Full name is Michael Robert Tauchman..is married to Eileen...Attended William Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., where he played football and baseball..named allconference in baseball three times, including the Conference Player of the Year as a senior...Played collegiately at Bradley University, where he majored in business management and administration.
Hit .277/.361/.504 (72-for-260) with 46R, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 13HR and 47RBI in 87 games over four stints with the Yankees (3/28-5/12, 5/15, 6/13-17, 6/26-9/29)..made 55 starts in LF, 11 in CF and 11 in RF...Of his 72H, 32 went for extra bases..hit 13HR with the first seven coming at Yankee Stadium and the final six coming on the road…hit .324 (24-for-74) with 5HR and 36RBI with runners in scoring position...Hit .357 (25-for-70) off left-handed pitching…of his 13HR, 12 came vs. right-handers...Made his second career Opening Day roster (also 2018)..made his Yankees debut as ninth-inning PR for Voit on 3/30 vs. Baltimore…collected his first hit as a Yankee with a second-inning double on 4/2 vs. Detroit...Hit a three-run HR in the sixth inning of 4/16 win vs. Boston, the first Major League homer of his career..was the fifth Yankee since 2014 to hit his first Major League homer against the Red Sox, joining Kyle Higashioka (7/1/18), Gary Sánchez (8/10/16), Rob Refsnyder (7/12/15) and Dean Anna (4/10/14)...Hit fifth in the lineup for the first time in his career on 4/21 vs. Kansas City…batted fifth five times in 2019...Hit two-run HR on 5/5, snapping an 11-game streak without an extra-base hit from 4/22-5/4...Batted .423/.474/.750 (22-for-52) with 16R, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3HR and 13RBI in 16G in July, becoming the third Yankee to hit at least .420 and slug .700 in a calendar month (min. 50PA) since 1990 (Bernie Williams, June 2001 and Paul O'Neill, April 1994)..the only other Yankees to reach those numbers in July are Joe DiMaggio (2x) and Babe Ruth (4x)..led the Majors in batting average and on-base pct. during July and ranked fifth in SLG...Hit .315 (46-for-146) with 29R, 10 doubles, 9HR and 30RBI in 45 games following the All-Star break...Tied his career high with a six-game run scoring streak from 7/19-24 (10R)..also scored a run in six straight from 4/14-21 (8R)…had a career-best five-game RBI streaks from 7/20-24 and 7/31-8/6...Had multiple RBI in six of 7G with a plate appearance from 7/31-8/8, including five straight games (with an AB) from 7/31-8/6..the five-game streak was tied for the third-longest streak by a Yankee (since RBI became an official stat in 1920), trailing only Tino Martinez (6G, 4/10-18/98) and Lou Gehrig (6G, 8/28-9/1/31)..was the longest by a Yankee since Bernie Williams' five-game streak from 4/19-23/03...Hit 5HR over a five-game span from 8/5-9…collected his first career multi-HR game on 8/5 at Baltimore, his first career homers on the road (first 7HR came at Yankee Stadium)…had a career-high-tying 4RBI on 8/8 at Toronto...Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 9/10 (retroactive to 9/9) with a left calf strain, missing the remainder of the season...Was acquired by the Yankees from Colorado in exchange for LHP Phillip Diehl on 3/23...Hit .274 (26-for-95) with 22R, 10 doubles, 3 triples, 2HR and 16RBI in 28 games with Triple-A Scranton/WilkesBarre.
Made his first career Opening Day roster and appeared in 21 games with the Rockies across two stints ... Appeared in 15 games in his first stint to open the season, going 1-for-23 with three walks, 11 strikeouts and one stolen base … his lone hit came as a pinch-hitter April 15 at Washington ... Optioned to Triple-A April 22 before being recalled on June 5 … optioned for the last time on June 12 ... Appeared in six games in his second stint, going 2-for-9 with three runs, one double and one walk … went 2-for-5 with two runs and one double, June 9 at Cincinnati ... Named a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star with Triple-A Albuquerque … in 112 games, batted .323 (130-for-403) with 26 doubles, seven triples, 20 home runs, 81 RBI, 60 walks, 70 strikeouts and 12 stolen bases.
Made his Major League debut on June 27 at San Francisco and appeared in 31 games across three stints in his first Major League season ... Had his contract selected from Triple-A on June 27 and made his Major League debut that night at San Francisco, going 0-for-1 in a pinch-hit appearance ... Recorded his first Major League hit and first RBI in his first career start, June 28 at San Francisco, an RBI single off left-handed pitcher Ty Blach ... Recorded his first Major League stolen base Sept. 19 at San Francisco … used as a pinch-runner six times ... Named a Post-Season All-Star in the Pacific Coast League, where he finished third in the league in batting average (.331) … in 110 games with Albuquerque, established career highs in batting average, runs scored (82), doubles (30), triples (eight), home runs (16) and RBI (80).
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Albuquerque following his first Major League Spring Training invite ... Was assigned to Albuquerque on April 3, and spent the entire season with the Isotopes, batting .286 (136-for475) with 72 runs, 24 doubles, seven triples, one home run, 51 RBI, 40 walks and 23 stolen bases ... Played 20 games for the Rockies in the Cactus League, batting .154 (4-for-26) with one triple, three RBI, four walks and one stolen base ... Played for Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .269 (32-for-119) with 21 runs, four doubles, one home run, nine RBI, 11 walks and five stolen bases in 31 games.
Split time across all three outfield positions with Double-A New Britain, playing in 131 of 140 games ... Set career highs in hits (149), stolen bases (25) and walks (47) ... Placed fourth in the Eastern League in hits, tied for fourth in triples, and placed eighth in total bases (193) and batting average (.294) ... Was named an Eastern League Post-Season All-Star after batting .314 (59-for-188) in the second half.
Played in seven games for Short-Season Tri-City before being promoted to High-A Modesto to finish the season ... His .294 batting average (58-for-197) and .386 on-base percentage were second-best on Modesto, trailing shortstop Trevor Story ... Hit four home runs at Modesto after not hitting any for Tri-City in 2013 or 2014.
Started in 55 games in the outfield for Short-Season Tri-City in his first professional season ... Was named a Northwest League Mid-Season All-Star … finished the season batting .297 (70-for-236) with 13 doubles, three triples, 23 RBI and 20 stolen bases … 20 stolen bases were tied for third in the league ... Northwest League Player of the Week on Aug. 5.