The St. Louis Cardinals went 17-12 in the month of May, and have seemed to really find their footing as a ballclub as of late. Even with key contributors on the injured list and some new faces on the roster, the Cardinals have found production throughout the team and are looking good heading into June.
Although a month is a small sample size, it can be a good litmus test for both a team and individual players and where they are currently trending during the season. After the second month of the season, trends are beginning to develop.
Looking back at the month of May, there are several individual performers worth highlighting. Both veterans and young guys alike played key roles in the success the team found this month and should be catalysts for a sustained run.
There were also players this month that flat out disappointed. Some were carryovers from a rough start in April, while others were players that cooled off and just went cold during May. Getting better performances from these players will be important as the Redbirds enter the summer months.
Let’s take a look at five “studs” and five “duds” from the month of May. There are a lot of players we can look at, but it has been narrowed down to just 10.
Just missed the cut studs: Juan Yepez, Dylan Carlson, Genesis Cabrera.
Just missed the cut duds: Paul DeJong (sent down early May), Nick Wittegren, Jordan Hicks.