Christopher Armand Taylor
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- School University of Virginia
- High School Frank W. Cox High School
- Debut July 24, 2014
Shortstop Chris Taylor began playin in the Seattle Mariners minor league system in 2012 and made his major league debut with them in 2014. He was drafted by the club in the 5th round of the 2012 amateur draft.
He hit .322/.417/.432 with 59 hits and 17 stolen bases in 49 games between the Everett AquaSox and Clinton LumberKings. He split 2013 evenly between the High Desert Mavericks and Jackson Generals, hitting a combined .314/.409/.455 with 108 runs, 11 triples, 38 stolen bases and 84 walks in 134 games. Due to his performance with High Desert (.335/.426/.524, 20 SB), he was named a California League Mid-Season All-Star. Following the season, he was named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star. He began 2014 with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers and made his debut with the Mariners later in the season, on July 24th. he hit .287 in 47 games while playing exclusively at shortstop. In 2015, however, he tailed off to a .170 average in 37 games and was back in the minor leagues for the bulk of the season
On June 19, 2016, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in return for P Zach Lee. He was hitting .312 for Tacoma at the time of the trade but had only played 2 games for Seattle, going 1 for 3. He played 34 games for L.A. after the trade, hitting .207 with 1 homer - his first in the majors - and 7 RBI. He was left off the postseason roster. He made a much more important contribution to the team in 2017, however, playing almost every day as a utility player, making starts in left field, in center field and at second base on a regular basis, and occasionally at third base and shortstop. He got particularly hot after the All-Star break, going 23 for 44 (.523) in his first 10 games, coinciding with a stretch during which the Dodgers were nearly unbeatable; his torrid streak included four consecutive multi-hit games.
- 2017 NLCS MVP
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2017)