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Exciting Prospect Makes Cardinals' Expanded Opening Day Roster

Isaiah De Los Santos
An exciting prospect has made the St. Louis Cardinals' 2022 Opening Day roster.
An exciting prospect has made the St. Louis Cardinals' 2022 Opening Day roster. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Opening Day is nearly here for the St. Louis Cardinals and first-year manager Oliver Marmol. The start of the regular season later this week has fans anxious to see who the 35-year-old has chosen for the initial roster to begin the year.

Marmol's squad is officially set for Thursday, and it turns out an exciting prospect has made the cut.

Connor Thomas Cardinals

Left-handed reliever Connor Thomas is set to be on St. Louis' 28-man roster to begin the year. Thomas impressed in Spring Training, and his addition to the bullpen gives Marmol another lefty option alongside veterans Genesis Cabrera and T.J. McFarland.

Thomas has enjoyed a sharp rise after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 draft by the Cardinals. By the 2021 season he spent most of his time in triple-A, where he posted a combined 6-4 record and 3.10 ERA across 22 games (14 starts).

Now the No. 20 prospect in the organization could make his major league debut in short time. His trademark ability to force ground balls could help him solidify a role right from the jump for this playoff hopeful.

The Cardinals own +3000 odds (No. 15) to win the 2022 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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