Cardinals prospect, Oscar Taveras, dies at 22

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)
Contributing Writer

I'm sure most of you saw the news that top St. Louis Cardinals prospect, Oscar Taveras, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic last night at the age of 22. If you haven't because you weren't online or watching the World Series, or you missed it for whatever reason, there you have it. Major League Baseball was robbed last night of a promising young talent, who was by common consent a top-5 prospect in the entire league. Taveras had already shown some big league ability, with a home run in the NLCS against the San Franscisco Giants, and the sky was truly the limit for this kid.

The Cardinals issued the following statement on Twitter and several players, including teammate Kolton Wong and Boston's own David Ortiz (tweets below) weighed in on the tragedy.

From one Nation to another, thoughts go out to the Cardinals organization and the family of Oscar Taveras. Baseball lost one of it's brightest young stars last night.