The 2021 MLB season was a consecrating one for Chris Taylor. The Virginia Beach player reached his 31 years of age just when his sporting maturity has said present.
Taylor made his first All-Star roster inclusion in 2021 and on many occasions this season it seemed he was the only player to carry the log to Dodgers games. The utility player participated in 148 team games and less receiver and first baseman was seen defending the rest of the playing positions.
CT3, as he is known by Dodgers fans, was the team’s fourth pusher, preceded by Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Will Smith. He was also the second scorer only surpassed by Muncy and Mookie Betts.
But the postseason was really his sweet spot. He had the second best section of the group in terms of offensive average with .351 and 1.202 OPS. He led the team with four home runs and 12 RBIs. He also achieved four doublets and managed not to be the leader in pochados for the franchise, his main weakness.
Let’s remember that he was the man who led the Dodgers to the Wild Card Series after that homer in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals with the game tied. With running backs I hit .400 with three homers and 11 RBIs. His OPS in that situation was 1,540. A true oasis in the offensive desert of the Dodgers in important moments.
Everything for the start of free agency. The Dodgers don’t have a player in their system trained and ready to relieve him. At least not with the quality that Chris took the baton from Kike Hernández.
But the controversy arises when Andrew Friedman, Director of Baseball Operations for the Dodgers said at a press conference: “We need someone to step up and do like Eddie Rosario.”
Maybe Andrew couldn’t watch every game. A man as successful as Freeman worries about 2022 and the continuation of Chris after a comment like this.
The market is just beginning. The biggest emotions will be left for last but Chris Taylor will surely be one of the most sought-after boyfriends in the winter market.
And to ignite all the speculation he has already shaved his beard.(Fielding)