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August 11, 2014

The Call-Up

Michael Taylor

by Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen


The Situation: The Nationals are running low on healthy outfielders, and Michael Taylor continues to rake in the upper minors.

Background: Taylor was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 draft, out of Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale.

Drafted as a shortstop, Taylor transitioned to the outfield after a year in the GCL. With such pure athleticism, the transition to the outfield made sense and allowed Taylor to focus on the aspect of his game that needs the most refinement—the bat.

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jlowery

What is the outlook for Taylor's playing time next year? Specifically, how likely is Denard Span's club option to be picked up at $9mm for 2015?

Aug 11, 2014 04:57 AM
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sbnbaseball

great question. Should be an interesting offseason for Taylor owners.

Aug 11, 2014 05:29 AM
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boatman44

Just wondering if a call up piece on Rymer Liriano is due to be submitted, as he will be gaining plenty of playing time over the next few weeks, and is a very interesting prospect after his injury. Cheers.

Aug 11, 2014 07:42 AM
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BP staff member J.P. Breen
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Yeah. This is definitely in the works.

Aug 11, 2014 09:59 AM
 
Shawnykid23

Plus power and speed with lots of swing and miss...do you think he could be 85-90% of George Springer from a fantasy perspective, or is that too optimistic?

Aug 11, 2014 08:58 AM
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teaaker

I think Taylor has potential to get a nice value bump in walks / OBP leagues based on his minor league numbers.

Aug 11, 2014 10:00 AM
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jlowery

By the way admin, all your Michael Taylor articles are mapping to the wrong Michael Taylor when they are tagged, so they can't be found on the Nationals' Michael Taylor's playercard page.

Aug 14, 2014 07:15 AM
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