St. Louis Cardinals: Top five standouts so far this season

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May 8, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder

Matt Holliday

(7) hits a three run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

1) Matt Holliday dominant as ever this season

For years, Matt Holliday has been an offensive threat. Yet, for whatever reason, despite playing an integral role in the Cardinals’ recent success, he’s one of the most underrated bats in the league.

The 35-year-old veteran has paired up with Matt Carpenter to form one of the most potent offensive threats in all of baseball. Entering this week’s action, Holliday is batting .328/.450/.467 in 35 games for St. Louis, to go along with 21 runs batted in and an impressive 26 walks to just 27 strikeouts.

Having hit at least 20 home runs every season since 2006, Holliday is a well-documented power threat. He’s received MVP votes in each of the past three years and this season, has led an offense that, at times, has seemed unstoppable.

It seems like age is a mere number for the Cardinals outfielder and with two more years left on his deal, that’s good news for not only Jon Mozeliak and the St. Louis front office, but for Cardinals fans everywhere.

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