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Michael Taylor
Birthdate: 3/26/1991 (25 y, 11 m, 25 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/190     Position: OF
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 6, Pick: 1, Overall: 172, Team: Washington Nationals
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 1/16/2015  Risk: 4  ETA: 2015  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
HitGamePowerRawPowerSpeedFieldThrowsFuture Value
30 / 4030 / 45+60 / 6060 / 6055 / 6055 / 5550
RotoWire News: Taylor (personal) returned to Nationals camp Thursday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Two years ago,Taylor looked like the Nationals' center fielder of the future. He was a rangy outfielder with a tantalizing power-speed combo who also drew walks. He feasted on Double-A pitching in 2014, but did so with an unsightly strikeout rate. Unfortunately, his propensity to swing-and-miss has prevented him from having any sort of success over his first 800 plate appearances in the big leagues.Taylor's power and speed have both carried over to the show, but that hasn't much mattered, as his putrid .281 OBP has kept him out of the lineup. With Adam Eaton now in the fold, Taylor will seemingly enter the year as the Nationals' fourth outfielder. Though it shouldn't be terribly hard for him to steal at-bats from Jayson Werth; and Bryce Harper hasn't exactly been a bastion of health in his young career. If he somehow finds regular playing time,Taylor could easily put up a 20-20 season, albeit with a sub-.240 average. It just isn't clear he'll get that chance in 2017. (Chris Mitchell)

The Quick Opinion: Taylor's power and speed make him an intriguing option in fantasy, but his inability to get on base keeps him out of the lineup. It's probably best to look elsewhere unless he somehow secures a regular gig.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Nationals (R)381491141219.4 %20.8 %.102.238.195.270.297.27069    
2010Nationals (A)51500106.7 %13.3 %.077.273.231.333.308.30992    
2011Nationals (A)126488136468236.6 %24.6 %.179.316.253.310.432.332101    
2012Nationals (A+)10943135137199.3 %26.2 %.120.335.242.318.362.31291    
2013Nationals (A+)133581107987519.5 %22.5 %.163.331.263.340.426.351113    
2014Nationals (AA)984412274613411.3 %29.5 %.227.421.313.396.539.415160    
2014Nationals (AAA)1252173313.5 %26.9 %.182.310.227.333.409.338106    
2014Nationals174315507.0 %39.5 %.154.333.205.279.359.28780-0.8-1.80.90.0
2015Nationals (AAA)832144212.5 %31.3 %.154.563.385.452.538.446188    
2015Nationals138511144963166.8 %30.9 %.129.311.229.282.358.27469-0.5-18.812.31.0
2016Nationals (AAA)31130117979.2 %25.4 %.085.277.205.285.291.26967    
2016Nationals7623772816145.9 %32.5 %.145.319.231.278.376.283722.3-5.92.20.4
2016Nationals3200000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2017Depth Charts441845191987.3 %31.8 %.141.322.232.292.372.287740.3-5.5-0.20.0
2017Steamer461835182077.2 %30.3 %.139.323.237.296.376.290760.0-5.3-0.20.0
2017ZiPS124470135047227.4 %33.4 %.142.322.226.288.368.284721.7-14.42.80.3
Total- - -231791228284306.6 %31.9 %.135.315.228.281.363.278711.0-26.515.41.4
Postseason- - -3200000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Nationals (R)381281492517431141214031151212.195
2010Nationals (A)513153210001102100000.231
2011Nationals (A)1264424881126626713646832012064472312.253
2012Nationals (A+)1093844319355332351374001133136199.242
2013Nationals (A+)1335095811347741610798755113187210517.263
2014Nationals (AA)98384441120791722274615021304123348.313
2014Nationals (AAA)124452105311737014001031.227
2014Nationals17394384301553017100102.205
2015Nationals (AAA)82632108101444010011021.385
2015Nationals138472511108771521449633591581215163.229
2016Nationals (AAA)31117130241751117912033100371.205
2016Nationals76221237513311072816140771102143.231
2016Nationals3220000000002000000.000
2017Depth Charts441681843926715191914159111 83.232
2017Steamer461661833926815182013155111 73.237
2017ZiPS12442947097641821350473531573214226.226
Total- - -2317327911671142922282845292523318308.228
Postseason- - -3220000000002000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Nationals (R)9.4 %20.8 %0.45.195.270.297.567.1025.1.238  -0.712-5.5.27069
2010Nationals (A)6.7 %13.3 %0.50.231.333.308.641.0770.1.273  0.02-0.1.30992
2011Nationals (A)6.6 %24.6 %0.27.253.310.432.742.1797.6.316  -0.7620.6.332101
2012Nationals (A+)9.3 %26.2 %0.35.242.318.362.680.1205.8.335  -0.147-4.7.31291
2013Nationals (A+)9.5 %22.5 %0.42.263.340.426.767.1638.3.331  7.0798.8.351113
2014Nationals (AA)11.3 %29.5 %0.38.313.396.539.935.2276.7.421  3.38230.8.415160
2014Nationals (AAA)13.5 %26.9 %0.50.227.333.409.742.1827.8.310  0.260.4.338106
2014Nationals7.0 %39.5 %0.18.205.279.359.638.1543.8.3330.1-0.1-0.84-0.8.28780
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Nationals (AAA)12.5 %31.3 %0.40.385.452.538.990.1543.8.563  0.063.0.446188
2015Nationals6.8 %30.9 %0.22.229.282.358.640.1295.3.311-3.41.11.842-15.9.27469
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Nationals (AAA)9.2 %25.4 %0.36.205.285.291.575.0857.6.277  1.09-4.6.26967
2016Nationals5.9 %32.5 %0.18.231.278.376.654.1455.6.3190.50.31.521-6.8.28372
2016Nationals0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.000-100
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts7.3 %31.8 %0.23.232.292.372.664.1415.5.3220.0 0.317-4.8.28774
2017Steamer7.2 %30.3 %0.24.237.296.376.672.1394.9.3230.0 0.017-4.3.29076
2017ZiPS7.4 %33.4 %0.22.226.288.368.656.1425.9.322  1.742-13.4.28472
Total- - -6.6 %31.9 %0.21.228.281.363.644.1355.3.315-2.81.32.567-23.5.27871
Postseason- - -0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2014Nationals2.4022.7 %54.5 %22.7 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %31.8 %31.8 %36.4 %27.3 %54.5 %18.2 %
2015Nationals1.4522.2 %46.0 %31.8 %9.4 %14.6 %10.1 %53.3 %47.3 %27.8 %24.9 %18.0 %50.8 %31.2 %
2016Nationals1.4826.8 %43.7 %29.6 %9.5 %16.7 %12.9 %33.3 %50.3 %33.1 %16.6 %18.6 %49.7 %31.7 %
2016Nationals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Total- - -1.4923.6 %45.7 %30.7 %9.1 %15.4 %10.3 %50.0 %47.5 %29.5 %22.9 %18.6 %50.6 %30.8 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2014Nationals1255000055110165
2015Nationals139966791415864312461889
2016Nationals6242384831322569891
2016Nationals0000000077
Total- - -2131431101322189102019252945
Postseason- - -0000000077

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2014Nationals-0.14-0.780.64-3.67-0.410.900.425-0.180.02
2015Nationals0.67-8.268.932.000.120.960.896-1.111.81
2016Nationals-0.43-4.193.76-9.91-1.020.980.9810-0.32-0.12
2016Nationals-0.09-0.090.00-0.43-0.051.751.101-0.050.00
Total- - -0.09-13.2313.32-11.58-1.310.960.8221-1.601.70
Postseason- - --0.09-0.090.00-0.43-0.051.751.101-0.050.00

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Nationals57.0% (91.9)20.0% (83.5)5.5% (89.7)13.3% (77.7)4.2% (84.4)   
2015Nationals51.7% (92.7)22.1% (84.8)6.5% (87.6)10.2% (78.7)8.3% (83.1)0.5% (83.8)0.6% (76.3)1.9%
2016Nationals54.3% (91.9)19.6% (83.6)5.4% (86.5)8.5% (77.7)11.6% (81.6)0.7% (86.3) 0.1%
Total- - -52.8% (92.4)21.2% (84.4)6.1% (87.4)9.9% (78.3)9.0% (82.5)0.6% (84.8)0.4% (76.3)1.2%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Nationals30.9 %17.0 %4.2 %  10.3 %20.0 %6.7 %6.7 % 4.2 %   
2015Nationals36.0 %9.5 %4.7 %1.0 % 6.8 %22.0 %8.9 %2.4 %0.1 %8.0 % 0.7 % 
2016Nationals33.8 %11.0 %3.7 %0.8 % 8.4 %19.8 %9.0 %1.2 % 12.3 %   
Total- - -35.1 %10.4 %4.3 %0.9 % 7.5 %21.2 %8.8 %2.3 %0.0 %9.1 % 0.4 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Nationals92.289.989.9  93.783.478.476.8 83.4  
2015Nationals92.991.887.382.7 92.084.978.880.368.083.1 76.1
2016Nationals92.291.387.785.9 91.983.778.678.7 81.9  
Total- - -92.791.587.683.6 92.184.578.779.568.082.6 76.1

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Nationals1.5-0.8-1.5-0.3-0.3  1.64-2.49-16.90-1.21-3.63  
2015Nationals0.1-8.5-0.2-0.2-3.4-1.6-0.10.01-2.08-0.13-0.13-2.20-16.29-0.66
2016Nationals-6.5-0.31.21.6-3.30.8 -1.34-0.162.492.11-3.2413.02 
Total- - --4.8-9.6-0.51.1-7.0-0.8-0.1-0.31-1.56-0.270.38-2.65-5.30-0.66

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Nationals1.5-0.7-0.8  0.8-1.6-0.40.1 -0.3  
2015Nationals-2.2-1.1-1.5-1.0 3.0-5.3-1.91.40.0-5.4 -0.1
2016Nationals-8.2-0.4-1.20.8 0.9-0.51.61.0 -0.9  
Total- - --8.9-2.2-3.5-0.2 4.6-7.4-0.72.50.0-6.6 -0.1

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Nationals2.93-2.58-11.77  4.81-4.88-3.261.16 -3.70  
2015Nationals-0.33-0.62-1.76-5.37 2.35-1.31-1.173.193.42-3.62 -0.67
2016Nationals-2.74-0.39-3.6611.16 1.14-0.272.018.94 -0.87  
Total- - --0.88-0.73-2.81-0.74 2.13-1.20-0.273.813.42-2.49 -0.67

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Nationals35.6 %52.6 %43.6 %38.7 %85.4 %65.3 %47.3 %67.4 %15.2 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Nationals33.3 %74.5 %52.4 %52.1 %77.4 %68.8 %46.5 %65.2 %16.0 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Nationals28.5 %72.4 %48.5 %55.1 %77.2 %70.1 %45.6 %61.6 %14.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.9 %72.6 %50.7 %52.1 %77.7 %69.0 %46.3 %64.2 %15.5 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Nationals34.4 %54.7 %43.6 %25.8 %92.7 %63.9 %45.5 %22.0
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Nationals35.6 %70.7 %52.3 %53.3 %77.1 %68.6 %47.6 %21.5
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Nationals31.1 %70.1 %48.7 %57.9 %75.4 %69.3 %45.1 %21.5
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -34.1 %69.7 %50.7 %53.0 %77.3 %68.6 %46.7 %21.5

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015NationalsLF3832287.17230000000     1.000 
2016NationalsLF116.0100000000     1.000 
Total- - -LF3933293.17330000000     1.000 
2014NationalsCF10447.01500000000     1.000 
2015NationalsCF9689802.122833120100     .987 
2016NationalsCF6446437.212151100000     .992 
Total- - -CF1701391287.036484220100     .989 
2014NationalsRF5438.01600000000     1.000 
2015NationalsRF3011.0200000000     1.000 
2016NationalsRF5115.0300000000     1.000 
Total- - -RF13564.02100000000     1.000 
2014NationalsOF15885.03100000000     1.000 
2015NationalsOF1371211100.230263120100     .990 
2016NationalsOF7048458.212551100000     .992 
Total- - -OF2221771644.1458114220100     .992 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015NationalsLF287.1  21475150.98022   21.6 4.90.46.828.0
2016NationalsLF6.0  001100 1   0  0.10.00.10.0
Total- - -LF293.1  21585150.98023   21.6 5.00.47.028.6
2014NationalsCF47.0  00-1-111111.0004    0.0 -0.60.1-0.5-12.3
2015NationalsCF802.1  01-3-2172163.94866   3-0.8 6.7-0.45.58.6
2016NationalsCF437.2  00-4-410695.89626   11.4 -0.80.20.83.7
Total- - -CF1287.0  01-8-7289269.93196   40.6 5.4-0.15.85.7
2014NationalsRF38.0  0000109.9007    -0.3 1.80.11.533.2
2015NationalsRF11.0  0000221.0000   00.0 0.10.00.111.3
2016NationalsRF15.0  0011331.0000   0-0.1 0.60.00.640.3
Total- - -RF64.0  00111514.9337   0-0.4 2.40.12.232.7
2014NationalsOF85.0  00-1-12120.95211    -0.3 1.20.21.112.2
2015NationalsOF1100.2  2215225215.95688   50.8 11.70.012.413.9
2016NationalsOF458.2  00-2-210998.89927   11.3 0.00.21.55.7
Total- - -OF1644.1  22-22355333.938126   61.8 12.90.415.011.3

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015NationalsLF287.10.0%    (13)25.0%      (4)100.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (68)
2016NationalsLF6.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -LF293.10.0%    (13)25.0%      (4)100.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (69)
2014NationalsCF47.00.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)92.9%    (14)
2015NationalsCF802.10.0%    (43)0.0%    (10)33.3%      (3)80.0%     (5)100.0%      (7)98.2%  (220)
2016NationalsCF437.20.0%    (23)0.0%      (5)20.0%      (5)0.0%     (0)40.0%      (5)99.1%  (116)
Total- - -CF1287.00.0%    (69)0.0%    (15)25.0%      (8)66.7%     (6)78.6%    (14)98.3%  (350)
2014NationalsRF38.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (16)
2015NationalsRF11.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
2016NationalsRF15.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -RF64.00.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (20)
2014NationalsOF85.00.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)96.7%    (30)
2015NationalsOF1100.20.0%    (57)7.1%    (14)50.0%      (4)83.3%     (6)100.0%      (8)98.6%  (290)
2016NationalsOF458.20.0%    (24)0.0%      (5)20.0%      (5)0.0%     (0)50.0%      (6)99.2%  (119)
Total- - -OF1644.10.0%    (84)5.3%    (19)33.3%      (9)71.4%     (7)81.3%    (16)98.6%  (439)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2015Nationals1100.22563778564566456665
2016Nationals458.23655728254545847601
Total- - -1559.16161768461556253646

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Nationals-1.0-0.81.1-0.1-1.80.90.11.20.40.0$0.4 
2015Nationals-18.3-0.512.4-0.2-18.812.31.014.99.51.0$8.0 
2016Nationals-8.22.31.50.6-5.92.20.47.23.80.4$3.1 
Total- - --27.51.015.00.4-26.515.41.423.313.71.4$11.5 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Washington Nationals on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Washington Nationals on 3/3/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Washington Nationals on 2/26/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 6, Pick: 1, Overall: 172
    • Team: Washington Nationals
    • School: Westminster Academy