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Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
881.2503106
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018WAS134353468062829116246.287.357.227
2019WAS538810221373460.305.364.250

Player Updates

October 24, 2019 12:52 AM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Knocks second homer of postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 12-3 win over Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.

Taylor entered the game for center fielder Victor Robles in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Nationals leading 11-2 and was responsible for Washington's final run of the night with his solo blast in the ninth. It was Taylor's first at-bat of the World Series, but the reserve outfielder has had a nice showing overall in the 2019 postseason, hitting .333 (7-for-21) with a pair of homers.

September 30, 2019 12:24 AM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Swipes two bases in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two stolen bases in the Nationals' 8-2 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Taylor relieved Juan Soto in left field midway through the game and practically had a perfect day as he was flawless at the plate and took advantage on the base path, stealing two bags while Mike Clevinger was on the mound. The 28-year-old caps off the regular season with a .250/.305/.364 slashline and had just one home run and three RBI in 97 plate appearances. He will serve as an option off the bench for the Nationals as they attempt to win their first World Series in franchise history.

September 26, 2019 10:20 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Hits first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Thursday's victory over the Phillies.

Taylor launched his first home run of the season with a 390-foot shot off Jason Vargas in the second inning. He also doubled in the fourth and singled in the seventh. The 28-year-old outfielder was recalled from Triple-A Harrisburg on Sept. 3. Across 51 games in the majors, Taylor is batting .233/.290/.337.

September 3, 2019 01:44 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Promoted to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Harrisburg on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Taylor was demoted to Double-A at the end of June after struggling to a .211 average over 43 games in the majors, but he'll get another chance in the big leagues after rosters expanded Sunday. Wilmer Difo was also included in this round of callups.

June 28, 2019 02:56 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Taylor went 3-for-20 while starting only four games in June, so it's no surprise to see him headed to Triple-A. The 28-year-old has a .211/.277/.276 slash line in 85 plate appearances this season. Gerardo Parra will continue to serve as the Nationals' fourth outfielder.

June 28, 2019 11:16 AM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Playing time dwindling
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor has started only four games so far in June, going 3-for-20 with zero extra-base hits, zero walks, an RBI, two runs and two stolen bases.

The addition of Gerardo Parra to the Nats' roster in early May has had the end result of reducing Taylor to the status of fifth outfielder with everyone healthy. Even in deep NL-only formats, the 28-year-old simply isn't seeing enough action, or doing enough with his rare opportunities, to warrant an active roster spot.

May 27, 2019 01:00 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Big day off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Entering the contest in the sixth inning as part of a double switch, Taylor still managed to deliver his first multi-hit performance since May 9. The 28-year-old isn't seeing much playing time with the rest of the Nats' outfield healthy, coming off the bench in each of the last eight games, and his lack of productivity is a big reason why -- Taylor's still looking for his first homer on the year and has only one RBI, two steals and four runs through 28 games to go with his .236/.311/.327 slash line.

May 12, 2019 03:44 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Rejoins lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Dodgers.

Taylor had been on the bench for the previous two games of the series, but he'll re-enter the outfield Sunday with Victor Robles receiving a breather. Prior to the weekend, Taylor had briefly settled into a near-everyday role, but Juan Soto's return from the 10-day injured list Saturday will likely limit Taylor to fourth-outfielder duties for the foreseeable future.

May 8, 2019 12:08 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Back-to-back starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor will start in center field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Brewers.

Taylor enters the lineup for the second straight game and looks like he'll be a regular member of the outfield while Juan Soto (back) is on the injured list. Unfortunately for Taylor, it looks like he'll soon be headed back to a bench role, as Soto took swings in the batting cage Wednesday and is trending toward a return from the IL ahead of Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

May 7, 2019 11:32 AM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Sees action Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (wrist) entered Monday's game in the bottom of the fourth inning to play center field, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

He replaced Andrew Stevenson, who checked out due to back spasms. While it's encouraging to see Taylor back in action after sitting out Sunday, he's still mired in an 0-for-18 slump at the plate that includes a brutal 1:11 BB:K, and he seems unlikely to break out of it while swinging a bat with a sore wrist.

May 6, 2019 06:56 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Won't require IL stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez said Taylor (wrist) is "day-to-day" and will not be placed on the injured list, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Taylor is still nursing a wrist injury that he picked up over the weekend, which explains his absence from the lineup for a second consecutive game Monday. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like the issue is anything serious enough to require a stay on the shelf. The outfielder was able to hit and play catch prior to Monday's contest, though it's unclear if he'll be available off the bench.

May 6, 2019 05:08 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Remains out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (wrist) is not starting Monday against Milwaukee.

Taylor left Saturday's game against the Phillies with a jammed wrist and sat out Sunday's contest. The wrist issue is likely the reason for his absence Monday, as he's presumably still ahead of Andrew Stevenson in the pecking order as the third outfielder with Juan Soto sidelined with back spasms.

May 5, 2019 01:28 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Won't start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (wrist) isn't in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies and isn't likely to be available off the bench, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Both Taylor and Matt Adams (shoulder) underwent MRIs on Sunday, but manager Dave Martinez wasn't able to reveal the results for either player, per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. Adams' injury must have been the more significant of the two, as he was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to the series finale. The Nationals should have a better read on Taylor's situation ahead of Monday's series opener in Milwaukee, with another roster move perhaps on tap if it's determined Taylor's setback is more than a day-to-day situation.

May 5, 2019 12:00 AM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: MRI set for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (wrist) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Taylor jammed his left wrist on a dive attempt during Saturday's game, though preliminary X-rays came back negative. Andrew Stevenson should see action in left field should Taylor be forced to miss any time, since Juan Soto (back) is on the injured list.

May 4, 2019 09:04 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Leaves Saturday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor exited Saturday's game against the Phillies with a jammed left wrist, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Taylor had his left wrist get caught underneath him on a dive attempt during the second inning, causing him to leave the game a couple innings later. Victor Robles took over in center field for the Nationals.

May 2, 2019 09:44 AM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Struggling at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor got the start in center field and hit eighth during Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals, going 0-for-4 and leaving four men on base.

With Juan Soto (back) sidelined, the 28-year-old entered the lineup as Victor Robles shifted to right field and Adam Eaton to left, but Taylor didn't take advantage of his opportunity. He's now slashing .158/.304/.211 through 12 games since recovering from a preseason knee injury, and while the Nats might use Howie Kendrick in an outfield corner instead if Soto's back spasms linger, Taylor's defense should earn him more starts despite his struggles at the plate.

April 15, 2019 04:24 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Receives first start of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is starting in center field and batting ninth in Sunday's series finale against the Pirates, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Taylor was activated from the injured list last Monday and went 0-for-1 with a walk as a defensive replacement Wednesday in his lone action thus far. The 28-year-old suffered left knee and hip sprains toward the end of spring training but fortunately only missed the first couple weeks of the regular season. Taylor should see occasional starts as the team's fourth outfielder, with Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Adam Eaton entrenched in their starting roles.

April 8, 2019 03:28 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Activated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.

Taylor, who has been on the shelf all season with a right knee/hip sprain, has been cleared to rejoin the big club ahead of Monday's series opener against the Phillies after completing a brief minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg, going 3-for-16 (.188) with a solo home run in four games played. Now that he's healthy, the 28-year-old figures to fill a reserve outfield role for the Nationals. Andrew Stevenson was optioned to Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.

April 3, 2019 12:56 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Rehab pushed up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Taylor was originally expected to kick off his rehab assignment Friday. It sounds like the speedy outfielder could return sometime next week after playing in a few rehab games. Once healthy, he should fill a reserve outfield role for the Nationals.

April 2, 2019 04:56 PM
Nationals' Michael Taylor: Rehab assignment starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Harrisburg on Friday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Taylor didn't have an official timetable when he was first placed on the injured list, but it now appears that his absence won't be a particularly long one. He could return sometime next week after a few rehab games.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Clevinger (Career)000000
vs RHP52120 .286 .308 .231
Last 7 Games
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9/21@MIA0100000
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9/28CLE0000000
9/29CLE2120002
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS1739581531702 .279 .359 .205
2015WAS13847249108146335158163 .282 .358 .229
2016WAS7622128517161477143 .278 .376 .231
2017WAS11839955108195329137177 .320 .486 .271
2018WAS134353468062829116246 .287 .357 .227
2019WAS538810221373460 .305 .364 .250
Total 5361572193377481681175397721 .294 .393 .240
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014WASOF14831310001.000
2015WASOF132121311302631 .990
2016WASOF6948131125510 .992
2017WASOF113106271259841 .985
2018WAS1B1000000 ---
2018WASOF11387239232612 .996
2019WASOF31193532211 .971
Total  472389101898127105 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2014WAS301400101
2015WAS15216921195
2016WAS1108310102
2017WAS23319421133
2018WAS22312602129
2019WAS703202000
Total 8186185651420
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016WAS3200000200 .000 .000 .000
2017WAS51535283400 .444 .733 .333
2019WAS82147221700 .391 .619 .333
Total 163871241041300 .395 .632 .316
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010R-Gcl Nationals38128142543112143112 .270 .297 .195
2010AFX-Hagerstown Suns5130310011200 .333 .308 .231
2011AFX-Hagerstown Suns126442641122671368321202312 .310 .432 .253
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals109384519333233740113199 .318 .362 .242
2013AFA-Potomac Nationals13350979134416108755131517 .340 .426 .263
2014AA-Harrisburg Senators9838474120172226150130348 .396 .539 .313
2014AAA-Syracuse Chiefs1244710311371431 .333 .409 .227
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs826410101441021 .452 .538 .385
2016AAA-Syracuse3111717245119123371 .285 .291 .205
2017AA-Harrisburg Senators6263420142830 .214 .346 .154
2017AFA-Potomac Nationals6192300002710 .238 .158 .158
Total 5722092315538133225328621959914441 .328 .418 .257
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/212
Birthdate:
3/26/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Lake Forest, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
6