Tommy Edman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/9/1995 (27)
Tommy Edman Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Tommy Edman News
St. Louis Cardinals outfielders Tommy Edman and Lars Nootbaar will sit out against JT Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Edman has played in 17 straight games for the Cardinals, and appears to just be getting a breather today. Nootbaar, on the other hand, has now been out of the starting lineup in three of the team's last eight games after playing in every game but one in August. To be fair, Nootbar has been ice cold, going hitless in his last 22 at-bats. With the Cardinals outfield jammed up, expect playing time to be distributed on a who's hot basis among these two, Tyler O'Neill, Corey Dickerson, and Brendan Donovan.
St. Louis Cardinals infielder Tommy Edman had another solid game Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in an 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Edman now has 13 home runs on the year to go with a .726 OPS, 86 runs scored, 51 RBI, and 26 stolen bases. He has a six-game hitting streak with four home runs and three multi-hit performances in that span. The stolen bases alone would make him valuable in fantasy, but with a bit of a power surge going on, he's much more than a one-dimensional option.
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tommy Edman went 3-for-5 with a triple and a stolen base in the 8-3 win over the division-rival Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Edman is now tied for third in the majors with Ronald Acuna Jr. and Cedric Mullins with 25 stolen bases on the season. The 27-year-old has lost some fantasy upside while hitting lower in the Cardinals batting order, but he's still putting up good numbers overall. In 461 at-bats in 2022, he's hitting .256/.317/.377 with nine home runs, 43 RBI, 79 runs scored and the 25 stolen bases. In 22 games in August, Edman is 19-for-71 (.268) with two home runs, eight RBI, 13 runs scored and four stolen bases.
Edman is something of a dinosaur in modern baseball, as the speedy infielder was one of only six players to swipe at least 30 bases in 2021, and only one of two National League players to reach that milestone last season. Edman's penchant for steals push his fantasy value far above his actual bat skills, meaning his top-80 draft day price is a dicey proposition for those who rely and trust in quality of contact metrics. His meager 87.5 MPH average exit velocity and 35.1% hard hit rate last season leave something to be desired, and his 4.2% barrel rate in 2021 was downright pitiful. He made the most of his limited physical abilities at the dish by putting the ball in play with an 86.5% contact rate and 13.7% K rate in 2021, and keeping it on the ground, with a 46% GB rate last season, an approach that perfectly compliments his speed-first skillset. The frequent contact is nice, but his 5.5% career walk rate puts a cap on his on-base upside, and with just a .308 OBP last season, one has to wonder how strong Edman's grip on St. Louis's leadoff spot is, especially since the Cardinals will welcome new manager Oliver Marmol in 2022. A new manager might spell trouble for Edman's stolen base totals well; Mike Shildt was let go over "Philosophical differences", and while the general public will likely never know specifics, one can assume those differences were more related to lineup construction and baserunning strategy than debates about Nietzsche and Heidegger. We can't know how the changing of the guard will affect Edman, but between the new manager and suspect hitting skills, there are reasons to doubt a repeat season here. Still, players who can put up 30 steals don't grow on trees, so Edman may be a worthy gamble in 5x5 Roto or categories leagues if his manager can structure the rest of their team with reliable sources of power and batting average.