Michael A. Taylor

OF · Pittsburgh Pirates

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'4" Weight 215
DOB 1991-03-26 Age 33.2
Hometown Fort Lauderdale, FL
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 34.04, 499th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy269.0102379345448013113432711229.692.232.292.388.680.156
THE BAT285.9108406370468315213442912530.8123.223.284.379.663.156

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Michael Taylor Not In Friday's Lineup

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    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Michael Taylor will take a seat on the bench on Friday for the start of a series at Wrigley Field against the division-rival Chicago Cubs. Taylor will retreat to the bench after starting the last four games while going 2-for-13 with a double, two runs scored and five strikeouts to drop his season slash line to a weak .222/.271/.287. The 33-year-old veteran outfielder has added only one home run, eight RBI, three stolen bases and 12 runs scored for the Bucs through a month and a half of the season. Jack Suwinski is getting the start in center field and is batting sixth, while Connor Joe will be in right field while hitting cleanup against Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Both Joe and Suwinski are worth a look as DFS sleepers in the outfield on Friday against a pitcher who currently holds an 0-3 record and 10.04 ERA.

    May 17 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Michael A. Taylor
  • Andrew McCutchen, Michael Taylor Not Playing Wednesday

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    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders Andrew McCutchen and Michael Taylor are not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics. With both players out, Bryan Reynolds will serve as the designated hitter and bat second, while Jack Suwinski will cover center field and hit eighth against A's right-hander Ross Stripling. Connor Joe is manning left field and batting third in the order. The veteran McCutchen has gotten off to a slow start in 2024, hitting just .190 (15-for-79) with three home runs, seven RBI and one steal. Taylor has been a bit better with a .253 average (19-for-75), but he has yet to go deep with six RBI and three stolen bases. Reynolds is a daily must-start in season-long fantasy leagues, while Joe is a nice low-cost DFS play with an average just under .300 in his first 89 at-bats in 2024.

    May 1 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen Michael A. Taylor
  • Henry Davis, Michael Taylor Sitting On Monday

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    Pittsburgh Pirates catcher/outfielder Henry Davis and outfielder Michael Taylor will start on the bench on Monday for the series opener against the visiting Detroit Tigers. Joey Bart will do the catching for the Bucs and will hit ninth, while Jack Suwinski is in center field and batting cleanup against Tigers right-hander Reese Olson. This will be Bart's second start in the last three games, and he could see more time behind the plate with Davis starting off his second MLB season just 4-for-30 at the plate. It helps Bart's cause that both Yasmani Grandal (foot) and Jason Delay (knee) are currently on the injured list. This will be Taylor's third straight game starting on the bench. Suwinski is just 6-for-34 (.176) in the early going but will have elevated DFS sleeper appeal in the cleanup spot on Monday.

    Apr 8 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Henry Davis Michael A. Taylor
  • Dauri Moreta Undergoes UCL Surgery

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    Pirates right-hander Dauri Moreta underwent surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament, reports Alex Stumpf of MLB.com, and will be out of action for the next 14 to 16 months. The righty is already on the Pirates’ 60-day injured list. This news confirms what was already expected. Two weeks ago, it was reported that Moreta was…

    Mar 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Pittsburgh Pirates Dauri Moreta Michael A. Taylor
  • Offseason In Review: Pittsburgh Pirates

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    The Pirates’ ongoing rebuild showed some encouraging signs last year but it didn’t prompt the front office to go out and win the offseason. They made some modest additions as their focus remains clearly on the future, but did sign another core member of their club to a sizable extension. Major League Signings LHP Aroldis…

    Mar 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Pittsburgh Pirates Chase Anderson Gilberto Celestino Bubba Chandler Aroldis Chapman Oneil Cruz Henry Davis Josh Fleming Marco Gonzales Yasmani Grandal Ben Heller Brent Honeywell Termarr Johnson Jared Jones Mitch Keller Jake Lamb Eric Lauer Andrew McCutchen Billy McKinney Edward Olivares Johan Oviedo Wily Peralta Michael Plassmeyer Quinn Priester Bryan Reynolds Ryder Ryan Connor Sadzeck Paul Skenes Canaan Smith-Njigba Jack Suwinski Michael A. Taylor Rowdy Tellez Jared Triolo
  • Michael A. Taylor Signs With Pirates

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free-agent outfielder Michael A. Taylor on Friday. The contract is reportedly a one-year deal worth $4 million for the upcoming 2024 season. The 32-year-old is coming off a one-and-done season with the Minnesota Twins. Taylor slashed .220/.278/.442 with a career-high 21 home runs and 51 RBI in 129 games with the Twins. Taylor should be able to find his way into regular at-bats whether it's in the outfield or at designated hitter. The expectation is that his power is going to regress after last season, which makes him barely a deep league option in fantasy formats.

    Mar 15 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Michael A. Taylor
  • Padres Still Showing Interest In Michael A. Taylor, Adam Duvall

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    The Padres have left open the possibility of bringing in veteran outfield help well into Spring Training. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Friars are still involved in the respective markets for free agents Michael A. Taylor, Adam Duvall and Tommy Pham, among others. The Athletic’s Dennis Lin has also linked the Padres…

    Mar 12 · MLB Trade Rumors San Diego Padres Adam Duvall Michael A. Taylor
  • Latest On Michael A. Taylor

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    Teams looking for an everyday center fielder in free agency are down to Michael A. Taylor. The 2021 Gold Glove winner is arguably the best unsigned outfielder overall, making it a surprise that he remains on the market into March. Clearly, teams have yet to meet the asking price set by Taylor and his camp at…

    Mar 6 · MLB Trade Rumors Michael A. Taylor
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC289.3110409372478615114462912129.5103.231.291.388.679.157
    2024 Draft Buddy269.0102379345448013113432711229.692.232.292.388.680.156
    2024 Steamer264.197378342418014212432710828.483.234.294.389.683.155
    2024 THE BAT285.9108406370468315213442912530.8123.223.284.379.663.156
    2024 Zeile279.0103399363458314113452811829.6103.229.286.380.666.151

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    9vs ATL, vs SF5.051092100011440.
    8at CHC, at MIL6.0617162210001635.300.
    7vs CHC, vs LAA10.0515152300120746.701.200.200.400.600.200
    6vs COL, at OAK3.0513110100002430.800.
    5at SF, vs MIL8.0717150200002529.420.
    4vs BOS, at NYM2.0310100200000440.
    3at PHI, vs DET4.0517161200001952.900.
    2vs BAL, at WAS14.0415153710030533.300.467.467.5331.000.066
    1at MIA18.0415134520032426.710.385.467.5381.005.153


    27at COL, vs OAK15.0417143201123529.400.143.294.500.794.357
    26vs LAA, at CIN5.0516140100022743.800.
    23at TEX, vs CLE15.0511112410130327.310.364.364.7271.091.363
    22vs TEX, at MIL25.0416145400352318.800.286.375.9291.304.643
    21vs PIT, vs DET17.0414122500132535.710.417.500.6671.167.250
    20at PHI, at DET6.0521191200012838.
    19vs ARI, at STL23.0621203500351523.800.250.286.700.986.450
    18at KC, vs SEA7.05442100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    17vs CWS, at SEA9.0615132310012746.700.231.333.308.641.077
    16at OAK9.03882200120337.500.250.250.625.875.375
    15vs BAL, vs KC9.0615141410021533.300.286.333.357.690.071
    14at BAL, at ATL6.051190220002327.301.222.364.444.808.222
    13at DET, vs BOS4.0517170110020635.300.
    12vs DET, vs MIL12.0619172310110631.600.176.176.412.588.236
    11at TOR, at TB26.0617174510240635.330.294.294.7061.000.412
    10vs CLE, at HOU24.0723203620133626.120.300.391.550.941.250
    9vs TOR, vs SF7.05191912001101255.
    8at LAA, at LAD5.0515142110001431.300.
    7vs CHC, vs SD12.06882200130030.410.217.217.478.695.261
    6at CLE, at CWS6.05650100001336.820.
    5vs KC, vs NYY19.0519174510032527.820.219.306.250.556.031
    4vs WAS, at BOS10.0516132100112638.500.
    3at NYY, vs CWS30.0725255900370942.900.268.286.488.774.220
    2vs HOU, at MIA7.0621210410000836.110.306.306.361.667.055
    1at KC4.0311100210000430.800.304.360.435.795.131


    May 26vs ATLL 1-80.08330000000133.300.
    May 25vs ATLW 4-10.06a000000000000
    May 24vs ATLW 11-52.09330100010133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    May 22vs SFL 5-92.09431000001250.
    May 21vs SFW 7-61.04a001000000000
    May 19at CHCW 3-20.01a000000000000
    May 18at CHCL 0-10.08330000000133.300.
    May 16at CHCW 5-44.08431110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    May 15at MILL 2-100.09330000000133.300.
    May 14at MILL 3-40.09330000000266.700.
    May 13at MILW 8-62.09441100000125.
    May 12vs CHCL 4-50.08a11000000000.
    May 11vs CHCW 10-99.09442200120125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 10vs CHCL 2-71.09440100000375.
    May 7vs LAAL 0-90.08330000000133.300.
    May 6vs LAAW 4-10.09330000000266.700.
    May 5vs COLW 5-30.01a000000000000
    May 4vs COLW 1-00.09330000000133.300.
    May 3vs COLL 2-31.09320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Apr 30at OAKL 2-52.08430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 29at OAKL 1-50.09330000000133.300.
    Apr 28at SFL 2-31.08430000001250.
    Apr 27at SFW 4-32.08a000000000010
    Apr 26at SFL 0-34.0844020000000.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 25vs MILL 5-71.08320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Apr 24vs MILL 2-30.06a000000000000
    Apr 23vs MILW 2-10.0933000000000.
    Apr 22vs MILW 4-20.06330000000266.700.
    Apr 20vs BOSL 2-41.09440100000250.
    Apr 19vs BOSL 1-81.08330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 16at NYML 1-30.06330000000133.300.
    Apr 14at PHIW 9-21.08540000001480.
    Apr 12at PHIW 5-22.07441100000125.
    Apr 11at PHIL 1-51.06440100000375.
    Apr 9vs DETL 3-50.07440000000125.
    Apr 8vs DETW 7-40.07a000000000000
    Apr 5vs BALL 2-50.09330000000133.300.
    Apr 4at WASW 7-45.0944131000000.000.750.7501.0001.750.250
    Apr 3at WASL 3-53.09440100020375.
    Apr 1at WASW 8-46.08442300010125.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Mar 31at MIAW 9-75.04a21010001100.0101.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Mar 30at MIAW 9-36.08552210010120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Mar 29at MIAW 7-25.09321110011133.300.500.6671.0001.667.500
    Mar 28at MIAW 6-52.09551100000240.


    Sep 30at COLW 14-64.09532000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Sep 29at COLW 7-610.09441201120125.000.500.5001.7502.2501.250
    Sep 28vs OAKL 1-21.09430000001250.
    Sep 26vs OAKW 11-30.09440000000125.
    Sep 24vs LAAW 9-30.09440000000125.
    Sep 23vs LAAL 0-11.05430000001125.
    Sep 22vs LAAW 8-64.08430100021250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 20at CINW 5-30.091100000001100.
    Sep 18at CINL 3-70.09330000000266.700.
    Sep 2at TEXW 9-75.0922111002000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Sep 1at TEXW 5-10.06b000000000000
    Aug 30vs CLEL 2-50.09b11000000000.
    Aug 29vs CLEL 2-47.09441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 28vs CLEW 10-63.09440100000250.
    Aug 27vs TEXW 7-65.09642000012116.700.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 24vs TEXW 7-512.0933220022000.000.667.6672.6673.3342.000
    Aug 23at MILL 7-87.09441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 22at MILL 3-71.09330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 20vs PITW 2-02.09320100001133.300.500.667.5001.167.000
    Aug 19vs PITL 4-74.09441200010250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 18vs PITW 5-18.09431100121125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 15vs DETW 5-33.09330100000133.310.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 13at PHIW 3-01.08430000001125.
    Aug 12at PHIW 8-10.09550000000240.
    Aug 11at PHIL 2-132.08440200000250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 8at DETL 0-60.09330000000266.700.
    Aug 7at DETW 9-33.09541000011120.
    Aug 6vs ARIW 5-30.09330000000266.700.
    Aug 5vs ARIW 12-16.09441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 4vs ARIW 3-26.09441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 3at STLW 5-39.0843110013100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 2at STLL 3-71.0933010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 1at STLW 3-21.09330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 30at KCL 1-20.08330000000133.300.
    Jul 28at KCL 5-81.02a001000000000
    Jul 26vs SEAL 7-80.09a000000000000
    Jul 25vs SEAL 7-96.09b11110011000.0001.0001.0004.0005.0003.000
    Jul 24vs SEAW 4-30.07a000000000000
    Jul 23vs CWSW 5-40.093300000003100.
    Jul 22vs CWSW 3-22.09330100010133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 21vs CWSW 9-42.09430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 19at SEAW 6-32.02a10100000100.0001.0001.000
    Jul 18at SEAW 10-30.02a1100000001100.
    Jul 17at SEAL 6-73.09331110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jul 16at OAKW 5-40.08220000000150.
    Jul 15at OAKW 10-79.08552200120120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jul 14at OAKW 5-40.081100000001100.
    Jul 9vs BALL 2-150.091100000001100.
    Jul 8vs BALL 2-64.0943021000100.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jul 7vs BALL 1-30.09220000000150.
    Jul 5vs KCW 5-00.06a000000000000
    Jul 4vs KCW 9-30.09440000000375.
    Jul 3vs KCW 8-45.0844120002000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 2at BALL 1-22.0833011000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jul 1at BALW 1-01.09320000001133.301.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 30at BALW 8-10.01a000000000000
    Jun 28at ATLL 0-30.082200000002100.
    Jun 27at ATLL 2-63.0932011000100.000.500.6671.0001.667.500
    Jun 25at DETW 6-30.0944000000000.
    Jun 24at DETL 2-30.09330000000266.700.
    Jun 23at DETW 4-10.09330000000266.700.
    Jun 22vs BOSW 6-04.09440110020125.
    Jun 21vs BOSW 5-40.09330000000133.300.
    Jun 18vs DETL 4-62.0942000000000.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 17vs DETW 2-02.09330110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jun 16vs DETL 1-70.09330000000133.300.
    Jun 15vs DETL 4-80.072200000002100.
    Jun 14vs MILW 4-20.09330000000133.300.
    Jun 13vs MILW 7-58.09442200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jun 11at TORL 6-73.09440100000125.
    Jun 10at TORW 9-42.09441100000375.
    Jun 9at TORW 3-28.09331100130133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jun 8at TBL 2-46.09331100110133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jun 7at TBL 1-25.05a001000000020
    Jun 6at TBL 0-72.0933011000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jun 4vs CLEL 1-28.0933031000000.0201.0001.0001.3332.333.333
    Jun 3vs CLEL 2-40.08220000000150.
    Jun 2vs CLEW 1-00.09330000000133.300.
    Jun 1vs CLEW 7-66.08441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 31at HOUW 8-27.09532110012120.000.333.600.6671.267.334
    May 30at HOUL 1-51.08320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    May 29at HOUW 7-52.09330100010133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    May 27vs TORW 9-70.09440000000125.
    May 26vs TORL 1-31.09440100000250.
    May 24vs SFW 7-10.094400000004100.
    May 23vs SFL 3-46.09331100110266.700.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    May 22vs SFL 1-40.08440000000375.
    May 20at LAAW 6-22.08550110000240.
    May 19at LAAL 4-50.09440000000125.
    May 17at LADL 3-70.05a11000000000.
    May 16at LADW 5-12.07431000001125.
    May 15at LADL 8-91.03a11100000000.
    May 14vs CHCW 16-37.01a11110012000.0001.0001.0004.0005.0003.000
    May 13vs CHCW 11-10.05a11000000000.
    May 12vs CHCL 2-61.0722000001000.
    May 11vs SDW 5-31.02a001000000000
    May 10vs SDW 4-30.0922000000000.
    May 9vs SDL 1-63.0922010000000.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 7at CLEL 0-22.09a000000000010
    May 6at CLEL 3-42.0921010000100.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 5at CLEW 2-02.06a000000000010
    May 4at CWSW 7-30.09220000000150.
    May 2at CWSL 2-30.092200000002100.
    Apr 29vs KCL 2-31.09440100000250.
    Apr 28vs KCW 8-68.09431110021125.010.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 27vs KCW 7-13.09331100010133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 25vs NYYW 6-21.09441000000125.
    Apr 24vs NYYW 6-16.0943120000100.010.667.750.6671.417.000
    Apr 23vs WASW 3-16.0944110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 22vs WASL 4-101.09320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Apr 21vs WASL 2-30.091100000001100.
    Apr 19at BOSW 10-40.09440000000250.
    Apr 18at BOSL 4-53.07421000001250.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 16at NYYL 0-21.0933010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 15at NYYL 1-61.09330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 14at NYYW 4-32.09331100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 13at NYYW 11-214.09442200240250.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Apr 12vs CWSW 3-14.09440200020125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 11vs CWSW 4-37.09441200110250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Apr 10vs CWSL 3-41.09441000000250.
    Apr 9vs HOUL 1-50.09330000000266.700.
    Apr 8vs HOUW 9-60.09440000000250.
    Apr 7vs HOUW 3-23.09440210000250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 5at MIAL 2-53.09330100000133.310.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 4at MIAL 0-11.0933010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 3at MIAW 11-10.09440000000125.
    Apr 2at KCW 7-43.09430110000125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 1at KCW 2-00.0933000000000.
    Mar 30at KCW 2-01.09440100000375.
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