homers and 19 RBI in April, though he's gone just 4-for-26 (.153) at the plate over his last seven games. He's also failed to register multiple hits in any game over that stretch.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Clubs another long ball

    Ward went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored during Monday's 7-3 win over the Rays. Ward launched his third homer of the last four games and extended his hit streak to eight consecutive games. The long ball plated Anthony Rendon in the ninth inning and gave closer Carlos Estevez four runs of cushion. Ward might be headed toward a breakout campaign, being tied for fourth in the majors in home runs (six) with an impressive .313/.333/.612 slash line through 16 games.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Goes deep Friday

    Ward went 1-for-5 with a home run, two total runs and three total RBI in Friday's 7-0 victory over Boston. Ward plated the Angels' first run with a fielder's choice groundout in the first inning and subsequently came around to score. He added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth with a two-run blast to center. The outfielder is off to an excellent start to the campaign, slashing .296/.321/.556 with four homers, 14 RBI, 10 runs and a stolen base through 56 plate appearances. After going 0-for-4 on Opening Day, Ward has reached base safely in 12 consecutive contests.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Knocks in three runs Monday

    Ward went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a stolen base in a 7-1 victory versus Tampa Bay on Monday. Ward plated the Angels' second run of the game with an RBI single in the first inning and added a two-run single in the fifth. The outfielder leads the team with 11 RBI through 10 games, and he's tied for seventh in the league in that category. After having his season ended early last year due to being struck in the face by a pitch, Ward has bounced back with a strong start to 2024, slashing .310/.326/.571 with three homers and eight runs through 43 plate appearances.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Continues hot start

    Ward went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two total RBI and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 10-2 victory over Miami. Ward wound up a triple shy of the cycle Wednesday -- he put the Angels ahead 1-0 with an RBI single in the first inning before smacking a solo homer off Kent Emanuel to cap the scoring in the eighth. The 30-year-old Ward now has hits in his last five games, going 8-for-21 (.381) with three homers and eight RBI in that span. Ward should continue to bat cleanup behind Mike Trout in Anaheim after he slashed .253/.335/.421 with 14 homers and 47 RBI in 97 games last year.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Pops second home run

    Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles. Ward opened the scoring for the Angels on Sunday by crushing a 399-foot home run off Tyler Wells in the first inning. This was his second straight game with two-run homer after going hitless Opening Day. Ward is cemented firmly into the Angels lineup as the starting left fielder and cleanup hitter. He'll look to keep his hot start going in the team's next series against the Marlins in Miami for three games.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Clubs first homer

    Ward went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs and two RBI in Saturday's 13-4 loss to the Orioles. The 30-year-old went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the season opener but provided the Halos' lone offense through eight frames Saturday with a solo homer, and he also delivered an RBI single in the ninth. Ward has started in left field and batted cleanup in the first two games of the season, which puts him in a favorable position to rack up counting stats behind Mike Trout.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Faces live pitching

    Ward faced live pitching Saturday for the first time since suffering multiple facial fractures when he was hit in the face by a pitch last July, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Ward underwent surgery last August after the hit-by-pitch to have three plates inserted as well as a full nose reconstruction. He was considered fully recovered by October, though, setting him up for a normal offseason. Ward slashed .253/.335/.421 with 14 home runs over 97 contests in 2023 before the season-ending injury. He's slated to be the Angels' regular left fielder in 2024.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Won't be held back this spring

    Ward (face) will be ready to participate from Day 1 of spring training, Trent Rush of Angels Radio AM 830 reports. Ward underwent surgery last August as a result of suffering fractures to several bones in his face after being hit by a pitch in a game, but he appears to be fully recovered and good to go for the start of spring training. The outfielder recently won his arbitration case and is set to make $4.8 million this year as one of the more prominent bats in an Angels lineup that won't include Shohei Ohtani for the first time since 2017. Ward is lined up to the be team's starting left fielder and will look to build upon his shortened 2023 campaign, during which he slashed .253/.335/.421 with 14 home runs, 47 RBI, 60 runs and four stolen bases over 97 games.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Making $4.8 million

    Ward (face) won his arbitration case against the Angels on Tuesday and will earn $4.8 million in 2024, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports. Ward will receive a decent pay bump in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The 30-year-old had a .253/.335/.421 slash line with 14 home runs last season, though he was hit in the face by a pitch in July and played in just 97 games. Ward underwent surgery in August to repair multiple facial fractures but shouldn't have any issues being ready for the start of the season.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Ward (face) was moved to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. Ward was hit in the head by a pitch Saturday against the Blue Jays and was diagnosed with multiple facial fractures. After landing on the 10-day injured list Sunday, he'll shift to the 60-day IL later in the day to make room on the 40-man roster for new acquisitions C.J. Cron and Randal Grichuk. Sunday's move means that Ward will be sidelined until at least late September.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Heads to IL with facial fractures

    The Angels placed Ward on the 10-day injured list Sunday after he was diagnosed with multiple facial fractures. According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Ward has been released from the hospital after he was struck in the side of the face by a pitch in the fifth inning of Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Manager Phil Nevin is expected to provide an update on Ward's condition later Wednesday, but based on the initial diagnosis, the 29-year-old can be expected to miss well beyond the minimum 10 days. The Angels selected the contract of infielder Kevin Padlo from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace Ward on the 26-man active roster.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Hit in head by pitch

    Ward exited Saturday's game against the Blue Jays after getting hit by a pitch in the head, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. He was sitting up in the cart as he got a standing ovation from the crowd and had a visibly swollen left eye after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Alek Manoah. Ward will presumably be checked for a concussion, and the team will update his status. He hit .327 with five home runs in his most recent 13 games entering play Saturday.
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