Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dominican player of the week: Oscar Taveras wins Texas League MVP

Dominican Oscar Taveras was recently named the MVP of the Texas League. He actually dropped off a little from his A-ball numbers last year and only hit .322 with 22 homers, 89 RBIs, 10 steals and a .380 on-base percentage for Springfield.

The Cardinals prospect Taveras has been on the Dominican Baseball Guy's radar all season. He played in the Texas League where the Dominican Baseball Guy was able to see him play live a few times against the Corpus Christi Hooks. He definitely 'looks' like an MLB player. Along with his batting numbers, he shows plus fielding ability in the outfield.

In addition to the Texas League player of the year award, he won a Texas League player of the week award this season and was selected to the MLB Futures Game. He also won two Dominican Baseball Player of the Week awards here on my site.

He is from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Expect to see him in the big leagues next year at some point.

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