Michael Taylor (baseball)

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Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor (baseball) 2013.jpg
Oakland Athletics
Outfielder
Born: (1985-12-19) December 19, 1985 (age 28)
Cheverly, Maryland
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 2011 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .135
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 1
Teams

Michael D. Taylor (born December 19, 1985) is a professional baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics.

Early life[edit]

Taylor was born in Cheverly, Maryland, and graduated from Apopka High School in Apopka, Florida.[1] He played college baseball at Stanford University.[2]

Baseball career[edit]

Taylor was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Stanford University.[3] At the end of the 2009 season, he was one of two players given the Paul Owens Award, for best pitcher and best position player (which went to Taylor) in the Phillies' farm system. [4]

On December 16, 2009, Taylor was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays with Kyle Drabek and Travis D'Arnaud in exchange for Roy Halladay. The Blue Jays immediately traded him to the Oakland Athletics for Brett Wallace.[5] In 2009, he was the Eastern League Rookie of the Year in the Athletics farm system. He spent the entire 2010 season at Triple-A Sacramento and played in the Arizona Fall League.

On September 2, 2011, Taylor made his major league debut with the Oakland Athletics, batting ninth and playing right field.[6] In total, his brief 2011 stint with the A's included 11 games, 6 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI and a .200 batting average[7]

Taylor was designated for assignment by the Athletics on March 29, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Taylor Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Michael Taylor Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Phillies Take Taylor in Fifth Round
  4. ^ "Drabek, Taylor named Phils minor leaguers of year". Philly.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mayo, Jonathan and Winston, Lisa (December 16, 2009). "Seven prospects involved in blockbuster". MLB.com. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  6. ^ Stanford's Michael Taylor makes his debut with the Oakland Athletics
  7. ^ [1]

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