ScoutingBookCombine Ranking (7/27/2014): #4
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #3
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #3
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #3
Baseball Prospectus: #3
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A big Dominican outfielder with an even bigger left-handed bat, Cardinal slugger Oscar Taveras was promoted to AA ball in 2012 and promptly spanked it to the tune of .321/.380/.572. Testing AAA waters in 2013, he spanked the ball almost as well, with a .306/.341/.462 slash line and five homers in six weeks of work. He's big-league ready right now, so as soon as the Cardinals elect to give him a chance, he'll be making some highlight reels. While there's an outside chance he could land a spring job, it's safer to look for him in June.
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News and Notes
5/31/2014 by DataBoy
When you come up, come up big. Cardinal prospect Oscar Taveras homered for his first major league hit today, driving in the game-winning won that defeated the visiting Giants.
5/30/2014 by DataBoy
With Matt Adams on the DL, top Cardinal prospect Oscar Taveras will join the big club in time for today's game. Taveras has racked up a nice .325/.373/.524 line in 49 games with AAA Memphis this year. He looks as ready as any 21-year-old can be.
8/15/2013 by KDaddy
With his ankle sprain not responding to treatment, top Cardinal prospect Oscar Taveras will undergo season-ending corrective surgery. Taveras's season ends with a .306 average and five home runs in 173 AAA at-bats. Speed is not a big part of his game, so he should be back to hot-property status by late spring.