Michael Taylor

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Kansas City Royals Center Field Age: 31-149d Exp: 6.129 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 6 (#172 overall), 2009 College: Westminster Academy Agent(s): (ALIGND)

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  • Current Contract

    Michael Taylor signed a 2 year / $9,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $9,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $4,500,000. In 2022, Taylor will earn a base salary of $4,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $4,500,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $9,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000($9,000,000)
    2024 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Plate Appearances:
      $50,000 each for 325, 375, 425, 475, 525
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,325,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,325,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,250,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,525,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,525,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $557,900
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $557,900
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $524,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $524,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $508,700
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $508,700
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $125,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $125,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings - $125,000 - $125,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $101,092 - - $101,092
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $478,122 - - $478,122
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $412,272 - - $412,272
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $557,900 - - $557,900
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,525,000 - - $2,525,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,860,215 - - $1,860,215
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,231,481 - - $1,231,481
    2021 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:CF $1,750,000 - $250,000 $2,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $13,416,082 $125,000 $250,000 $13,791,082
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    $17,916,082 $125,000 $250,000 $18,291,082
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,166,082 $125,000 - $7,291,082
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,250,000 - - $6,500,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Sep 29 2021Signed a 2 year $9 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC)
    Nov 30 2020Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Jan 9 2020Signed a 1 year $3.325 million contract with Washington (WSH), avoiding arbitration
    Feb 1 2019Signed a 1 year $3.25 million contract with Washington (WSH), settling in arbitration
    Feb 24 2017Signed a 1 year $557,900 contract with Washington (WSH)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $524,000 contract with Washington (WAS)
    Mar 3 2015Signed a 1 year $508,700 contract with Washington (WAS)
    Feb 26 2014Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jun 24 2009Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 6 (#172 overall)

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  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2022 KC 86 80 280 33 76 7 2 6 30 28 1 75 .271 .338 .375 .713 2.51
    2021 KC 142 136 483 58 118 16 1 12 54 33 14 144 .244 .297 .356 .653 2.47
    2020 WSH 38 23 92 11 18 6 0 5 16 6 0 27 .196 .253 .424 .677 -0.46
    2019 WSH 53 20 88 10 22 7 0 1 3 7 6 34 .250 .305 .364 .669 -0.03
    2018 WSH 134 87 353 46 80 22 3 6 28 29 24 116 .227 .287 .357 .644 0.88
    2017 WSH 118 106 399 55 108 23 3 19 53 29 17 137 .271 .320 .486 .806 2.4
    2016 WSH 76 48 221 28 51 11 0 7 16 14 14 77 .231 .278 .376 .654 -0.39
    2015 WSH 138 121 472 49 109 16 2 14 63 35 17 158 .231 .284 .362 .646 0.14
    2014 WSH 17 8 39 5 8 3 0 1 5 3 0 17 .205 .279 .359 .638 -0.22
    Totals 802 629 2,427 295 590 111 11 71 268 184 93 785 0.243 0.298 0.386 0.684 7.30