With the season set to begin in St. Louis against the Pirates on Thursday, April 7, it’s time to get the final predictions in about the upcoming Cardinals season. They recovered from a mostly forgettable 2021 season with a crazy 17 game win streak, showing just how much potential the club has when firing on all cylinders.
Looking at the St. Louis roster, five names stand out above the rest as breakout candidates for 2022. Some will breakout for the very first time, while others will prove they still have high level play in them after injuries, and one in particular will prove that they belong among the best in the game. Here are the five Cardinals who will breakout in 2022.