Taylor Motter
Taylor Motter
29-Year-Old ShortstopSS
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Motter got into just 17 big-league games last season, eight with Seattle and nine with Minnesota. He did nothing to warrant more playing time, going just 5-for-34. The story wasn't any better in the minors, as he stumbled to a .187/.277/.352 line in 88 games at Double-A and Triple-A with the two organizations. The performance was poor enough to earn him his release in August. The 29-year-old has appeared everywhere except catcher and center field in his three-year major-league career, which helps him in the race for a team's final bench spot, but his .191/.263/.312 career line makes an Opening Day roster spot unlikely. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Tigers in March of 2019. Released by the Tigers in May of 2019.
Cut loose by Tigers
SSFree Agent  
May 14, 2019
Motter was released by the Tigers on Tuesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
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Motter has received big-league at-bats in each of the last three seasons but has a .191/.263/.312 line in 143 career games. He was released after hitting .148 in 10 games for Double-A Erie.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+39%
OPS vs RHP
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
+114%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .451 102 5 1 4 4 .161 .225 .226
Since 2017vs Right .625 216 26 7 24 9 .206 .269 .357
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .594 23 1 1 1 1 .190 .261 .333
2018vs Right .277 15 1 0 1 0 .077 .200 .077
2017vs Left .410 79 4 0 3 3 .153 .215 .194
2017vs Right .650 201 25 7 23 9 .215 .274 .376
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Since 2017
 
 
+43%
OPS at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
+40%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+44%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .669 162 18 6 16 6 .223 .284 .385
Since 2017Away .467 156 13 2 12 7 .160 .224 .243
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .544 19 1 1 2 0 .167 .211 .333
2018Away .388 19 1 0 0 1 .125 .263 .125
2017Home .686 143 17 5 14 6 .231 .294 .392
2017Away .477 137 12 2 12 6 .164 .219 .258
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Taylor Motter
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September 24, 2017
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
After appearing in just 34 games for Tampa Bay in 2016, Motter was thrust into an expanded role in Seattle. He secured a spot on the Opening Day roster with a strong spring training performance and his positional versatility earned him a career-high 68 starts, including at least one start at each position aside from pitcher, catcher and center field. Though his ability to fill in all over the field was certainly of value, Motter struggled to make a real impact at the plate. In his 280 plate appearances, the utility man slashed just .198/.257/.326. Motter swiped 12 bags in 13 attempts in the big leagues and posted a wRC+ of 172 in 25 games with Triple-A Tacoma last season, but has yet to translate his hit tool to the majors. The 28-year-old will likely enter the season in a reserve role again and will be hard-pressed to find extensive playing time barring an injury to one of the team's regulars.
Motter's 80-at-bat cup of coffee with the Rays was certainly nothing to write home about, as he managed a .188/.290/.300 line with two homers and nine RBI. Furthermore, after swiping 20-plus bags at four different minor league stops, he disappointingly failed to get on the board in that category at the big-league level. Despite his forgettable major league debut, it's prudent to keep in mind the 27-year-old's previous body of work, which includes 96 extra-base hits in the 2014-15 seasons at the Double-A and Triple-A levels, respectively, including a combined 30 homers over that span. He also drove in 133 runs and stole 41 bases during that period, keeping him on the radar in deeper formats. Having been dealt to the Mariners as part of a five-player deal on Nov. 18, Motter will try to parlay his positional versatility into a spot on Seattle's 25-man roster this spring.
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Earns minors deal from Detroit
SSDetroit Tigers  
March 6, 2019
The Tigers signed Motter (face) to a minor-league contract Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Surgery on tap
SSFree Agent  
Face
December 7, 2018
Motter, who had been playing with Toros Del Este in the Dominican Winter League, relayed Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he left the club and returned to the United States to undergo facial surgery.
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Released by Minnesota
SSFree Agent  
August 22, 2018
Motter was cut loose by the Twins on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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DFA'd by Twins
SSMinnesota Twins  
July 24, 2018
Motter was designated for assignment by the Twins following Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Recalled from Rochester
SSMinnesota Twins  
July 20, 2018
Motter was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
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