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2009 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Louis,MO
Team Record:  91-71   .562
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony LaRussa
General Manager:   John Mozeliak
Stadium:  Busch Stadium III
Attendance:  3,343,252
Payroll:  $77,605,109
Playoffs:  Lost in NLDS (LA Dodgers)

St. Louis Cardinals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  John Smoltz (42)
Youngest Player:  Colby Rasmus (22)
Longest Tenure:  Albert Pujols (9)
Top Hitter:  Albert Pujols (1)
Top Pitcher:  Chris Carpenter (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Shelby Miller (#19)

Roster Continuity:  51.61%
Top Prospect:   Colby Rasmus
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis9171.562--
Chi Cubs8378.5167.5
Milwaukee8082.49411.0
Cincinnati7884.48113.0
Houston7488.45717.0
Pittsburgh6299.38528.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Albert PujolsDH-1B29$ 14,427,326  26 
Matt HollidayLF29$ 13,500,000  34 
Chris CarpenterP34$ 13,302,583  36 
Troy Glaus3B32$ 12,137,000  52 
Julio LugoSS-3B33$ 9,250,000  94 
Joel PineiroP30$ 7,500,000   
Kyle LohseP30$ 7,437,500   
Khalil GreeneSS29$ 6,500,000   
John SmoltzP42$ 5,500,000   
Ryan LudwickLF30$ 3,700,000   
Rick AnkielRF-CF29$ 2,825,000   
Adam WainwrightP27$ 2,787,500   
Ryan FranklinP36$ 2,500,000   
Dennys ReyesP32$ 1,000,000   
Chris DuncanIF28$ 825,000   
Brad ThompsonP27$ 650,000   
Trever MillerP36$ 500,000   
Joe Thurston2B29$ 475,000   
Blaine BoyerP27$ 432,500   
Skip Schumaker2B-LF29$ 430,000   
Kyle McClellanP25$ 411,000   
Josh KinneyP30$ 405,000   
Brendan RyanSS27$ 403,000   
Brian Barden3B28$ 400,000   
Jason MotteP27$ 400,000   
Colby RasmusCF22$ 400,000   


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