Rodney Dangerfield Said It Best “I Don’t Get No Respect”
Oscar Taveras is a 19-year-old outfielder in the St Louis Cardinals minor league system. And a good one, too. He had a .386 batting average with eight homers and 62 RBIs at Single-A Quad Cities (who the Whitecaps play) last season. That performance led Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus to rank him as the second-best Cardinals prospect, worthy of five stars and a spot just behind pitcher Shelby Miller. He should be pretty well known to anyone who follows the Cards.
EXCEPT for the guy who runs the graphics for Fox Sports Midwest. Oscar entered a game Saturday late against the New York Mets, and no one knew who he was. So this is how he was introduced on TV.
Classic! Fox Sports Midwest had this to say after the pic hit the net.
"Our apologies to Oscar Taveras. He's the Cardinals top hitting prospect, so we expect to be identifying him as a 'major league guy' in the next few years."