STL Cardinals Preseason Awards

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Feb 28, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Stl Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) at bat against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

In anticipation of opening day, Arch Authority will predict the who will be the best hitter, best pitcher and best fielder.

Best Hitter

Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter isn’t going to wow you with his power but he is a consistent hitter who will get on base and drive in runs. His approach at the plate is always consistent and is a key part of the Cardinals offense. Matt Carpenter is in his prime so it would be a safe bet to assume that he will be the best hitter on the Cardinals in 2014.