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The St. Louis Cardinals had five selections in the first day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Four were compensatory picks awarded for the loss of Albert Pujols (#23, #36), Octavio Dotel (#52) and Edwin Jackson (#59). Their own selection was 19th overall.
The five combined first round and supplemental picks are the most the Cardinals have enjoyed since 1991, when they had three first-round selections and two supplemental picks.
This was the first time since 2005 (Colby Rasmus and Tyler Greene) that the Cardinals had multiple first round picks, and only the sixth time (1988, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2005, 2012) that the Redbirds have selected more then one player in the opening round since the draft’s inception in 1965.
With those selections, the Cardinals chose four college players and a high schooler. Having a system strong in pitching, the organization nabbed four position players after taking a college pitcher first. They are pitcher Michael Wacha of Texas A&M, outfielder ...
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The St. Louis Cardinals’ leader in victories this past season was a rookie reliever the year before. In 2012, Lance Lynn won 17 games in the rotation and another out of the bullpen.
Starting 29 games, Lynn logged 16 quality starts and a 17-5 record. His strikeout rate of 9.1 per nine innings was best among the seven Cardinals starters.
Lynn was hot from the very beginning. Elevated...
One of the St. Louis Cardinals’ most talked about needs heading into the offseason concerned who would patrol the dirt around second base next season at Busch Stadium, but they might start the 2013 season and contend for a playoff spot with the same players who did that job in 2012.
The Cardinals ended last season with Daniel Descalso as the starting second baseman and Pete Kozma...
Simply put, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals would not have won the World Series without starting pitcher Chris Carpenter. They had to try to repeat without the veteran right-hander for most of 2012. Despite an inspirational and unexpected recovery from mid-season surgery, the old October magic was not there.
A player whose durability has been a career-long challenge, Carpenter was...
Lance Berkman is still a free agent. However, he may choose to retire. Berkman made it known as the 2012 season was winding down that he may call it quits, but as the offseason opened up, he decided to test the market. He previously said that he would return for the right deal. That deal will not be with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Early on, the Cardinals were keeping an...
Matt Carpenter had a breakout season of sorts in 2012. He filled in where he could and performed above expectations. Carpenter, though, has been limited to an injury replacement and platoon role. He has been further limited by the position he played naturally - third base. Now, Carpenter is learning to play second base.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says...
In Brian Walton’s ideal scenario, first baseman Matt Adams makes the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals roster. How would all the pieces fit?
So, how about this.
A friend of the site (@AbSim86) got a book as a holiday gift called "The Ultimate Baseball Roadtrip". The reviews on Amazon seem to be pretty positive, but the section on the Cardinals is highly suspect.
Poor people coming to Baseball Heaven only to be directed to this site for Cardinal information. Oh my......