By Danny Wild / MiLB.com
St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday afternoon. The news was crushing to the baseball community as players, coaches and teams reacted on Twitter to the stunning tragedy:
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With the amount of contributions from rookies the Cardinals are getting, I suppose we could stay with them throughout the rest of their run. Given Kolten Wong’s ninth-inning heroics in Game 2, and the fact that we’ve spoken with the rookie second baseman a TON since his draft year in 2011, he was the obvious choice. Let’s take a look:
- It started with a pre-Draft story on Wong, who was coming out of the University of Hawaii and ready to show that his size really didn’t matter.
- He had a huge junior season with the bat and we ranked him No. 25 on the Draft Top 50 in 2011.
- Wong really wanted to attend the Draft in 2011, but a family illness kept him from making the long trip to MLB Network. Instead, he joined the broadcast via phone:
- He had a huge first full season in the Minors…
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