Chris Taylor has been one of the best offensive contributors to the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.
He currently boasts one of the best offensive stat lines on the team, if not the best, in now over 100 total plate appearances.
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He is currently posting a .333 AVG, .446 OBP and a .583 SLG. Those are numbers for an elite level talent.
Taylor is known to be a versatile infielder, with the ability to play second base, third base, and shortstop. Outfield has never been a spot Taylor has spent much time in, but the Dodgers have begun working him out in all three outfield positions.
Chris Taylor has been seen taking fly balls in the outfield before games in order to get himself comfortable enough to play there during regular season games.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 23, 2017
With Justin Turner out, there is still plenty of space to get Chris Taylor regular at-bats. Once he returns and Forsythe slides back over to second, it is important that Taylor can manage himself in the outfield to keep him getting consistent at-bats.
The Dodgers working out Taylor as an outfielder could spell trouble for Kiké Hernandez, who originally made the team over Taylor because he could play both infield and outfield.
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