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Nationals | Michael Taylor goes deep again

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:43:04 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, July 26, and he has two home runs and four RBI in his last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been flashing his upside lately, and in his last six games, he has two home runs, seven RBI and three steals. On the flip side, he strikes out a lot and is hitting just .240 this year, but for the price, Taylor offers a lot of upside at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Big game for Michael Taylor

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:11:38 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, a run scored and a steal in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has shown am intriguing combination of power and speed this year, but he is still too inconsistent to be considered anything more than a roll-of-the-dice play at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor leading off

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:04:34 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor is starting in center field and leading off Saturday, July 18, against the Los Angeles Dodgers and LHP Clayton Kershaw.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) hasn't had an extra-base hit since July 4, and he fares much better against right-handed pitchers. He should be avoided on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor drops in lineup

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:34:46 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor will start in center field against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger Friday, July 17, and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) was leading off in the previous few games but is now near the bottom of the lineup. He is hitting .222 with one home run and five RBI in July. Taylor could be an option for owners on FantasyScore, but owners could also look for other options that are performing better at the plate.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor hitting leadoff

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:59:01 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor is in the leadoff position Saturday, July 11, against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Although Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .235 in the last seven days, he possesses a .206 average in the leadoff spot. Taylor does have two homers from the top spot, however, so the Nats may be gambling on Taylor providing the leadoff spark Denard Span had before he got hurt.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor dropped to nine-hole

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:01:19 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor is starting in center field and batting ninth against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Friday, July 10.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor's ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) value takes a hit at the bottom of the order, but he projects to continue receiving everyday at-bats with Denard Span (back) on the shelf. Taylor has just four hits over eight games since his nine-game hitting streak ended, so it might not be the best night to turn to him at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Denard Span remains out

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:26:18 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) is out of the lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, July 8. OF Michael Taylor is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen. OF Matt den Dekker also is starting in left field for the second straight game.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) swings and misses often, but his placement atop the lineup gives more justification for a dice roll with him in your daily lineups against Lorenzen. den Dekker ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be ignored.

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Nationals | Denard Span out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:32:04 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (back) is not playing Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds. OF Michael Taylor has taken Span's place in center field, and OF Matt den Dekker is in left.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) should be left out of your lineup until the all-clear is given, but back spasms could be a hindrance for a while. Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .182 against Cincinnati pitching. He hasn't seen starter Johnny Cueto this season, but this average is not a good sign.

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Nationals | Denard Span sitting vs. Giants

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:02:06 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span is not in the starting lineup Saturday, July 4. OF Michael Taylor is starting in center field and batting leadoff against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Saturday.

Fantasy Tip: Span ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been sidelined a few times recently due to a nagging back injury. With an early start time Saturday after a night game, it is likely just a rest day for the outfielder, especially since it is a tough matchup against Bumgarner. Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is nothing more than a high-risk dice roll Saturday for FantasyScore players.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor leading off

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:56:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor is playing center field and leading off against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: It is a daunting matchup for Taylor ($3,700, 7.4% of cap), so the boost his fantasy stock should receive atop the lineup is essentially mitigated by Bumgarner's shut-down stuff. Taylor is hitting well of late, though, with seven runs, five doubles, four RBI, two stolen bases and a .333/.360/.438 slash line.

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