The National League Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals are full of talent, experience and star power.
With a league-leading plus-62 run differential, the Cardinals have the league's best offense. They have put up 138 runs and sport the league's second-best defense at 76 runs allowed.
The men who are behind the race for the NL Central crown have all made early bids for why they should be named to the 2012 All-Star Game.
With one pitching ace out for the early part of the season and the other ace still working his way back from injury, there are a number of flamethrowers who have had their team's back from day one.
Here is a look at the best the Cardinals have to offer.