Taylor Motter
Taylor Motter
29-Year-Old ShortstopSS
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Out
Injury Face
Est. Return 2/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Taylor Motter in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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.
ANALYSIS
Motter didn't offer specifics regarding an official diagnosis of his injury, but it sounds like he could be dealing with a fracture after he was hit by a pitch. The surgery will more than likely carry a multi-week recovery timetable, but Motter shouldn't face any restrictions by the time hitters report to spring training. The utility man is still looking to find a new home after being released by the Twins in late August.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+114%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+152%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .570 130 11 2 7 4 .198 .277 .293
Since 2016vs Right .577 281 31 8 30 9 .188 .256 .320
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
2016vs Left 1.030 28 6 1 3 0 .348 .464 .565
2016vs Right .408 65 5 1 6 0 .123 .215 .193
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+46%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+40%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+44%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+63%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .691 193 23 6 18 6 .228 .311 .380
Since 2016Away .474 218 19 4 19 7 .159 .220 .254
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
2016Home .799 31 5 0 2 0 .261 .452 .348
2016Away .490 62 6 2 7 0 .158 .210 .281
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Stat Review
How does Taylor Motter compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
10.5%
 
K Rate
21.1%
 
BABIP
.160
 
ISO
.088
 
AVG
.147
 
OBP
.237
 
SLG
.235
 
OPS
.472
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Taylor Motter
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May 27th
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April 8th
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September 24, 2017
Erik Siegrist provides one final look at the available talent in the AL for 2017, and notes that Alex Gordon is trying to atone for a brutal year with a big September.
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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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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Returns from DL, optioned to Triple-A
SSMinnesota Twins  
July 6, 2018
Motter (concussion) was activated off the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday and optioned to Triple-A Rochester, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Takes grounders
SSMinnesota Twins  
Concussion
July 3, 2018
Motter (concussion) took grounders Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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