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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 243 225 28 52 5 23 4 .231 .284 .329 .613
8 Seasons 2047 1889 232 447 58 207 81 .237 .291 .387 .678
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .231 5 23 4 .613
8 Seasons .237 58 207 81 .678

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 35.7 30.9 6.8
2016 25 891 145 11 7.6 88.1 112.1 8.5 37.9 .230 .380 .283 .287 .397 38.2 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 30 930 141 8 5.7 89.1 111.5 11.9 29.8 .221 .357 .276 .277 .386 39 33.9 6.3
7636 1228 94 7.7 88.5 112.7 10.2 32.2 .221 .376 .292 .282 .384 37 31.5 6.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .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 538 57.8 131 118 26 19 2 0 5 45 73 .220 .213 .364 .378 .294 .294 89.6 13 35.7 28.7
2021 Breaking 311 33.4 85 81 21 19 1 1 0 26 56 .259 .250 .296 .371 .255 .278 87.9 12 41.7 23.6
2021 Offspeed 81 8.7 23 22 5 3 2 0 0 10 12 .227 .157 .318 .191 .254 .176 81.4 4 47.9 31.3
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 42.8 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 23.8 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 48.9 24.8 21.3 5 26.2 48.2 25.5 2.1 38.3 22.7 26.2 5 5.7
48 20.7 25.5 5.9 38.3 38.8 23 3.7 33.8 21.4 25 4.7 7.7
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 3.9 1 15 1.6 5 .2 .4 .25 37.5 40 25 .137 .151 .128 0
2021 Cutter 3.6 1 40 4.3 8 .286 .714 .563 16.7 0 0 .361 .871 .534 42.9
2021 Changeup -1.1 -1 66 7.1 18 .235 .294 .258 50 44.4 33.3 .163 .203 .19 22.2
2021 Curveball -0.1 0 82 8.8 24 .333 .429 .35 43.9 33.3 30.8 .26 .43 .316 21.4
2021 Sinker 4 6 142 15.3 36 .355 .516 .422 17.9 13.9 18.5 .296 .466 .377 42.3
2021 Slider -1.4 -3 227 24.4 60 .237 .254 .228 41.3 30 21.4 .249 .355 .266 34.1
2021 4-Seamer -2.6 -9 356 38.3 87 .163 .275 .229 43.3 46 33.1 .168 .301 .239 55
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 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 Sinker -7.9 -4 53 13.5 14 0 0 .05 13.6 28.6 44.4 .203 .218 .224 55.6
2020 4-Seamer -1.6 -2 153 38.9 40 .179 .359 .238 21.1 27.5 20.4 .242 .517 .324 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 -1 151 10 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 -6 351 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 -1.4 -1 67 4.1 24 .25 .333 .254 30.2 25 27.3 .225 .338 .241 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 -3 348 21.3 94 .228 .38 .27 48 42.6 34.2 .173 .272 .199 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 493 1817 11 -18 1 4 -3
2016 236 888 -8 -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 239 930 -1 -18 9 5 -5
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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 50.5 72.2 74.6 32.1 44.9 43.4 43.6 52.2 33.3 8.7 87.5
2016 891 50.8 70.1 70.1 27.9 53.7 43.4 39.7 49.2 33.6 6.9 85.2
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 930 49.5 76.3 67.2 31.1 41.8 42.8 41 53.4 38.8 7.1 80.3
7636 50.3 71.8 72.8 29.9 46.6 43.9 40.8 50.9 33.4 7.4 83.8
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.7 42.6 29 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

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 50 2 45 3 91
2016 90
2017 18 11 42 60 5 53 79 39 64 4 28 6 90 96
2018 3 3 6 21 4 21 41 42 35 5 38 8 91 93
2019 94
2020 82 67
2021 7 15 15 21 6 20 24 44 39 3 17 2 86 96
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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 5 1 33.3
2020 21.3 5 6.3 -1 1 4 3 60
2021 20.6 5 5.3 0 2 4 3 60

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 3 5 4 6 3 4 5 3 5 5 4 1 5 4 5 3 4 3 5 1 3 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 1 6
2020 5 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 5 5 6 6 6 7 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 7
2021 5 6 8 6 6 5 4 5 6 5 7 6 4 4 4 7 4 6 3 5 4 5 4 6 6 7 6 5 5 4 7
! 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 89.1 0.1
Launch Angle 9.6 8.5 -1.1 12.4 3.9 8.1 -4.3 8.9 0.8 12.4 3.5 11.9 -0.5
Barrel % 6.3 7.6 1.3 9.8 2.2 6.3 -3.5 7.1 0.8 15.4 8.3 5.7 -9.7
Hard Hit % 35.7 38.2 2.5 38.3 0.1 34.3 -4 42.9 8.6 36.9 -6 39 2.1
Sweet Spot % 32.8 37.9 5.1 35.1 -2.8 27.2 -7.9 32.1 4.9 27.7 -4.4 29.8 2.1
xBA .222 .23 0.008 .228 -0.002 .205 -0.023 .21 0.005 .229 0.019 .221 -0.008
BA .229 .231 0.002 .271 0.04 .227 -0.044 .25 0.023 .196 -0.054 .235 0.039
xwOBA .277 .287 0.01 .296 0.009 .263 -0.033 .274 0.011 .325 0.051 .277 -0.048
wOBA .274 .283 0.009 .338 0.055 .28 -0.058 .289 0.009 .287 -0.002 .276 -0.011
xSLG .366 .38 0.014 .415 0.035 .327 -0.088 .371 0.044 .48 0.109 .357 -0.123
SLG .358 .376 0.018 .486 0.11 .357 -0.129 .364 0.007 .424 0.06 .335 -0.089
K% 30.9 32.5 1.6 31.7 -0.8 30.1 -1.6 35.1 5 27.3 -7.8 33.9 6.6
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 53.4 4
Whiff% 33.3 33.6 0.3 33.1 -0.5 31.3 -1.8 34.2 2.9 27.8 -6.4 38.8 11
In Zone % 50.5 50.8 0.3 49.8 -1 50.7 0.9 50.1 -0.6 51.1 1 49.5 -1.6
Out of Zone % 49.5 49.2 -0.3 50.2 1 49.3 -0.9 49.9 0.6 48.9 -1 50.5 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 32.1 27.9 -4.2 30.2 2.3 30 -0.2 24.7 -5.3 24.5 -0.2 31.1 6.6
First Pitch Swing % 43.6 39.7 -3.9 39.1 -0.6 39 -0.1 41.2 2.2 42.4 1.2 41 -1.4
First Pitch Strike % 65 61.6 -3.4 63.2 1.6 66.2 3 67 0.8 71.7 4.7 64 -7.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 230 7 3.0 .280 .413
2017 R 425 19 4.5 .344 .222
2018 R 383 49 12.8 .268 .364
2019 R 97 33 34.0 .281 .304
2020 R 99 36 36.4 .270 .316
2021 R 239 44 18.4 .280 .260

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