Yes, Chris Taylor ended the Cardinals’ improbable 2021 season with one blast off his bat. Wouldn’t it be fun to have him on our side now? He just completed the final year of a two-year, $13.4 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Taylor is a super-utility player capable of playing all three outfield positions as well as second base, shortstop, and third base. While his defense is mediocre compared to the Cardinals’ Gold Glove defense, he is more an intriguing option to hit off the bench. He played in 148 games in 2021, hitting .254/.344/.438 with a +113 wRC. He hit 25 doubles, four triples, and 20 home runs. He had 13 stolen bases. In the 2021 postseason, Taylor had 13 hits in 11 games including four doubles and four home runs.
Taylor would be an excellent bench option that has real pop and dynamic postseason experience.