St. Louis Cardinals

Stadium: Busch Stadium | Manager: Mike Matheny
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2536191053.50
NL Central Division2nd3rd5th2nd
National League 5th9th14th7th
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M. Holliday
J. Jay
T. Pham
J. Jay
P. Bourjos
R. Grichuk
J. Heyward
R. Grichuk
J. Jay
M. Carpenter
M. Reynolds
J. Peralta
P. Kozma
D. Anna
G. Garcia
Rotation
1. A. Wainwright
2. L. Lynn
3. J. Lackey
4. M. Wacha
5. C. Martinez
6. J. Garcia
7. M. Gonzales
K. Wong
P. Kozma
D. Anna
G. Garcia
M. Adams
M. Reynolds
X. Scruggs

DL
None
Y. Molina
T. Cruz
  Bullpen
T. Rosenthal (CL)
J. Walden
M. Belisle
K. Siegrist
S. Maness
R. Choate
S. Freeman
C. Villanueva
N. Greenwood
S. Tuivailala
Last Updated: 02/13/2015
 
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Last Five Games
10/16 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
J. PeraltaSS
M. Adams1B
R. GrichukRF
K. Wong2B
T. CruzC
A. WainwrightP
 
10/15 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
K. Wong2B
A. PierzynskiC
R. GrichukRF
S. MillerP
 
10/14 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
K. Wong2B
A. PierzynskiC
R. GrichukRF
J. LackeyP
 
10/12 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
Y. MolinaC
K. Wong2B
R. GrichukRF
L. LynnP
 
10/11 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
R. GrichukRF
M. HollidayLF
J. PeraltaSS
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. JayCF
K. Wong2B
A. WainwrightP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. Carpenter3B.272859
K. Wong2B.2491242
M. HollidayLF.2722090
M. Adams1B.2881568
J. PeraltaSS.2632175
A. PierzynskiC.251537
O. TaverasRF.239322
J. JayCF.303346
 
Notes
  • 121 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 8 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
A. CraigRF
Y. MolinaC
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
P. BourjosCF
4 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
A. CraigRF
J. JayCF
T. CruzC
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
P. BourjosCF
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
J. PeraltaSS
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
P. BourjosCF
M. Ellis2B
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
A. CraigRF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
K. Wong2B

 
 

Xavier Scruggs, #59
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.2000020
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5
Greg Garcia, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.1432010
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 4, SS - 1
Sam Freeman, #71
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2038.02.61035
 
Jordan Walden, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0250.02.88362
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Jordan Walden is working to alter his delivery this spring, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Walden has always displayed unorthodox mechanics. During his windup, he "jumps" off the ground. While this has been successful for Walden in the past, he has some concerns about the move. "I work on it every year to get rid of it and it does hurt me sometimes, too," Walden said. "I’m a big boy and jumping on my hip takes a toll on your body. It’s kind of hard to change it, but I’m trying to modify it so that I can play longer."

During camp, he's worked to try and tone down his jump. "I'm just trying to be softer on my front side," Walden said. 

Manager Mike Matheny said the team won't ask Walden to alter anything about his delivery. "I don't want him hurting himself if you start making radical changes," Matheny said. "I don’t see us doing much tinkering until he needs it or wants it."

The 27-year-old posted a 2.88 ERA over 50 innings last year. 

Thomas Pham, #60
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 2
Jaime Garcia, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3143.24.12739
 
Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.282407381
 
Position Breakdown
C - 107, 1B - 1, DH - 2
Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
113.24952124220
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 107
News
Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong is sure he can hack it in the majors, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"October did a lot for me," Wong said. "It cleared my conscience of what happened (the pickoff) in the World Series. It gave me assurance that I can play at this level." In 18 at-bats in the NLCS, Wong hit .278/.316/.833. He clubbed two big home runs for the team during the series. 

While things went well at the end of the year, Wong admitted it was difficult early on. "It was tough," Wong said. "It was my first full season in the big leagues, and my first taste was definitely hard at times. Up, down, up, down. The thing that changed everything for me towards the end was my confidence kicking in."

After a stint on the disabled list, Wong said he decided to stop being nervous about his production. This enabled him to have fun, and get himself in a better rhythm. 

The 24-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit .249/.292/.388 over 402 at-bats. 

Pete Kozma, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.3044000
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 8
Samuel Tuivailala
No Stats Available
Nick Greenwood, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2136.04.75017
 
Matt Belisle, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4764.24.87043
 
Trevor Rosenthal, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2670.13.204587
 
Kevin Siegrist, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1430.16.82037
 
News
Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist would like to secure the role of setup man in front of closer Trevor Rosenthal in 2015 after failing to land the job last season. He is hoping a new slide step in his delivery will help him secure the job, per MLB.com.

"I worked on it a little bit [this offseason] because I knew someone was going to say something to me," Siegrist said. "Every single bullpen [at spring training] I've been working on it, and also on the flat ground, too."

Baserunners were successful stealing off Siegrist six of seven times last year. 

"I haven't had the problems like I did last year holding runners on," he said. "I looked at last year and talked about it with the coaching staff, and if I feel comfortable, I'll [use the slide step] most of the time. I just have to be careful not to get too quick. I think I was rushing it a little bit."

Matt Adams, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.2885515683
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 133
News
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday he hopes slugger Matt Adams will bunt more in 2015 as a way to beat infield shifts, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"I don't want him to show it more. I want him to execute it more," Matheny said. "He showed it. It just wasn't very effective. He's going to have to lay it down and lay it down fair.

"The guys have to buy into it. If he wants to keep hitting into the shift, don't try to beat it. The only way to beat it is what (Cubs first baseman Anthony) Rizzo did to us. He's got to make us think when he says, 'I'll take a single all day long.' It's smart, in my opinion.

"He's got to be confident. He worked a lot last year. We'll continue to work on it this year to see if he can become  more comfortable with it."

Matt Holliday, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.2728320904
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 150, DH - 6
Jon Jay, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.303523466
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 125
Dean Anna, #45
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.1363130
 
Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
56107.03.203394
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha felt good after tossing batting practice on Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Wacha said he's "definitely where I need to be" following the session. The 23-year-old missed time due to shoulder issues last season, but said he hasn't experienced any pain since he was activated from the disabled list in September. 

Wacha has happy to finally throw with some hitters in the box. It's good to get back on the mound and face hitters again," he said. "I think you get a little bit more adrenaline going. It's closer to games, obviously, and definitely a step in the right direction."

Last season, Wacha posted a 3.20 ERA over 107 innings. 

Jason Heyward, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
149.27174115820
 
Peter Bourjos, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
119.231324249
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 147
Mark Reynolds, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
130.1964722455
 
Carlos Villanueva, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5777.24.64272
 
Carlos Martinez, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2489.14.033684
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is hoping his maturity will help him win a spot in the team's rotation, according to the Associated Press.

The 23-year-old Martinez has already been the talk of camp, and it has nothing to do with his pitching. "A year ago you'd just see a kid bounding around here. It's amazing the transformation," manager Mike Matheny said. "In general there's a whole different demeanor to him."

Martinez believes there's a reason for that. After getting some time in the rotation last year, Martinez pitched well in winter ball during the offseason. He believes that experience will help him this season. "What I want to let everyone know is that I do have a little more experience, and with experience comes a little maturity," he said. "I hope to build off of that."

Martinez seems to be the favorite for the team's fifth starter job, but he'll have to perform in order to win that role. "He's going to be given a lot of opportunities to win that spot, but he has to earn it," general manager John Mozeliak said.

Martinez posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last year. 

Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
209227.02.3850179
 
Injuries
Abdomen - Out until at least early March (Updated - 2/24/15)
News
After being examined Thursday in St. Louis for lower abdominal soreness, Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright won't need surgery and was only prescribed two weeks rest, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Based on all the different studies and what the doctor saw, (the doctor) feels this probably is the best news you could have gotten," general manager John Mozeliak said.

Wainwright was already on a delayed throwing schedule before injuring himself while replacing a 45-pound weight during a workout session. The right-hander can still throw despite the discomfort, but his workout will be limited and his throwing schedule will modified moving forward.

"If all goes well, he should be full-go probably in a couple of weeks," Mozeliak said.

Wainwright, 33, posted a 2.38 ERA over 227 innings in 2014 before having surgery to trim cartilage in his throwing elbow in October.

Randal Grichuk, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.24511380
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 35
News
Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk skipped Thursday's workouts with a sore, but is expected to rejoin the club on Friday for another workout, reports MLB.com. Grichuk is battling for a reserve outfield position behind Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, and Jason Heyward this spring. He hit .245/.278/.400 in 47 games last season.
Marco Gonzales, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4234.24.152131
 
Randy Choate, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2236.04.50032
 
Seth Maness, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6480.12.91355
 
Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
157.2636121753
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 152, DH - 1
John Lackey, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1410198.03.8247164
 
Tony Cruz, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.200111170
 
Position Breakdown
C - 47, 1B - 2, 3B - 1
Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
158.272998595
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 156, OF - 2, DH - 1
Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1510203.22.7472181