The Cardinals used four home runs to beat the Giants in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday Night (STL 5, SF 4). Kolten Wong's walk-off homer was the big blow, but, in the seventh inning, Oscar Taveras came off the bench to a hit a pinch-hit, tying solo blast.
Here's the video of Taveras' dinger:
That's no doubt a huge moment and a career highlight for the 22-year-old Taveras, who Baseball America ranked as the third best prospect in baseball before the season. He hit only .239/.278/.312 (65 OPS+) in his 80-game MLB debut this summer, but just about everyone expects him to develop into a star.
Before he broke out as one of baseball's best prospects, Taveras was nothing more than a fresh-faced teenager in the minor leagues. Everyone has to start somewhere, you know? Taveras appeared in a spring training game with the Cardinals in 2012, and during the television broadcast, the graphics people simple did not know who he was when he reached base. So how did they identify? In the most generic way possible:
Yep, once upon a time NLCS Game 2 hero Oscar Taveras was simply dubbed "Minor League Guy" during a spring training broadcast. People know who he is now, though, that's for sure.