2B,3B,SS,RF - STL
Tommy Edman was 1-for-3 with a walk in Monday's loss to the Royals.
The hit extended his hit streak to nine games, going 10-for-32 (.313) over that stretch. The Cardinals will need him and others to keep producing as they are in a dogfight for a playoff spot. The remaining schedule is somewhat soft, consisting of teams below .500, but Edman and the Cardinals go up against Royals prospect Brady Singer on Tuesday who has been sharp of late, going 14 innings, giving up just three hits and three walks while striking out sixteen.
Tommy Edman had an RBI single in the third inning Thursday, putting the Cardinals up 1-0, but it would prove to be the only run the Cards would go on to score, losing to the team with the worst record in the majors - the Pirates - by a score of 5-1.
Edman now has twenty-two RBI hitting atop the Cardinals' batting order, second on the team only to clean-up hitter Brad Miller's twenty-four.
Tommy Edman went 1-3 with one RBI and was caught stealing as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The Cardinals are now 22-22 on the season.
Edman is slashing .265/.335/.400 in 155 at-bats this season. The caught stealing was his fourth in six attempts this season. Edman is one of the fastest players in the majors but he doesn't get the opportunity to run much because the Cardinals average only one stolen base attempt every other game. Still, Edman has been hot over his last 10 games, slashing .290/.421/.516 over that span. Because of the Cardinals high volume schedule and Edman's position at the top of the line-up he warrants consideration as an 'add' in standard 12-team redraft leagues.
Tommy Edman went 2-5 with two singles as the Cardinals beat the Reds 7-1 on Saturday.
Edman is slashing .259/.320/.403 in 139 at-bats this season. His 85.4 MPH exit velocity is in the sixth percentile among MLB hitters. One has to wonder if the Cardinals are considering dropping Edman lower in the batting order because of his lack of production. Paul DeJong could be promoted to the top of the line-up for Edman and it would likely be an improvement for the Cardinals. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave Edman on the Waiver Wire.
Tommy Edman took Tyler Alexander deep as the Cardinals fell to the Tigers 6-3 in Game Two on Thursday. Edman finished the game 2-3 with the home run, one single, one walk, one RBI and one run scored. He was also caught stealing. The Cardinals fell to 19-18 with the loss but maintained control of second place in the NL Central.
Edman has four stolen base attempts this season and has been caught three times, which is odd because he is one of the fastest runners in MLB. He is slashing .262/.326/.415 with four home runs in 130 at-bats for the Cardinals this season. Edman is an enticing fantasy prospect but ultimately owners in 12-team standard redraft leagues can leave him on the Waiver Wire because of his poor on-base skills and lack of stolen bases.