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38 Josh Taylor RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

July 11, 2021 09:48 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Permits first run since April
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor allowed four runs on two hits, one walk and a hit batsman over a third of an inning in Saturday's 11-2 loss to the Phillies.

Taylor entered with a man on first and two outs in the seventh inning and got out without throwing a pitch, picking off Jean Segura. All the trouble began in the eighth, and he was gone after 13 pitches. Taylor was on the bench when three of the four runs came home while Brandon Workman pitched. Taylor had not allowed a run since April 24, a span of 26 consecutive scoreless appearances.

June 17, 2021 09:04 AM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Serves as bridge to closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor allowed one walk while striking out two over a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday's 10-8 win over Atlanta.

With Matt Barnes unavailable to close out the game, manager Alex Cora went with Adam Ottavino and bumped up Taylor to be the eighth-inning bridge, a role Ottavino typically fills for Barnes. It was a clear indication of Cora's confidence in Taylor, who earned his ninth hold and has not allowed a run since April 24.

June 15, 2021 02:24 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Earns eighth hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor struck out three over 1.1 innings in Monday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Taylor, who hasn't allowed a run over his last 18 outings (14 innings), is getting more leverage work out of Boston's bullpen. The left-hander has quietly moved up the bullpen pecking order to the point where he's in the late-inning mix behind top setup man Adam Ottavino. Taylor's ERA was 9.72 on April 24, but he's whittled it down to 3.63 (2.56 FIP) during his scoreless run.

May 24, 2021 01:12 AM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Continues scoreless streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor struck out one over a scoreless two-thirds an inning in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Phillies.

Taylor put out a Philadelphia uprising in the sixth inning, coming in for Nathan Eovaldi with one out and a man on. He got Odubel Herrera to fly out and struck out Nick Maton. He's whittled away at an ERA that sat at 9.72 on April 24. Since then, Taylor's authored 10 straight scoreless outings, during which he's allowed two hits and three walks while striking out seven over 7.1 innings. All three of his holds have been recorded during this run.

April 22, 2021 11:08 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Scuttles comeback bid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over one inning in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

The Red Sox had fallen behind 4-0 after two innings, but they managed to claw their way back to 4-3 in the eighth before Taylor was summoned from the bullpen. The left-hander allowed Toronto to tack on a pair of insurance runs, scuttling Boston's attempted comeback. Taylor was a pivotal reliever in 2019 before throwing just 7.1 innings in 2020, a season impacted by a bout with COVID-19. He's off to tough start in 2021, allowing eight runs on 15 hits and five walks over 6.2 innings (10.80 ERA). Taylor is one of two left-handers in Boston's bullpen -- Darwinzon Hernandez is the other -- but he has options left and could end up at Triple-A Worcester if this caliber of work continues.

March 11, 2021 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Perfect in second spring outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (shoulder) retired all four batters he faced Thursday in the Red Sox's 5-4 win over the Twins in Grapefruit League play.

Taylor finished the 2020 campaign on the injured list due to left shoulder tendinitis, but he looks to be fully healthy so far this spring. After tossing a scoreless inning in his spring debut Sunday, Taylor delivered another clean outing four days later. He's expected to begin the 2021 campaign as the top lefty out of the Boston bullpen.

September 15, 2020 06:32 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Return uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (shoulder) played catch Tuesday, but it's unclear whether he'll return during the 2020 season, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

Taylor's left shoulder tendinitis wasn't initially believed to be very serious, but manager Ron Roenicke was uncertain whether he'd be able to pitch again this season. The southpaw had mixed results prior to his injury as he posted a 9.82 ERA and 1.64 WHIP over 7.1 innings across eight appearances.

September 12, 2020 10:44 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Injury not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor's shoulder injury, which is now being called tendinitis rather than inflammation, isn't considered too serious, and he's expected to return before the end of the year, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Taylor will be eligible to return from the injured list Friday. Whether or not he'll be back right away remains to be seen, but he should have time to make at least another appearance or two.

September 11, 2020 06:36 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to Sept. 8, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Taylor struggled in his last appearance as he allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out zero over one inning Saturday against the Blue Jays. He'll be forced to miss time with a shoulder issue, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to return to action prior to the end of the regular season. The southpaw has a 9.82 ERA and 1.64 WHIP over 7.1 innings this year.

August 24, 2020 02:12 AM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Gives up lead in eighth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor allowed two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

Taylor was brought in to protect a two-run lead in the eighth inning and hand the game over to Matt Barnes in the ninth, but he surrendered a two-out, two-run home run to Anthony Santander. Taylor recently joined the Red Sox after missing the first part of the season due to COVID-19. He's seen as an important bullpen piece, one who manager Ron Roenicke mentioned as a candidate for saves after the Red Sox traded Brandon Workman, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Thus far, the two save chances that cropped up were handed to Barnes, who converted one and blew one.

August 19, 2020 01:04 AM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Stuck with loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (0-1) allowed three runs on two hits and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Tuesday's versus the Phillies. He also hit a batter.

Taylor entered the game with a two-run lead, but he exited after allowing the tying run to score. Reliever Heath Hembree then allowed his inherited runner to score as well, leaving Taylor with the loss. Tuesday was Taylor's second appearance since returning from the COVID-19 injured list -- he tossed a perfect inning in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

August 18, 2020 09:12 AM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Throws perfect inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor threw a perfect sixth inning in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees. He struck out one and threw seven strikes among his nine pitches.

Taylor made his debut after missing the start of the season while dealing with a positive test result for COVID-19. The left-hander will help bolster a bullpen that has struggled to cover for Boston's shaky starting pitching.

August 17, 2020 05:24 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Monday.

Taylor has ramped up and is ready to go after missing all of camp due to coronavirus. He'll be a useful left-handed weapon in the pen for the Red Sox, as he posted a 3.04 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in his 47.1-inning debut last year.

August 16, 2020 08:12 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Will be back Monday or Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ron Roenicke said the Red Sox will activate Taylor from the COVID-19 injured list Monday or Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Taylor missed all of summer camp after testing positive for the coronavirus and has spent the past three weeks ramping up at the Red Sox's alternate training site in Pawtucket. With the Red Sox coaching staff apparently satisfied with where Taylor stands from a physical and conditioning standpoint, the 27-year-old will soon be ready to provide the big club with another lefty option out of the bullpen. Taylor notched four holds and posted a 3.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 62:16 K:BB in 47.1 innings with Boston in 2019.

August 13, 2020 01:28 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Could return over weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ron Roenicke said Taylor (not injury related) "has a chance" to return this weekend in New York, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Taylor has been building up at the team's alternate training site after missing most of summer camp due to a positive COVID-19 test. Once he's cleared to return, the lefty -- who posted a 3.04 ERA and 62:16 K:BB in 47.1 innings last season -- should settle into the back end of Boston's bullpen.

August 11, 2020 06:40 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Could return next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that Taylor (not injury related) could be about a week away from his return, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Taylor has been building up at the alternate training site in Pawtucket after missing most of camp due to a positive COVID-19 test. He should take on a middle relief role in Boston once he's ready to return. The southpaw posted a 3.04 ERA and 62:16 K:BB over 47.1 innings across 52 appearances (one start) in his first major-league season in 2019.

August 4, 2020 10:36 AM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Set for another sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (illness) threw another simulated game Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Taylor missed most of summer camp due to a positive COVID-19 test during intake testing. He appears to be closing in on a return, though his expected return date remains unclear.

July 28, 2020 05:12 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Throwing simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (illness) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

A positive COVID-19 test significantly delayed Taylor's preseason buildup. He's reportedly not close to returning to action.

July 27, 2020 12:40 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Return not imminent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said Monday that Taylor (COVID-19) isn't close to returning from the injured list, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

After testing positive for the coronavirus prior to the start of summer camp, Taylor has since cleared all health-related protocols and rejoined the team for workouts a week and a half ago. He's continuing to train regularly at the Red Sox's alternate camp site in Pawtucket, but Roenicke's comments suggest the reliever likely won't be ready to return from the IL until at least next week.

July 18, 2020 03:16 PM
Red Sox's Josh Taylor: Cleared to return to workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (illness) cleared MLB protocol and will join the Red Sox for workouts Saturday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Taylor tested positive for COVID-19 in early July and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, but he'll be able to participate in team activities going forward. Whether he'll be able to join the bullpen for the start of the season remains to be seen, but it's encouraging to see him take the first step by gaining clearance to return after producing two negative tests.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/25vs NYYW 5-40.20001
07/24vs NYYL 3-41.00010
07/22vs NYYW 5-41.11012
07/17@ NYYL 1-30.21011
07/10vs PHIL 2-110.12410
07/05@ LAAW 5-41.10002
07/03@ OAKL 6-71.02001
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021BOS003.44400000034.0321313121642
2020BOS119.828000027.37882157
2019BOS223.04521000147.3401716521662
Total333.7701000388.37938378537111
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021BOS125300.8000102.2481.41214713.24
2020BOS0971.3000000.2331.6363615.95
2019BOS139351.1000203.2291.18319411.03
Total273721.0025305.2371.31337712.33
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014R-Gcl Phillies 9.130020013450.000.989
2015AFX-Kane County Cougars 59.0111114305320733.201.576
2015AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws 68.1131304507024714.631.395
2016AFA-Visalia Rawhide 78.01513027077241055.651.654
2016AA-Mobile BayBears 54.2111113404618634.981.494
2017AA-Jackson Generals 97.03314047191461155.011.660
2017R-AZL D-backs 1.01000011000.000.000
2018AFA-Visalia Rawhide 16.01400125205162.811.312
2018AAX-Portland Sea Dogs 35.233002583718423.831.704
2018AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 2.01000003010.000.500
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 23.120001133211182.731.255
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/225
Birthdate:
03/02/1993
Age:
28
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
1