Tommy Edman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/9/1995 (26)
Tommy Edman Season Stats
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Tommy Edman News
St. Louis Cardinals infielder/outfielder Tommy Edman was the best offensive player in the Cardinals lineup in the National League Wild Card Game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Batting first, Edman went 3-for-5 with three singles, scoring the only Cardinals run of the game. St. Louis ended up with just five hits, so Edman had 60 percent of the Cardinals offense in this one. St. Louis should remain solid offensively next season, and if Edman stays near the top of the lineup, she should once again be a solid multi-category fantasy contributor.
St. Louis Cardinals infielder/outfielder Tommy Edman was excellent at the plate on Saturday, going 4-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided 13-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Edman had three singles and a double out of the leadoff spot in the Cardinals order and raised his batting average to .265 and his OPS to .706. Edman was off to an amazing start earlier this season but has definitely cooled off lately. Maybe this four-hit performance will be the start of another hot streak.
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman/outfielder Tommy Edman had a solid game in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. He went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and a stolen base. The steal was his second in as many games and his 21st of the year. The Cardinals leadoff hitter has had a decent year overall. Through 123 games, he's slashing .259/.309/.379 with seven home runs, 36 RBI and 65 runs. His 12.9% strikeout rate ranks in the 97th percentile and he has a .274 xBA, which ranks in the 82nd percentile. However, his power numbers are nowhere to be found as his 4.2% barrel rate and 35.3% hard-hit rate rank in the bottom 15% and 25% of the league, respectively.
St. Louis Cardinals infielder Tommy Edman didn't live up to expectations last year following his stellar 2019 debut season in which he slashed .304/.350/.500 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 92 games. He was just 2-for-6 on stolen base attempts in 2020 and finished with a .250/.317/.368 batting line with five homers and 26 RBI over 204 at-bats. A jump in his ground-ball rate (41.9% to 51.3%) and a decrease in his fly-ball percentage (21.1% to 15.2%) from 2019 to 2020 explain the drop in his home run numbers. But Edman really shouldn't be counted on for power with his career 4.7% barrel rate. He still had solid plate discipline with an 88.7% zone contact rate and despite the lack of steals was still in the 95th percentile in sprint speed as well. The Cardinals faced some difficult circumstances last year with a three-week COVID-19 hiatus, followed by a run of 11 doubleheaders in 41 days, so we're taking all of Edman's numbers in a small sample size with a grain of salt. St. Louis declined Kolten Wong's option, giving Edman a chance to lead off every day in 2021. While his walk rate of 7% was still low, it was actually an improvement from 2019 (4.6%) and if he can continue to show improvement here it would serve him well as the Cardinals table-setter. His career 77% success rate on stolen bases could lead to plenty of run-scoring opportunities, too. His quad eligibility (2B, 3B, SS and OF) and speed make him an attractive option at his current ADP of 132. Just know you'll need to balance out your lineup to accommodate for his lack of power.