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Nationals | Michael Taylor has opportunity

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:54:33 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael A. Taylor figures to be the team's starting center fielder on opening day with OF Denard Span (hernia) out four to six weeks. OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) is still recovering from shoulder surgery. Taylor, the team's No. 3 prospect, is coming off a strong year in the minors, but he's played only 29 games above Class AA. The Nats would like to see Taylor have more plate discipline, though, and it might make him a poor fit for the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor is intriguing because of his raw power as a young prospect. With Span not expected to be ready for the start of the season, he might be worth a flier in the late rounds of deeper mixed league drafts.

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Nationals | Denard Span to miss opener

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:20:30 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (hernia) underwent surgery to repair a hernia Monday, March 9, and will miss four to six weeks. OF Michael A. Taylor will receive the bulk of the repetitions in center field.

Fantasy Tip: Span could miss the first month of the season. He hit .302 with 94 runs scored and a career-high 31 steals. Now 31, Span is an OF5 devoid of much upside. As for Taylor, he's a decent late-round flyer. He hit .304 with 22 homers, 61 RBIs and 34 steals, mostly at Double-A Harrisburg last season.

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Nationals | Recall Michael A. Taylor

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08:14:33 -0700

The Washington Nationals recalled OF Michael A. Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse Sunday, Sept. 7.

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Nationals | Nate Schierholtz recalled

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:31:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals have recalled OF Nate Schierholtz from Triple-A Syracuse. The team also optioned OF Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse.

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Nationals | Lineup Notes

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:37:04 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is back in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 15, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ramos had a scheduled off-day Thursday, Aug. 14. He is batting seventh and starting behind the plate. OF Michael A. Taylor is starting in right field and batting eighth. Injured OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) remains out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Return Ramos to your fantasy lineups. Werth could be available off the bench tonight, and manager Matt Williams was optimistic Werth could return to the lineup Saturday, Aug. 16. Check back tomorrow for additional details on Werth's status.

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Nationals | Still no Jayson Werth

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:37:28 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 14, against the New York Mets. OF Michael A. Taylor is batting eight and playing right field.

Fantasy Tip: Werth is expected to miss a few days of action, so keep him out of your lineups.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth receives shot

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:21:24 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) received a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder Wednesday, Aug. 13, and probably will not play for a few days.

Fantasy Tip: Michael A. Taylor could pick up some starts with Werth out of the lineup. Owners in deeper mixed leagues could consider adding Taylor if they need an outfielder.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor promoted

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:45:46 -0700

The Washington Nationals have called up OF Michael A. Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse. In a corresponding move, OF Steven Souza (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left shoulder contusion.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor expected to start in minors

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:19:17 -0800

Washington Nationals OF Michael A. Taylor is expected to begin the year at Double-A Harrisburg. He's ranked by MLB.com as the team's fourth-best prospect in the minors. He hit .365 (50-for-137) with a .428 on-base percentage in the Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason. The Nationals think Taylor has the talent to be a starting center fielder in the big leagues, but his bat needs some work.

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Nationals | Destin Hood receives praise

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:19:36 -0800

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said OF Destin Hood is the team's most improved minor league player. "He has really honed his baseball instincts. I probably put him in the improved category along with Michael A. Taylor," Johnson said. "If you asked me to grade the improvement of guys when I first saw them. Hood is the most improved followed by Michael Taylor."

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