Chris Taylor (2B/SS/3B, LAD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor has a 1.021 OPS over the last 14 days and his potential for added positional eligibility makes him a great fantasy option. Moving the sample size back to the last 30 days, Taylor has scored 15 runs and knocked in 14, posting a .317 batting average, and has also walked 16 times. Taylor has basically played the same amount of games with the Dodgers this season as he did in 2015 and 2016 (33 in 2017 vs. 37 in 2015 and 36 in 2016), but he has 12 extra-base hits this season as opposed to nine over the last two seasons. The biggest change in Taylor's game is that his walk rate is 15% this season, up from 6% in both 2015 and 2016. His line drive percentage sits at 25.4% (a career-high) and his 32.4% hard-hit ball percentage is up over his 27% career average.

With Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe rejoining the lineup, Taylor has had to move around the diamond to find playing time, potentially garnering OF eligibility with his starts in the outfield. Taylor's hot start to the season has made him a fantasy asset and more eligibility will only make him more valuable. It is rare that a player has eligibility at four positions, but if he gets OF eligibility, he is almost a must-add in deep mixed leagues.

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