2013 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Profile: OF Oscar Taveras

By Adam McGill
Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals have one of the best outfield prospects in all of fantasy baseball in Oscar Taveras. The only thing is that the Cards don’t have a spot for him in their outfield.

The team already has Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran entrenched in the outfield, if anything, because of their massive contracts. Also Jon Jay played too well to bench last year and has one of the best gloves in the game.

The first time, however, one of them goes down, you can bet that Taveras will get the call-up. It is honestly only a matter of time until Beltran ends up on the injury report, so fantasy owners should keep a close eye on how Taveras does in the minors until then.

In 2012 with Triple-A Springfield, Taveras hit a very impressive .321 with a .380 On Base Percentage. The slugger also crushed 23 home runs and drove in 94 more in his stellar season. The 20-year-old has an amazing ability to hit for both power and average, which has widely drawn comparisons to Vladimir Guerro for his bat speed.

OT will be one of the top additions in all dynasty leagues this season, that is if he has not already been scooped up. Taveras will be a legitimate fantasy outfielder at some point in the future; it just may not come full-time until the 2014 season.
Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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