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Oscar Taveras Called Up By St. Louis Cardinals

Oscar Taveras has skyrocketed through the Minor League system, and prior to the 2012 season was the 74th ranked prospect by Baseball America.  As a 20 year old, he hit .321 with 37 doubles and 23 home runs.  The following season he jumped up to #3 and stayed there prior to this season.  The St. Louis Cardinals have called upon one of baseball's top prospects to help spark their struggling offense, 19th in Runs, 24th in SLG. 

The Cardinals have placed 1B Matt Adams on the DL with a calf injury, which means Allen Craig will shift back to 1B opening up a spot in the OF for Taveras.  There is a good chance that Taveras has been stash on a roster for a while now, but if you can find him in a league, snatch him up!

Among the major categories, Taveras only lacks stolen base acuity. He is expected to hit for average and power. His ability to get on base will be largely dictated by his average as he doesn’t walk much (14 in 191 at-bats this season). - Baseball America