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Chris Taylor
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 196LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 5, #161, Seattle Mariners | Virginia
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 582 507 92 129 20 73 13 .254 .344 .438 .782
8 Seasons 2700 2399 377 627 79 309 58 .261 .337 .443 .780
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .254 20 73 13 .782
8 Seasons .261 79 309 58 .780

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 25 375 65 1 1.5 88.8 103.7 14.8 44.6 .205 .316 .201 .253 .335 32.3 30.4 5.9
2016 26 253 46 2 4.3 87.7 106 10.3 37 .235 .355 .262 .270 .331 23.9 23.1 6.2
2017 27 2268 373 30 8 87.1 110.1 12.2 39.7 .266 .445 .361 .337 .415 34.1 25 8.8
2018 28 2475 362 30 8.3 88.9 111.5 16.4 39.5 .234 .398 .335 .315 .404 38.2 29.5 9.1
2019 29 1723 258 14 5.4 86 108.3 13.8 39.1 .230 .377 .331 .295 .369 32.3 27.8 8.9
2020 30 858 131 15 11.5 88 109.6 9.1 35.1 .271 .489 .364 .372 .458 45 25.7 12.1
2021 31 2384 344 35 10.2 88.2 110.7 17.4 38.1 .237 .422 .338 .329 .415 38.1 28.7 10.8
10336 1579 127 8 87.7 111.5 14.4 38.9 .243 .414 .336 .321 .403 36.2 27.6 9.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 1385 58.1 343 296 79 48 15 3 13 89 208 .267 .262 .470 .479 .361 .365 88.2 15 24.2 21.7
2021 Breaking 734 30.8 172 152 31 18 5 1 7 57 98 .204 .192 .388 .344 .288 .274 86.2 21 42.8 23.8
2021 Offspeed 264 11.1 64 58 18 14 4 0 0 21 37 .310 .226 .379 .335 .335 .283 86.1 13 43.7 22.6
2020 Fastballs 460 53.6 123 101 34 21 6 2 5 23 79 .337 .314 .584 .582 .440 .433 86.1 13 24.3 18.3
2020 Breaking 281 32.8 62 58 9 5 2 0 2 20 38 .155 .221 .293 .405 .221 .294 87.6 2 37.2 23.0
2020 Offspeed 117 13.6 29 26 7 4 2 0 1 12 14 .269 .219 .462 .317 .348 .279 81.2 1 51.7 30.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 36.9 26.2 32.3 4.6 26.2 26.2 47.7 0 24.6 23.1 29.2 15.4 1.5
2016 47.8 13 34.8 4.3 28.3 45.7 26.1 0 39.1 23.9 21.7 6.5 4.3
2017 42.4 23.9 28.2 5.6 33.2 39.4 27.3 5.1 29.5 21.7 26.8 7 8
2018 34.8 26.2 32.3 6.6 36.7 34.5 28.5 2.2 26.2 25.1 27.6 7.5 8.3
2019 39.9 25.2 31.8 3.1 32.6 35.3 32.2 7.4 26.7 23.6 26 8.1 5.4
2020 48.1 16.8 32.1 3.1 31.3 40.5 28.2 9.9 31.3 11.5 26.7 8.4 11.5
2021 36.9 32.3 24.7 6.1 42.2 35.5 22.4 5.2 26.2 28.2 23.8 6.4 10.2
39.5 25.6 29.6 5.3 35.3 36.5 28.2 4.9 27.8 23.5 26.2 7.6 8
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 N/A -3.8 0 7 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .02 .032 .021 0
2021 Splitter -1.4 0 23 1 5 .25 .25 .32 45.5 40 22.2 .072 .084 .194 0
2021 Cutter -2.8 -4 144 6 30 .138 .276 .192 32.1 20 17.1 .238 .388 .28 30.4
2021 Curveball 1.4 2 175 7.3 44 .25 .375 .277 42 34.1 24.2 .246 .35 .279 40.7
2021 Changeup 1.5 4 234 9.8 58 .321 .396 .348 44.5 32.8 22.6 .241 .36 .297 32.4
2021 Sinker 0.7 3 397 16.7 104 .3 .5 .387 19.8 17.3 18.6 .295 .491 .382 38.4
2021 Slider 0.1 1 560 23.5 129 .195 .407 .309 42.9 32.6 23.5 .174 .341 .272 29.2
2021 4-Seamer 1.4 12 844 35.4 209 .271 .486 .388 24.6 31.1 23.3 .249 .488 .37 47.3
2020 Splitter 11 1 13 1.5 3 .667 1 .717 50 33.3 25 .266 .46 .308 50
2020 Curveball 2.5 2 86 10 15 .308 .385 .357 22.2 13.3 11.1 .316 .501 .396 54.5
2020 Cutter 4.7 3 73 8.5 17 .286 .571 .421 26.7 23.5 30.8 .256 .639 .427 30
2020 Changeup 2.2 2 104 12.1 26 .217 .391 .344 51.9 42.3 30.6 .213 .298 .276 41.7
2020 Sinker 1.7 2 115 13.4 32 .296 .519 .403 21.8 21.9 21.2 .302 .457 .383 45
2020 Slider -2.9 -6 195 22.7 47 .111 .267 .18 43.5 38.3 26.1 .193 .377 .26 44.4
2020 4-Seamer 3.6 10 272 31.7 74 .367 .617 .494 24.8 16.2 15 .333 .625 .456 46.9
2019 N/A -10.7 0 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .467 .861 .549 100
2019 Splitter 1.3 0 22 1.3 5 .2 .2 .18 61.5 80 33.3 .127 .151 .121 0
2019 Cutter 0.5 1 163 9.5 38 .25 .5 .334 30.5 26.3 18.2 .228 .299 .252 11.5
2019 Changeup -0.9 -2 172 10 41 .225 .45 .298 38.6 24.4 19.2 .256 .363 .258 32.3
2019 Curveball 0.5 1 215 12.5 52 .217 .457 .316 44.8 36.5 26.4 .189 .355 .267 35.7
2019 Sinker 0.5 1 240 13.9 60 .309 .473 .367 22.2 25 18.5 .248 .439 .322 37.5
2019 Slider -2.5 -7 281 16.3 69 .119 .22 .196 43.6 42 25.7 .127 .22 .21 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 9 607 35.2 140 .336 .555 .435 21 19.3 14.7 .293 .485 .375 34
2018 N/A 7.5 0 3 0.1 1 1 2 1.25 33.3 0 0 .68 .939 .67 100
2018 Splitter -5.7 -1 26 1.1 5 0 0 0 53.3 60 37.5 .048 .08 .051 50
2018 Cutter -3.1 -5 168 6.8 39 .167 .222 .192 39.3 41 25.8 .177 .235 .201 28.6
2018 Changeup 3.8 9 225 9.1 50 .295 .477 .41 36.8 26 14 .257 .376 .323 25.8
2018 Curveball 0.3 1 270 10.9 61 .228 .439 .309 42.1 34.4 23.3 .22 .463 .314 27.8
2018 Slider 0 0 419 16.9 102 .271 .469 .338 46 36.3 24.7 .205 .332 .257 22
2018 Sinker 0.9 4 443 17.9 118 .275 .559 .398 12.9 20.3 21.4 .291 .491 .39 51.9
2018 4-Seamer 0 0 863 34.9 211 .25 .4 .338 26.4 28 22.4 .247 .429 .344 43.9
2017 Splitter 6.6 1 14 0.6 5 .25 .25 .32 62.5 40 33.3 .188 .218 .277 0
2017 Curveball -0.1 0 232 10.2 41 .244 .39 .272 35.5 24.4 13.2 .285 .477 .323 35.5
2017 Changeup 1.2 2 178 7.8 44 .293 .439 .367 37.9 36.4 21.9 .253 .317 .272 19.2
2017 Cutter 0.7 1 158 7 45 .2 .425 .31 40 35.6 28.1 .154 .248 .23 20.8
2017 Sinker 2.4 9 376 16.6 105 .303 .506 .409 10 15.2 16.5 .325 .54 .416 32.9
2017 Slider 0.4 2 418 18.4 109 .267 .515 .357 38.7 33 25 .224 .414 .299 30.8
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 6 866 38.2 212 .309 .529 .408 15.4 20.3 16.9 .295 .501 .371 41.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 151 568 -7 -1 4 1 -3
2015 102 374 -7 -3 1 1 -8
2016 64 250 -2 -3 3 1 -2
2017 632 2535 12 -15 17 11 26
2018 636 2619 -8 -17 21 13 9
2019 417 1759 8 -24 11 6 2
2020 277 1128 -3 -2 10 7 11
2021 623 2552 2 -12 22 12 24
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 375 53.5 67 73.1 23.6 46.3 42 43.1 46.9 29.5 8.3 71
2016 253 55.3 74.3 78.8 20.4 30.4 37.2 43.1 50.2 29.9 9.5 79.2
2017 2268 51.1 68.5 82.3 22.2 47.5 42.1 30.1 45.9 25.3 7.5 82.1
2018 2475 51.9 69.7 74.4 23.6 48 43.2 34.9 47.6 31.4 8 81.4
2019 1723 50.6 72.2 77.5 26.5 41.3 43.7 39.1 49.8 31.5 6.8 85.2
2020 858 48.8 73.7 71.8 17.3 46.1 42.5 39.3 44.9 32.5 8.2 87.1
2021 2384 51.2 69.4 73.9 20.6 43.3 43.5 36.9 45.6 32.7 8 83.7
10336 51.2 70.1 76.4 22.5 45 42.9 35.9 46.9 30.4 7.7 82.7
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 90
2016 94
2017 62 67 61 55 59 65 64 31 40 19 52 38 93 45
2018 40 25 40 45 43 63 58 49 52 6 56 7 87 87
2019 15 16 16 23 22 16 24 7 18 13 54 14 88 39
2020 84 75 81 75 85 75 77 36 80 34 77 15 88 92
2021 51 25 47 56 56 63 66 29 33 9 73 8 91 17
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.1 12 9.7 2 7 6 4 33.3
2020 21.7 9 10.7 -2 7 10 3 33.3
2021 22.5 24 22.4 2 17 11 14 58.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 10 10 8 10 10 10 11 10 10 13 10 7 8 10 10 8 11 10 10 6 8 9 10 9 11 11 9 12 8 12
2020 9 13 10 10 14 9 0 14 9 9 14 13 5 9 9 13 7 16 10 13 6 9 9 10 11 11 13 7 11 9 13
2021 24 23 27 21 26 17 21 26 19 23 27 26 15 22 18 25 17 27 25 25 15 17 22 23 23 27 24 20 24 18 29
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.8 87.7 -1.1 87.1 -0.6 88.9 1.8 86 -2.9 88 2 88.2 0.2
Launch Angle 14.8 10.3 -4.5 12.2 1.9 16.4 4.2 13.8 -2.6 9.1 -4.7 17.4 8.3
Barrel % 1.5 4.3 2.8 8 3.7 8.3 0.3 5.4 -2.9 11.5 6.1 10.2 -1.3
Hard Hit % 32.3 23.9 -8.4 34.1 10.2 38.2 4.1 32.3 -5.9 45 12.7 38.1 -6.9
Sweet Spot % 44.6 37 -7.6 39.7 2.7 39.5 -0.2 39.1 -0.4 35.1 -4 38.1 3
xBA .205 .235 0.03 .266 0.031 .234 -0.032 .23 -0.004 .271 0.041 .237 -0.034
BA .17 .213 0.043 .288 0.075 .254 -0.034 .262 0.008 .27 0.008 .254 -0.016
xwOBA .253 .27 0.017 .337 0.067 .315 -0.022 .295 -0.02 .372 0.077 .329 -0.043
wOBA .201 .262 0.061 .361 0.099 .335 -0.026 .331 -0.004 .364 0.033 .338 -0.026
xSLG .316 .355 0.039 .445 0.09 .398 -0.047 .377 -0.021 .489 0.112 .422 -0.067
SLG .223 .361 0.138 .496 0.135 .444 -0.052 .462 0.018 .476 0.014 .438 -0.038
K% 30.4 23.1 -7.3 25 1.9 29.5 4.5 27.8 -1.7 25.7 -2.1 28.7 3
BB% 5.9 6.2 0.3 8.8 2.6 9.1 0.3 8.9 -0.2 12.1 3.2 10.8 -1.3
Swing % 46.9 50.2 3.3 45.9 -4.3 47.6 1.7 49.8 2.2 44.9 -4.9 45.6 0.7
Whiff% 29.5 29.9 0.4 25.3 -4.6 31.4 6.1 31.5 0.1 32.5 1 32.7 0.2
In Zone % 53.5 55.3 1.8 51.1 -4.2 51.9 0.8 50.6 -1.3 48.8 -1.8 51.2 2.4
Out of Zone % 46.5 44.7 -1.8 48.9 4.2 48.1 -0.8 49.4 1.3 51.2 1.8 48.8 -2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 23.6 20.4 -3.2 22.2 1.8 23.6 1.4 26.5 2.9 17.3 -9.2 20.6 3.3
First Pitch Swing % 43.1 43.1 0 30.1 -13 34.9 4.8 39.1 4.2 39.3 0.2 36.9 -2.4
First Pitch Strike % 69.6 64.6 -5 64.3 -0.3 62.6 -1.7 62.6 0 59.8 -2.8 62.2 2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 63 0 0.0 .266
2017 R 560 0 0.0 .360
2018 R 589 5 0.8 .328 .815
2019 R 411 29 7.1 .341 .204
2020 R 214 6 2.8 .357 .593
2021 R 579 26 4.5 .338 .298

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