St. Louis Cardinals: Preseason Memphis Roster Prediction

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Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung Hwan Oh (26) looks on during warm up drills at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung Hwan Oh (26) looks on during warm up drills at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung Hwan Oh (26) looks on during warm up drills at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung Hwan Oh (26) looks on during warm up drills at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Instead of providing a St. Louis Cardinals’ roster, we will predict the AAA-affiliate Memphis Redbirds roster (and an added bonus look at the Cardinals proposed lineup).

Spring training is an exciting time for baseball.  In spring training many things are learned: who should make the active roster, who should be moved to minor league camp, which pitcher has it this season and which does not, and- unfortunately as has been the case in the St. louis Cardinals’ camp these past years- who will or will not get injured.

All of these things lead directly to the opening day roster for both the big league team and the team located in Memphis.  As the Redbird Rants staff writer for Memphis, while my counterparts are examining and proposing their rosters for the big club, I will devote this post to my roster projection for Memphis.

It should certainly be noted that as spring training games commence, and should injuries fall, these projections will definitely be altered.  Stay tuned to Redbird Rants and follow along to see how accurate these projections are and how dramatically things will change.

In looking at the Memphis 2016 roster, I would like us all to keep a few things in mind: Memphis needs a PCL championship again (especially since the organization is principal owner now; a championship hasn’t happened under this ownership yet), the players who appear in Memphis MUST stay healthy so they can address injuries with the big club.

Lastly, how much fun will it be to watch the players in this list grow their individual repertoires to add to this great team we love?!

With those things in mind, let me take you on a ride through the players I feel will start 2016 with the Memphis Redbirds.

Next: Catchers

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