Predicting what the St. Louis Cardinals roster looks like in 2025
By Josh Jacobs
Cardinals 2025 Lineups
Right-handed pitching – SS Masyn Winn, LF Jordan Walker, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 3B Nolan Arenado, 2B Nolan Gorman, CF Tyler O’Neill, C Willson Contreras, RF Lars Nootbaar, DH Brendan Donovan
Left-handed pitching – SS Maysn Winn, RF Jordan Walker, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 3B Nolan Arenado, LF Tyler O’Neill, C Willson Contreras, DH Nolan Gorman, CF Dylan Carlson, 2B Tommy Edman
You can’t really go wrong with how you construct this lineup. There is no weak link in either of these orders, and shows you just how strong this Cardinals lineup is about to become.
Even if the Cardinals are unable to bring in an elite catcher like Contreras, their 1-8 against both right and left-handed pitching may be the best in baseball in 2025. Walker, Goldschmidt, Arenado, Gorman, and O’Neill all have the ability to be elite bats, and guys like Winn, Edman, Nootbaar, Carlson, and Donovan can be great hitters in their own right.
Perhaps the greatest strength of these lineups, outside of just the pure hitting ability, is how versatile it is. Most of these players can mash home runs, and many of them (Winn, Edman, O’Neill, and Walker) can make plays on the basepaths. This club would also have no weakness against righties or lefties, making them a matchup nightmare for any club.
Will this be the exact roster of the 2025 Cardinals? Probably not. But something close to this is very possible for St. Louis, and is honestly a “tame” prediction for the club. St. Louis could go after even bigger names than I was willing to predict, and truly make themselves a juggernaut. Get excited Cardinals fans, as the best is still ahead for St. Louis.