The Best St. Louis Cardinals Of 2023



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After an incredibly uproarious and celebrated 2022 MLB season, the 2023 St. Louis Cardinals have retooled their roster, and are back and better than ever, ready to show the baseball world exactly why they got next. The Cardinals have slowly but surely been improving their teams every year, beautifully mixing homegrown talent with some of the league's best free agents, and over the last 5 years, the St. Louis Cardinals roster has been home to MVP candidates, breakout superstars, and legends on their last legs. With the Cardinals 2023 roster, they are looking to combine all the elements that have worked so well for them in the past and perfect it in a glorious postseason run.

With two of the three MVP finalists in Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, homegrown fan favorites in Tommy Edman, Ryan Helsley, and Adam Wainwright, plus newly acquired stud offensive player Willson Contreras, Cards fans have a plethora of talent to choose from with one of the deepest rosters in all of baseball. After three seasons in a row of National League Wild Card exits, the Cardinals players are looking to take the league by the horns, and show the world that consistency is key, and winning is indeed coming.

Vote up the best St. Louis Cardinals of 2023, and be sure to check out The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time and The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals Managers of All Time to load up on your Cardinals history before the start of the 2023 season.

  • Paul Goldschmidt
    Photo: @Cardinals / Twitter

    Career Highlights:
    7× All-Star (2013–2018, 2022)
    All-MLB First Team (2022)
    NL MVP (2022)
    4× Gold Glove Award (2013, 2015, 2017, 2021)
    5× Silver Slugger Award (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022)
    2× NL Hank Aaron Award (2013, 2022)
    NL home run leader (2013)
    NL RBI leader (2013)

    Cardinals Tenure: 5 years (Traded from Arizona Diamondbacks to Cardinals)

    • Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: First baseman
  • Nolan Arenado
    Photo: St. Louis Cardinals / Instagram
    22 votes

    Career Highlights:
    7× All-Star (2015–2019, 2021, 2022)
    10× Gold Glove Award (2013–2022)
    6× Platinum Glove Award (2017–2022)
    5× Silver Slugger Award (2015–2018, 2022)
    All MLB Second-Team (2022)
    3× Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2015–2017)
    3× NL home run leader (2015, 2016, 2018)
    2× NL RBI leader (2015, 2016)
    5× Fielding Bible Award (2015–2017, 2020, 2022)
    2× Hit for the cycle (2017, 2022)

    Cardinals Tenure: 3 years (Traded from Colorado Rockies to Cardinals)

    • Birthplace: Newport Beach, California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Third baseman
  • Tommy Edman
    Photo: @tommyedman / Instagram
    13 votes

    Career Highlights:
    Gold Glove Award (2021)
    Fielding Bible Award (2022)

    Cardinals Tenure: 5 years (Drafted by Cardinals)

    • Birthplace: San Diego, California
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Second Baseman
  • Dylan Carlson
    Photo: @dcarlson916 / Instagram
    10 votes

    Dylan Carlson

    Career Highlights:

    Cardinals Tenure: 4 years (Drafted by Cardinals)

    • Birthplace: Elk Grove, California
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Outfielder
  • Matthew Liberatore
    Photo: @matthew_liberatore / Instagram
    5 votes

    Matthew Liberatore

    Career Highlights:

    Cardinals Tenure: 2 years (Drafted by Cardinals)

    • Birthplace: Peoria, Arizona
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Pitcher
  • Giovanny Gallegos
    Photo: Cardinals

    Career Highlights:

    Cardinals Tenure: 5 years (Traded from New York Yankees to Cardinals)

    • Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
    • Nationality: Mexican
    • Position: Pitcher