Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Four for Four

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Four for Four

Article excerpt

After a season built around power, the Cardinals hope to retool their offense around three batters who are gifted at getting on base: Dexter Fowler, Aledmys Diaz and Matt Carpenter. The result could be a bounty of RBI opportunities for the cleanup hitter. As spring training exhibition games begin Saturday, here are four candidates for cleanup, their experience hitting fourth, and the personality they could bring to the spot and thus the Cardinals' lineup:

Stephen Piscotty, RF

A second-year starter who projects to be a high-average hitter with a more well-rounded, doubles-based game than just mashing. Superb situational batter.

Jhonny Peralta, 3B

Has the most experience of the four at cleanup and is three seasons removed from leading team in homers. …

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