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Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

July 24, 2021 02:04 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (wrist) is starting Saturday's game against the Tigers.

Taylor suffered a wrist injury Wednesday and wasn't in Friday's lineup, but he went 0-for-1 with a strikeout as a pinch hitter. He'll start in center field and bat eighth Saturday.

July 23, 2021 03:08 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (wrist) is out of the lineup Friday against the Tigers.

Taylor was removed from Wednesday's matchup with the Brewers due to a wrist injury, and he'll be out of the lineup Friday despite having Thursday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery. Jarrod Dyson will work in center field in the series opener.

July 21, 2021 04:48 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Exits with wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor exited Wednesday's game against the Brewers with a wrist injury, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Taylor was replaced by a pinch hitter in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday, and the team later revealed that he's dealing with a wrist injury. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout prior to his departure. While the severity of the issue isn't yet clear, the center fielder will be able to rest during Thursday's scheduled off day.

July 8, 2021 12:48 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Swipes bag Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Cincinnati.

The outfielder has had a strong start to July, going 6-for-19 (.316) with a home run, three RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in his last five games. Taylor is now 6-for-9 in steal attempts while adding eight homers, 32 RBI, 33 runs scored and a .242 batting average through 77 contests this season.

July 7, 2021 12:12 AM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Goes deep in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 7-6 win over Cincinnati.

The outfielder got Kansas City on the board with a solo shot in the fifth inning. He also reached on an error in the ninth before scoring on Nicky Lopez's game-tying two-run single. Taylor has found a groove in his last seven games, going 8-for-25 (.320) with three homers, six RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base. He should continue to see the bulk of the playing time in center field despite a poor .238/.292/.363 slash line through 277 plate appearances.

July 4, 2021 03:16 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Twins, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

Taylor went 2-for-4 on Saturday, and has hit .314 with two homers and eight RBI in his last 10 games. Jarrod Dyson will start in center field for Sunday's series finale.

July 1, 2021 12:20 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Sitting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Boston.

Taylor has two homers in his last three games, though that immediately follows an 18-game stretch in which he struggled to a .397 OPS. Jarrod Dyson will take over in center field in his absence.

June 30, 2021 09:40 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Reaches base four times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk, a steal and three RBI in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Royals.

Taylor had not homered in 30 games prior to this series against the Red Sox but has now homered in back-to-back games after launching a two-run blast off Nick Pivetta in the fourth inning. The 30-year-old also added a pair of singles, a walk and his fifth stolen base of the year. Tuesday was Taylor's best all-around game of the season thus far, and he raised his slash line to .239/.295/.357 with seven homers, 29 RBI, 30 runs scored and a 17:84 BB:K over 258 plate appearances.

June 30, 2021 11:28 AM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Hits solo home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-5 loss to Boston.

Taylor's solo shot gave Kansas City a 4-1 lead in the second inning. The outfielder had gone 30 games without a long ball, dating back to May 21. He's been a near-everyday option in center field, but the 30-year-old is slashing just .230/.286/.336 with six home runs, 26 RBI, 29 runs scored and four stolen bases in six attempts.

June 27, 2021 12:56 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Taylor will get his first breather since June 12. Jarrod Dyson will start in center field and bat seventh during the series finale.

June 23, 2021 12:20 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: On base three times Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Yankees.

Tuesday was the first time Taylor had gotten on base multiple times since June 8, and it was his first multi-hit effort since June 4. The center fielder has gone 6-for-27 (.222) across his last seven games -- he's still in the midst of a slump. For the year, the 30-year-old is slashing .235/.289/.336 with five home runs, 23 RBI, 27 runs scored and four stolen bases across 235 plate appearances.

June 12, 2021 01:48 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor will not start Saturday's game against Oakland.

Taylor started the season well but has since gone cold for an extended period, hitting .214/.268/.342 over his last 35 games. Jarrod Dyson will start in center field Saturday.

June 6, 2021 09:48 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Absent from Sunday lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Taylor will get at least the beginning of Sunday's game off, with Jarrod Dyson slated to man center field during the series finale.

June 5, 2021 11:28 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Drives in three in blowout victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 14-5 win over the Twins.

Taylor was involved in the Royals' nine-run first inning when he singled in two runs with the bases loaded. He then drove in another run the following frame on another single. The 30-year-old now has three multi-hit games in his last six and has raised his slash line to .255/.303/.388 with five homers, 22 RBI, 22 runs scored and four stolen bases.

May 30, 2021 12:16 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is not in the lineup Sunday against Minnesota.

Taylor will take a seat Sunday after starting the past three games and going 3-for-10 with a double, an RBI, two runs and five strikeouts during that stretch. Jarrod Dyson will work in center field for the Royals in the series finale.

May 26, 2021 04:52 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Checks out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays.

Jarrod Dyson will pick up a start in center field in place of Taylor, who is sitting out for the first time since May 14. Taylor went 6-for-27 while starting in each of the last eight games, recording two home runs, five RBI, four runs and one stolen base.

May 22, 2021 12:52 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Launches fifth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 7-5 loss to Detroit.

The outfielder's sixth-inning blast gave Kansas City a short-lived 5-3 lead before Detroit's Miguel Cabrera responded with a grand slam in the seventh. Taylor has gone deep in consecutive games, and he now has five long balls on the year. He's added a .248/.307/.380 slash line with 15 RBI, 16 runs scored and four stolen bases in 39 games.

May 20, 2021 12:28 AM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Smacks fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks Wednesday against the Brewers.

Taylor was responsible for the only damage against Corbin Burnes when he smacked his fourth home run of the season in the second inning. He also didn't strike out for the second consecutive game, a notable feat given that he had struck in 11 consecutive contests previously. Despite a 32.4 strikeout percentage on the season, Taylor has maintained a .248 batting average to go along with four steals, 15 runs and 13 RBI across 136 plate appearances.

May 17, 2021 02:44 PM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Swipes bag Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and three strikeouts in Saturday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.

The outfielder got aboard on a fielder's choice in the third inning and promptly stole second. It was his fourth steal in five attempts this season. Taylor has logged a .241/.296/.336 slash line, three home runs, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in 125 plate appearances. With a 33.6 percent strikeout rate and .095 ISO, he's been more bust then boom at the plate, and his .352 BABIP suggests he's gotten a bit lucky as well.

May 15, 2021 10:44 AM
Royals' Michael Taylor: Slugs third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

After going yard in the first two games of the year, Taylor went another 32 contests before launching his third homer Friday, this one off Lucas Giolito. The veteran outfielder is slashing .250/.306/.348 with a rough 8:39 BB:K on the season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
07/25vs DETW 6-13110000
07/24vs DETW 9-84110000
07/23vs DETW 5-31000000
07/21@ MILW 6-32000000
07/20@ MILW 5-23110100
07/18vs BALL 0-53000010
07/17vs BALL 4-83110000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021KC882914071833229763.244.302.3570.659
2020WAS3892111851662700.196.253.4240.676
2019WAS538810221373460.250.305.3640.669
2018WAS134353468062829116246.227.287.3570.644
2017WAS11839955108195329137177.271.320.4860.806
2016WAS7622128517161477143.231.279.3760.654
2015WAS13847249108146335158163.229.282.3580.640
2014WAS1739581531702.205.279.3590.638
Total6621955244466612171456638324.238.293.3890.682
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021KC887110420306
2020WAS38603900102
2019WAS53703202000
2018WAS13422312602129
2017WAS11823319421133
2016WAS761108310102
2015WAS13815216921195
2014WAS17301400101
Total6629497617691428
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010R-Gcl Nationals38128142543112143112.195.270.297
2010AFX-Hagerstown Suns5130310011200.231.333.308
2011AFX-Hagerstown Suns126442641122671368321202312.253.310.432
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals109384519333233740113199.242.318.362
2013AFA-Potomac Nationals13350979134416108755131517.263.340.426
2014AA-Harrisburg Senators9838474120172226150130348.312.396.539
2014AAA-Syracuse Chiefs1244710311371431.227.333.409
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs826410101441021.385.452.538
2016AAA-Syracuse3111717245119123371.205.285.291
2017AA-Harrisburg Senators6263420142830.154.214.346
2017AFA-Potomac Nationals6192300002710.158.238.158
2019AAX-Harrisburg Senators5721836541629352569106.248.324.463
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/212
Birthdate:
03/26/1991
Age:
30
Hometown:
Lake Forest, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
5