The St. Louis Cardinals are getting their 2021 leader in slugging percentage and co-leader in home runs back on Tuesday following a three-week injury absence.
O’Neill was off to a slow start this spring before landing on the injured list, producing an anemic .195/.256.297 slash line with just two home runs, 20 RBI and three stolen bases. A back-to-back Gold Glove Award winner, O’Neill finished eighth in last year’s NL MVP voting and has the ability to add to an already stacked lineup that features the likes of the Senior Circuit’s leading hitter in Paul Goldschmidt, as well as fellow six-time All-Star Nolan Arenado.
After playing in 171 big league games from 2018 to 2020, the outfielder broke out in 2021 with career bests across the board in home runs (34), RBI (80), hits (138), runs scored (89) and stolen bases (15). His slash line of .286/.352/.560 represented career-best numbers as well.