|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||130.00||4.00||.277||20.00||18.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|05/22/2013||Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL||Oscar Taveras, CF STL|
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
|05/22/2013||Jurickson Profar, SS TEX||Oscar Taveras, CF STL|
|05/22/2013||Oscar Taveras, CF STL|
Jason Motte, RP STL
Ruben Tejada, SS NYM
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS|
Ryan Braun, LF MIL
|Last 10 Games|
|Oscar Taveras hoping to return Sunday|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/24/13) Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras, who has been sidelined since May 12 with an ankle injury, has been doing running and agility drills and is expected to return to the starting lineup at Triple-A Memphis Sunday, according to MLB.com.
|Oscar Taveras to return this week|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras is planning to return by midweek, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Taveras has missed time with an ankle injury and was supposed to play in Triple-A this past weekend. Taveras could not make that start and will hope to return by midweek. He has been taking batting practice and shagging fly balls.
|Oscar Taveras' injury not considered serious|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras rolled his ankle, but the injury is not thought to be serious.
Manager Mike Matheny said he's not concerned about the injury, and that Taveras will likely miss a few days. Every test the team performed on the injury came back clean. Taveras is currently at Triple-A Memphis, but is expected to play a role on the big league club this season.
|Oscar Taveras suffers ankle injury |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras suffered an ankle injury during his game Sunday with Triple-A Memphis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Taveras, who was rated the No. 3 overall prospect by Baseball America and MLB.com entering the year, suffered the injury in the ninth inning while attempting to steal a base. X-rays taken were negative and he is being considered day to day at this point.
Taveras is batting .317/.351/.480 with four home runs and 20 RBI over 123 at-bats in Memphis.
|Don't give up on Oscar Taveras|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Scott White expressed his opinion on why Fantasy owners should be staying away from Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras in his Down on the Farm column this week, and his logic is sound. The Cardinals have a plethora of options at the major-league level, so it would probably take a number of injuries to open a spot for Taveras.
The Cardinals do, indeed, have a number of options available at the major-league, but I'm not quite so sure his road is as blocked as White thinks. Even if the Cardinals' outfield stays healthy in its current configuration, there might be room for him, if Jon Jay's season-long slump continues.
The team has a bunch of corner outfield-types littering the roster, but Jay is the only viable center fielder around. If Jay keeps hitting .216 and dragging the offense down, it would not be big shock if they pull the trigger and get Taveras up.
Taveras might already be the team's best center fielder, and Fantasy owners do not want to be left in the cold when they finally realize it. There is no indication that the team is close to making a move, but the potential makes him worth hanging on to in many Fantasy formats.
|Though already considered a top prospect going into last season, Taveras' performance against Double-A competition as a 19-year-old caused the hype on him to soar, with some even calling for his promotion to the big club even though the Cardinals outfield was overstocked to begin with. Taveras never did get that call to the majors -- or even Triple-A -- but the hype on him remains at an all-time high. He's sure to get a long look in spring training as the Cardinals assess his major-league readiness. Even though their outfield is still beyond capacity, with on-base specialist Matt Carpenter confined to a bench spot for now, their corner options -- Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran -- aren't getting any younger. In particular, Beltran, with his degraded knees, might be due for a reduction in playing time in his age-36 season after he wore down in the second half last season. Or, just as likely, he could land on the DL at some point. The bottom line is the Cardinals have every excuse to make at-bats for Taveras if he gets off to a hot start in the minors. With his low strikeout rate making him a near certainty for a high batting average (to go along with middle-of-the-order power), he might even be worth a draft-and-stash in mixed leagues. (Updated 1/4/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/13||@ LAD||7:15 pm||Ted Lilly|
|5/26/13||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|5/27/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/28/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|5/29/13||KC||8:15 pm||Luis Mendoza|
|5/30/13||KC||8:15 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|5/31/13||SF||8:15 pm||Matt Cain|