Oscar Mercado: A Regression in Drafting Philosophy?

The philosophy for the Cardinals while drafting under Jeff Luhnow was always “best player available”. Don’t worry necessarily about specific needs or who is already filling what position on the big league club, but rather create a good problem by having too many players for a certain position.

2011 Key Player: Yadier Molina

Of all the Cardinals starters, perhaps none is more important than Yadier Molina.