To say new Dodgers leadoff man Chris Taylor is on fire would be an understatement. Since moving to the number one spot in the lineup while Mookie Betts has been out with a hip injury, Taylor has been on a tear.
Over his last 7 games, CT3 has 12 hits in 29 at-bats, which is good for a .414 batting average. He’s also connected on 5 home runs and chipped in a pair of doubles as the table setter. Moreover, in July, he’s triple slashing .354/.391/.646.
In case you needed clarification, that’s good.
Understandably, Dodger manager Dave Roberts is feeling pretty grateful to have Taylor around while so much of his club is on the injured list.
He’s invaluable. Having your regular players out and for him to step up, play a premium defensive position, have a huge day offensively, take good at-bats. … We needed every bit. That’s why I just think so highly about the person and the player.
There’s been a lot change, for the perpetually stoic Taylor. A lot of change in the way that there hasn’t been any change. For a player that’s constantly moving around in the lineup and up the diamond, staying put in the leadoff spot and at shortstop seems to have been some sort of spark
This week I’ve kind of been in a good place.
The 2021 All-Star has his batting average up to .284 on the season. His 16 home runs are good for third most over a season in his career… and there are 61 games to go.
CT is a free agent after the season and this invaluable guy is certainly going to be one of the most valuable players on the market this winter.