Chris Taylor was called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers the day that Logan Forsythe and Rob Segedin were placed on the disabled list on April 19.

Taylor looked to be a favorite to make the roster over Kiké Hernandez to make the Opening Day roster but was ultimately snubbed, as he was optioned right before Opening Day.

Taylor put up big time numbers in the spring, with a .354/.483/.500 slash line.

In a very small sample size (three games and nine plate appearances), Taylor is hitting .625 with a .667 on base percentage and a 1.250 slugging percentage.

On Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chris Taylor had two more hits, as well as a bases loaded walk, further showing that he deserves a spot on the major league roster.

Chris Taylor can give the Dodgers a very good defensive utility infielder, as well as a an able-bodied outfielder in a pinch. If Taylor can prove that he is a viable bat coming off the bench and making spot starts while he has the opportunity, he will be making Dave Roberts’ next roster decision one of his toughest ones yet.

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  1. Michael Norris

    I thought from the beginning that Taylor should have been on the roster over Kike since he outplayed him all spring. Roberts excuse that they kept Kike because he could also play CF was lame. There are 4 guys on the present roster besides Kike who can and have played CF. Puig, SVS, Pederson and Toles. I think the edict to keep him came from FAZ. He knows crap about good pitchers, so why should he know anything about utility men?.

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  2. Daniel Pelletier

    I have to agree. As good as management is at building the organization and the 40 man roster, they have made some bad moves regarding pitchers. If as they say it’s so hard to find good consistent pitching then why spend so much $ on pitchers like Mac and Hill?

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