|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||1||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Alvarez (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||33||6||1|| .250|| .303|| .182|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals complete September callups
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/7/14) The Nationals called up reliever Ryan Mattheus and outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, and according to MLB.com, the moves were the last of the team's minor league promotions for the season.
Mattheus had appeared in four games with the Nationals earlier this season, throwing 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Taylor went 3 for 18 with a home run during a brief major league stint in August.
Michael Taylor dispatched to Syracuse
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/23/14) Right fielder Michael Taylor has been demoted by the Nationals to Triple-A Syracuse to create a roster space for Nate Schierholtz.
Taylor managed three hits in 18 at-bats during his brief stint with Washington and is expected to return sometime soon.
Michael Taylor could play more than expected
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(8/13/14) You didn't think the Nationals would call up Michael Taylor to sit him, did you? Well, in any case, I did and basically said as much Monday, the day before his major-league debut.
He not only started in that debut, but homered to the opposite field, going 2 for 4. His talent is immense. He was in the middle of a George Springer-like season in the minors when he got the call. Granted, he hadn't come close to those numbers prior to this year and got only 13 at-bats at Triple-A before the Nationals summoned him, but still, the best-case scenario for him is a good one indeed.
If only his role was clear.
I said the Nationals would sit him because they didn't seem to have a spot available for him with Bryce Harper, Denard Span and Jayson Werth patrolling the outfield. But that's before I knew Werth's shoulder was still bothering him enough to require a cortisone shot. An MRI Wednesday even revealed an AC joint sprain, though the Nationals seem to think his absence will measure in days rather than weeks.
If they're right, Taylor probably isn't worth your time in Fantasy, but in the increasingly likely case that they're wrong, picking him up may prove to be a shrewd move. Particularly in five-outfielder (i.e., Rotisserie) leagues, I think I'd take a chance on him.
Michael Taylor blasts off in big league debut Tuesday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/13/14) Nationals right fielder Michael Taylor took a big bite out of the Big Apple in his major league debut Tuesday against the Mets.
The 23-year-old Taylor blasted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning and added a single to end the night with a shiny .500 average.
Michael Taylor set for debut Tuesday
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/12/14) Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is in the lineup for his major-league debut Tuesday against the Mets, two days after his recall from Triple-A Syracuse. He is starting in right and batting eighth in place of Jayson Werth.
|2014 Summary: Though he didn't get nearly the hype or fanfare, Michael Taylor broke through with George Springer-like numbers for Double-A Harrisburg in 2014, hitting .313 with 23 homers and 37 steals in 384 at-bats. He wasn't nearly as impressive in shorter stints at Triple-A or the majors, which underscores how much work he still has to do, but mostly, his season was cause for celebration. A player suspected of having elite tools finally began to translate them to numbers.|
Playing time status: While Taylor is the Nationals' center fielder of their future, their present is still in the hands of Denard Span, who's signed for one more year. He's coming off a career year himself but has been only so-so in the past. Still, Taylor's best hope of playing a significant role is an injury for Span, Jayson Werth or Bryce Harper, but the Nationals could also turn to the more refined Steven Souza in that scenario.
2015 Outlook: For Taylor, the Springer comparison extends to his strikeout rate, which held him back in his first taste of the majors and may always limit his batting average at that level. But like Springer, Taylor's ceiling is high enough that you'll want to stick it out with him in long-term keeper leagues. In redraft leagues, his 2015 role is too speculative for you to bother with him outside of NL-only formats.
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