(The Chirp) -- Get ready because this is just beginning of our hearing more and more about Cardinals farm hand Oscar Taveras. Today, Taveras was included among the nine players selected to the Topps Double-A® All-Star Team.
Taveras (20) of Sousa, D.R., finished second in Double-A with a .321 batting average, third with a .572 slugging percentage and 37 doubles and fourth with a .953 OPS.
The Springfield Cardinals outfielder was also among the top 10 in RBIs (94, 6th), hits (153, 7th), runs (83, 8th) and homers (23, 9th). The St. Louis Cardinals inked Taveras as a free agent in November 2008