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68 Michael Taylor CF
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 3/26/1991 | Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 127.00
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Injury Report
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/30/2014Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY
Michael Taylor, CF WAS
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
07/29/2014Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI
Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA
Michael Taylor, CF WAS
Bartolo Colon, SP NYM
Robinson Cano, 2B SEA
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Adam Jones, CF BAL
07/28/2014Mat Latos, SP CIN
Matthew Wisler, SP SD
Michael Taylor, CF WAS
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
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Latest News
Nationals send six players to minors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/14) The Nationals optioned outfielder Michael Taylor and starting pitcher Matt Purke to Double-A Harrisburg Thursday. The Nationals also reassigned pitcher Clay Hensley, pitcher Josh Roenicke, pitcher Daniel Stange and pitcher Danny Rosenbaum to minor-league camp.
Michael Taylor turning heads at Nats camp
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/14) Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is turning heads at camp, according to The Washington Post.

Taylor has always shown the ability to be an elite defender, and people within the organization are beginning to notice. "If you were putting scouting numbers on him, he’s an 80 defender," according to manager Matt Williams. The scouting scale grades players on an 80-20 scale, with 80 being the highest possible grade you can put on a tool. It's quite rare for a player to receive an 80 grade in anything.

"He would be a guy that is potentially on the fast track," Williams said. That all depends on whether he hits. Taylor is working to keep his swing shorter. The hope is that he'll grow into his power and eventually hit 20 home runs.

The team is set in the outfield this season, but Taylor could push his way further up the organization with a strong season.

Michael Taylor finishes with great numbers in winter league
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/14) Nationals outfield prospect Michael Taylor had a pretty productive offseason playing in the Puerto Rican winter league. 

Taylor hit .365 with a .428 on-base percentage, .511 slugging percentage and .939 OPS in 36 games. He also had two triples, three home runs, seven doubles, 10 RBI, 20 runs and three stolen bases.

"It is just a different level of baseball," Taylor told MASNsports.com. "You see kind of different sequences at the plate. It is a little different strategy. But it was good. It is still baseball and I had a good time. I saw a lot more splitters. You don't see too much in High-A. I actually felt really good. I felt like my plate discipline was better and I was able to really lock in on my approach and just look for my pitch."

Taylor was added to the 40-man roster this offseason, but he's likely ticketed for Double-A to begin the year.

"It is great," Taylor said about the call to the 40-man. "I was very excited when I got the news and I am looking forward to the years to come. I am excited to play baseball. I am trying not to get to hung up on where I am going to be and wherever I end up I am going to go out there and play hard and have fun."

Nationals add three to 40-man roster
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/13) The Nationals added outfielder Michael Taylor and pitchers Sammy Solis and Aaron Barrett to the 40-man roster Wednesday.

Taylor went 1 for 23 with the A's last season while also hitting .281/.360/.474 with 18 home runs and 85 RBI in 420 at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento. Solis went 2-1 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 40:19 K:BB ratio in 57 2/3 innings with high Class A Potomac. Barrett went 1-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 69:15 K:BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings over 51 appearances with Double-A Harrisburg.

Michael Taylor's adjustments starting to 'pay off'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/18/13) Nationals outfield prospect Michael Taylor is arguably having the best season of his pro career. The 2009 sixth-round pick, who is considered the Nationals' fifth-best prospect by MLB.com, is batting .272 with four triples, seven home runs, 26 doubles, 57 RBI and 29 stolen bases in 88 games for Class A Potomac.

Taylor has especially performed well since the Carolina League All-Star break. He's batting .322 with a .506 slugging percentage in 22 second-half games.

"(He) made an adjustment in his approach right around the break that is starting to pay off," Nationals director of player development Doug Harris told MASNsports.com. "He made a big adjustment with his lower half (of his body), which allows him to track the ball better and be more consistent with his path to the ball."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/30/14@ MIA12:40 pmBrad Hand
7/31/14PHI7:05 pmCliff Lee
8/1/14PHI7:05 pmRoberto Hernandez
8/2/14PHI7:05 pmA.J. Burnett
8/3/14PHI1:35 pmCole Hamels
8/4/14BAL7:05 pmKevin Gausman
8/5/14NYM7:05 pmZack Wheeler
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
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Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010R-GCL Nationals38128142543112143112 .270 .297 .195
2010AFX-Hagerstown Suns5130310011200 .333 .308 .231
2011AFX-Hagerstown Suns126442641122671368321202312 .310 .432 .253
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals109384519333233740113199 .318 .362 .242
2013AFA-Potomac Nationals13350979134416108755131517 .340 .426 .263
Total 411147620836710518272051423979430 .315 .399 .249
 
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