Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:39:45 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (rest) is not in the starting lineup against the San Diego Padres Monday, April 24. OF Michael Taylor will start and bat seventh.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:42:29 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (groin) will miss his third straight start Saturday, April 22, against the New York Mets with a groin injury. OF Michael Taylor will start in center field for the second time in three days instead.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:38:10 -0700
Washington Nationals OFs Jayson Werth and Adam Eaton are not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 15, against the Philadelphia Phillies. OFs Michael Taylor and Chris Heisey will draw the starts in center and left field, respectively.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:32:41 -0700
Washington Nationals OFs Adam Eaton and Jayson Werth and C Matt Wieters are not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, April 15. OF Chris Heisey will bat sixth and play left field, OF Michael Taylor will bat seventh and play center field and C Jose Lobaton will bat eighth and start behind the plate.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:53:22 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor was recalled from Class AAA Syracuse Monday, April 10.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 13:07:31 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse Saturday, April 8.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:22:23 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor was recalled from Class AAA Syracuse Monday, Aug. 29.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:10:06 -0700
Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 26. The team also optioned OF Michael Taylor to Class AAA Syracuse.
Fantasy Tip: Zimmerman should receive most of the starts at first base since he is back from injury. He is hitting only .221 this season but should still be a decent starting option in most mixed leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:44:53 -0700
Washington Nationals 2B Trea Turner is leading off, and OF Michael Taylor is batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP Christian Friedrich Sunday, July 24. OF Ben Revere is not in the starting lineup Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Turner is just 6-for-31 during his latest seven games since being recalled from the minors, but he's receiving a long look and does have three stolen bases and two triples. He could push to stick with the big club. Taylor owns upside and has flashed a power-speed combo, but he also sits with a career .645 OPS. Don't fret fading him in daily contests Sunday. Revere is having a disappointing season (.216/.263/.303 slash line) and isn't worth a roster spot in most mixed leagues.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:32:06 -0700
New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman is believed to be the Washington Nationals' primary target prior to the non-waiver trade deadline Aug. 1. However, the club does not appear willing to part with INF Trea Turner or SPs Lucas Giolito or Reynaldo Lopez in a potential deal, according to a baseball source. The Yankees are reportedly looking for players that can contribute immediately at the MLB level, although they have had scouts attending games for affiliates ranging from Class A Hagerstown to Class AAA Syracuse. OF Michael Taylor is believed to be available, according to the source, but the Yankees' level of interest in him is unknown.
Fantasy Tip: The 28-year-old Chapman is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 19 saves in 29 appearances this season, with eight walks and 40 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings and should be viewed as a high-end reliever regardless of the team he is playing for. However, his fantasy value should receive a slight boost if he is moved to a contender.