- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut September 6, 2004
- Final Game May 15, 2010
- Born December 25, 1981 in Tenares, Hermanas Mirabal, D.R.
Taveras was one of the best batters for the Dominican Republic in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, going 2 for 7 with 6 walks to lead the team in OBP. He was thrown out trying to steal in his lone attempt, gunned down by Kenley Jansen at third base in the 9th inning of a 3-2 loss to the Dutch national team. He was later thrown out at home by Concepción Rodríguez in a win over Panama. Surprisingly, Taveras did not score in 3 games despite his numerous times on base.
His cousin Leody Taveras is a minor league outfielder.
- 2005 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- NL Stolen Bases Leader (2008)
- NL Singles Leader (2005)
- 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (2008)