The month of July has been a really good one for Kansas City Royals outfielder Michael Taylor.
His bat has been on fire and he’s been a big contributor to the Royals offense.
If you look at Taylor’s last six games, you’ll see how much of an impact he’s had at the plate.
The 30-year-old has hit safely in five of his last six games. During that stretch he hit .347 with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI.
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After spending his entire career with the Washington Nationals, Taylor is looking to make Kansas City his new home for a few years.
If he keeps playing like he’s been recently, the Royals will have no choice but to keep the veteran around.
On June 29,Taylor had one of his best games of the 2021 season. He went 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run against the Boston Red Sox.
That game, Taylor saw the ball really well.
“I think we’re having quality at-bats as a team and grinding counts and putting the ball in play,” Taylor told The Kansas City Star after his three-hit performance against Boston. “Those are all things that we need to do to have competitive at-bats and put runs on the board.”
Royals manager Mike Matheny has been pleased with Taylor’s performance.
“It just continues to amaze me, the skill this guy has, the talent to be able to leave this park in that part of the park is very rare,” Matheny said about Taylor.
Taylor knows what it takes to play and win at a high level. He was a member of the Nationals team that won the World Series in 2019.
It’s important to have a player on your team who has won at the highest level. Though Taylor may not be one of the top players in the league, he has the skills to pay the ball
And one thing he won’t do is shy away from the big moment. Whether he’s at the plate in the field, Taylor can come through in clutch situations.
He put together another multi-hit performance in his recent game on July 8 against the Cleveland Indians. Taylor went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
As the summer continues, Taylor’s bat is heating up. Through 78 games, he is batting .247 with eight home runs, seven doubles, and 32 RBI.
This season, Taylor has displayed some power at the plate too. He’s already hit more home runs this season than the 2020, 2019, and 2018 seasons.
His 32 RBI are more than his last two seasons combined.
And those numbers will only increase this season if he continues to swing a hot stick like he’s been doing lately.
He may have not made an All-Star team yet but he has been a significant part of multiple teams throughout his career.
This brother can ball and his numbers have been speaking for themselves lately.
Look for Taylor to continue to make an impact for the Royals as the season progresses.