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
According to a tweet from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly re-signed infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor to a four-year deal. Per Rosenthal, the contract is worth $60 million and includes an option for a fifth year, that if exercised, would take the contract's total value to $73 million. The 31-year-old hit .254 with a .344 on-base percentage, 20 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 582 plate appearances for the Dodgers last season. With shortstop Corey Seager now in Texas, Taylor could, in theory, see more starts at both middle infield spots alongside Trea Turner.
The Boston Red Sox could be a player for free-agent infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor after they had success with the signing of another versatile ex-Los Angeles Dodger in Enrique Hernandez. The Red Sox covet versatility in their position players, and Taylor certainly fits that bill, as he's able to play any outfield spot as well as shortstop and second base. He can also swing a pretty good bat. Taylor hit .254/.344/.438 with a .782 OPS, 20 home runs, 73 RBI, 13 stolen bases and 92 runs scored in 507 at-bats over 148 games for the Dodgers in the 2021 regular season. He was even better in the postseason, hitting .351/.419/.784 with a 1.202 OPS, four home runs and 12 RBI in only 43 plate appearances. Taylor would remain extremely popular in fantasy if he were to land in Boston.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor is expected to reject the $18.4 million qualifying offer, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Taylor hit .254 with a .344 on-base percentage, 20 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 582 plate appearances during the regular season. He only continued to produce once the postseason started, batting .351 with a .419 on-base percentage, four home runs and three stolen bases in 43 plate appearances. With the potential to reach double digits in both home runs and stolen bases, not to mention his ability to play all over the field, the veteran should once again be a quality fantasy option for managers next season no matter where he winds up.
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.