Michael Taylor, Outfield, Washington Nationals, #3
Date of Birth: 3/26/1991
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Current Salary: $508,700
Michael Taylor, outfielder for the Washington Nationals, was drafted by the Nationals in 2009. He played in their minor league system from 2010 through 2014. During that time, he had 497 hits, 125 doubles, 50 home runs, 131 stolen bases, 269 RBIs, and 541 strikeouts to 199 walks in 521 games. Defensively, as a center fielder, he made 1,072 putouts and 20 errors in 416 games.
Taylor joined the Nationals for 17 games in 2014. He hit his first major league home run on August 12, 2014.
In 2015, Taylor's first full season in the major leagues, he batted .229 with 108 hits, 15 doubles, 14 home runs, 16 stolen bases, and 63 RBIs in 138 games with the Nationals. On May 13th, he hit his first major league career grand slam. Defensively, he played 38 games in left field, 96 games in center field, and 3 games in right field.
Taylor spent time in the minors in 2016, finishing the season with 76 games with the Nationals. During his time in the majors, he batted .231 with 51 hits. Defensively, as a center fielder in 64 games, he made 121 putouts and 1 error. In the postseason, he had no hits and 2 strikeouts in 2 at-bats in 3 games.