Chris Taylor Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 196 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/29/1990 (32)
Chris Taylor Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Chris Taylor News
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor (neck) will get the start in left field in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Friday against San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell. Taylor battled neck tightness at the end of the regular season and received a cortisone injection last week. He'll take over for Trayce Thompson, who will most likely move to center field and send Cody Bellinger to the bench against a lefty. Taylor wasn't as good this year as he was in his lone All-Star season in 2021, and he also hit .193 (23-for-119) with only two of his 10 home runs, nine RBI and 13 runs scored in 75 games against left-handed pitching in 2022. Expect Taylor to hit near the bottom of LA's lineup on Friday. He hasn't played since Sept. 30.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor (neck) remains out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday against the San Diego Padres. Taylor has been dealing with a sore neck and hasn't played in a game since Sept. 30. He was not used off the bench in the team's 5-3 win over the Padres in Game 1 on Tuesday. Trayce Thompson will get another start in left field and will hit eighth in the batting order against Padres right-hander Yu Darvish. Thompson went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in the Game 1 win on Tuesday night in his first career playoff game.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor (neck) made the team's roster for the National League Division Series against the San Diego Padres this week, but he's not in the starting lineup for Game 1 on Tuesday. But the 32-year-old will be available as a utility bat and glove off the bench for the Dodgers to begin the series. Trayce Thompson is starting in left field for the Dodgers and is hitting eighth against Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger. Thompson, who began the year with the Padres, hit .268/.364/.537 with a .901 OPS, 13 home runs, 39 RBI, 35 runs scored and four stolen bases in 74 games with LA. He enters the postseason after going 6-for-14 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored in his final five regular season games.
The Dodgers' utility man had another productive season in 2021, hitting 20 homers with 13 steals and a .254/.344/.438 slash line in 582 plate appearances. That inspired enough confidence for the Dodgers to quickly re-sign him as a free agent, and he will figure to play another very prominent role for this team as Corey Seager departs to Texas. For fantasy purposes, he wasn't great in anything besides runs scored (92, but 76 of those were before the August addition of Trea Turner). Over the last two months of the season, Taylor hit just .187/.263/.293 with 16 runs, three homers, and three steals. His final season line seems like a pretty good indicator of what to expect in 2022, which is a mediocre fantasy player. There is a chance he could find himself at the top of the lineup once again now with Seager gone and some other question marks still being sorted out, which would be a big plus but it's not very likely happen from where we sit right now. With all this said, Taylor's ADP of 146 seems too high given that he's pedestrian in both the homers and steals categories. The batting average is also up in the air as he struck out a high clip of 29% in 2021. At this price, it would be best to leave Taylor for someone else in your league to pick up.