5 Options to Play Shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have had disappointing production from the shortstop position to start the year, who can fill the void for the rest of the 2022 season?
Sitting at 18-15 going following Saturday’s 4-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals have cooled off a bit after a hot start to the 2022 season. The club is still very much a contender in the National League and has the tools currently on the roster to have better results than they currently put out. But in order to be a true World Series contender, outside help is most likely needed.
One of the main areas of improvement for the club is easy to identify: shortstop. To start the year, the Cardinals used a platoon of Paul DeJong and Edmundo Sosa, and got some of the leagues worth production from the position. The club is currently getting an OPS of .557 from the shortstop position, which is bottom five in all of baseball. While the Cardinals lineup as a whole has been up and down with others not performing to expectations, solving the blackhole at shortstop would give this club a huge boost in the hitting department.
The Cardinals have different options they can roll with assuming Paul DeJong and Edmundo Sosa are not the everyday shortstop options moving forward this season. This article will identify five different options that the St. Louis Cardinals could turn to at the shortstop position. Some of these are internal options that may give the Cardinals the production they are looking for, and others are external options that could give the Cardinals a huge boost this season. Let’s take a look at five of these options that the Redbirds could land on.