MICHAEL A.

TAYLOR#3

CENTER FIELD
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
AB
399
AVG
.271
HR
19
RBI
53
SLG
.486
OPS
.806
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
212 lbs
AGE
26
BATS
RIGHT
DRAFTED
2009: R6
YEARS PRO
4
11d | RotoWire

News

Taylor agreed to a one-year, $2.525 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Impact

This was Taylor's first year as an arbitration-eligible player. Last season was essentially a challenge year for Taylor, as it was his last chance to prove he could do enough on both sides of the ball to be an everyday player for the Nationals. He passed the test, sporting a 105 wRC+ with 19 home runs, 17 steals and excellent outfield defense. That said, he needs build off that campaign if he wants to keep top prospect Victor Robles at bay this year. The uncertainty that Robles creates in the Nationals' outfield is allowing Taylor to be had a discount in drafts, relative to his talent, but it also adds an element of risk that does not accompany most power/speed outfielders entering their age-27 seasons.

Date Opp Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
10/12 vs CHC L 8-9 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 .333 .444 .733
10/11 at CHC W 5-0 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 .273 .385 .545
10/09 at CHC L 1-2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .333 .250
10/07 vs CHC W 6-3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200
10/06 vs CHC L 0-3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Totals: 15 3 5 0 0 2 8 3 4 0 0 .278 .366 .412
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG WAR
2014 WAS 17 39 5 8 3 0 1 5 3 17 0 .205 .279 .359 -0.1
2015 WAS 138 472 49 108 15 2 14 63 35 158 16 .229 .282 .358 1.5
2016 WAS 76 221 28 51 11 0 7 16 14 77 14 .231 .278 .376 0.5
2017 WAS 118 399 55 108 23 3 19 53 29 137 17 .271 .320 .486 3.8
Totals: 349 1131 137 275 52 5 41 137 81 389 47 .243 .295 .407
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2016-17 WAS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
2017-18 WAS 5 15 3 5 0 0 2 8 3 4 0 .333 .444 .733
Totals: 8 17 3 5 0 0 2 8 3 6 0 .333 .444 .733