The Cardinals are in a fantastic spot with their young outfielders moving forward. O’Neill and Carlson both boast star potential, with O’Neill’s ceiling being that of an MVP and Carlson’s floor being extremely high. Bader has taken huge strides in his development, and if he can continue to do so, or maintain his current level of play, he is easily the best No. 3 outfielder in baseball. Nootbaar gives the club a dependable No. 4 outfielder when rest is needed for the big three or the injury bug hits, and guys like Juan Yepez, Alec Burleson, and Joshua Baez could fight for time in the near future as well.
Who do you think has the highest ceiling out of the current Cardinal outfielders? How would you rank them? Who has the highest floor out of the bunch? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.