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Michael Taylor LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
8 114 .167 .254 .216 73 0.0
Birth Date12-19-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight255 lbs
Age33 years, 7 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 OAK 25 11 35 6 0 0 1 5 11 0 0 0 .200 .314 .300 75 -1.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2012 OAK 26 6 21 3 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 .143 .143 .190 58 -1.0 0.4 0.6 0.0
2013 OAK 27 9 25 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .043 .120 .043 74 -0.7 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2014 CHA 28 11 33 7 1 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 .250 .364 .286 79 -0.7 -0.1 1.3 0.1
Career37114172011235000.167.254.21673-3.40.50.70.0

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 WPT A- NYP 66 261 .254 .335 .373 .269 94 -4.1 7.8 -2.5 89 0 -3.0 3.0 -2.8 0.3
2008 LWD A SAL 67 288 .256 .326 .386 .408 100 29.2 8.1 -2.5 180 0 6.4 -4.4 22.5 3.1
2008 CLR A+ FSL 65 266 .257 .333 .382 .378 103 15.8 7.8 -2.6 159 0 3.7 0.0 12.7 2.2
2009 REA AA EAS 86 363 .260 .334 .380 .361 98 27.6 10.3 -3.9 162 0 1.4 2.3 23.5 3.5
2009 LEH AAA INT 30 128 .262 .331 .389 .302 104 5.2 3.7 -1 130 0 7.2 0.6 4.2 1.4
2010 SAC AAA PCL 127 523 .281 .354 .444 .328 92 0.4 16.5 -5 90 0 1.0 1.0 -4.8 0.8
2011 OAK MLB AL 11 35 .246 .317 .389 .278 93 0.2 0.9 -0.3 75 28 -0.2 0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2011 SAC AAA PCL 93 400 .286 .359 .452 .310 95 6.7 12.4 -3.9 107 0 3.3 0.9 4.9 1.7
2012 OAK MLB AL 6 21 .249 .322 .397 .273 88 -3.2 0.6 -0.2 58 13 0.6 0.4 -1.0 0.0
2012 SAC AAA PCL 120 543 .284 .348 .440 .349 96 28.6 16.1 -6.3 131 0 -12.5 3.6 21.8 2.2
2013 OAK MLB AL 9 25 .273 .330 .453 .056 94 -4.8 0.7 -0.2 74 11 -0.9 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2013 SAC AAA PCL 112 481 .280 .348 .436 .313 96 20.5 13.8 -4.8 122 0 2.6 -0.2 7.0 1.9
2014 CHA MLB AL 11 33 .258 .313 .413 .368 102 -0.3 0.9 -0.2 79 12 1.3 -0.1 -0.7 0.1
2014 CHR AAA INT 64 254 .267 .337 .395 .365 116 7.7 7.6 -3 137 0 6.6 0.1 6.7 1.8
2014 SAC AAA PCL 59 258 .284 .354 .470 .293 88 6.4 7.7 -2.9 96 0 -2.8 -1.6 -2.1 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 WPT A- NYP 261 233 30 53 14 0 6 85 33 23 53 8 2 .227 .301 .365 .137 1 1
2008 CLR A+ FSL 266 243 36 80 27 1 9 136 38 19 46 5 6 .329 .383 .560 .230 0 0
2008 LWD A SAL 288 249 40 90 12 3 10 138 50 31 43 10 3 .361 .444 .554 .193 0 0
2009 LEH AAA INT 128 110 15 31 6 1 5 54 19 13 19 3 1 .282 .368 .491 .209 0 0
2009 REA AA EAS 363 318 59 106 22 4 15 181 65 35 51 18 4 .333 .411 .569 .236 0 0
2010 SAC AAA PCL 523 464 79 126 26 6 6 182 78 51 92 16 5 .272 .350 .392 .121 0 0
2011 OAK MLB AL 35 30 4 6 0 0 1 9 1 5 11 0 0 .200 .314 .300 .100 0 0
2011 SAC AAA PCL 400 349 51 95 16 0 16 159 64 46 80 14 5 .272 .360 .456 .183 2 0
2012 OAK MLB AL 21 21 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 10 0 0 .143 .143 .190 .048 0 0
2012 SAC AAA PCL 543 449 81 129 31 1 12 198 67 86 105 18 3 .287 .405 .441 .154 3 0
2013 OAK MLB AL 25 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 .043 .120 .043 .000 0 0
2013 SAC AAA PCL 481 420 54 118 25 1 18 199 85 50 88 5 2 .281 .360 .474 .193 6 0
2014 CHA MLB AL 33 28 3 7 1 0 0 8 0 5 9 0 0 .250 .364 .286 .036 0
2014 CHR AAA INT 254 219 41 67 18 2 6 107 38 29 50 1 0 .306 .386 .489 .183 4
2014 SAC AAA PCL 258 218 34 53 14 1 5 84 31 33 50 7 2 .243 .357 .385 .142 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 151 0.5033 0.4371 0.6818 0.5395 0.3333 0.8293 0.4400 0.3182 -0.0011
2012 89 0.5056 0.5281 0.5745 0.6000 0.4545 0.6667 0.4500 0.4255 0.0032
2013 112 0.5000 0.4464 0.7800 0.5536 0.3393 0.8065 0.7368 0.2200 -0.0044
2014 138 0.4928 0.3986 0.7818 0.5294 0.2714 0.8611 0.6316 0.2182 0.0088
Career4900.50000.44490.71290.55090.33930.80350.56360.28710.0017

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-22 2014-09-22 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness Sliding - Bothered for a Week -
2013-03-04 2013-03-15 Camp 11 0 - Fingers Laceration Throwing Out Gum - -
2011-04-07 2011-05-13 Minors 36 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2010-05-14 2010-05-29 Minors 15 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-08-22 2009-09-08 Minors 17 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHA $
2014 OAK $
2013 OAK $
2012 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 91 dBrodie Van Wagenen1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/23/14 (minor-league contract). Retired 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14. DFA by Oakland 3/29/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 4/3/14. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Oakland 6/14/14. Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 9/2/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/24/14 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/19/10. Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from Toronto 12/16/09 (in exchange for Brett Wallace).
  • Acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 12/16/09 (Roy Halladay deal).
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2007 (5-173) (Stanford). $0.131M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the A's will call up Michael Taylor any time soon? He had a poor first half and was hampered by injury. Has been on a nice little tear recently, though. Previous two seasons in the minors were excellent. I'd rather see him out there than Travis Buck....
(Clark Griswold from Inside a Christmas tree)
Kevin Goldstein knows far more than I do about the situation. Earlier this week, he said he'd be surprised if Taylor were up before September. I have nothing informative to add to that, except that with the A's seemingly out of it but now down Ryan Sweeney as well, it wouldn't hurt to take a bit of a longer look at him than September, with its distortions in terms of talent level, traditionally allows. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-29 16:30:00 (link to chat)KG via twitter apparently blasting Wallace/Gose trade: "It's a gamble trade -- you want a guy who is pretty much big league ready but no more than average for his position, or take an upside risk?" and "Your so-called 'hitting machine' has a career .299/.357/.484 line at Triple-A in good hitting parks, and offers ZERO after the bat."
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Interesting. I guess his value really has fallen more than I thought. So has Michael Taylor's though, so I'm not sure the Jays can really hate themselves too much for getting him in the first place. (Matt Swartz)
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of chances do you think Oakland has this year? They can't hit, but that pitching staff seems pretty impressive up and down, especially if Sheets starts over 20 games
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
In that division they have more than a fair chance. It's going to be interesting to see how fast they can reload on that offense if some of the holdovers disappoint and they seem to be making a race of it. Will Chris Carter or Michael Taylor arrive in time to provide some relief? (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-24 11:00:00 (link to chat)For fatnasy purposes, who would you rather have: Domonic Brown or Michael Taylor?
(Connor from Chicago, IL)
Michael Taylor, definitely, because his path to the majors is much easier. I think Taylor is going to be at least an average hitter, like, next year. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-03-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Most rankings seem to have Michael Taylor and Brett Wallace very close, whereas you have them 24 spots apart. What differences between them do you see that others are missing?
(mbring from St. Cloud, MN)
I haven't seen a lot of other rankings, I'm guess I have Wallace lower than most. He's a first baseman with on-base skills but not crazy power for the position, nor even the kind of power you need to star at the position. I just don't think he's a star there. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel, given the succession of events, about trading CarGo, Street, and Smith for Michael Taylor?
(tommy from Fremont)
A lot better about it than I did trading CarGo and two years of Street for Brett Wallace. Either way, Greg Smith's what, a party favor? (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Michael Taylor starting in a corner for the A's in April? Does that mean Ryan Sweeney's the CF and Rajai Davis is back to fourth OF? Or is that all too much to hope for?
(Jason Wojciechowski from South Texas)
Hey Jason! If nothing else I'd expect the A's to game Taylor's service time by starting him in the minors, but I don't see why you couldn't play all three if they're your best outfielders. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)How would you handle the Phils OF post-2009 with 3 all star outfielders and two premium prospects close to ready?
(Jay from Philly)
Next year = same as this year. After next season, Werth will get a bigger deal somewhere else and Michael Taylor will slide in. After 2011, Ibanez will be gone and Dom Brown will slide in. All the while Victorino stays in all likelihood. At least that is how I am envisioning they have things drawn up. (Eric Seidman)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the ceiling on Daniel Descalso? Also, can you think of any other college bats that went from looking miserable to looking superb as Descalso has done? Its been quite the turn around.
(cardsfan89 from St. Louis)
He could be a solid starter, I don't think he's a future stud or anything. Bats going from looking miserable to superb actually happens quite a bit, but it's always exciting. Look at Michael Taylor of the Phillies. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Taylor....good major league outfielder or future all-star?
(heeler from Peoria, IL)
I think at a minimum, he's somewhere in between that -- an above-average every day guy and occasional All-Star. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)It seems to me that in prospects-for-veteran trades such as the one Ricciardi might be contemplating for Roy Halladay, teams look more for potential aces (Kyle Drabek) than potential all-star regulars (Michael Taylor). One, do you think this is an accurate observation, and two, do you think it's a wise philosophy? (Also: Zen Arcade ranks among humankind's greatest accomplishments.)
(jeffstoned from (Brooklyn))
I do think that's accurate. When you hear people talk about Philly untouchables (even though it's all speculation) it's Drabek always, and even Knapp sometimes, but never Taylor. Aces are harder to find that All-Star outfielders, and I think that's the big difference. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard from any scouts about Dom Brown? His numbers look great, but have scouts backed them up by saying he's putting together his toolset? As a Phillies fan, I really hope they don't trade either him or Michael Taylor at the deadline this year.
(Taco from Philly)
The tools were always there for a guy like Brown -- you should be excited about him as a PHillies fan. (Kevin Goldstein)


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