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Top Samad Taylor News

  • Royals' Samad Taylor: Going to KC in Merrifield return

    Taylor was traded from the Blue Jays to the Royals on Tuesday along with Max Castillo in exchange for Whit Merrifield, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    Taylor is a likely utility player, but he could get more of a look with the Royals than he would have in Toronto. The 24-year-old second baseman hit .258/.337/.426 with nine home runs and 23 steals in 70 games this year at Triple-A.

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  • Blue Jays' Samad Taylor: Breakout year in Double-A

    Taylor is hitting .318/.398/.617 with 12 homers, 30 RBI, 16 steals and 41 runs across 41 games for Double-A New Hampshire.

    A former 10th-round pick by Cleveland, the 22-year-old Taylor has largely flown under the radar in the minors. He stole 44 bags for Class-A Lansing in 2018, but this power is new -- he's already hit more homers this year than in any previous season. As is the trend in baseball today, it's clear he's selling out a little to do that, as his strikeout rate is up too and his typically excellent walk rate is down a bit. Taylor's .420 BABIP suggests his average will come down, but his positional versatility and well-rounded skill set point to a future as a solid -- and potentially fantasy-relevant -- utility player.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 160 lbs
Birthplace: Corona, CA
Age: 24
Bats/Throws: S, R