Oscar Taveras and His Free-Swinging Ways

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Oscar Taveras and His Free-Swinging Ways
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Visions of Vladimir Guerrero knocking ankle-high outside pitches over the fence come to mind when people see Oscar Taveras. St. Louis' top prospect certainly fits a unique profile. He makes a lot of contact which leads to low strikeout and walk rates. His power separates him from free-swinging slap hitters and invites the Vlad comparisons. Other major league ballplayers have more recently taken the same approach at the plate, and could shape more reasonable expectations for the Cardinals' potential star...

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