June 18, 2024

The St. Louis Cardinals may have had a bad 2023 campaign, but fans should be excited for the 2024 season.

 

St. Louis has made some intriguing additions to the roster and seemingly is in a much better spot. The Cardinals’ pitching is better on paper and the club’s offense already was solid last year and should be even better.

It’s unclear if he will ever pitch again at the big league level but if he does, it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be in St. Louis in 2024.

One player who should give Cardinals fans hope is young outfielder Jordan Walker. He’s just 21 years old and impressed in his first season in the big leagues and should be even better in 2024. The Athletic’s Jim Bowden even mentioned him as one of the players he expects to “explode” in 2024.

Walker was my preseason pick to win the (National League) Rookie of the Year in 2023 and although I might have whiffed on that one, I think he’ll prove me right in his sophomore year like Aaron Judge and Mike Trout did after their subpar first seasons in the majors,” (Bowden said. “Walker had to learn right field last year, a new position, while having more hitting advice thrown his way than perhaps any player in the major

 

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