Chris Taylor Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 196 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/29/1990 (30)
Chris Taylor Season Stats
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Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor will get Thursday afternoon off versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Taylor has been having a career year in 2021 and is hitting .275 with eight home runs, 33 RBI and six stolen bases. It's just a routine day off for Taylor and he will be replaced by infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry. McKinstry will bat sixth and play second base play on Thursday. He makes for an intriguing DFS play with a favorable matchup versus Mitch Keller.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor continued his career year by going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's victory versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home run was Taylor's eighth of the season and he has now driven in 33 RBI on the season. Taylor has been playing all over the diamond for the Dodgers and has been producing the best numbers of his career. Taylor is now hitting .274 on the season and sports a respectable .870 OPS. Taylor is one of the most versatile players in the game and managers should continue to hold onto Taylor.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor ended May on a high note by going 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBI in Monday's victory. He also hit his seventh home run of the year off of starting pitcher Jack Flaherty in the bottom of the second inning. Taylor has been playing all over for the Dodgers and continues to impress at the plate. After hitting .250 in April, Taylor stepped it up in May with a .310 batting average to go along with three home runs, 15 RBI and four stolen bases. Even with the Dodgers getting outfielder Cody Bellinger and infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry back this past weekend, Taylor has performed good enough for an everyday role. Taylor is now hitting .280 with seven home runs, 28 RBI and six stolen bases and should be rostered and started in all formats. It also doesn't hurt that Taylor is eligible at multiple positions. The versatile Taylor will look to keep it going in June and he will start that journey on Tuesday versus John Gant.
Los Angeles Dodgers super-utility man Chris Taylor, who can play second base, shortstop and the outfield, could be slightly more attractive to fantasy managers in 2021. While the 30-year-old may not have an everyday role with the Blue, he should continue to see at-bats all over the diamond and could even see more time in the outfield now that Joc Pederson is no longer around. Taylor dropped his strikeout rate to 25.7 percent and had a career-high 12.1 percent walk rate in 56 games in 2020 while clubbing eight home runs and driving in 30 runs in 214 plate appearances. He also had career-highs in barrel rate (11.5 percent) and hard-hit percentage (45). Taylor has 20-homer pop and could steal double-digit bases, but don't expect a batting average at or above .270 due to his swing-and miss tendencies. In a stacked Dodgers lineup with more potential playing time, you could do a lot worse than Taylor as infield/outfield depth in the later rounds of drafts.