St. Louis Cardinals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2567611964.01
NL Central1st2nd4th3rd
National League 5th7th8th6th

Schedule

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Fri Feb 23
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Sat Feb 24
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@NYM
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Sun Feb 25
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Mon Feb 26
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@MIN
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Tue Feb 27
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@BOS
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Wed Feb 28
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@BAL
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Thu Mar 1
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MIN
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Sat Mar 3
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@ATL
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Sun Mar 4
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Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Chicago80-6292-70
Milwaukee75-6786-76
St. Louis75-6783-79
Pittsburgh65-7775-87
Cincinnati63-7968-94
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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: To play three more seasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina, who will turn 36 during the 2018 season, says he plans to retire after the 2020 season, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He plans to play out a three-year, $60 million extension that begins this season and then ride off into the sunset. This is obviously not a done deal, as Molina could opt to continue playing after the 2020 season, particularly if he feels good physically and is coming off a productive campaign. However, with catching prospects Carson Kelly, who is already big-league ready, and Andrew Knizner on track to be ready to take over in a couple years, it will likely be a mutual parting of the ways after the 2020 season. Coming off an impressive 2017 season, Molina's current NFBC ADP (149.5) ranks sixth among catchers.

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Cardinals' Luke Voit: Learning corner-outfield spots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Voit has been taking reps at the corner-outfield spots throughout the offseason, Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Voit has been training locally at Maryville University and indicated that he's been gaining experience with reading balls off the bat and perfecting his routes while tracking flyballs. Though Voit said he doesn't envision a permanent position change from first base, he acknowledged that having familiarity with the corner outfield -- in addition to his ability to play catcher on an emergency basis -- could help his case for earning an Opening Day roster spot with St. Louis. The 26-year-old, who posted a .736 OPS across 124 plate appearances with the Cardinals in 2017, is expected to enter spring training second on the depth chart at first base behind Jose Martinez.

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Cardinals' Alex Reyes: Will throw bullpen sessions next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reyes (elbow) is expected to head to Florida next week in preparation for spring training and begin throwing bullpen sessions when he arrives, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

A candidate to open last season in the Cardinals' rotation, Reyes' bid was foiled after he required season-ending Tommy John surgery on Feb. 16. The 23-year-old was able to resume throwing by last September, but he'll have to continue building up his arm again in preparation for a return to game action in 2018. Assuming Reyes hits no major snaps in his recovery, he'll open the upcoming season on the disabled list while he continues to progress through his throwing program. The organization is tentatively targeting May 1 for Reyes' reinstatement from the DL, with the team likely to deploy him out of the bullpen at that time in order to better control his workload. Reyes' return from a major arm injury in addition to his projected relief role limits his fantasy upside in single-season formats in 2018, but since the Cardinals still envision him as a starter over the long haul, he remains one of the more attractive young hurlers in dynasty settings.

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Cardinals' Luke Gregerson: Currently in line to close
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Saturday that Gregerson is the Cardinals' closer "as of today," Derrick Goold of the St. Loius Post-Dispatch reports.

Mozeliak added that the team will "throw numbers" at the bullpen and Tyler Lyons will play a "huge" role, but Gregerson is the top option currently on the roster. Gregerson earned 46 saves with the Astros from 2015-16, but he struggled with the long ball last year, allowing 13 home runs in 61 innings. If he opens the regular season in the closer role, Gregerson will be on a short leash.

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Cardinals' Michael Wacha: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wacha agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Wacha put together a fine 2017, but he lost effectiveness later in his outings, posting a 6.25 ERA the second time through the order and a 5.66 mark the third time through. He will still have appeal as a mid-rotation fantasy arm in 2018 given the team context.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGTommy Pham , LF.306
HRPaul DeJong , SS25
RBIYadier Molina , C82
OBPTommy Pham , LF.411
SLGTommy Pham , LF.520
RTommy Pham , LF95
SBTommy Pham , LF25
WAdam Wainwright , SP12
ERALance Lynn , SP3.43
WHIPCarlos Martinez , SP1.22
KCarlos Martinez , SP217
SVSeung-Hwan Oh , RP20

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