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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||250.00||2.00||.248||17.00||22.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||23||7||0|| .304|| .348|| .304|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||78||23||0|| .341|| .346|| .295|
|Last 10 Games|
Mariners SS prospect Chris Taylor torrid in Tacoma
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/27/15) A fractured wrist prevented Chris Taylor from completing his competition with Brad Miller for the Mariners starting shortstop job out of spring training. But he certainly is making up for lost time.
Taylor has been tearing it up at Triple-A Tacoma since being activated and sent there in mid-April. He has five two-hit games since April 20 and has hit safely in all but two of 11 games since his late start to his season. He has scored seven runs, slammed two homers and driven in four.
The 24-year-old Taylor boasts a slash line of .305/.364/.441. But Miller is performing well with Seattle, making Taylor's path to the big leagues a little rockier. Miller has hit safely in eight of his last nine games as his average has soared to .291.
Mariners' Chris Taylor in Triple-A lineup on rehab
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Mariners' shortstop Chris Taylor will start an minor league injury rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.
Taylor is in the starting lineup and will play five innings, per Tacoma's play-by-play announcer Mike Curto. He's returning from a fractured wrist.
Mariners' Chris Taylor full participant in batting practice Thursday
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/9/15) After breaking his wrist during Cactus League play, Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor is working to get back on the diamond.
Taylor was a full participant in batting practice on Thursday. The 24-year-old is hoping to be cleared to play this weekend, reports the team's Triple-A affiliate Tacoma.
Prior to the injury, Taylor was batting .421 on eight hits with one double, two triples and one home run in 19 plate appearances.
Mariners' Chris Taylor has 'no restrictions' in batting, fielding drills
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said Wednesday that shortstop Chris Taylor has "no restrictions" as he takes part in batting and fielding drills, MLB.com reports.
Taylor is with Triple-A Tacoma as he rehabs from a broken wrist and could begin a rehab assignment within the next week. Once healthy, he could join the Mariners to play shortstop at the major-league level or remain with Tacoma and serve as organizational depth. The team is unlikely to carry him on the major-league roster if he won't play most days, so his landing spot could depend on the performance of Brad Miller over the next few weeks.
Mariners add pitcher Tyler Olson to roster, place Chris Taylor on DL
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/4/15) The Mariners have added pitcher Tyler Olson to their Opening Day roster and placed shortstop Chris Taylor on the 15-day DL, retro to March 27, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
Olson did not allow a single run in 12 2/3 innings this spring with 15 strikeouts and zero walks in 10 appearances. Taylor is recovering from a fractured wrist suffered last month.
|2014 summary: After the way Brad Miller performed as a rookie in 2013, Chris Taylor, himself no stranger to high batting averages in the minors, looked like he might be destined for no more than a utility role in the majors. But Miller's sophomore slump forced the Mariners to try something else, and by late July, Taylor had become the primary shortstop for a legitimate contender. Of course, he didn't show much pop in the role, but that's not as much his game as it is Miller's.|
Playing time status: Though Taylor made a favorable impression, the general belief is that he doesn't have nearly as much upside as Miller offensively, so he was looking like a long shot to win the starting job even before breaking his wrist this spring. When he returns in May, he could become the lesser half of a lefty-righty platoon since he and Miller bat from opposite sides of the plate.
2015 outlook: Though Taylor didn't hit for as much power as Miller in the minors, he was more of a base stealer and could tap into that ability more in a full-time role. But again, a full-time role appears to be unlikely for him. He's just a low-end AL-only option on Draft Day.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/28/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Ross Detwiler|
|4/29/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|4/30/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Scott Feldman|
|5/1/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Asher Wojciechowski|
|5/2/15||@ HOU||7:10 pm||Collin McHugh|
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|5/4/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Matt Shoemaker|