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Jul 21, 2024 2 0 0 0 2.5
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Taylor Ward's 2023 campaign came to an early end in late July after he was struck in the face by a pitch, which caused multiple fractures that required surgery. It was awful luck for the outfielder but nonetheless marks the second time in the past three seasons he's failed to reach 100 games played. Ward was mostly healthy in 2022 and delivered 23 homers and an .833 OPS, which he was unable to replicate last year before suffering the facial injuries. Still, he had an above-average bat (107 wRC+) with 14 home runs, four steals, 47 RBI, 60 runs and a .253/.335/.421 slash line in 97 contests. Ward seems unlikely to return to that All-Star level of production from 2022 but can still provide value for fantasy managers with solid power and contact skills, though durability concerns cap his ceiling heading into 2024.

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2024 2302.4 45 14 45 43 3 .230
2023 2702.8 60 14 47 39 4 .253
2022 3832.8 73 23 65 60 5 .281
3y Avg. 269.52.7 55 15 48 40 3 .266
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Returning to lineup

    Ward (knee) is starting in left field and batting third Tuesday versus the Rangers. Ward crashed into the Wrigley Field outfield wall in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, which resulted in some knee soreness. His knee felt better Monday and the outfielder is making his expected return Tuesday.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Expected back in action Tuesday

    Ward (knee) is not in the lineup for Monday's game versus the Rangers, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Ward banged up his knee when he crashed into the outfield wall at Wrigley Field during Sunday's loss to the Cubs. He is feeling much better Monday and fully expects to return to the lineup Tuesday. Kevin Pillar will occupy left field Monday in Ward's stead.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Starting Tuesday

    Ward (head) is starting in left field and batting third Tuesday following being hit in the head Sunday. Ward departed Sunday's game versus the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth inning after being struck by a pitch in the head, a 93 mph fastball thrown by Shelby Miller. Ward's removal from the game has now proved to be more of a precautionary move.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Exits after being hit in head

    Ward (head) exited Sunday's game against the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth inning after being hit the in head by a pitch, Greg Beacham of The Associated Press reports. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his first three plate appearances of the day. Ward was struck in the head after a 93 mph fastball got away from reliever Shelby Miller. The outfielder looked to be OK after getting hit, with his removal from the contest potentially being a matter of precaution, according to Beacham. The 30-year-old missed the final three months of the 2023 campaign after being hit in the face by a pitch from Toronto starter Alek Manoah, making the situation Sunday particularly jarring. Ward's status will likely receive an update in the near future, but at the moment, he appears to have avoided any significant injury.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Goes yard again

    Ward went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and an additional run during Tuesday's 7-5 win over Oakland. Ward launched a homer for the second consecutive night, tagging Sean Newcomb for a solo shot in the seventh inning. He's riding a five-game hit streak, batting 7-for-15 (.467) with five extra-base hits, five runs scored and a stolen base during that stretch. Ward also ranks top 20 in the AL in home runs and RBI.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Homers in Monday's win

    Ward went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Monday's 5-1 win over the Athletics. Ward gave the Angels all the offense they needed with his first-inning blast. This was his 13th homer of the season, but it's just his second over the last 24 contests. The outfielder may be coming back around at the plate, as he's hit safely in four straight games, but he's at a .241/.326/.431 slash line with 40 RBI, 37 runs scored and three stolen bases through 75 contests overall.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Delivers winning knock

    Ward went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one stolen base and one run scored in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Dodgers. Ward put the Angels ahead with an RBI single in the 10th inning and then stole second. The Angels didn't add to their lead, but they were able to hold on. With just two multi-hit efforts in June, Ward has been a bit disappointing after he started the season in good form at the plate. He's slashing .240/.325/.419 with 12 home runs, three steals, 38 RBI and 35 runs scored over 73 contests, but just one of those long balls has been among his three extra-base hits in June.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Returning to lineup Thursday

    Ward (back) is serving as the Angels' designated hitter and batting third Thursday versus the Diamondbacks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Ward was taken out of Tuesday's game due to back tightness and had to miss Wednesday's contest as well, but the issue has now seemingly subsided. Since June 1, the 30-year-old outfielder has gone just 4-for-28 with two RBI and two runs while striking out eight times in nine games.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Sitting Wednesday

    Ward (back) isn't in the Angels' lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Diamondbacks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Lower-back tightness caused Ward to make an early exit from Tuesday's loss, though the Angels labeled his removal as precautionary. He'll remain sidelined Wednesday while Kevin Pillar starts in left field, batting third.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Smacks three-run shot

    Ward went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Guardians. Ward jumped on a four-seamer from Tanner Bibee in the bottom of the third and launched it over the wall in left field for a three-run shot to bring the Angels back within one run of Cleveland. It marked the fourth long ball for the outfielder in his last nine games as well as his first multi-RBI effort this month. Ward is now up to 11 home runs and 32 RBI on the campaign while also hitting safely in eight of his last 10 games.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Third straight game with homer

    Ward went 2-for-6 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Rangers. Ward was the only Angel with multiple hits in the 13-inning marathon. He's logged three straight multi-hit games, swatting a homer in each of them to reach 10 long balls on the year. The outfielder is slashing .275/.320/.494 with 28 RBI, 27 runs scored, nine doubles and two stolen bases over 45 contests. Ward continues to hold down a near-everyday role in left field as one of the more productive players on the Angels' roster.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Goes deep again Friday

    Ward went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-3 win against Texas. Ward padded what was already a large Angels lead with a solo shot in the sixth inning. It was his second homer in his past two contests and gave him an RBI in three straight games. Ward has gone deep nine times through 188 plate appearances this year, putting him on pace so surpass his career-best mark of 23 long balls set two seasons ago.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Homer, two hits in win

    Ward went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over St. Louis. Ward jumped on a four-seamer from Nick Robertson in the bottom of the seventh and sent it into the stands in left field for a leadoff home run, giving the outfielder his first long ball this month and his eighth overall on the season. Ward also recorded a single in the contest, marking his fourth multi-hit game in May, during which he's now batting .261 with three RBI and six runs scored.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Receiving first day off

    Ward is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. Ward started the first 35 games of the season but has a .602 OPS over his past 10 contests and will take a seat Tuesday. Kevin Pillar will start in left field and bat fifth.
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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Blasts seventh homer

    Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles. Ward followed up Mike Trout's solo homer in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run shot of his own just two batters later, bringing the Angels back within three runs of Baltimore. The outfielder now has five homers and 19 RBI in April, though he's gone just 4-for-26 (.153) at the plate over his last seven games. He's also failed to register multiple hits in any game over that stretch.
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  • 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: 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: 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: 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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