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St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Reasons Carlos Beltran Will Be Sleeper Pickup of the Year
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Carlos Beltran will have his best season in his first year with the St. Louis Cardinals since he hit 41 HR with the New York Mets in 2006. 

After the Cardinals signed the 35-year-old outfielder to a two-year, $26 million contract, he has responded by hitting .279 with five home runs while slugging .525.

With Lance Berkman out of the lineup, Beltran has moved to the No. 4 spot and is batting .265 with only one extra-base hit in nine games. In the last three games, he is 0-for-12 with five strikeouts.

Despite his recent struggles, here are some reasons why Beltran could be an All-Star again this year.   

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