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Your favorite Cardinal that never made an All Star team - A Hunt and Peck

Who would you pick?

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The St. Louis Cardinals Twitter recently asked Cardinals fans a pretty fun prompt that I thought we might enjoy discussing here.

It was a tougher prompt for me than I thought it would be. Most of my favorite players ended up making at least one All Star team — my first thought was Ray Lankford, one of my favorite Cardinals of all time, but he made an All Star team in 1997. A surprise to me was that Jose Oquendo was never named to an All Star team. While most of his seasons were just above replacement level, he was a pretty highly-regarded player with the Cardinals that famously played every position. 1989 was his best season where he slashed .291/.375/.372 for 5.7 fWAR. Per fWAR he was the eleventh most valuable qualified position player that season, but still was not named to the All Star team.

A few other answers I saw were Kolten Wong, So Taguchi, and Mike Shannon. None of those players had really put up All Star numbers, but all three were part of some pretty famous Cardinals moments that would put them to the top of someone’s favorite player list.

There is still time for Wong to make an All Star team and get kicked of this list, but I sure am glad this gave me an excuse to watch them again.

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