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St. Louis Cardinals: 1 Stat That Sums Up Each Position in 2012
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Statistics are playing an ever-increasing role in many aspects of baseball, and the St. Louis Cardinals have been no exception.

As advanced metrics continue to blend with old-school scouting, more and more attention is being paid to the numbers behind the game.

Statistics are used in evaluating a player’s value, discovering problems and trends or even to tell a story.

While the 2012 Cardinals had a solid season, the end-year statistics can be used to sum up last year and help to predict the coming 2013 season.

Following is an analysis of each position and the statistic that tells the story of each spot on the field.

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