With spring training now only one month away, it’s time to start looking ahead at some of the more interesting competitions that could shape up within the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
Among those will be a race to make the 25-man active roster for several players.
Obviously, every player in spring training wants to make the roster, but which players actually have a shot?
These competitions can be exceptionally tough with a team like the Cardinals that has a roster already stacked with top-end talent. With that said, there is always room for improvement.
The following is a list of five players who have a shot at making the Opening Day roster out of spring training. For some it will be easier than others, but the opportunity is there.
All stats courtesy Baseball-Reference.com, and are current through Jan. 23, 2014.