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How else to kick off our 30 Prospects in 30 Days series than with a profile of Oscar Taveras? Taveras, a twenty-year old outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, is arguably the best hitting prospect in the minors.
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Taveras is the prime jewel of the Cardinals’ farm system, which is at or near the top of basically every organization ranking. He’s been compared to Vladimir Guerrero for his violent swing and his ability to hit for average and power all the while getting on base at a high percentage, too. Let’s start with that comparison. Taveras didn’t perform as well as Vlad did in his first two years in the minors, but while Vlad debuted at 19 in rookie ball, Taveras was just 17 in his first season. At 18, Taveras put up a .303/.342/.485 line in his second stint in rookie ball, but he really took off in 2011 at single-A.
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