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Michael A. Taylor
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 6, #172, Washington Nationals | Westminster Academy
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 528 483 58 118 12 54 14 .244 .297 .356 .653
8 Seasons 2332 2147 262 513 65 238 91 .239 .293 .386 .679
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .244 12 54 14 .653
8 Seasons .239 65 238 91 .679

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 24 1889 317 20 6.3 88.7 112.7 9.6 32.8 .222 .366 .274 .277 .380 35.3 30.9 6.8
2016 25 891 145 11 7.6 88.1 112.1 8.5 37.9 .230 .380 .283 .287 .397 37.9 32.5 5.9
2017 26 1630 265 26 9.8 87.5 112.7 12.4 35.1 .228 .415 .338 .296 .409 38.3 31.7 6.7
2018 27 1514 239 15 6.3 88.5 110.8 8.1 27.2 .205 .327 .280 .263 .341 34.3 30.1 7.5
2019 28 389 56 4 7.1 91.5 111 8.9 32.1 .210 .371 .289 .274 .392 42.9 35.1 7.2
2020 29 393 65 10 15.4 89 108.6 12.4 27.7 .229 .480 .287 .325 .419 36.9 27.3 6.1
2021 30 2113 346 23 6.6 89.4 111.5 12.1 30.6 .246 .386 .286 .299 .380 40.2 27.3 6.3
8819 1433 109 7.6 88.7 112.7 10.5 32 .227 .380 .292 .286 .383 37.5 30.3 6.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 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 1246 59.0 309 273 67 50 8 0 9 75 203 .245 .248 .374 .417 .305 .322 89.7 13 25.3 21.2
2021 Breaking 679 32.1 171 163 41 31 6 1 3 51 114 .252 .259 .356 .378 .272 .286 87.9 12 38.5 19.9
2021 Offspeed 188 8.9 48 47 10 8 2 0 0 18 29 .213 .186 .255 .238 .213 .195 83.0 3 40.8 26.1
2020 Fastballs 233 59.3 59 56 8 3 4 0 1 16 40 .143 .238 .268 .434 .198 .305 88.5 14 20.2 20.8
2020 Breaking 104 26.5 23 21 6 3 1 0 2 6 15 .286 .183 .619 .499 .402 .316 82.8 18 40.0 21.4
2020 Offspeed 56 14.2 17 15 4 1 1 0 2 5 10 .267 .259 .733 .625 .440 .405 87.7 7 48.0 22.7
! 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 49.2 18.6 26.8 5.4 40.1 34.4 25.6 1.9 33.1 19.6 27.4 5 6.3
2016 44.8 17.9 31.7 5.5 42.1 40 17.2 4.1 33.1 22.1 26.2 4.1 7.6
2017 43 21.1 27.9 7.9 41.9 35.8 22.3 6 27.5 21.9 26 5.3 9.8
2018 54 20.9 20.9 4.2 35.1 41 23.4 3.3 38.9 21.3 22.6 3.8 6.3
2019 48.2 19.6 25 7.1 42.9 41.1 16.1 5.4 30.4 19.6 23.2 8.9 7.1
2020 44.6 26.2 21.5 7.7 38.5 38.5 23.1 4.6 38.5 26.2 13.8 1.5 15.4
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
47.5 21.9 25.2 5.4 38 38.6 23.3 3.8 33.6 22 25.2 4.7 7.6
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 Splitter 1.6 0 18 0.9 6 .167 .333 .208 44.4 50 27.3 .096 .106 .096 0
2021 Cutter 1.9 2 124 5.9 34 .387 .548 .452 20.6 8.8 11.1 .346 .525 .392 31
2021 Curveball -0.9 -2 175 8.3 39 .235 .324 .283 39.7 35.9 20.6 .196 .295 .258 14.3
2021 Changeup -1.7 -3 170 8 42 .22 .244 .218 40.4 35.7 25.9 .199 .257 .21 26.9
2021 Sinker 1.4 4 317 15 79 .29 .42 .369 17.4 16.5 21.7 .278 .433 .357 44.6
2021 Slider -0.3 -2 502 23.8 131 .258 .367 .283 38.3 28.2 19.7 .277 .403 .297 37
2021 4-Seamer -2.2 -18 805 38.1 196 .202 .324 .269 28.7 30.1 22.1 .219 .391 .297 51.7
2020 N/A 12.1 1 6 1.5 2 .5 .5 .45 0 0 0 .277 .296 .249 100
2020 Splitter -7.2 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 66.7 50 33.3 .077 .081 .071 0
2020 Cutter -1.1 0 27 6.9 5 .25 .25 .32 23.5 20 7.1 .309 .337 .372 0
2020 Curveball -2.1 -1 48 12.2 9 .143 .571 .378 46.7 33.3 30 .164 .598 .394 25
2020 Sinker -8.5 -4 51 13 13 0 0 0 13.6 30.8 50 .203 .218 .187 55.6
2020 Changeup 7.1 3 46 11.7 13 .273 .909 .512 52.6 30.8 23.5 .289 .783 .481 28.6
2020 Slider 0.1 0 56 14.2 14 .357 .643 .425 36 21.4 16.7 .193 .449 .267 18.2
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 155 39.4 41 .179 .359 .249 21.1 26.8 20 .242 .517 .333 42.9
2019 Splitter -3.8 0 6 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 100 25 0
2019 Cutter -3.5 -1 26 6.7 6 .2 .2 .18 25 16.7 20 .448 .715 .484 60
2019 Changeup -9.4 -3 35 9 9 0 0 0 55.6 55.6 29.4 .058 .069 .054 0
2019 Sinker -1.9 -1 65 16.7 15 .286 .429 .333 18.5 13.3 16.7 .291 .535 .363 50
2019 Curveball -1.6 -1 55 14.1 16 .357 .357 .369 44.4 43.8 35 .192 .223 .246 14.3
2019 Slider -0.6 0 70 18 21 .25 .4 .278 41.2 42.9 36 .171 .282 .189 41.7
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 0 132 33.9 29 .28 .48 .376 31.9 31 18 .223 .488 .345 56.3
2018 Splitter -0.5 0 15 1 5 .25 .25 .32 14.3 20 12.5 .347 .451 .415 66.7
2018 Cutter 0.3 0 88 5.8 17 .375 .563 .421 29.8 23.5 13.3 .366 .604 .431 41.7
2018 Changeup -1.4 -2 130 8.6 35 .25 .375 .306 30.8 22.9 16.7 .198 .291 .256 12.5
2018 Curveball -0.4 -1 150 9.9 49 .277 .447 .345 22.2 16.3 14.3 .233 .396 .288 25.6
2018 Sinker 0.7 2 283 18.7 78 .235 .368 .323 23.3 24.4 26 .221 .35 .299 34
2018 Slider -1.7 -6 352 23.2 85 .241 .446 .299 37.6 32.9 25 .191 .328 .233 32.7
2018 4-Seamer -2.8 -14 496 32.8 114 .155 .204 .205 34.4 42.1 27.3 .165 .244 .224 48.2
2017 N/A -8.2 0 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .007 .009 .008 0
2017 Knuckleball 1.9 0 23 1.4 7 .333 .5 .307 18.2 28.6 28.6 .342 .57 .426 60
2017 Splitter 8.7 3 31 1.9 8 .25 .5 .425 31.3 37.5 27.3 .255 .306 .24 40
2017 Cutter -1.5 -1 72 4.4 25 .24 .32 .244 32.6 28 29.2 .216 .325 .231 22.2
2017 Curveball -0.8 -1 140 8.6 28 .25 .429 .289 28.6 25 17.1 .26 .435 .291 38.1
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 192 11.8 53 .313 .458 .385 33.6 22.6 19.4 .229 .396 .303 27.8
2017 Sinker 1.6 4 269 16.5 76 .329 .529 .402 14 21.1 29.6 .299 .471 .352 34.5
2017 Slider -0.7 -2 343 21 93 .231 .385 .273 47.7 41.9 33.9 .175 .275 .201 40.4
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 4 547 33.6 133 .265 .615 .401 35.3 38.3 32.1 .225 .533 .353 49.3
! 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 -4 -1 0 -2
2015 501 1850 10 -19 0 5 -4
2016 239 897 -9 -8 3 3 -11
2017 443 1694 11 -11 7 6 12
2018 383 1514 -7 -22 5 4 -20
2019 120 479 -3 -7 3 1 -6
2020 99 393 -3 -4 2 1 -4
2021 528 2113 -13 -27 14 10 -16
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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 1889 50.6 72 74.3 32 44.6 43.2 43.6 52.2 33.3 8.6 87
2016 891 51 69.8 69.7 27.7 53.7 43.3 39.7 49.2 33.6 7 85.5
2017 1630 49.8 69.1 74 30.2 46.7 44.2 39.1 49.6 33.1 6.5 79
2018 1514 50.7 72.8 73.3 30 49.6 44.3 39 51.7 31.3 8 86
2019 389 50.1 69.7 74.3 24.7 37.5 46.3 41.2 47.3 34.2 6.4 76
2020 393 51.1 73.1 75.5 24.5 48.9 44 42.4 49.4 27.8 5.9 82.6
2021 2113 47.8 75.4 76.6 30.4 47.2 42 40.2 51.9 30.9 7.6 83.8
8819 49.8 72.1 74.2 29.9 47.2 43.5 40.6 50.9 32.2 7.5 84
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 16 11 37 50 12 51 61 50 52 2 45 3 91
2016 90
2017 18 11 42 60 5 53 79 39 64 4 28 6 90 95
2018 3 3 6 21 4 21 41 42 35 5 38 8 91 92
2019 94
2020 82 67
2021 19 39 27 29 14 36 32 51 43 15 15 13 78 99
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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 18.8 3 3.9 -1 0 6 0 0
2020 21.3 5 6.7 -2 1 2 2 40
2021 21 12 14.9 -3 7 7 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 3 5 4 6 3 4 5 4 5 5 4 1 5 4 6 3 4 3 5 1 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 0 6
2020 5 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 5 5 6 7 6 8 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 7
2021 12 15 16 15 16 12 12 14 10 12 15 16 10 11 10 17 10 17 10 11 10 12 12 15 15 16 15 12 16 11 17
! 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 88.7 88.1 -0.6 87.5 -0.6 88.5 1 91.5 3 89 -2.5 89.4 0.4
Launch Angle 9.6 8.5 -1.1 12.4 3.9 8.1 -4.3 8.9 0.8 12.4 3.5 12.1 -0.3
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
Hard Hit % 35.3 37.9 2.6 38.3 0.4 34.3 -4 42.9 8.6 36.9 -6 40.2 3.3
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
xBA .222 .23 0.008 .228 -0.002 .205 -0.023 .21 0.005 .229 0.019 .246 0.017
BA .229 .231 0.002 .271 0.04 .227 -0.044 .25 0.023 .196 -0.054 .244 0.048
xwOBA .277 .287 0.01 .296 0.009 .263 -0.033 .274 0.011 .325 0.051 .299 -0.026
wOBA .274 .283 0.009 .338 0.055 .28 -0.058 .289 0.009 .287 -0.002 .286 -0.001
xSLG .366 .38 0.014 .415 0.035 .327 -0.088 .371 0.044 .48 0.109 .386 -0.094
SLG .358 .376 0.018 .486 0.11 .357 -0.129 .364 0.007 .424 0.06 .356 -0.068
K% 30.9 32.5 1.6 31.7 -0.8 30.1 -1.6 35.1 5 27.3 -7.8 27.3 0
BB% 6.8 5.9 -0.9 6.7 0.8 7.5 0.8 7.2 -0.3 6.1 -1.1 6.3 0.2
Swing % 52.2 49.2 -3 49.6 0.4 51.7 2.1 47.3 -4.4 49.4 2.1 51.9 2.5
Whiff% 33.3 33.6 0.3 33.1 -0.5 31.3 -1.8 34.2 2.9 27.8 -6.4 30.9 3.1
In Zone % 50.6 51 0.4 49.8 -1.2 50.7 0.9 50.1 -0.6