Chris Taylor Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 196 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/29/1990 (31)
Chris Taylor Season Stats
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Chris Taylor News
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor (neck) is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Taylor will likely be out for Tuesday's game as well. The team is planning on making a decision on his situation on Wednesday. Taylor is dealing with a neck injury and he may require a trip to the injured list. Gavin Lux has seen an increase in playing time with Taylor out. Lux could continue to have a semi-regular role going forward if Taylor indeed lands on the injured list. The 31-year-old Taylor has been enjoying one of the best years of his career in 2021. Over 135 games, he's slashed .258/.346/.450 with 20 home runs, 13 stolen bases, 72 RBI and 87 runs.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup with the San Diego Padres and right-hander Chris Paddack. The 30-year-old is having another strong season for both the Dodgers and fantasy managers alike, hitting .258 with a .346 on-base percentage, 20 home runs, and 13 stolen bases in 549 plate appearances. Gavin Lux is hitting eighth and starting in Taylor's place in left field. Lux has appeared in 86 games for the Dodgers this year, batting .220 with a .302 on-base percentage, six home runs, and three stolen bases in 324 plate appearances. Fantasy managers are best off looking elsewhere for streaming help on Saturday.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor is absent from Thursday's lineup to take on Jake Woodford and the St. Louis Cardinals, according to MLB.com. Taylor has started the past six days and will be getting a chance to rest. He's in the midst of one of his best offensive seasons, slashing .260/.347/.453 with 20 HRs, 71 RBI, 87 runs, and 13 SBs. Steven Souza Jr. will start in left field and bat sixth for the Dodgers. Fantasy managers are better off looking elsewhere for outfield help, as Souza has a .377 OPS against right-handers this season and has just a .651 OPS overall across 14 games.
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.