Cy Young Chris Carpenter
Chris Carpenter had three top-three Cy Young finishes in his Cardinals career, but his award-winning season is the year this card is replicating.
In his second season year in St. Louis, the formerly failed Blue Jay threw the best season of his career to that time. In a hefty 241.2 innings, he posted a 2.83 ERA and a 1.055 WHIP.
His repertoire would be filled to the brim with out pitches, likely having four secondary dealings to compliment his fastball. This coupled with his 1.9 BB/9 would be a recipe for another elite control pitcher from the Cardinals collection.
Like Dean, his stamina would be off the charts, throwing the second-most innings in baseball that season. He also finished top ten in K/BB ratio, so his ability to strike batters out and not give them a free pass would be among the best in the game as well.
Carpenter would be a desirable card for many players, but it would require him to release his rights to be used, which isn’t always on former player’s priority lists.