The Cardinals announced on Monday that they would be inviting sixteen non-roster invitees to big league Spring Training. Here is the list by position:
- PITCHERS (5): John Gast-LHP, Tyler Lyons-LHP, Seth Maness-RHP, Carlos Martinez-RHP, Michael Wacha-RHP
- CATCHERS: (6): Adam Ehrlich, Rob Johnson, Jesus Montero, Audry Perez, Cody Stanley, J.R. Towles
- INFIELDERS: (3): Greg Garcia, Starlin Rodriguez, Kolten Wong
- OUTFIELDERS (2): Justin Christian, Oscar Taveras
Outside of Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras, I think that the only other player who could make the Opening Day roster, assuming he just kills it in Jupiter, is Starlin Rodriguez, a guy who hit .300 last year for Palm Beach. He has a good glove and could potentially provide the Cardinals with a little more depth up the middle.