The baseball world has suffered a great loss today, as Oscar Taveras has been killed in a car crash in the Dominican Repulic. You can read a report on the incident from MLB.com Jesse Sanchez here.
Taveras, just 22 years old, was the St. Louis Cardinals top hitting prospect, and by most accounts, their most dynamic young hitter since Albert Pujols.
Sadly, Taveras won't get the chance to fulfill his potential. Our condolences go out to his family and friends, and everyone that knew him.
Oscar Taveras was a tremendous young talent. Here's a look at some of his highlights from the Arizona Fall League back in 2011: