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Chris Taylor RAKES

Chris Taylor RAKES

Kenta Maeda had a rough start giving up three runs in the first inning, but righted the ship and

managed to not give up any more and went on to get his 4 th win. Hyun-Jin Ryu went the rest of the way

for an unusual 4 inning save, as the Dodgers took care of the Cardinals 7-3. The hot hand on the offense

these days is Chris Taylor who went 3 for 4 today to raise his batting average to .344 with an OPS of

1.026. Which is outstanding, Taylor has been used all over, primarily a 2 nd baseman he played center

field tonight and is proving to be one of the best pickups the Dodgers have done.

YearABRHHRRBISBAVGOBPOPS
2017 Stats 113 23 36 6 19 1 .319 .417 .956
MLB Career Stats 404 56 104 7 36 9 .257 .327 .700

His exit velocity has been on average at 92 mph with a launch angle at 9.10 degrees. This shows

he’s a low line drive or ground ball hitter. Like most high average hitters he sprays the ball to all fields.

He swings at pitches in the strike zone about 69% of the time, making contact with the ball 83% of the

time. This is definitely a breakout year for the 26 year old, who may have found a home with the

Dodgers.

CBS Sports baseball scout Jason Rutherford