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18 Oscar Taveras RF

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
56%23%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1902.22616130
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014STL591901343216103101.264.295.226

Player Updates

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Oscar Taveras set to sit Wednesday against Pirates
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras has heated up, but he will cool his heels Wednesday against Pittsburgh. Taveras is out of the lineup in favor of Randal Grichuk.

Taveras has hit safely in seven of his last eight games in raising his average from .213 to .233, but has just one RBI since Aug. 17 and nary a homer since July 31.

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Oscar Taveras' struggles could cost him playing time
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was dropped to eighth in Monday's lineup against the Marlins, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch speculates Tuesday he could start to see a bit less playing time moving forward.

Taveras is hitting just .231/.286/.359 since the trade deadline, when he inherited an everyday role. The biggest issue has been that he is hitting just .197 against fastballs on the year. 

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Allen Craig trade clears everyday spot for Oscar Taveras
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Just a week after general manager John Mozeliak speculated that the Cardinals might send outfielder Oscar Taveras back to the minors, the team cleared space for him to play everyday at the trade deadline.

With the trade to send Allen Craig to Boston Thursday, the Cardinals will likely need to depend on Taveras to play right field every day down the stretch. Taveras has been splitting time evenly with Craig in right field, starting 11 of the last 22 games. The top prospect hasn't lit the league on fire yet, hitting just .208/.238/.271 in the first 96 at-bats of his career. 

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Oscar Taveras could be headed back to minors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak admitted if outfielder Oscar Taveras doesn't start to heat up offensively and see regular playing time, then the team might have to send him back to the minors, per MLB.com.

"He is still somebody that we view as a prospect, and at some point he's going to need to play more," Mozeliak said of Taveras. "Whether that is here or back in the minors, for his development, getting at-bats is important.

"At the major-league level, I understand that you have to try to go with the hot bat -- or in this case to try and get both guys going. It's not an easy task. As you can imagine, it's a fine balance between sitting and playing. Currently, it's not a great situation for either one. Hopefully, in the next week or two, it might find a way to be resolved. If not, there are obviously some answers to help create playing time."

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Manager has faith Oscar Taveras will heat up offensively
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Since his recall from the minors in early July, Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has hit just .190 (8 for 42) with no home runs and three RBI in 14 games.

Taveras is batting just .190 with one home run and five RBI in his first 25 games as a major leaguer and hasn't delivered the results the Cardinals were looking for from the highly touted prospect.

However, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the team hasn't lost faith in the rookie outfielder getting on track offensively.

"We haven't seen the Oscar Taveras we know is there," Matheny told MLB Network Radio Tuesday. "It's been slow coming, but it will be here at some point."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 39 15.64
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Pittsburgh2250 .227 .227 .227
vs Cole (Career)200000
vs RHP154342 .253 .299 .221
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/23@PHI3120010
8/24@PHI4020100
8/25@PIT4000000
8/26@PIT4010000
8/29CHC4000000
8/30CHC5110100
8/31CHC1000000
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST /SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24
@Phi
L1-7
25
@Pitt
W3-2
26
@Pitt
L2-5
27
@Pitt
L1-3
28
29
CHC
L2-7
30
CHC
L1-5
W13-2
31
CHC
W9-6
1
Pitt
W5-4
2
Pitt
8:15 pm
Tickets
3
Pitt
1:45 pm
Tickets
4
@Mil
8:10 pm
Tickets
5
@Mil
8:10 pm
Tickets
6
@Mil
7:10 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6

9

-1

0
0
7

6

1

5

18

2

9

12

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014STL591901343216103101 .264 .295 .226
Total 591901343216103101 .264 .295 .226
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014STLOF50499188211 .989
Total  50499188211 .989
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2014STL705610007
Total 705610007
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009R-DSL Cardinals652373561138142283694 .338 .392 .257
2010R-Johnson City Cardina532113968133843124185 .362 .526 .322
2010R-GCL Cardinals7301510021510 .194 .200 .167
2011AFX-Quad Cities River Ba7830852119275862325214 .444 .584 .386
2012AA-Springfield Cardinal1244778315337723944256101 .380 .572 .321
2013R-GCL Cardinals110110001--001.0002.0001.000
2013AAA-Memphis Redbirds46173255312053292251 .341 .462 .306
Total 374143723546010423452751252123415 .375 .518 .320
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/200
Birthdate:
6/19/1992
Age:
22
Hometown:
Puerto Plata, DR
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
1
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