When Cardinals fans look at the box score after these spring training games and see guys like Patrick Wisdom and Stephen Piscotty, they might just pass mildly over the person as if it's no one they need to be concerned about.
Rightfully so, I suppose. For now.
Wisdom, a recent draft pick, won't be considered for a big league job for at least a couple more years but that isn't stopping Mike Matheny from putting him in exhibition games right now. Wisdom will start at third base today against the Miami Marlins.
"I like looking at the young guys," Matheny said. "I know everyone's under the same philosophy as I am but I like watching them do their thing so we know later on down the line what we're working with."
The opportunity to give these younger - and farther away - prospects time in Grapefruit League games could come to an end pretty soon. The Cardinals are going to be giving their regular starters more innings as they get ready for the regular season.