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Michael TaylorTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2011-2014
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

PositionsRF-484, LF-174, OF-166, CF-29Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael D. Taylor
Height6-6Weight250BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 19,1985 [32.242]PlaceCheverly,Maryland
High SchoolApopka (Apopka,FL)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 5th round (173rd overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$131,000Signing ScoutsJoey DavisService Time0.059 (2014)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2009-PHI-#6 ... 2010-MLB-#29 ... 2010-OAK-#2 ... 2010-PHI-#3 ... 2011-OAK-#10 ... 2012-OAK-#9
MLB DebutSeptember 2,2011 [25.257]
OrganizationsOAK [5] PHI [3] CHA [1] Awards8
TBC Player ID58486Retrosheet IDtaylm001MLBAM ID446345
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power64Contact50XBH59RBIs60Runs51Hitting59Durability66Team.521Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005StanfordPac10NCAA-1Fr30of1959225446514242892232954208.289.365.422.7879520259.314.133.267.3488.8811.201.261.5456.2530.77
2006StanfordPac10NCAA-1So30of2060228367415353922223292704.325.395.482.87711023268.348.157.254.3798.2111.941.451.8745.6031.08
2007StanfordPac10NCAA-1Jr30of21552334478163125912173571107.335.395.584.97913631259.353.249.318.4196.5613.512.064.6319.4239.74
2007Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-phi46of21662333053140633822353212010.227.300.365.6658520261.267.138.262.2968.8120.312.302.3038.8337.74
2008Lakewood BlueClawsSALAphi-of226724940901231050103314360215.361.441.554.99513825288.404.193.345.43210.7614.931.393.4724.9027.78
2008Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+phi30of22652433680271938561946202310.329.380.560.94013637266.374.231.305.4007.1417.292.423.3827.0046.25
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1324927617039419881595089804415.346.412.557.96927462554.389.211.325.4179.0316.061.783.4325.8936.47
2009Reading PhilliesEastAAphi48lf-rf23863185910622415651843551703714.333.408.569.97718141363.357.236.390.4149.6414.051.464.1321.2038.68
2009Lehigh Valley IronpigsILAAAphi33lf233011015316151931131920303.282.359.491.8505412128.292.209.345.36710.1614.841.463.9122.0038.71
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1164287413728520842154870906717.320.395.549.94423553491.340.229.379.4029.7814.261.464.0721.4038.69
2010Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak52rf24127464791262666781655192503122.272.348.392.74018238523.325.120.254.3319.7517.591.801.1577.3330.16
2011Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak52lf-rf259334951951601664145468030218.272.360.456.81615932400.310.184.341.35911.5020.001.744.0021.8133.68
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23rf2511304600110051100000.200.314.300.6149135.278.100.267.28614.2931.432.202.8630.0016.67
2012Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak52rf261204498112931112671838610550328.287.405.441.84619844543.349.154.379.37315.8419.341.222.2137.4234.11
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23rf266212310000001000001.143.143.190.3334121.273.047.048.1440.0047.620.000.000.0033.33
2013Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak52rf2711242054118251188552508850609.281.360.474.83419944481.313.193.319.36410.4018.301.763.7423.3337.29
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23rf-lf27923010000002500001.043.120.043.1631025.056.000.087.0918.0020.002.500.000.000.00
2014Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak52rf2859218345314153172335060119.243.357.385.7428420258.293.142.317.33512.7919.381.521.9443.6037.74
2014Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha45rf2864219416718263810295020413.306.386.489.87510726254.365.183.320.38111.4219.691.722.3636.5038.81
2014Totals for AAA-AAA         1234377512032311698262100805212.275.371.437.80819146512.329.162.318.35812.1119.531.612.1539.7338.33
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha51lf281128371000005900000.250.364.286.6508133.368.036.214.30515.1527.271.800.000.0014.29
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter37102917201100123500002.167.254.216.470223114.242.049.167.00010.5330.702.920.88102.0017.65
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter889327252094821120108568105334166774513117101.290.374.465.83915233393765.334.175.325.00011.0517.981.632.8730.3035.76
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter60522293556191361268382641830848428022662.278.369.441.8109832162587.324.163.322.00011.9118.711.572.6332.7834.89
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter863185910622415651843551703714.333.408.569.97718141363.357.236.390.0009.6414.051.464.1321.2038.68
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter652433680271938561946202310.329.380.560.94013637266.374.231.305.0007.1417.292.423.3827.0046.25
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6724940901231050103314360215.361.441.554.99513825288.404.193.345.00010.7614.931.393.4724.9027.78
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter662333053140633822353212010.227.300.365.6658520261.267.138.262.0008.8120.312.302.3038.8337.74
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17468612421745821126126629621710019.316.385.497.88234174786.339.181.280.0007.8912.211.552.6732.6734.10
Oakland Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter267461010110072600002.135.210.189.39914281.191.054.149.0008.6432.103.711.2374.0020.00
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1128371000005900000.250.364.286.6508133.368.036.214.00015.1527.271.800.000.0014.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games16244739749044005315300009.167.254.216.4709613499.242.049.167.00010.5330.702.920.88102.0017.65
Average Minor - Per 162 games162596951733842010419676123806318.290.374.465.83927862686.334.175.325.00011.0517.981.632.8730.3035.76

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-phi21OF55--775528782.9431.49------6683.372.4
2008Lakewood BlueClaws SALAphi22OF58--92832103100.9711.72------6786.641.4
2008Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi22OF53--8410219694.9791.77------6581.537.9
2009Reading Phillies EastAAphi23LF44--4731-5150.9801.14------8651.231.0
2009Reading Phillies EastAAphi23RF31--533-256561.0001.81------8636.021.8
2009Lehigh Valley Ironpigs ILAAAphi23LF23--6541-7069.9863.00------3076.716.0
2009Lehigh Valley Ironpigs ILAAAphi23RF7--911-1110.9091.43------3023.34.9
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak24RF95--165963180174.9671.83------12774.866.0
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak24CF20--363124039.9751.95------12715.713.9
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak24LF12--11-2-1311.8460.92------1279.48.3
2011Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak25LF51--823228785.9771.67------9354.835.4
2011Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak25RF40--854319289.9672.23------9343.027.8
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25RF876520-2-2220.9092.500.31-----1172.74.9
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25LF32183---331.0001.000.17-----1127.31.9
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26RF107--184541193189.9791.77------12089.274.3
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26CF1--1---111.0001.00------1200.80.7
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26LF1--1---111.0001.00------1200.80.7
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26RF443712---12121.0003.000.32-----666.73.0
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26LF21102---221.0001.000.20-----633.31.5
2013Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27RF81--176632185182.9842.25------11272.356.3
2013Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27LF16--223-125251.0001.56------11214.311.1
2013Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27CF8--14---14141.0001.75------1127.15.6
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27RF63284---441.0000.670.14-----966.73.7
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27LF53258---881.0001.600.32-----955.63.1
2014Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak28RF56--108431115112.9742.00------5994.938.9
2014Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha28RF49--925229997.9801.98------6476.634.0
2014Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha28LF7--1011-1211.9171.57------6410.94.9
2014Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak28LF2--5---551.0002.50------593.41.4
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28LF8764132--15151.0001.880.23-----1172.74.9
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF181413036-2-3836.9472.000.28-----180.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF1813117262--28281.0001.560.24-----180.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 6 season(s)-   RF435--819342210875853.9751.96------4350.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 6 season(s)-   LF112--1961163213207.9721.85------1120.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF29--513125554.9821.86------290.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF44--4731-5150.9801.14------440.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF31--533-256561.0001.81------310.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF53--8410219694.9791.77------530.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF58--92832103100.9711.72------580.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF55--775528782.9431.49------550.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-phi21---------55-
2008Lakewood BlueClaws SALAphi22---------58-
2008Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi22---------53-
2009Reading Phillies EastAAphi23------44-31--
2009Lehigh Valley Ironpigs ILAAAphi23------23-7--
2010Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak24------122095--
2011Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak25------51-40--
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25------3-8--
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26------11107--
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26------2-4--
2013Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27------16881--
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27------5-6--
2014Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak28------2-56--
2014Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha28------7-49--
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28------8----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Yarmouth-Dennis Red SoxCape Cod LeagueCollege20351151428704196762620101.243.290.409.6994711124.279.166.2094.8420.974.333.2328.7539.29
2010Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor243010820308021561161700000.278.371.407.7784410124.315.129.32412.9013.711.061.6154.0033.33
2010Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB241937570014100830000.189.250.270.52010140.214.081.1080.0020.000.002.5037.0014.29
2011Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2518405710260011100002.175.195.350.54514341.185.175.2002.4426.8311.004.8820.0042.86
2012Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB261220340001013600100.200.292.200.4924024.267.000.10012.5025.002.000.000.000.00
2013Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB271023252005001800001.217.250.304.5547224.333.087.1304.1733.338.000.000.0040.00
2014Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2827621117513101061710003.274.348.532.88033969.333.258.3718.7024.642.834.3520.6752.94
2015Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2947000000000200000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs351151428704196762620101.243.290.409.6994711124.279.166.2094.8420.974.333.2328.7539.29
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs3010820308021561161700000.278.371.407.7784410124.315.129.32412.9013.711.061.6154.0033.33
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs9018926408162621115240106.212.268.360.6286815205.258.148.2125.3725.374.732.9331.5037.50

Awards [8]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2007Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (OF)1
2008Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (OF) ... Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Player of the Year2
2009Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (OF) ... Double-A All-Star (OF) ... Eastern League All-Star Team (OF) ... Eastern League Rookie of the Year ... Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Player of the Year5

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-03-11rfFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement29.082  
2015-01-12rfChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract29.024Team Roster on 2015-01-12
2014-10-25rfFree Agent -Free Agent--Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent28.310  
2014-09-02rfChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors28.257Team Roster on 2014-09-02
2014-06-16rfChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Charlotte (AAA)28.179Team Roster on 2014-06-16
2014-06-15rfChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)-MinorsTradedTraded from Athletics to White Sox for Jake Sanchez28.178Team Roster on 2014-06-15
2014-04-03rfOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors28.105Team Roster on 2014-04-03
2014-03-30rfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment28.101Team Roster on 2014-03-30
2013-10-07rfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Sacramento (AAA)27.292Team Roster on 2013-10-07
2013-05-17rfOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)27.149Team Roster on 2013-05-17
2013-05-15rfOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Sacramento (AAA)27.147Team Roster on 2013-05-15
2013-05-04rfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Sacramento (AAA)27.136Team Roster on 2013-05-04
2013-04-23lfOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Sacramento (AAA)27.125Team Roster on 2013-04-23
2013-04-13lfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Sacramento (AAA)27.115Team Roster on 2013-04-13
2013-03-18RFOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Sacramento (AAA)27.089Team Roster on 2013-03-18
2012-11-12RFOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActive--26.328Team Roster on 2012-11-12
2012-08-05rfOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Sacramento (AAA)26.229Team Roster on 2012-08-05
2012-08-04rfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Sacramento (AAA)26.228Team Roster on 2012-08-04
2012-05-12OFOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Sacramento (AAA)26.144Team Roster on 2012-05-12
2012-05-07OFOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActive--26.139Team Roster on 2012-05-07
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-12-16TradeTraded by Phillies with Kyle Drabek and Travis D'Arnaud to Blue Jays for Roy Halladay 
2007-06-12ContractSigned by Phillies 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2007Philadelphia Phillies-21131,000-------131,000Signing Bonus out of 2007 Draft (5th round - 173rd overall)
2011Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll25414,000-78942-2,722,607414,000545,000
2012Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll26480,000-76041-2,954,887480,0001,025,000
2013Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll27490,000-77538-3,023,990490,0001,515,000
2014Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll28502,5000.05973523193,256,497500,0002,017,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red