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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
12-11 7-3 W2
12-12 4-6 L1
10-14 3-7 W1
9-15 3-7 L1
7-17 3-7 L3

2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .278 6 21 .822 2

Top Taylor Ward News

  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Clubs another long ball

    Ward went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored during Monday's 7-3 win over the Rays.

    Ward launched his third homer of the last four games and extended his hit streak to eight consecutive games. The long ball plated Anthony Rendon in the ninth inning and gave closer Carlos Estevez four runs of cushion. Ward might be headed toward a breakout campaign, being tied for fourth in the majors in home runs (six) with an impressive .313/.333/.612 slash line through 16 games.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Continues hot start

    Ward went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

    Ward's long ball didn't make much of an impact on the outcome of the game, but it was another promising development in what is unfolding as a bounce-back campaign for the outfielder. Ward has gone deep in each of his past two contests and has five homers overall through 14 games, tied for sixth-most in the majors. He's also tied for fifth in the league with 16 RBI and is slashing .310/.333/.603 with 11 runs and a stolen base.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Goes deep Friday

    Ward went 1-for-5 with a home run, two total runs and three total RBI in Friday's 7-0 victory over Boston.

    Ward plated the Angels' first run with a fielder's choice groundout in the first inning and subsequently came around to score. He added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth with a two-run blast to center. The outfielder is off to an excellent start to the campaign, slashing .296/.321/.556 with four homers, 14 RBI, 10 runs and a stolen base through 56 plate appearances. After going 0-for-4 on Opening Day, Ward has reached base safely in 12 consecutive contests.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Knocks in three runs Monday

    Ward went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a stolen base in a 7-1 victory versus Tampa Bay on Monday.

    Ward plated the Angels' second run of the game with an RBI single in the first inning and added a two-run single in the fifth. The outfielder leads the team with 11 RBI through 10 games, and he's tied for seventh in the league in that category. After having his season ended early last year due to being struck in the face by a pitch, Ward has bounced back with a strong start to 2024, slashing .310/.326/.571 with three homers and eight runs through 43 plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Continues hot start

    Ward went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two total RBI and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 10-2 victory over Miami.

    Ward wound up a triple shy of the cycle Wednesday -- he put the Angels ahead 1-0 with an RBI single in the first inning before smacking a solo homer off Kent Emanuel to cap the scoring in the eighth. The 30-year-old Ward now has hits in his last five games, going 8-for-21 (.381) with three homers and eight RBI in that span. Ward should continue to bat cleanup behind Mike Trout in Anaheim after he slashed .253/.335/.421 with 14 homers and 47 RBI in 97 games last year.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Pops second home run

    Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

    Ward opened the scoring for the Angels on Sunday by crushing a 399-foot home run off Tyler Wells in the first inning. This was his second straight game with two-run homer after going hitless Opening Day. Ward is cemented firmly into the Angels lineup as the starting left fielder and cleanup hitter. He'll look to keep his hot start going in the team's next series against the Marlins in Miami for three games.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Clubs first homer

    Ward went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs and two RBI in Saturday's 13-4 loss to the Orioles.

    The 30-year-old went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the season opener but provided the Halos' lone offense through eight frames Saturday with a solo homer, and he also delivered an RBI single in the ninth. Ward has started in left field and batted cleanup in the first two games of the season, which puts him in a favorable position to rack up counting stats behind Mike Trout.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Faces live pitching

    Ward faced live pitching Saturday for the first time since suffering multiple facial fractures when he was hit in the face by a pitch last July, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Ward underwent surgery last August after the hit-by-pitch to have three plates inserted as well as a full nose reconstruction. He was considered fully recovered by October, though, setting him up for a normal offseason. Ward slashed .253/.335/.421 with 14 home runs over 97 contests in 2023 before the season-ending injury. He's slated to be the Angels' regular left fielder in 2024.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Won't be held back this spring

    Ward (face) will be ready to participate from Day 1 of spring training, Trent Rush of Angels Radio AM 830 reports.

    Ward underwent surgery last August as a result of suffering fractures to several bones in his face after being hit by a pitch in a game, but he appears to be fully recovered and good to go for the start of spring training. The outfielder recently won his arbitration case and is set to make $4.8 million this year as one of the more prominent bats in an Angels lineup that won't include Shohei Ohtani for the first time since 2017. Ward is lined up to the be team's starting left fielder and will look to build upon his shortened 2023 campaign, during which he slashed .253/.335/.421 with 14 home runs, 47 RBI, 60 runs and four stolen bases over 97 games.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Making $4.8 million

    Ward (face) won his arbitration case against the Angels on Tuesday and will earn $4.8 million in 2024, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Ward will receive a decent pay bump in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The 30-year-old had a .253/.335/.421 slash line with 14 home runs last season, though he was hit in the face by a pitch in July and played in just 97 games. Ward underwent surgery in August to repair multiple facial fractures but shouldn't have any issues being ready for the start of the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Age: 30
School: Fresno State
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R