Dodgers Dugout: Ten things you should know about Chris Taylor
Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it has been so hot lately I am convinced that the Earth has been ripped from its orbit and is hurtling toward the sun.
Everybody loves Chris
Chris Taylor has seemingly come out of nowhere to become one of the better hitters in the National League this season. He was so obscure that the last time the Dodgers were on national television, Joe Buck referred to him as a rookie. But he’s not.
Here are 10 things you need to know about him:
1. He was drafted by Seattle in the fifth round of the 2012 draft out of the University of Virginia. That’s the same year the Dodgers drafted Corey Seager in the first round. Also in 2012, the Dodgers chose Ross Stripling in the fifth round, 15 picks after Seattle chose Taylor.