BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters | Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry guys.” The former Cardinals All-Star had explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about … Read more

Cardinals draft Oregon State’s Cooper Hjerpe, lefty who defies bats, delights metrics | St. Louis Cardinals

LOS ANGELES – That “funky” delivery that adds spice to his fastball and has defied hitters, from Little League to major college, put Oregon State lefty Cooper Hjerpe at the nexus of what the Cardinals sought in the MLB draft and could see swiftly in the majors. The advanced analytics assured the Cardinals that, unlike … Read more

Cardinals draft Oregon State’s Cooper Hjerpe, lefty who defies bats, delights metrics | St. Louis Cardinals

LOS ANGELES – That “funky” delivery that adds spice to his fastball and has defied hitters, from Little League to major college, put Oregon State lefty Cooper Hjerpe at the nexus of what the Cardinals sought in the MLB draft and could see swiftly in the majors. The advanced analytics assured the Cardinals that, unlike … Read more