Any time hundreds of writers descend on a national event, such as Sunday’s MLB All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City, finding a unique angle on any story is just about impossible.
Not so for Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, who was clearly up to the challenge. The veteran writer unearthed a gem about the man best known around the game prior as “Minor League Guy.” That label stuck after FOX Sports Midwest was unable to identify the St. Louis Cardinals top position player prospect during a spring training broadcast.
Of course, I am referring to Springfield outfielder Oscar Taveras.
Last month, the just-turned-20-year-old earned the Texas League All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award and collected his second Cardinals organization Player of the Month award in three chances this season. On Sunday, Taveras was one of just three World players to remain in for the entire game, going 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.
But the most interesting Taveras news coming out of Kauffman Stadium this pas...