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Los Angeles Dodgers

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July 31, 2021 02:36 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Homers, drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-5 with a home run, a triple and three RBI in Friday's loss to Arizona.

With Mookie Betts (hip) on the IL and Trea Turner (COVID-19) not yet ready to make his Dodgers debut, Taylor slotted into the leadoff spot for the 11th straight game. He did plenty of damage atop the order, plating the Dodgers' first run with a solo homer in the sixth inning and tripling in two more in the seventh. Since taking over the leadoff role July 19, the All-Star utility man is slashing .340/.367/.830 with six homers, nine RBI, 11 runs and one stolen base.

July 25, 2021 10:36 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Launches two bombs
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Taylor went 3-for-4 with two home runs in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

Taylor clubbed two homers in the same game for the second time over his last six games, and he has launched five dingers over that span. The infielder is also riding a six-game hitting streak with four multi-hit contests. He's hitting .480 in that span, making him one of the hottest bats in the National League over the past week.

July 22, 2021 11:16 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Flexes homer and steal
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Taylor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, stolen base and strikeout in a 4-2 loss to San Francisco on Wednesday.

Taylor knotted the score 1-1 with his first-inning bomb off Giants starter Logan Webb and later singled and stole second in the fifth. He recorded two of Los Angeles' three hits in a game dominated by pitching and has now gone 5-for-8 with three home runs and a double over his last two games, raising his OPS from .815 to .858 in the scorching span. The stolen base was Taylor's ninth as he approaches his second double-digit steal campaign and first since 2017.

July 21, 2021 08:36 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Enjoys huge offensive night Tuesday
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Taylor went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, a walk, four total runs scored and three total RBI in an 8-6 win over San Francisco on Tuesday.

Though catcher Will Smith played hero for the Dodgers with a walkoff three-run homer, Taylor set up the big moment with a monster performance at the plate. He scored the team's first run on a Max Muncy single in the opening frame, then drilled a solo homer to left field in the fifth. With the Dodgers down three runs in the sixth, Taylor closed the margin to one with a two-run, 393-foot long ball. Taylor is up to 13 homers on the campaign, and he was complemented that total with a .275/.377/.470 slash line, eight stolen bases, 52 RBI and a team-leading 68 runs.

July 18, 2021 07:36 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Slams three-run bomb
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Taylor went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 10-4 win over the Rockies.

Taylor homered off Chi Chi Gonzalez to open up a five-run first inning. It was his only hit of the game, but he has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 contests. Over that stretch, he is slashing .347/.385/.510 with 12 RBI and nine runs. It has been a nice turnaround; Taylor hit just .226 over the month of June. The second baseman leads the Dodgers in runs (64) and stolen bases (8). He trails only Mookie Betts in combined home runs and steals, setting him on pace for his best season since 2017.

July 9, 2021 12:12 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Knocks in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and one run scored Thursday against the Marlins.

Taylor extended his hitting streak to nine games, four of which have been multi-hit efforts. His performance Thursday was highlighted by both an RBI single and double, which came in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. Taylor has had a strong first half of the season, as he's maintained a 135 wRC+ while racking up 10 home runs, 45 RBI and 61 runs scored across 333 plate appearances.

July 7, 2021 02:00 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Tallies eighth steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

In addition to collecting two of the team's nine hits, Taylor also played three different positions in the 10-inning contest, starting at second base before shifting to left field and later playing center. That versatility is a big part of what makes the veteran so valuable to the Dodgers and was likely a factor in the first All-Star selection of his career. Taylor is slashing .274/.383/.453 with 10 home runs, 43 RBI, eight stolen bases and a 13.3 percent walk rate on the campaign.

July 3, 2021 03:28 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals, Juan Toribio of reports.

Taylor will get a breather after he went 4-for-11 with two doubles, four runs and four RBI across the last three games. Max Muncy will shift to the keystone while Albert Pujols starts at first base.

July 1, 2021 02:04 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Plates two runs Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Taylor made his presence felt with a two-run double in the bottom of the first inning, but he went silent the rest of the way. The second baseman has had his fair share of ups and downs at the plate of late and is hitting just .227 on the month, but he has been a fantasy asset overall this year thanks to 10 homers, seven steals and a respectable .262/.377/.448 slash line.

June 25, 2021 06:40 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Gets breather Friday
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Taylor is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Cubs, Juan Toribio of reports.

Taylor has played in every game in June, so he'll get a well-deserved rest Friday. Zach McKinstry will start at second base with AJ Pollock, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts manning the outfield from left to right.

June 23, 2021 01:48 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Racks up three hits in loss
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Taylor went 3-for-5 with a double and a run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

The utility man started the game at shortstop before shifting to center field when Mookie Betts (illness) departed in the sixth inning. Taylor collected three of the Dodgers' eight hits in the contest -- including their only double -- and scored on a double-play groundout in the eighth inning. He has two multi-hit efforts in his past three games.

June 21, 2021 02:48 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Swipes seventh bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-6 with two runs and a stolen base in Sunday's 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks.

With Mookie Betts receiving a day off, Taylor took over the leadoff spot and produced a pair of singles. He also scored twice and stole his seventh base of the season. The theft was his first since May 29, and the multi-hit effort was his first since June 11. Taylor is slashing .266/.386/.464 overall this season.

June 20, 2021 03:24 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Clubs 10th homer
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Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 9-3 win over Arizona.

On the fifth anniversary of the career-altering trade that brought Taylor to the Dodgers from Seattle in exchange for Zach Lee, the utility man produced an eighth-inning two-run homer that pushed Los Angeles' lead to nine runs. Taylor's versatility has brought tremendous value to the club this season, and he has been one of the team's best offensive players with a .264/.387/.468 slash line, 10 homers, 37 RBI and six stolen bases.

June 15, 2021 10:24 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Hits long ball in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Phillies.

Taylor took Spencer Howard deep to lead off the fifth inning and give the Dodgers a 3-1 cushion. The 30-year-old is slashing .275/.389/.475 -- good for a career-high .864 OPS -- with nine home runs, 35 RBI, 48 runs scored and six stolen bases. He also owns a 32:60 BB:K, as he's taking walks at the highest rate of his career while striking out at one of the lowest rates of his career. The utility man should continue to see regular playing time, particularly if Cody Bellinger (hamstring) has to go on the injured list again.

June 10, 2021 03:16 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Gets breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates, Juan Toribio of reports.

Taylor's streak of nine consecutive starts will come to an end while he heads to the bench for the first time since May 29. The versatile 30-year-old has settled into a regular role at the keystone of late, but he'll cede second base to Zach McKinstry in the series finale at Pittsburgh.

June 9, 2021 08:52 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Belts eighth homer in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Taylor took Chris Stratton deep in the sixth inning to tack on a pair of insurance runs for the Dodgers. The 30-year-old has tallied eight long balls this season while batting a team-leading .274 as he continues to make a case for his first All-Star Game appearance.

June 5, 2021 11:12 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Drives in three Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored and three RBI in Friday's 9-5 win over Atlanta.

Remarkably, the Dodgers produced that offense on only four hits thanks to eight free passes from Atlanta pitching, with Taylor's bases-loaded two-bagger being the biggest blow in an eight-run fifth inning. The 30-year-old got the start at second base with Cody Bellinger back in the lineup in center field, but Taylor should remain a fixture in the lineup somewhere on the diamond as long as he maintains something close to his current career-high .405 OBP and .888 OPS.

June 1, 2021 08:28 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Strong effort Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

Taylor entered this game on a poor stretch, having mustered just two hits over his previous five appearances (2-for-16) but bounced back here with one of his best performances of the campaign. The 30-year-old also ended an eight-game drought without a homer and now has seven on the season, meaning he's just one bomb away from tying his total from 2020's shortened campaign.

May 22, 2021 02:56 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Belts sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 2-1 win over San Francisco.

Taylor shifted over to left field in the contest and was responsible for the Dodgers' only runs of the night, belting a two-run homer to center field in the third inning. In addition to providing valuable defensive versatility once again this season, Taylor has been one of the team's best offensive players. He is slashing .288/.420/.508 with six homers, 20 RBI and five stolen bases through 40 games.

May 20, 2021 04:36 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Homers in return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and an additional run scored in a 9-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Taylor hadn't started for the Dodgers since Saturday as he nursed a wrist injury, but he looked none the worse for wear in his return to the starting nine Tuesday. The utility asset got his first start of the season at third base and slugged a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give Los Angeles a two-run lead that it did not relinquish. Taylor has been one of the most consistent hitters for the team this season, slashing .295/.430/.508 with five home runs, five stolen bases and 18 RBI.

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Virginia Beach, VA
Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB Experience:

2017: NL LCS MVP