5 St. Louis Cardinals Who Will Breakout in 2022

May 2, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Dylan Carlson (3) warms up before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
May 2, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Dylan Carlson (3) warms up before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jordan Hicks (49) throws the ball agianst the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Jordan Hicks (49) throws the ball agianst the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

Jordan Hicks

After practically two years of inactivity, Jordan Hicks has been his nasty self again during Spring Training, evidence by this 101.9 MPH sinker with 18 inches of break on it. Beware baseball, as Hicks looks to have some unhittable stuff once again.

The key, as always, is remaining healthy for Jordan Hicks. The Cardinals may roll with him as the fifth starter in the rotation in an “opener” role to start the season, or utilize him as a weapon out of the bullpen. Either way, Jordan Hicks will be key to the Cardinals pitching staying afloat during the 2022 season. If healthy, Jordan Hicks will show the league why he is a force to be reckoned with.

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