With spring training in full swing, the St. Louis Cardinals are getting to take some early peeks at a handful of players who will be fighting for roster spots as Opening Day draws near.
The usual suspects are already putting on a show.
Matt Holliday is batting .800 (8-for-10), with five RBI, two doubles and a pair of walks.
Matt Adams is also swinging the bat well early in the season, hitting .438 with five RBI and a home run.
Much like them, catcher Yadier Molina is batting .429.
We’ve come to expect it from those guys, but that’s not who we’re here to talk about today. This article is about the spring training surprises.
The true excitement in spring training comes from watching players come from out of nowhere and basically force themselves onto the big league roster. In 2014, there is a small handful of players making that type of push early in the process.