5. But like just about every team this year, the Cardinals have players who can hit the ball out of the park with frequency. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt slugged 34 home runs, shortstop Paul DeJong 30, outfielder Marcell Ozuna 29 and outfielder Dexter Fowler a career-high 19.
6. Keep an eye on rookie Tommy Edman. Since being called up in June, he has been a big contributor while getting playing time at third base (mostly), second base and the outfield. He hit .304 in 92 games, including .350 in September.
7. The Cardinals have the best fielding percentage and the fewest errors of any MLB team this season.
8. Second baseman Kolten Wong (.285, 11 homers, 59 RBIs, 24 steals and premium defense) has been sidelined the past 10 days with a hamstring injury. He hopes to play in the NLDS.
9. The Cardinals like to run. They lead the NL in stolen bases with 116 and an 80% success rate.
10. The Cardinals were a .500 team at the All-Star break, 44-44. But they have been a different team since the break, going 47-27. They broke a four-game losing streak with Sunday's 9-0 win over the Cubs to clinch the NL Central and a trip to Atlanta.