Taylor Motter

Position: OF
Born: 9/18/1989
Height: 6'1
Weight: 195
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .190 in 34 games at Durham (Triple-A) with four homers, 10 RBIs and eight steals.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Durham May 14 when 2B Logan Forsythe went on the DL and Danny Farquhar was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 5/16/2016

Debut Details
May 16, in a 13-2 win against the Blue Jays. The starting shortstop (and, later, the right fielder in a massive defensive switch in the sixth inning), he batted second and went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk. Motter singled in his first at-bat, an infield single to first, then scored on a homer by Steve Pearce. He flew out in his next three at-bats before drawing a walk in the eighth and scoring on another hit by Pearce, this one a single.

Player Notes
Despite his getting off to a rough first month at Durham, Motter still can boast a career .274 average in five-plus seasons and his 2015 Triple-A debut campaign at Durham was a huge success, as he hit .292 with 14 homers, 72 RBIs and 26 steals to go with 142 hits and 43 doubles for a .471 slugging percentage. He had similar stats at Montgomery (Double-A) in 2014 where he hit .274 with 16 home runs, 61 RBIs and 15 steals as well as 19 doubles for a .436 slugging percentage. Motter adds to his profile by being a superutility man — he has played every position except catcher and pitcher and can easily be used at both second and third base.