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Oscar Taveras OF STL


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#1 crotchcrickets

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:58 PM

Remember the name.

Edited by crotchcrickets, 21 July 2011 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

View Postcrotchcrickets, on Jul 21 2011, 01:58 PM, said:

Remember the name.
I posted this in the sleeper prospects thread last week after I won a bid on him in my 20 team Dynasty league...

Oscar Taveras, OF, STL
http://web.minorleag...t...&pid=570805

He avg is up to .395 for the year scorching a .525 avg in his last 10 games. I know some will knock him for his lack of HR, but the doubles are now coming in bunches, which leads me to believe that this 19 year old could definitely develop some power along the way.


UPDATE:
His 2B are turning into HR now. Two HR in his last 3 games. Plus another 5 RBI so far in today's matchup.

Edited by ironmike128, 21 July 2011 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:50 PM

Average over .400.

He's the 5th youngest kid in the league as well.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:14 PM

Cardinals farm system started off the year horrid, but with the rise of Shelby Miller into the top 5, Carlos Martinez emergence, Zack Cox looking good, and Tavaras now looking like a player they may have themselves a nice system ranking next year.  Not to mention Kolten Wong has come out blazing and Matt Adams is looking good too.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:34 AM

ya they've got some talent.

just think a month or two ago you had Salas and Sanchez there too.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

Doing well again this year.  Anyone have thoughts on him?  I see the only thing he lacks is speed, but he hits for great power and average.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

And at only 19 in AA....he's proving his ability.  An awfully aggressive assignment for him to start the year in AA, but it's paying dividends.  I wouldn't expect him in the bigs at all this year....but by this time next it is a possibility.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:47 PM

I read somewhere that he reminds people of Vlad...
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

View PostDropkickAlex, on 03 May 2012 - 05:47 PM, said:

I read somewhere that he reminds people of Vlad...

Does that man he hits home runs on balls that bounce three feet in front of the plate?
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:03 PM

View PostHalo Fan, on 03 May 2012 - 05:59 PM, said:

Does that man he hits home runs on balls that bounce three feet in front of the plate?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:54 PM

Vladdy was a 5 tool stud when he came up. Taveras seems to only have 1 or 2 tools in the box, but with 7 early homers that may change.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

View PostHalo Fan, on 03 May 2012 - 05:59 PM, said:

Does that man he hits home runs on balls that bounce three feet in front of the plate?

I've been trying to find a video clip of that HR. Can't find it anywhere...

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:08 AM

View PostTheRick, on 03 May 2012 - 10:27 PM, said:



I've been trying to find a video clip of that HR. Can't find it anywhere...

I don't know if he ever actually hit one out like that, but I know he has had hits on balls that bounced like that. I remember watching him do it at least once as an Angel.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

View PostHalo Fan, on 04 May 2012 - 01:08 AM, said:

I don't know if he ever actually hit one out like that, but I know he has had hits on balls that bounced like that. I remember watching him do it at least once as an Angel.
Yeah. I thought he had done it in Toronto one time, but I can't really be sure...

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

Just absolutely mashing in AA at 19 years old:

134 AB, 44 H, 10 2b, 3 3b, 10 HR, 32 Rbi, 3 stls, 9/18 BB/SO, .328/.375/.672

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

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Edited by crotchcrickets, 31 May 2012 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

View Postcrotchcrickets, on 31 May 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

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Wow....seriously?  That would be way ahead of schedule.  But I'd be stoked if that was the case.

I looked online, and have only found 1 article discussing a potential callup:

http://stlouis.sbnat...inals-prospects

Is there a more up to date article?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

I can't find anything, but it somewhat makes you wonder... if the Cardinals are committed to this year (and obviously they're a contender) what happens if Jay's injury turns out to be more serious than originally thought?  Beltran can't hold up playing CF everyday, and Taveras is playing CF almost exclusively at AA.  Throw in Schumaker's injury, and all of the sudden there could be a hole in CF in St. Louis...

That'd be a crazy rise through their farm system for Taveras, though...

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

Taveras with another home run last night.   Now at .318/.370/.588 with 12 HRs 42 RBI's and only 29k's in 211 AB.

Turns 20 yrs old in a couple weeks.  Venture to say he'll be a Top 5 prospect for 2013, but isn't getting that kind of attention (or so it seems).

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'd think he'd be a top 5 bat at least




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