St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras has hit for power and average this Spring. Currently, Taveras is ranked the number 3 prospect by MLB and is the top prospect of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Taveras had only one hit in his first two games but has been on fire over the last four games. On February 26, Taveras went 3 for 5 with one RBI against the Boston Red Sox. He then followed that game with a first inning Grand Slam against the Miami Marlins. Against the Houston Astros Taveras did not have a hit in four at-bats but did mange to drive in a run. On March 2, Taveras had another big game as he went 2 for 3 against the Washington Nationals. Taveras also drew his first walk of the season during the game.
Overall this Spring Oscar Taveras is hitting .318, has an on base percentage of .348, and a slugging percentage of .500. Taveras has collected 7 hits, scored 4 runs, and has 6 runs batted in. One of the best statistics for Taveras this Spring is that he has struck out only two times in 22 at-bats. Everyday Right Fielder Carlos Beltran has been hobbled when he was hit by a pitch on Thursday. Alan Craig is now the everyday First Baseman and Matt Carpenter has become more of a utility player. This gives Oscar Taveras an excellent chance to make the St. Louis Cardinals opening day roster.