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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||7.00||.272||26.00||25.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati||2||0||0|| .500|| .000|| .000|
|vs Hamels (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||25||5||1|| .231|| .320|| .200|
|12/27/2014||Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS TB
Blake Taylor, SP PIT
Jesse Winker, LF CIN
|Yasmani Grandal, C LAD|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Michael Taylor, CF WAS
Henry Owens, SP BOS
|12/25/2014||Steven Moya, LF DET|
Michael Taylor, CF WAS
|Drew Storen, RP WAS|
|12/25/2014||Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Michael Taylor, CF WAS
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET|
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals planning to use Taylor, Moore, Robinson in left field
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/29/15) The Nationals plan to rotate Michael Taylor, Tyler Moore and Clint Robinson in left field with outfielder Jayson Werth reportedly out until August due to his wrist injury, manager Matt Williams said Friday.
However, Williams left the door open to changing those plans if Taylor, Moore or Robinson heat up offensively.
Nationals Michael Taylor to start in left field against Phillies
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor will start in left field against the Phillies on Saturday.
Taylor will face off against left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels. Taylor is a career .261/.320/.478 hitter against left-handed pitchers, and has homered against Hamels once in 5 at-bats.
Nationals' Clint Robinson makes the start in left field Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/22/15) Nationals left fielder Clint Robinson is making his first start since April 23. Robinson is in the starting lineup Friday against the Phillies, batting seventh.
With regular left fielder Jayson Werth on the disabled list, Michael Taylor and Tyler Moore have been splitting most of the time in the outfield. But they will be on the bench as Robinson will draw the start Friday. He's had just nine at-bats this month, with his only hit going for an RBI double which came in his last appearance as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday.
Nationals' Bryce Harper, Matt Williams ejected vs. Yankees
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Nationals manager Matt Williams and outfielder Bryce Harper were ejected in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Yankees.
In a strange sequence of events, umpire Marvin Hudson told Harper to get back into the batter's box following a called strike. Harper said something in return to Hudson, who then tossed Harper from the game.
Williams then ran onto the field to argue with Hudson, who subsequently tossed him as well. Williams then kicked some dirt onto the plate.
Harper was fired up after the game when asked about the ejection.
"I don't think 40,000 people paid to watch him ump tonight," he said, via CSN Washington's Chase Hughes.
Harper's at-bat was finished by Michael Taylor, who struck out. Harper finished the game 0-1.
This is the second time in a week both Harper and Williams have been ejected from a game. The previous time was against the Diamondbacks on May 13.
OF's Jayson Werth, Denard Span out of Nationals' lineup for Sunday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/17/15) Jayson Werth (wrist) and Denard Span are out of the Nationals’ lineup for Sunday in San Diego, as Tyler Moore will make his second straight start in left field, batting sixth, and Michael Taylor will bat leadoff and play centerfield.
Werth left Friday’s game after getting hit on the wrist with a pitch and sat out Saturday’s win.
Span, who's started 12 of the last 13 games for the Nats in centerfield, will sit out for rest.
|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 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.
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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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