St. Louis Cardinals: Preseason Roster Predictions Part 4

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Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals players walk towards the practice field at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals players walk towards the practice field at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals players walk towards the practice field at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals players walk towards the practice field at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Just a week away from Spring Training games starting, who will crack the St. Louis Cardinals 25-man roster come Opening Day?

Spring Training is in full swing for the St. Louis Cardinals, and in just a week things will really kick into gear with games starting. It’s one of the few times during the baseball season that fans get excited about batting practice photos, bullpen sessions and that one guy who is “in the best shape of his life.”

The Cardinals have more than 20 non-roster invitees to camp this season, including a ton of names you’ve probably never heard of. Over the next month we’ll get a chance to look at many of those newcomers and some of the young guns in the Cardinals’ farm system, and see who can make an impression on manager Mike Matheny. But by the end of March it will be trimmed down to the 25-man roster.

As we continue our staff roster predictions, keep in mind that these predictions, obviously, are very early with games not even starting yet. It’s easy to speculate now, but this could all change in a month or even two weeks. That’s the beauty of Spring Training.

I’ll break my prediction down five ways by examining the infield, outfield, starting rotation, bullpen and bench. We’ll top it all off at the end with my Opening Day lineup prediction. If you have missed any of our predictions you can check them out here.

So, who will crack the Cardinals 25-man roster come Opening Day?

Here are my predictions.

Next: The Starting Infield

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