Former Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor will be joining a new organization for the first time in his career. Here are three possible fits for the free agent.
When Michael A. Taylor was sent to Double-A in 2019, playing in only 53 games in the majors while receiving only 97 plate appearances, the writing was on the wall. When Taylor received just 99 plate appearances and hit just .196 this past year, we knew the final chapter had been written. When Taylor was removed from the 40-man roster and chose to become a free agent early in the offseason, his sad saga with the Washington Nationals was finally over.
A once promising prospect who was given the starting centerfield job in 2015, had lost his spot on the roster altogether by 2019. A .271 average and 19 home runs paired with 17 stolen bases in 2017 was the last meaningful extended time Taylor would get with the Nationals.
They grew frustrated as his development regressed, and he was passed on the depth charts by Victor Robles.
Michael A. Taylor is a major league caliber player and he will find a job this offseason. Given the opportunity to play every day or fill in as a fourth outfielder, his speed and defensive attributes will come in handy for his next employer.
Let’s look at three potential landing spots for Taylor