With Shelby Miller showing that he is returning to his old form and Oscar Taveras continuing to tear up the Texas League that leaves us with a dilemma here towards the end of the season. Who is your number 1 prospect?
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Back in January, I asked if Oscar Taveras was underrated. The basic premise of that article was three-fold: (1) scouting reports undersold his actual production, (2) the high BABIP allowed for stat watchers to dismiss the batting line too casually and (3) Taveras is in a farm system with other great prospects who are higher up the food chain.
This past week, Taveras went on a bit of a hot streak and drug his 2012 season line over the 1.000 OPS mark. (It currently sits at .995 as of this morning.) There’s still a lot of time left in 2012 but it’s interesting to see how his work thus far looks like relative to those three items I wrote about in January.
Being that it is Spring Training and this is Future Redbirds, I thought it only appropriate to post this here. It has been making the rounds since yesterday. The player in question is Oscar Taveras himself (thanks SBNation St. Louis). The screenshot is courtesy of 30 FPS, which is a massive storehouse of screenshots and videos revolving around the world of sports.
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A .310/.373/.512 line in the Midwest League at age 19 is a great performance. A .386/.444/.584 in the Midwest League at age 19 is great enough to lead the entirety of single A baseball in offensive performance as measured by wOBA (min 200 PA).
The first line, Colby Rasmus’ performance in 2006, cemented his position as the Cardinals’ #1 prospect, which he wouldn’t relinquish until graduating to the majors. The latter performance put Oscar Taveras at #4 on the Future Redbirds top 20 and generally in the #3 or #4 spot on industry lists. Is it possible that Oscar Taveras is underrated?