We're hitting the home stretch of 2013! In just over a month, we'll be watching playoff baseball. Some teams will be dreaming of a World Series while others are dreaming of another chance in 2014.
I believe the Cardinals will belong to the former category. But it's never too early to ask: What will the St. Louis lineup look like next year?
There's no question that the Cards have some young prospects ready to step into an everyday role in the major leagues, and the lingering questions of Carlos Beltran re-signing and David Freese getting traded are making everyone wonder just how different the field at Busch Stadium could look.
These are just my predictions—based on players' 2013 performances, the moves and style of GM John Mozeliak and the free agents available.
Read on to find out what names may be gracing Cardinal lore!
*All statistics are current on baseball-reference.com as of August 20, 2013*