Oscar Taveras
Oscar Taveras
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
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Free Agent
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There was no outlook written for Oscar Taveras in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Oscar Taveras: Passes Away Following Car Accident
OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
October 26, 2014
Taveras passed away Sunday after being involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.
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Taveras' agent Brian Mejia confirmed the tragic news Sunday evening. Details regarding the accident are still unclear, but it's a sad day for baseball.
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Taveras saw his 2013 dramatically altered by a nagging ankle injury, an ailment that eventually ended his season after just 188 plate appearances in the minor leagues. A healthy season for Taveras probably would have seen him receive significant playing time at the major league level, but now with the acquisition of Peter Bourjos, Taveras may struggle to find at-bats in 2014, a year in which most expected him to take on a full-time role with the Cardinals. A strong showing during spring training could easily vault Taveras into a starting spot, but it is going to be hard for the Cardinals to justify sitting Bourjos much. Taveras still remains an excellent long-term option in fantasy leagues, but owners may have to wait longer than expected.
Taveras was already the top hitting prospect in the St. Louis system when he hit a blistering .386 for Low-A Quad Cities in 2011, but he was even more impressive in 2012 when he played all season with Double-A Springfield. With 67 extra-base hits, 10 steals, and a .321 batting average, the 20-year-old Taveras already looks like a complete player. Even better, his strikeout rate improved significantly in 2012 (8.5 AB/K in 2012, 5.9 AB/K in 2011). While he may not win a spot in the spring, he should find himself in St. Louis - possibly for good – as early as 2013. Buy him before it's too late.
After a blistering campaign with rookie-league Johnson City in 2010, Taveras topped himself in Quad Cities last year, establishing himself as the top hitting prospect in the St. Louis system. He hit an unreal .386 with 40 extra-base hits in 308 at-bats, but that was partially fueled by a .440 BABIP. The low at-bat total is a little disturbing - he suffered a few hamstring injuries last year - but to hit like he has at age 19 bodes well for his future. He could advance rapidly, especially if his batting eye keeps improving.
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OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
October 6, 2014
Taveras is not in the lineup for Game 3 Monday.
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OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
October 3, 2014
Taveras is out of the lineup for Friday's Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
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OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
September 26, 2014
Taveras is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.
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OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
September 22, 2014
Taveras is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs, FOX Sports Midwest reports.
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OFSt. Louis Cardinals  
September 21, 2014
Taveras is not in the lineup Sunday against Cincinnati.
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