The theme of the offseason for the Cardinals was defense. Players like Kolten Wong, Aledmys Diaz and Matt Carpenter would be cornerstones of the movement.
You’ve no doubt heard of Diaz by now. The casual fan probably couldn’t say the same thing this time last year. His unexpected arrival in 2016 changed that.
Six Different Caravans Set Across Six States Headlined by Piscotty, Diaz, Grichuk, Wong, Reyes and More
This season 26-year old shortstop Aledmys Diaz became that vintage Cardinals player to come up out of nowhere and produce at a high level.