Monday, March 26, 2012


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Unless you're a defensive end or Ron Artest, it's generally not a good sign if you're wearing the number 91 when trying to make a team. However, usually you'd hope for a little more than this kind of anonymity. Ironically, this is actually isn't just some run-of-the-mill soon-to-be-forgotten minor leaguer. Minor League Guy is better known as Oscar Taveras, a 19 year old outfielder who is the 3rd ranked prospect in the Cardinals organization according to Here's the scouting report:

"Since making his U.S. debut in 2010, all Taveras has done is hit. Whenever he was on the field in 2011, he was red-hot, interrupted only by a hamstring injury that cost him a month. He would have easily won the Midwest League batting title with enough at-bats and he more than held his own as one of the youngest players in the Arizona Fall League. He makes consistent hard contact, and although he doesn’t draw many walks, he doesn’t swing and miss much either. If the power starts to come -- and it should -- he will profile perfectly as a right fielder who could hit in the middle of a lineup, perhaps sooner than many would think."
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The Dominican born prospect hit .386 in 78 games last year, and in a few years he might be in need of a name change... to Major League Guy.

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