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Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras 18 RF

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Status: Deceased
  • Full Name: Oscar Francisco Taveras
  • Age: 22 (June 19, 1992)
  • Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 200
  • MLB Debut: 05/31/2014
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Oscar Taveras Career Stats

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Oscar Taveras Awards and Honors

Oscar Taveras  18 RF

  • Full Name: Oscar Francisco Taveras
  • Born: June 19, 1992
  • Age: 22
  • Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 200
  • MLB Debut: 05/31/2014

Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a non-drafted free agent on Nov. 15, 2008 ... 2012 Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year... Played in 46 games for Memphis (AAA) before a right ankle injury, suffered while sliding into 2nd base on 6/23, sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Made one rehab start at Gulf Coast League level (7/15), going 1-for-1 with a double and walk... Batted over .300 for the fourth consecutive season, posting a .306 mark with 5 HR and 32 RBI... Hit right-handed pitchers at a .366 clip (37-101) with 4 HR and 24 RBI... Batted .362 (17-47) during the month of May... Had three 4-hit games and 15 multi-hit games on the season. Hit safely in 31-of-45 games in which he had an official at-bat... Recorded an RBI in five consecutive games from 5/6-10. Had an RBI in 18 games and multi-RBI in nine of those games... Was 2-for-5 with 3 RBI as a pinch-hitter, including an intentional walk... Rated as the "Best Hitter for Average" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey... Underwent right ankle surgery, performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, in August... died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on October 26, 2014.