After bursting onto the scene in 2022 and even hitting a huge home run in the postseason against the Phillies, Yepez's 2023 campaign was a disappointment, as he hit just .183 with two home runs.
However, he makes the list here because he wasn't exactly given his fair shot this year. He only got 60 at-bats and spent most of the year in Memphis, where he did well. But after last year, I was anticipating him being on the Opening Day roster.
Yepez is only 25, and while he isn't much of a defender, he possesses a ton of power and is somebody I believe should get another chance next year, unless, of course, the Cardinals decide to trade him elsewhere.