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3 Taylor Ward 3B

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
100.100010
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018LAA40135142461594520.245.333.178
2019LAA61011000700.100.200.100

Player Updates

June 6, 2019 07:12 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Shuttled back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Ward was recalled Monday to start against the Cubs, but he failed to collect a hit during his brief stint in the big leagues (0-for-3). Jaime Barria was promoted to the major-league squad in a corresponding move.

June 3, 2019 02:32 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Called up, will start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday and will hit eighth and play third base against the Cubs.

Ward owns a .176/.240/.331 slash line in 44 career big-league games but hit a strong .295/.421/.604 in 39 games for Salt Lake this season. His insertion into the lineup pushes Tommy La Stella to second base and Luis Rengifo to the bench, though it may take a few games to tell if that will be the Angels' everyday lineup moving forward.

May 6, 2019 03:52 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was returned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.

Ward served as the Angels' 26th man for their two-game series in Mexico. He struck out in his only at-bat Saturday. He'll head back to Triple-A to wait for his next opportunity.

May 3, 2019 07:52 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Joining Angels in Mexico
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward will serve as the 26th man for the Angels' two-game series against the Astros this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Ward will provide the Angels with depth during their two-game series abroad before returning to Triple-A Salt Lake after the weekend. Ward is 1-for-6 with a double and four strikeouts in three appearances for the Angels this season.

April 15, 2019 05:24 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Ward was up for a week but only got into three games, going 1-for-6 at the plate with four strikeouts. Reliever John Curtiss takes his place on the roster.

April 8, 2019 06:44 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Rejoins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Ward will provide additional infield depth for the Angels while Zack Cozart deals with a forearm injury. The 25-year-old hit an impressive .352/.442/.537 in 60 games for Salt Lake last season but struggled to a .178/.245/.333 line in 40 games with the big club.

March 23, 2019 01:52 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

Ward had been in camp trying to win a bench role, but he'll head back to Triple-A for now. He hit an excellent .352/.442/.537 in 60 games for Salt Lake last season but stumbled to a .178/.245/.333 line in 40 games at the big-league level.

October 1, 2018 12:08 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Delivers walk-off home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward went 1-for-4 with a walk-off, two-run home run against Oakland on Sunday.

This marked the fourth home run Ward has hit in the past four contests, bringing his season total to six across 40 games with the Angels. He ends the year with a mediocre .178 average and .578 OPS, but he'll likely be in the mix for an Opening Day roster spot, likely as a bench bat, to begin 2019.

September 29, 2018 04:00 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Homers in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Athletics.

Ward went deep off Mike Fiers in the second inning to give the Angels a 3-0 lead, his fifth home run of the season. Although Ward has home runs in back-to-back games, he still owns an unimpressive .172/.237/.313 slash line over 139 plate appearances this season.

September 27, 2018 09:16 AM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Goes deep in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Texas.

Ward was mired in an ugly 2-for-34 slump entering Wednesday's contest, so the homer was a welcome sight for the rookie. The converted catcher is slashing just .169/.237/.290 over 135 plate appearances this season, but he continues to receive everyday playing time at the hot corner for an injury-riddled infield.

September 23, 2018 06:33 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against Houston.

Ward is 1-for-30 with 11 strikeouts in his last 32 plate appearances, so he'll head to the bench Sunday. Kaleb Cowart will bat seventh and start at third base for the Angels.

September 15, 2018 05:40 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Out of lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Ward is 1-for-17 in 20 plate appearances over his last five games, so he'll take a seat Saturday. Kaleb Cowart will start at third base and bat ninth for the Angels.

September 12, 2018 11:56 AM
Angels' Taylor Ward: On bench Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

Ward will head to the bench for the first time since earning a promotion to the majors in mid-August. Through 24 career games, the rookie is hitting just .214/.283/.357 with three homers and 30 strikeouts. Kaleb Cowart is starting at the hot corner in this one.

September 4, 2018 12:12 AM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Clubs third home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.

Ward slugged a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Angels the lead. He's appeared in just 18 games this season, batting .210 with two doubles, three homers and eight RBI.

August 25, 2018 08:20 AM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 9-3 loss to Houston.

Ward's seventh-inning shot off Dallas Keuchel highlighted what was otherwise an unspectacular offensive night for the Halos. The converted catcher is slashing .219/.265/.438 with two homers since his promotion, starting nine consecutive games at third base over that span.

August 19, 2018 02:48 AM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Cracks first career homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Rangers.

He touched up Eddie Butler in the seventh inning for his first career homer. The 24-year-old has hit safely in four of his five starts so far, going 6-for-18 with two walks against four strikeouts. Ward posted a .352/.442/.537 line at Triple-A Salt Lake before getting the call -- impressive even when accounting for the setting -- and it looks like he will be the everyday starter at third base over the remainder of the season.

August 16, 2018 11:44 AM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Reaches base three times in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward started at third base and went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Ward immediately entered the starting lineup upon his promotion, carrying over the success he experienced in the minors this season (.352/.442/.537 in 60 games with Triple-A Salt Lake). Kaleb Cowart has been operating as the Halos' primary third baseman recently, but his offensive woes (.159/.269/.244) likely prompted the rookie's callup. Ward is worth consideration in a lot of formats, assuming he receives regular playing time down the stretch.

August 14, 2018 01:12 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Getting call to bigs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward will be promoted from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.

Ward will get his first taste of the majors after excelling through 102 games with Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Salt Lake this season, hitting .349/.446/.531 with 14 homers and 18 stolen bases. The 24-year-old catcher turned third baseman figures to see his fair share of playing time down the stretch as the Angels give him a look against major-league pitching. A corresponding roster move has yet to be announced.

June 4, 2018 12:04 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: Makes Triple-A debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward (finger) is 2-for-8 with a walk and two singles in two games with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Ward is back in action after spending nearly two weeks on the minor-league disabled list due to a cut on his finger. The 23-year-old was hitting an impressive .345/.453/.520 through 42 games with Double-A Mobile prior to landing on the disabled list, prompting the Angels to send him to the Bees upon his return. Ward will look to keep things rolling at the plate in his first taste of Triple-A.

May 22, 2018 07:28 PM
Angels' Taylor Ward: On minor-league DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ward was placed on the minor-league disabled list due to a cut on his finger, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Ward cut his finger packing and will spend some time on the shelf to allow the issue to heal. He was hitting .345/.453/.520 across 42 games with Double-A Mobile prior to suffering the injury. With little left to prove at Double-A, Ward is expected to report to Triple-A Salt Lake once he's activated from the disabled list.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP410 .250 .500 .250
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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Two Week Schedule
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10:10 pm
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9:10 pm
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4:10 pm
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10:10 pm
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10:10 pm
25
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10:07 pm
26
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10:07 pm
27
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9:07 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018LAA40135142461594520 .245 .333 .178
2019LAA61011000700 .100 .200 .100
Total 46145152561595220 .236 .324 .172
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018LAA3B403982156253 .939
2019LAA3B4362221 .667
Total  444288176474 .920
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2018LAA304500300
2019LAA10200000
Total 404700300
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015R-Orem Owlz3210920384121929852 .489 .459 .349
2015AFX-Burlington Bees2492103230112101511 .412 .413 .348
2016AFA-Inland Empire123466611161101056488100 .323 .337 .249
2017AA-Mobile BayBears33119143430319221700 .400 .387 .286
2017AFA-Inland Empire 66ers542073250111630354300 .348 .391 .242
Total 2669931372703222213614416463 .360 .375 .272
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/190
Birthdate:
12/14/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Dayton, OH
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:
Fresno State
MLB Experience:
2