Mark this down in the pretty uninteresting category but the Cardinals have had eight different players take at least one plate appearance while playing first base this season. That is a lot and in the National League trails only Pittsburgh who have nine. However, the Cardinals are the only team with at least five players with at least 25 plate appearances at the position. Anyway, for no reason at all, here I’m guessing are the players ten years from now most likely to be forgotten as having played first base after Albert Pujols left the position vacant and opted for the sunshine in Southern California.
2016 - Brayan Pena
2015 - Dan Johnson
2014 - Mark Ellis
2013 - Brock Peterson
2012 - Steven Hill (my favorite)
2011 - Mark Hamilton
What a crew. And because it’s a rule:
Here’s what you may have missed yesterday at VEB:
Joe Schwarz interviewed Cardinals 2016 draft pick. Tommy Edman.
Adam Wainwright is crushing the ball (relatively speaking) this year and it’s just the greatest thing.
Wednesday was our favorite pitcher’s birthday. Details here.
Facebook Live: Episode 14
Join site manager Craig Edwards as he discusses the current state of the team, including who should get the nod between Luke Weaver and Jaime Garcia.
VEB Podcast, Episode 56
Some great stuff here from John, Heather, and guest Ben Godar. I, for one, would like to to go on record and declare Darryl Kile as the greatest Colorado Rockies pitcher ever.
That’s it. Have a great weekend, everyone.