Imagining an all-time St. Louis Cardinals alliteration team
By Ben Remis
After looking through all 2000+ players who have appeared in a Cardinals uniform, there were no natural catchers available for this team. This famous Cardinal utility man became our best option.
It’s a rough start for the alliterative bunch, but it could be worse. Clearly, Daniel Descalso is an odd choice to be our catcher, as he has never actually played the position in the MLB. However, Descalso has played every position except catcher and center field during his time in the big leagues, so I think he’ll be able to figure it out.
The best thing he brings to this squad is the grittiness and clutch ability that he displayed for the Cardinals over the course of his four-year run with the team. While he hasn’t excelled in any one area of the game, Descalso’s overall ability and versatility has resulted in a productive ten seasons in the MLB. I’m hoping these skills will translate into Descalso being an adequate catcher for our group.