photo: Daniel Ponce de Leon (Jasen Vinlove/Imagn)
The St. Louis Cardinals held their annual photo day on Wednesday, February 19. Normally this would mean that all 73 players in camp as well as the 11 coaches would pass through a number of photography stations to have their pictures taken, in the first of 10 years wearing the Nike swoosh.
However, as luck would have it, Mother Nature intervened and those photographers who were set up outside, including Jasen Vinlove from Imagn, did not get to shoot everyone. So instead of the hoped-for three installments – one post each with pitchers, position players and coaches, the 39 who were captured by Vinlove are shown here together.
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This gallery is organized by logical category assignments which are mine. Pitchers lead the way, followed by position players and coaches.
Projected rotation (6)
Not pictured: Adam Wainwright, Dakota Hudson, Kwang-Hyun Kim
Not pictured: Jordan Hicks, Tyler Webb, Giovanny Gallegos
Rotation candidates – 40-man (8)
Not pictured: Austin Gomber, Genesis Cabrera, Ricardo Sanchez
Relief candidates – 40-man (1)
Not pictured: Junior Fernandez
Non-roster starters (10)
Not pictured: Akeem Bostick, Nabil Crismatt, Alex FaGalde, Evan Kruczynski, Matthew Liberatore, Johan Oviedo
Non-roster relievers (7)
Not pictured: Jesus Cruz, Bryan Dobzanski, Seth Elledge, Rob Kaminsky
Projected starters (8)
Not pictured: Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina
Projected reserves (5)
Not pictured: Lane Thomas, Rangel Ravelo
40-man players (6)
Not pictured: Yairo Muñoz, Edmundo Sosa, Andrew Knizner, Elehuris Montero
Non-roster catchers (9)
Not pictured: Aaron Antonini, Oscar Hernandez, Ivan Herrera, Dennis Ortega, Pedro Pages, Alexis Wilson
Non-roster infielders (5)
Not pictured: Luken Baker, Nolan Gorman
Non-roster outfielders (1)
Not pictured: Mike Maddux, Bryan Eversgerd, Jamie Pogue, Kleininger Teran, Oliver Marmol, Willie McGee, Jeff Albert, Ron “Pop” Warner, Stubby Clapp
All photos were taken by Jasen Vinlove of Imagn and were provided via license.
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