Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:38:52 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is 9-for-22 (.409) during a six-game hitting streak. Taveras has made adjustments to shorten his swing.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:00:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 15, against the San Diego Padres. OF Shane Robinson is starting in right field and batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Taveras had an off-day yesterday, too. Like most young hitters, Taveras has struggled to adjust to pitching at the highest level. His upside makes him worth a roster spot in the majority of leagues, but he might not see more than semi-regular at-bats.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:43:23 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras was not in the lineup Thursday, Aug. 14, and manager Mike Matheny said he wanted Taveras to use the day to work on some things. "He's got a lot to learn," Matheny said. "He has a lot of things that he needs to improve on in every aspect of his game. He can view it as a day off, or he can view it as a day to get better."
Fantasy Tip: Taveras is definitely struggling to adjust to major-league pitching, but don't give up on him just yet. You may want to consider benching him while he works out the kinks, but don't cut him loose. He has shown enough potential in the minors that he could still catch fire and help out fantasy teams down the stretch.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:32:07 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong and OF Oscar Taveras are not in the lineup Thursday, Aug. 14.
Fantasy Tip: It makes sense. The Cardinals are facing left-hander Eric Stults in the first game of the series. Make sure both Wong and Taveras are out of your daily lineups.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:38:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30, with OF Oscar Taveras starting in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Craig's playing time has been less certain with Taveras around. You'll have to check back daily to make sure Craig is in the starting lineup before inserting him into yours.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:02:30 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29, after two straight starts. OF Allen Craig returns to the lineup and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Taveras is not in your starting lineups tonight.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:20:08 -0700
With St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny trying to juggle playing time for OF Allen Craig and OF Oscar Taveras, indications are Taveras may be sent down to Triple-A Memphis within a week to earn more play.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:06 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B/OF Allen Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. OF Oscar Taveras is starting in his place, only his third time in the lineup since July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Mike Matheny is juggling playing time between the two bats, and it's becoming a frustrating game for fantasy owners, especially those who can only change their lineups weekly.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Taveras can benefit more from two starts per week with the Cardinals than he would playing at Class AAA, where he has proven himself, according to manager Mike Matheny.
Fantasy Tip: Clearly, Matheny isn't committed to playing Taveras every day, at least at this point. Taveras should continue to see semi-regular playing time and is worth holding. However, this is far from an ideal situation for fantasy owners.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:00:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C George Kottaras and OF Oscar Taveras are in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, July 19. C Tony Cruz and OF Allen Craig are getting the day off.