Michael A. Taylor
CF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 6, #172, Washington Nationals | Westminster Academy
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 456 414 49 105 9 4 .254 .313 .357 .670
2023 388 355 48 78 21 13 .220 .278 .442 .720
2024 167 149 16 29 1 6 .195 .245 .255 .500
11 Seasons 3,343 3,065 375 725 96 114 .237 .291 .382 .673
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .254 9 4 .670
2023 .220 21 13 .720
2024 .195 1 6 .500
11 Seasons .237 96 114 .673
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 24 1889 317 20 6.3 3.9 88.7 112.7 9.8 32.8 .232 .382 .274 .288 .404 35.6 30.9 6.8
2016 25 891 145 11 7.6 4.6 88.1 112.1 8.5 37.9 .234 .387 .283 .292 .409 37.9 32.5 5.9
2017 26 1630 265 26 9.8 6.0 87.5 112.7 12.4 35.1 .233 .425 .338 .302 .423 38.3 31.7 6.7
2018 27 1514 239 15 6.3 3.9 88.5 110.8 8.1 27.2 .210 .335 .280 .269 .353 34.3 30.1 7.5
2019 28 389 56 4 7.1 4.1 91.5 111.0 8.9 32.1 .213 .375 .289 .276 .399 42.9 35.1 7.2
2020 29 393 65 10 15.4 10.1 89.0 108.6 12.4 27.7 .229 .480 .287 .325 .419 36.9 27.3 6.1
2021 30 2113 346 23 6.6 4.4 89.4 111.5 12.1 30.6 .246 .390 .286 .300 .382 40.2 27.3 6.3
2022 31 1717 310 21 6.8 4.6 86.3 109.4 12.1 33.5 .223 .358 .297 .289 .344 32.9 23.9 7.7
2023 32 1526 229 31 13.5 8.0 88.1 114.3 13.4 30.6 .222 .433 .308 .306 .432 38.0 33.5 6.7
2024 33 692 99 7 7.1 4.2 88.6 111.3 12.3 28.3 .204 .302 .226 .252 .352 36.4 34.1 6.6
Player 12754 2071 168 8.1 5.1 88.2 114.3 11.2 31.9 .227 .385 .291 .291 .389 36.9 30.0 6.8
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 49.2 18.6 26.8 5.4 40.1 34.4 25.6 1.9 33.4 20.2 27.4 5.0 6.3 3.9
2016 44.8 17.9 31.7 5.5 42.1 40.0 17.2 4.1 33.1 22.1 26.2 4.1 7.6 4.6
2017 43.0 21.1 27.9 7.9 41.9 35.8 22.3 6.0 27.5 21.9 26.0 5.3 9.8 6.0
2018 54.0 20.9 20.9 4.2 35.1 41.0 23.4 3.3 38.9 21.3 22.6 3.8 6.3 3.9
2019 48.2 19.6 25.0 7.1 42.9 41.1 16.1 5.4 30.4 19.6 23.2 8.9 7.1 4.1
2020 44.6 27.7 20.0 7.7 38.5 38.5 23.1 4.6 38.5 26.2 13.8 1.5 15.4 10.1
2021 46.2 27.5 22.5 3.8 32.4 41.9 25.7 3.5 34.7 24.3 26.3 4.6 6.6 4.4
2022 42.3 28.1 21.0 8.7 36.5 37.7 25.8 6.5 30.6 29.4 21.6 4.8 6.8 4.6
2023 45.0 28.8 20.5 5.7 37.1 40.6 22.3 10.9 27.9 22.7 18.3 6.6 13.5 8.0
2024 49.5 23.2 20.2 7.1 40.4 43.4 16.2 11.1 23.2 27.3 27.3 3.0 7.1 4.2
Player 46.5 23.7 23.8 6.0 37.8 38.9 23.2 5.3 32.1 23.5 24.0 4.8 8.1 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -4 207 29.9 45 .154 .256 .219 39.0 35.6 21.3 .196 .336 .264 48.0
2024 Slider -0.3 -1 162 23.4 38 .273 .273 .264 45.2 34.2 23.2 .280 .328 .310 43.5
2024 Sinker -0.4 0 118 17.1 26 .292 .375 .358 21.4 23.1 22.2 .234 .359 .289 33.3
2024 Changeup -5.7 -4 69 10.0 21 .143 .238 .162 50.0 38.1 30.8 .120 .192 .134 15.4
2024 Curveball -3.0 -1 45 6.5 9 .000 .000 .078 47.4 55.6 23.8 .028 .057 .109 33.3
2024 Cutter 1.5 1 38 5.5 9 .222 .222 .300 18.2 0.0 0.0 .376 .447 .362 33.3
2024 Sweeper -2.1 -1 34 4.9 11 .125 .250 .195 50.0 27.3 25.0 .162 .423 .265 14.3
2024 Split-Finger -5.5 -1 19 2.7 6 .167 .167 .150 50.0 83.3 50.0 .079 .094 .076 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -2 407 26.7 100 .174 .395 .298 32.8 39.0 30.7 .201 .456 .329 45.8
2023 Slider -1.8 -6 327 21.4 84 .182 .338 .241 40.1 38.1 25.4 .209 .476 .304 33.3
2023 Sinker -0.9 -2 253 16.6 67 .290 .532 .375 20.3 20.9 27.5 .270 .411 .321 39.6
2023 Changeup -0.3 0 150 9.8 45 .214 .405 .291 37.5 33.3 30.6 .198 .354 .264 29.6
2023 Cutter 0.1 0 139 9.1 31 .333 .700 .440 32.0 25.8 25.0 .246 .469 .312 36.4
2023 Curveball -0.1 0 138 9.0 36 .147 .235 .244 39.0 36.1 27.7 .179 .231 .206 33.3
2023 Sweeper 1.8 2 85 5.6 19 .278 .556 .416 43.9 36.8 24.1 .221 .436 .298 27.3
2023 Split-Finger -2.0 0 15 1.0 3 .333 1.333 .667 14.3 33.3 16.7 .469 1.170 .680 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -7 608 35.4 154 .237 .366 .318 21.3 22.7 20.0 .237 .422 .349 43.4
2022 Slider -0.9 -3 311 18.1 81 .237 .368 .281 47.0 29.6 23.3 .214 .335 .267 25.0
2022 Sinker 1.3 3 244 14.2 70 .356 .356 .388 17.3 21.4 23.4 .215 .254 .279 33.3
2022 Curveball -1.9 -3 177 10.3 47 .109 .196 .161 38.8 36.2 30.4 .167 .269 .200 24.1
2022 Changeup -2.1 -3 152 8.9 41 .225 .350 .241 24.7 14.6 12.2 .204 .322 .225 31.4
2022 Cutter 3.2 4 124 7.2 34 .364 .485 .460 25.0 8.8 12.5 .317 .525 .372 33.3
2022 Sweeper 2.9 3 88 5.1 23 .304 .435 .322 42.9 34.8 30.8 .243 .404 .280 20.0
2022 Split-Finger 5.7 1 13 0.8 6 .333 .333 .300 25.0 16.7 10.0 .079 .095 .079 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.2 -18 811 38.4 199 .205 .341 .275 28.2 30.2 22.3 .221 .406 .303 51.7
2021 Slider 0.0 0 445 21.1 114 .259 .375 .292 37.6 25.4 17.2 .289 .426 .308 38.1
2021 Sinker 1.1 3 311 14.7 76 .288 .379 .357 18.6 15.8 20.7 .276 .400 .347 44.4
2021 Changeup -0.9 -1 171 8.1 42 .220 .244 .239 40.0 35.7 25.9 .199 .257 .210 26.9
2021 Curveball -1.0 -2 167 7.9 38 .242 .333 .291 34.3 34.2 20.0 .206 .308 .268 14.3
2021 Cutter 1.4 2 145 6.9 39 .333 .472 .416 26.0 15.4 17.6 .317 .509 .370 29.0
2021 Sweeper 3.2 1 34 1.6 12 .364 .455 .388 39.1 41.7 45.5 .222 .276 .259 33.3
2021 Split-Finger 1.9 0 17 0.8 6 .167 .333 .208 50.0 50.0 27.3 .096 .106 .096 0.0
2021 Slurve -2.3 0 10 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -2 160 40.7 42 .175 .350 .243 22.8 28.6 21.1 .236 .504 .325 42.9
2020 Slider 3.2 2 49 12.5 12 .417 .750 .496 33.3 25.0 18.8 .157 .334 .205 11.1
2020 Curveball -2.1 -1 48 12.2 9 .143 .571 .378 46.7 33.3 30.0 .164 .598 .394 25.0
2020 Sinker -9.3 -4 46 11.7 12 .000 .000 .000 5.0 25.0 50.0 .220 .236 .203 55.6
2020 Changeup 7.0 3 46 11.7 13 .273 .909 .512 52.6 30.8 23.5 .289 .783 .481 28.6
2020 Cutter -4.1 -1 30 7.6 6 .200 .200 .267 22.2 16.7 6.7 .351 .665 .474 25.0
2020 Sweeper -12.0 0 4 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 0.0 0.0 .296 .304 .288 0.0
2020 Split-Finger -7.2 0 4 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 33.3 .077 .081 .071 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.1 0 124 31.9 28 .280 .480 .364 31.8 32.1 20.5 .223 .488 .332 56.3
2019 Sinker -1.6 -1 73 18.8 16 .286 .429 .356 20.0 12.5 11.1 .291 .535 .384 50.0
2019 Slider -0.7 -1 69 17.7 20 .263 .421 .292 42.4 45.0 36.0 .180 .297 .199 45.5
2019 Curveball -1.6 -1 55 14.1 16 .357 .357 .369 44.4 43.8 35.0 .192 .223 .246 14.3
2019 Changeup -9.5 -3 35 9.0 9 .000 .000 .000 55.6 55.6 29.4 .058 .069 .054 0.0
2019 Cutter -3.2 -1 27 6.9 7 .167 .167 .180 23.5 14.3 20.0 .448 .715 .484 50.0
2019 Split-Finger -3.8 0 6 1.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -13 502 33.2 115 .163 .212 .207 34.4 41.7 26.8 .173 .253 .231 47.4
2018 Slider -1.8 -6 347 22.9 84 .232 .427 .288 37.6 33.3 25.0 .182 .317 .225 31.5
2018 Sinker 0.3 1 277 18.3 77 .224 .358 .308 23.1 24.7 27.1 .228 .367 .311 34.7
2018 Curveball -0.4 -1 150 9.9 49 .277 .447 .333 22.2 16.3 14.3 .238 .404 .294 25.6
2018 Changeup -1.6 -2 130 8.6 35 .250 .375 .288 30.8 22.9 16.7 .204 .300 .264 12.5
2018 Cutter 0.2 0 90 5.9 17 .375 .563 .421 30.6 23.5 13.3 .366 .604 .431 41.7
2018 Split-Finger -0.5 0 15 1.0 5 .250 .250 .320 14.3 20.0 12.5 .347 .451 .415 66.7
2018 Sweeper 3.9 0 3 0.2 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .907 1.191 .908 100.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 4 548 33.6 132 .259 .586 .392 35.5 38.6 32.1 .223 .524 .350 48.5
2017 Slider -1.0 -3 337 20.7 90 .227 .386 .272 47.3 41.1 32.7 .185 .292 .212 41.2
2017 Sinker 1.8 5 271 16.6 78 .333 .569 .417 13.7 20.5 29.6 .311 .510 .371 35.1
2017 Changeup 0.7 1 185 11.3 50 .311 .400 .376 34.9 24.0 19.4 .233 .382 .303 27.3
2017 Curveball -1.1 -2 143 8.8 29 .241 .414 .279 32.1 27.6 19.0 .251 .420 .281 38.1
2017 Cutter 0.1 0 73 4.5 26 .269 .346 .269 31.3 26.9 29.2 .192 .285 .205 21.1
2017 Split-Finger 8.8 3 35 2.1 10 .300 .800 .540 26.3 30.0 27.3 .257 .442 .294 42.9
2017 Knuckleball 1.9 0 23 1.4 7 .333 .500 .307 18.2 28.6 28.6 .342 .570 .426 60.0
2017 Sweeper -5.5 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 43 165 1 -3 -1 0 -2
2015 501 1,850 11 -20 1 4 -4
2016 239 897 -9 -9 3 3 -12
2017 443 1,694 12 -10 6 6 15
2018 383 1,514 -7 -22 4 4 -21
2019 120 479 -3 -7 3 1 -7
2020 99 393 -4 -4 2 1 -4
2021 528 2,113 -14 -23 14 10 -14
2022 456 1,717 -11 -14 10 9 -7
2023 402 1,569 0 -18 3 5 -10
2024 165 692 -8 -10 4 2 -11
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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 1,889 50.5 71.9 74.4 32.1 44.5 43.3 43.6 52.2 33.3 8.7 87.1
2016 891 51.0 69.8 69.7 27.7 53.7 43.3 39.7 49.2 33.6 7.0 85.5
2017 1,630 49.7 69.2 74.0 30.2 46.7 44.4 39.3 49.6 33.1 6.5 79.0
2018 1,514 50.7 72.8 73.3 30.0 49.6 44.2 39.0 51.7 31.3 7.9 85.8
2019 389 50.1 69.7 74.3 24.7 37.5 46.0 41.2 47.3 34.2 6.2 75.0
2020 393 51.1 73.1 75.5 24.5 48.9 43.8 42.4 49.4 27.8 5.9 82.6
2021 2,113 47.8 75.3 76.6 30.5 47.5 42.0 40.2 51.9 30.9 7.6 83.9
2022 1,717 48.2 73.1 79.7 31.4 47.3 43.1 44.7 51.5 29.1 7.5 85.9
2023 1,526 47.2 68.8 75.0 31.2 43.8 44.6 43.6 49.0 33.6 7.1 80.6
2024 692 51.3 67.0 70.6 32.0 37.0 46.5 46.7 50.0 39.0 7.1 77.6
Player 12,754 49.4 71.6 74.9 30.4 46.3 43.7 41.9 50.7 32.3 7.4 83.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 20 16 42 51 18 52 61 50 91 53 2 45 3 33 91
2016 86 90
2017 23 13 47 62 6 53 79 39 90 64 4 28 6 32 90 96
2018 3 4 8 21 4 21 41 42 78 34 5 38 8 36 91 94
2019 77 94
2020 55 81 81 94
2021 19 39 29 29 15 36 32 51 80 43 15 15 13 27 79 99 98
2022 19 18 24 34 16 34 41 9 54 13 33 45 21 33 86 88 92
2023 24 10 56 77 5 58 88 25 92 32 3 28 9 31 84 94 90
2024 2 5 2 10 3 15 44 38 79 30 3 30 1 27 67 96 85
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 19.4 7 7.4 0 4 7 2 28.6
2017 20.0 21 20.3 1 5 7 14 66.7
2018 20.9 6 6.9 -1 3 5 4 66.7
2019 18.8 3 3.5 -1 1 3 2 66.7
2020 21.3 5 6.2 -1 1 3 4 80.0
2021 21.0 12 12.1 0 5 7 7 58.3
2022 22.2 9 10.6 -2 8 9 3 33.3
2023 22.0 21 18.4 3 2 13 10 47.6
2024 23.2 1 1.8 -1 3 2 0 0.0
Player 21.0 85 87.2 -2 32 56 46 54.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 8 5 9 8 7 8 6 7 6 8 11 7 7 7 8 3 7 8 9 7 3 10 9 6 8 9 11 8 8 5
2017 21 21 18 22 20 21 21 19 18 19 20 23 20 20 20 21 20 20 22 20 20 20 23 20 20 19 18 23 23 21 17
2018 6 10 5 9 6 6 6 7 6 4 6 9 10 5 6 9 7 6 5 8 5 7 11 7 5 5 6 8 10 8 6
2019 3 4 3 3 4 4 5 3 4 2 4 4 4 3 4 2 3 2 4 4 3 3 6 3 3 2 3 4 4 4 3
2020 5 6 8 7 6 7 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 5
2021 12 14 11 14 11 11 14 13 7 10 10 13 16 10 11 16 11 10 14 11 13 12 17 15 12 10 14 12 13 9 9
2022 9 9 7 11 10 9 12 10 8 8 9 13 16 12 11 10 11 10 12 10 14 9 15 13 7 8 10 12 15 9 8
2023 21 15 16 17 22 19 22 14 21 14 20 18 14 16 21 18 21 16 20 21 16 21 23 22 13 14 21 20 17 20 19
2024 1 2 2 1 1 3 4 1 1 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 0 2 3 2 2
Player 85 89 75 93 88 87 98 79 77 69 84 100 95 81 87 92 84 78 94 91 86 83 114 98 74 73 87 98 100 87 74
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.7 88.1 -0.6 87.5 -0.6 88.5 1.0 91.5 3.0 89.0 -2.5 89.4 0.4 86.3 -3.1 88.1 1.8 88.6 0.5
Launch Angle 9.8 8.5 -1.3 12.4 3.9 8.1 -4.3 8.9 0.8 12.4 3.5 12.1 -0.3 12.1 0.0 13.4 1.3 12.3 -1.1
Barrel % 6.3 7.6 1.3 9.8 2.2 6.3 -3.5 7.1 0.8 15.4 8.3 6.6 -8.8 6.8 0.2 13.5 6.7 7.1 -6.4
Hard Hit % 35.6 37.9 2.3 38.3 0.4 34.3 -4.0 42.9 8.6 36.9 -6.0 40.2 3.3 32.9 -7.3 38.0 5.1 36.4 -1.6
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.8 37.9 5.1 35.1 -2.8 27.2 -7.9 32.1 4.9 27.7 -4.4 30.6 2.9 33.5 2.9 30.6 -2.9 28.3 -2.3
xBA .232 .234 0.002 .233 -0.001 .210 -0.023 .213 0.003 .229 0.016 .246 0.017 .223 -0.023 .222 -0.001 .204 -0.018
BA .229 .231 0.002 .271 0.040 .227 -0.044 .250 0.023 .196 -0.054