Wednesday, April 17, 2019

How they were built: St. Louis Cardinals



      The 2011 World Series winners are attempting to get back to their glory days, but this time with a (almost) new core. This is how they were built.

      Catchers
Yadier Molina
Molina was drafted in the 4th round of the 2000 draft.
Matt Wieters
Wieters signed with the Cardinals in February.

       Infielders
Paul Goldschmidt
Goldschmidt was acquired in December from the Diamondbacks for Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick.
Kolten Wong
Wong was drafted 22nd overall in 2011.
Paul DeJong
DeJong was a fourth round pick in 2015.
Matt Carpenter
Carpenter was drafted in the 13th round in 2009.
Jedd Gyorko
Gyorko was acquired in December 2015 from the Padres for Jon Jay.
Yairo Munoz
Munoz was acquired in December 2017 from the A's with Max Schrock for Stephen Piscotty.

      Outfielders
Marcell Ozuna
Ozuna was acquired in December 2017 from the Marlins for Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra, Zac Gallen and Daniel Castano.
Dexter Fowler
Fowler signed a five year deal with the Cardinals in December 2016.
Jose Martinez
Martinez was purchased from the Royals in May 2016.
Lane Thomas
Thomas was acquired in July 2017 from the Blue Jays for international bonus slot money.

        Pitchers
Miles Mikolas
Mikolas signed a two year deal with the Cardinals in December 2017.
Jack Flaherty
Flaherty was drafted in the 1st round (34th overall) in 2014.
Michael Wacha
Wacha was drafted 19th overall in 2012.
Adam Wainwright
Wainwright was acquired in December 2003 from the Braves with Ray King and Jason Marquis for JD Drew and Eli Marrero.
Dakota Hudson
Hudson was drafted in the 1st round (34th overall) in 2016.
Giovanny Gallegos
Gallegos was acquired in July from the Yankees with Chasen Shreve for Luke Voit and international signing bonus slot money.
Tyler Webb
Webb was claimed off waivers from the Padres in June.
Ryan Helsley
Helsley was drafted in the 5th round in 2015.
John Brebbia
Brebbia was selected from the Diamondbacks in the 2015 Rule 5 draft.
John Gant
Gant was acquired from the Braves in December 2016 with Chris Ellis and Luke Dykstra for Jaime Garcia.
Dominic Leone
Leone was acquired from the Blue Jays in January 2018 with Conner Greene for Randal Grichuk.
Andrew Miller
Miller signed a two year deal with an option for 2021 in December.
Jordan Hicks
Hicks was drafted in the 3rd round in 2015.

       IL
Harrison Bader
Bader was also drafted in the 3rd round in 2015.
Tyler O'Neill
O'Neill was acquired in July 2017 from the Mariners for Marco Gonzales.
Carlos Martinez
Martinez signed with the Cardinals in April 2010.
Mike Mayers
Mayers was drafted in the 3rd round in 2013.

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