5 Cardinals with Best Chances to Make the NL All-Star Team

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4. Pat Neshek

2014 Numbers: 2-0 in 37 appearances/32.2 IP, 0.83 ERA, 32 SO, 4 BB, .127 BAA, 0.55 WHIP

Neshek has been absolutely fantastic during his first year in a Cardinal uniform, and he’s perhaps the best middle reliever in the National League right now. He’s an especially great guy to root for considering that he came in as an underdog, signing a non-roster contract and winning a spot on the Cards’ roster in spring training despite missing time to deal with his ill newborn child after his first-born child died of a similar condition several years ago.

As if Neshek’s dominant numbers alone weren’t enough to push him into All-Star consideration, his unusual sidearm motion would make him an extremely powerful weapon out of an All-Star bullpen where many hitters don’t have a whole lot of experience against him.