Originally written March 17, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
There are just two weeks remaining until opening day and many of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects have flourished down at spring training under the Florida sun. Continuing our countdown of the Cardinals' top prospects, No. 1 on the list is easily making the most noise of all position players in camp. Oscar Taveras, OF, 20 2012 Highest Level: Springfield 2012 AA Stats: .321 23 HR 94 RBI 2013 Predicted Highest Level: MLB St. Louis When I was in college, my roommate and I had an agreement. If one of us tried a new restaurant or new food item we purposly would not "talk up" the item even if it was really good out of fear we over-hyped it. That scenario is what I think about when I hear all the praise for Oscar Taveras. Don't get me wrong, Taveras is a very exciting player, I just worry we have over-hyped him. Taveras' metoric rise through the Cardinals system began in 2011 when he played for Low-A Quad Cities. Inside the organization, the Cards knew ...
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