Michael A. Taylor
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 456 414 49 105 9 43 4 .254 .313 .357 .670
9 Seasons 2788 2561 311 618 74 281 95 .241 .296 .381 .677
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .254 9 43 4 .670
9 Seasons .241 74 281 95 .677

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
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
Player 10536 1743 130 7.5 4.7 88.2 112.7 10.8 32.3 .230 .383 .293 .292 .386 36.7 29.2 6.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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
Player 46.5 23.1 24.4 6.0 37.7 38.4 23.8 4.2 33.1 23.4 24.6 4.7 7.5 4.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.2 -7 601 35.0 154 .237 .366 .318 21.6 22.7 20.1 .233 .416 .345 43.4
2022 Slider 0.1 0 409 23.8 105 .270 .400 .304 45.8 29.5 24.4 .233 .371 .283 24.6
2022 Sinker 1.1 3 253 14.7 71 .350 .350 .383 16.4 21.1 22.4 .223 .269 .287 34.8
2022 Curveball -2.2 -4 179 10.4 50 .102 .184 .151 37.9 36.0 31.0 .158 .253 .189 22.6
2022 Changeup -2.3 -3 151 8.8 42 .220 .341 .236 23.9 14.3 12.0 .201 .317 .222 30.6
2022 Cutter 3.7 4 112 6.5 29 .357 .500 .478 26.3 10.3 13.6 .311 .526 .370 32.0
2022 Splitter 8.8 1 12 0.7 5 .400 .400 .360 28.6 20.0 11.1 .078 .097 .077 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -2.2 -18 812 38.4 198 .206 .343 .276 28.6 30.3 22.3 .221 .407 .304 52.1
2021 Slider 0.0 0 487 23.0 129 .262 .373 .294 38.5 28.7 20.2 .277 .403 .297 37.8
2021 Sinker 1.1 3 310 14.7 77 .284 .373 .353 17.4 15.6 20.7 .274 .397 .344 43.6
2021 Curveball -1.2 -2 179 8.5 40 .229 .314 .276 37.8 35.0 20.3 .194 .290 .254 13.6
2021 Changeup -0.9 -1 171 8.1 42 .220 .244 .239 40.0 35.7 25.9 .199 .257 .210 26.9
2021 Cutter 2.7 4 135 6.4 35 .375 .531 .465 23.2 8.6 9.7 .353 .569 .410 30.0
2021 Splitter 1.9 0 17 0.8 6 .167 .333 .208 50.0 50.0 27.3 .096 .106 .096 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.5 -2 160 40.7 42 .175 .350 .243 22.8 28.6 21.1 .236 .504 .325 42.9
2020 Slider 2.5 1 52 13.2 12 .417 .750 .496 39.1 25.0 17.6 .176 .352 .223 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 -4.9 -2 31 7.9 7 .167 .167 .229 21.1 14.3 6.7 .305 .569 .416 20.0
2020 N/A 12.1 1 6 1.5 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .277 .296 .249 100.0
2020 Splitter -7.2 0 4 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 33.3 .077 .081 .071 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 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 -0.6 0 70 18.0 21 .250 .400 .292 41.2 42.9 36.0 .180 .297 .199 41.7
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 -9.4 -3 35 9.0 9 .000 .000 .000 55.6 55.6 29.4 .058 .069 .054 0.0
2019 Cutter -3.5 -1 26 6.7 6 .200 .200 .180 25.0 16.7 20.0 .448 .715 .484 60.0
2019 Splitter -3.8 0 6 1.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -2.8 -14 496 32.8 114 .155 .204 .200 34.4 42.1 27.3 .168 .249 .228 48.2
2018 Slider -1.8 -6 352 23.2 85 .241 .446 .299 37.6 32.9 25.0 .191 .328 .233 32.7
2018 Sinker 0.6 2 283 18.7 78 .235 .368 .316 23.3 24.4 26.0 .235 .372 .315 34.0
2018 Curveball -0.4 -1 150 9.9 49 .277 .447 .333 22.2 16.3 14.3 .238 .405 .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 0.3 0 88 5.8 17 .375 .563 .421 29.8 23.5 13.3 .366 .604 .431 41.7
2018 Splitter -0.5 0 15 1.0 5 .250 .250 .320 14.3 20.0 12.5 .347 .451 .415 66.7
2017 4-Seamer 0.8 4 546 33.5 132 .259 .586 .392 35.5 38.6 32.1 .223 .524 .350 48.5
2017 Slider -0.7 -2 341 20.9 92 .233 .389 .276 47.6 41.3 33.3 .177 .278 .203 40.4
2017 Sinker 1.9 5 270 16.6 77 .338 .577 .422 13.8 20.8 29.6 .313 .514 .373 35.7
2017 Changeup 0.8 2 192 11.8 53 .313 .458 .392 33.6 22.6 19.4 .234 .404 .309 27.8
2017 Curveball -1.1 -2 142 8.7 29 .241 .414 .279 29.4 27.6 19.0 .251 .420 .281 38.1
2017 Cutter -1.6 -1 72 4.4 25 .240 .320 .244 32.6 28.0 29.2 .216 .325 .231 22.2
2017 Splitter 8.8 3 31 1.9 8 .250 .500 .425 31.3 37.5 27.3 .255 .306 .240 40.0
2017 Knuckleball 1.9 0 23 1.4 7 .333 .500 .307 18.2 28.6 28.6 .342 .570 .426 60.0
2017 N/A -8.2 0 3 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .007 .009 .008 0.0
! 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 1,850 11 -20 0 5 -3
2016 239 897 -9 -9 3 3 -12
2017 443 1,694 12 -10 7 6 15
2018 383 1,514 -7 -22 5 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
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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 50.6 72.0 74.3 32.0 44.6 43.1 43.6 52.2 33.3 8.6 87.0
2016 891 51.0 69.8 69.7 27.7 53.7 43.3 39.7 49.2 33.6 6.7 85.0
2017 1,630 49.8 69.1 74.0 30.2 46.7 44.3 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 8.0 86.0
2019 389 50.1 69.7 74.3 24.7 37.5 46.0 41.2 47.3 34.2 6.4 76.0
2020 393 51.1 73.1 75.5 24.5 48.9 44.0 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 83.8
2022 1,717 48.2 73.2 79.7 31.3 47.3 43.0 44.7 51.5 29.1 7.5 85.9
Player 10,536 49.5 72.3 75.1 30.1 47.3 43.4 41.3 51.0 31.7 7.4 84.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! 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
2015 20 15 42 51 18 52 61 50 91 53 2 45 3 33 91
2016 86 90
2017 22 13 46 62 6 53 79 39 89 64 4 28 6 33 90 97
2018 3 4 8 21 4 21 41 42 78 34 5 38 8 36 91 94
2019 77 94
2020 55 82 81 96
2021 19 39 29 29 15 36 32 51 80 43 15 15 13 27 78 99 98
2022 18 17 25 34 16 34 41 9 54 13 33 45 21 33 86 88 92
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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 7.5 -1 5 6 2 28.6
2017 20.0 21 20.2 1 3 10 12 57.1
2018 20.9 6 6.5 -1 3 5 4 66.7
2019 18.8 3 3.2 0 1 3 2 66.7
2020 21.3 5 6.3 -1 1 3 4 80.0
2021 21.0 12 12.9 -1 4 8 8 66.7
2022 22.2 9 10.9 -2 7 10 3 33.3
Player 20.6 63 67.5 -5 24 45 35 55.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 7 12 7 7 8 7 7 8 8 9 8 6 6 7 8 8 8 5 7 11 4 7 8 7 9 9 8 5 6 9
2017 21 20 22 20 20 21 21 22 20 18 21 19 19 18 21 23 18 22 15 22 24 20 19 21 20 21 20 19 18 20 23
2018 6 10 9 5 6 9 4 9 7 5 8 4 4 6 5 6 6 9 5 7 8 7 6 5 5 8 7 5 7 5 8
2019 3 4 4 3 3 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 4 3 4 2 3 2 4 4 2 2 2 3 5 3 2 3 2 6
2020 5 7 6 6 6 7 0 6 6 8 7 7 6 5 6 6 7 7 5 6 7 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 7
2021 12 15 16 11 13 16 12 14 11 11 15 14 10 8 10 15 14 15 9 9 12 12 13 14 14 14 16 10 14 11 18
2022 9 16 13 12 11 10 9 9 10 9 11 12 9 8 9 12 10 15 8 9 12 11 12 11 14 10 15 8 10 7 15
Player 63 79 82 64 66 73 56 71 66 63 74 67 56 55 61 74 65 79 49 64 78 62 65 67 69 74 76 58 63 57 86
! 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 +/-  
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 86.3 -3.1
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
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
Hard Hit % 35.6 37.9 2.3 38.3 0.4 34.3 -4 42.9 8.6 36.9 -6 40.2 3.3 32.9 -7.3
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 33.5 2.9
xBA .232 .234 0.002 .233 -0.001 .21 -0.023 .213 0.003 .229 0.016 .246 0.017 .223 -0.023
BA .229 .231 0.002 .271 0.04 .227 -0.044 .25 0.023 .196 -0.054 .244 0.048 .254 0.01
xwOBA .288 .292 0.004 .302 0.01 .269 -0.033 .276 0.007 .325 0.0