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3 Chris Taylor CF

Los Angeles Dodgers

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May 13, 2021 01:28 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Tallies three hits, one steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-4 win over Seattle.

Taylor started in center field for Los Angeles and scored a run in each of the seventh and eighth innings to help the team to a win. The three-hit game was his second of the campaign and extended his hitting streak to five games. Over that stretch, Taylor is batting .421 (8-for-19) with four walks, five runs and a pair of steals.

May 9, 2021 02:28 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Fourth steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with two runs, two walks and two strikeouts in Saturday's 14-11 win over the Angels.

Taylor reached base in the fourth, fifth and ninth innings and stole his fourth base of the season in the win. Currently, he's on pace for his second 15-15 season as a dual-threat utility man.

May 4, 2021 12:20 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Scores five times Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 3-for-3 with a walk, two hit-by-pitches and five runs scored in Sunday's 16-4 win over Milwaukee.

Taylor did a good job of setting the table from the No. 5 spot in the order. He got aboard in all six of his plate appearances, and he only failed to score in the ninth inning. Taylor has a .274/.413/.512 slash line with four home runs, three stolen bases, 13 RBI and 24 runs scored across 104 plate appearances this season.

May 2, 2021 11:56 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Swipes third bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 0-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

The utilityman didn't start the contest, but he was installed in center field in the eighth inning with the game tied 2-2. Taylor drew a walk in the next frame and promptly stole second base, though the Dodgers were unable to bring him home. Taylor has three thefts on the season to go along with a .247/.378/.494 slash line, four home runs, 19 runs scored and 13 RBI.

May 1, 2021 04:04 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Takes seat Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor isn't starting Saturday against the Brewers, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Taylor had gone 2-for-10 with a triple, three runs, an RBI and two walks in the last three games. Mookie Betts will shift to center field while Matt Beaty gets the nod in right.

April 26, 2021 09:04 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Cranks fourth home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a walk in the 8-7 loss Sunday to the Padres.

After sitting the last two games with back tightness, Taylor slammed a three-run home run off Nick Ramirez in the sixth inning. The 30-year-old hadn't done much in the past week prior to Sunday besides picking up a pair of stolen bases. He is slashing .246/.387/.525 with four home runs, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored in 18 games this season.

April 25, 2021 03:24 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Checks back into lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (back) will start at second base and bat fifth Sunday against the Padres.

He'll move back into the starting nine after lower-back tightness limited him to a bench role over the past three games. Taylor looked to be healthy when he entered Saturday's 5-4 win in the bottom of the sixth. He delivered a pinch-hit single and then proceeded to play the final three innings, seeing time in both center field and second base.

April 25, 2021 09:48 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Needs another day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (back) will sit again Saturday against the Padres, but he may be able to return to the lineup Sunday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Taylor was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's season opener due to lower-back tightness and remained on the bench Friday, but it doesn't sound like he's in line for an extended absence. He owns a solid .817 OPS through 67 plate appearances this season, but the Dodgers have plenty of quality depth options to use in his place.

April 23, 2021 06:16 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (back) isn't starting Friday's game against the Padres, Juan Toribio of reports.

Taylor will be out of the lineup for a second straight game as he deals with lower-back tightness. Max Muncy will shift to second base while Edwin Rios starts at first base Friday.

April 23, 2021 11:04 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Dealing with lower back tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was scratched from Thursday's lineup with lower-back tightness, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

There's no word on the seriousness of the injury, though Taylor will be forced to miss at least one game. Sheldon Neuse will take over at second base and bat seventh in Taylor's absence.

April 22, 2021 07:36 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Scratched from Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Padres, Eric Stephen of reports.

There's been no word on the reason for Taylor being removed from the lineup. Sheldon Neuse will draw the start at second base and bat seventh in his place, with Zach McKinstry shifting to right field.

April 21, 2021 12:56 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Swipes another bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over Seattle.

Though he has gone a collective 0-for-5 over his past two games, Taylor has worked a pair of walks and converted those into two steals. The utility man's fantasy value is largely tied to his moderate power and production potential in a loaded Dodgers lineup, but his appeal will certainly increase if he continues to make waves on the basepaths.

April 20, 2021 11:16 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Steals base in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 0-for-2 with a stolen base, a walk and a hit by pitch in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Mariners.

Taylor walked to begin the fourth inning and wound up stealing second for his first stolen base of the season. The 30-year-old has topped 10 steals in a season just once in the first seven seasons of his career, so fantasy managers should keep expectations now for that part of his game. However, he's sitting on a solid .235/.381/.471 batting line, and after finishing with an OPS between .775 and .850 in each of the last four seasons, he should be expected to land around that level again this year.

April 19, 2021 05:28 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Cranks third home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-2 loss against the Padres.

Taylor again started in center field. His third homer of the season came off Blake Snell in the second inning, marking the only runs scored by the Dodgers Sunday. Taylor is striking out 30.2% of the time but is still batting .245, and he has scored 13 runs on the season for the Dodgers.

April 15, 2021 01:28 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Goes deep Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's victory over the Rockies.

The utility man played center field for the sixth time this season and hit out of the No. 3 spot. He followed a Corey Seager home run in the first inning with one of his own and also singled in the fourth. Taylor has gone 4-for-13 with a pair of homers and four RBI over his past three games.

April 11, 2021 09:20 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Goes deep Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 9-5 victory over Washington.

With both Mookie Betts (back) and Cody Bellinger (calf) still out of commission, Taylor manned center field and assumed the leadoff spot in the order for the third straight contest. The utility player did his best impression of his former-MVP teammates, ripping a three-run home run off Patrick Corbin in the second inning to help Los Angeles jump out to a big early lead. Taylor is once again proving invaluable to the club, slashing .273/.484/.500 with five RBI while logging time at four different positions in the early going.

April 8, 2021 02:44 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Two hits, two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Oakland.

The utility player led off in the absence of Mookie Betts (back) and raised his average to .357 in 14 at-bats this season. His team's unrivaled depth will prevent Taylor from being an everyday player, but the career .264 hitter is a reliable option when starting and should see plenty of hittable pitches as opponents try to navigate through the star-studded Dodgers lineup.

April 7, 2021 02:24 PM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Rejoins lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (elbow) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Oakland, starting in center field and batting leadoff.

Taylor was withheld from Tuesday's 5-1 win over Oakland after exiting a day earlier when he was hit in the left elbow by a pitch, but the game off was apparently all he needed to overcome the issue. He'll be getting a look atop the lineup Wednesday with Mookie Betts resting, but Taylor will likely slot in the bottom half of the order in games when Los Angeles has all of its key regulars available.

April 7, 2021 09:44 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Sitting day after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (elbow) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the A's, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

He was hit on the elbow by a 96 mph fastball Monday, and while X-rays were negative, the Dodgers can afford to give Taylor the day off. AJ Pollock will start in left field while Gavin Lux gets the start at the keystone.

April 6, 2021 10:36 AM
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: X-rays reveal no damage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

X-rays on Taylor's left elbow came back clean after he was hit by a pitch in the third inning of Monday's 10-3 win over the Athletics, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Taylor took his base after getting hit and came around to score his second run of the night, but he was removed in favor of AJ Pollock in the bottom half of the inning. Fortunately for Taylor, he was able to avoid structural damage to the elbow, with the Dodgers diagnosing him with a contusion. While Taylor appears likely to avoid a trip to the injured list, he could end up missing a game or two while he waits for the soreness to subside.

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Virginia Beach, VA
Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB Experience:

2017: NL LCS MVP