St. Louis Cardinals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.254196443.68
NL Central Division2nd4th5th1st
National League 8th11th14th3rd
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R. Grichuk
T. Pham
S. Piscotty
K. Wong
D. Fowler
R. Grichuk
T. Pham
S. Piscotty
K. Wong
S. Piscotty
T. Pham
R. Grichuk
J. Gyorko
M. Carpenter
G. Garcia
J. Peralta
A. Diaz
G. Garcia
J. Gyorko
J. Peralta
Rotation
1. C. Martinez
2. L. Lynn
3. A. Wainwright
4. M. Leake
5. M. Wacha
K. Wong
J. Gyorko
G. Garcia
M. Carpenter
A. Diaz
M. Carpenter
J. Gyorko
S. Piscotty

DL
J. Martinez
A. Reyes
Z. Duke
Y. Molina
E. Fryer
  Bullpen
S. Oh (CL)
T. Rosenthal
M. Bowman
K. Siegrist
B. Cecil
J. Broxton
T. Lyons
Last Updated: 05/27/2017
 
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Last Five Games
5/26 vs. COL
D. FowlerCF
G. GarciaSS
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
T. PhamLF
R. GrichukRF
K. Wong2B
C. MartinezP
 
5/25 vs. LAD
D. FowlerCF
T. PhamLF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
S. PiscottyRF
A. DiazSS
K. Wong2B
M. WachaP
 
5/24 vs. LAD
D. FowlerCF
S. PiscottyRF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
A. DiazSS
R. GrichukLF
K. Wong2B
M. LeakeP
 
5/23 vs. LAD
D. FowlerCF
S. PiscottyRF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko2B
Y. MolinaC
J. Peralta3B
A. DiazSS
R. GrichukLF
L. LynnP
 
5/21 vs. SF
D. FowlerCF
G. Garcia2B
M. Carpenter1B
Y. MolinaC
J. Peralta3B
T. PhamLF
A. DiazSS
R. GrichukRF
A. WainwrightP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. FowlerCF.205618
A. DiazSS.261514
M. Carpenter1B.229927
J. Gyorko3B.336720
S. PiscottyRF.224212
Y. MolinaC.265418
R. GrichukLF.231419
K. Wong2B.285116
 
Notes
  • 37 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
T. PhamLF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
A. DiazSS
R. GrichukRF
K. Wong2B
3 Game(s)
K. Wong2B
R. GrichukRF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
A. DiazSS
T. PhamLF
M. SierraCF
2 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
S. PiscottyRF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
A. DiazSS
R. GrichukLF
K. Wong2B
1 Game(s)
K. Wong2B
J. MartinezRF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
A. DiazSS
R. GrichukLF
T. PhamCF
1 Game(s)
A. DiazSS
S. PiscottyRF
Y. MolinaC
R. GrichukLF
K. Wong2B
J. Gyorko3B

 
 
 

Brett Cecil, #21
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0116.05.06018
 
Jedd Gyorko, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.329207202
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, 2B - 5, 3B - 34
News
Gyorko went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Dodgers.

The slugging infielder continued his torrid May, with Wednesday's effort serving as his third multi-hit effort in the last five games and bringing his monthly slash line to .329/.363/.513. Gyorko has done a bit of everything this season, compiling 17 extra-base hits (eight doubles, two triples, seven home runs), 18 RBI and even a pair of stolen bases. While a regression on his .404 BABIP is due to eventually come, the fact remains that the 28-year-old is using the entire field better than at any other time in his major-league career. Gyorko is now hitting a career-high 30.7 percent of his batted balls to the opposite field, while maintaining a 34.7 percent hard contact rate that's right in line with what he'd produced the previous two seasons.

Greg Garcia, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
35.2743022
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 4, SS - 8, 3B - 9
Eric Fryer, #41
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.1792010
 
Position Breakdown
C - 9
Matt Bowman, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1121.13.80019
 
Tommy Pham, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
17.310103113
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15
Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.266164183
 
Position Breakdown
C - 40, 1B - 1
News
Molina went 1-for-4 with two RBI from a sacrifice fly and a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Dodgers.

The veteran backstop extended the Cardinals' lead to 5-0 with a sacrifice fly in the fifth and then launched a 381-foot solo blast in his next at-bat in the seventh. Molina now has a 13-game hitting streak and has reached safely in all 17 contests he's played in during May. He's shown some nice pop during the month as well, smacking three homers overall after hitting just one in April.

Dexter Fowler, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.208246181
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 37
News
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has considered moving Fowler out of the leadoff spot, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Fowler doesn't have a hit in his last 20 at-bats, which has dropped his batting average to .206 and OBP to .305. He does have six home runs, but he hasn't been the table setter St. Louis desired when they inked him to a five-year deal in December. St. Louis doesn't boast many logical choices to bat first -- perhaps except for typical OBP monster Matt Carpenter, but he's excelled batting third. The Cardinals nevertheless may experiment with new lineups in the near future. If Fowler moves down the order, he'd lose the command over plate appearances that heavily influences his fantasy value.

Stephen Piscotty, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
30.224112122
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 29
Injuries
Personal - Expected to be out until at least May 28 (Updated - 5/27/17)
News
Piscotty (personal) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Piscotty will miss his second straight game while he is away from the team tending to a family matter. It's unclear when he'll be back with the team, though given the Cardinals haven't made a corresponding move, it appears he won't be away too much longer. Randal Grichuk will take over in right field again, opening up a spot for Tommy Pham to start in left.

Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.278181163
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 39
News
Wong (elbow) went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Dodgers.

As predicted by manager Mike Matheny, Wong only missed a couple of starts before returning from his sore elbow, and he proved his swing was in working order when he opened the scoring with a second-inning hit that plated Jedd Gyorko and Adelmys Diaz. The 26-year-old has put together an impressive May, hitting safely in all but two of his starts during the month and slashing .306/.389/.387 with five doubles, seven RBI, six walks and 10 runs.

Jose Martinez, #58
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.3138141
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 6, OF - 9
Injuries
Groin - Expected to be out until at least Jun 2 (Updated - 5/27/17)
News
Martinez (groin), who went 2-for-5 with a two-run ground-rule double and a run in his first start with High-A Palm Beach on Friday, can spend a maximum of 20 days in the minors on his rehab assignment, Derrick Gold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

At the 20-day juncture, the Cardinals must either bring Martinez back to the big-league club, option him to Triple-A Memphis or return him to the disabled list. The 28-year-old is projected to put in some time at first base while with Palm Beach, as the recent trade of Matt Adams to the Braves has opened up the top backup job behind Matt Carpenter.

Trevor Rosenthal, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1117.12.60329
 
Kevin Siegrist, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0118.05.00117
 
Zach Duke, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Aug 1 (Updated - 5/17/17)
Alex Reyes, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for the season (Updated - 4/25/17)
Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2246.23.661444
 
Jonathan Broxton, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0114.16.28013
 
News
Broxton (0-1) gave up an earned run on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Dodgers. He also recorded a strikeout.

Brought on in the 13th in relief of closer Seung-Hwan Oh, Broxton breezed through Austin Barnes and Yasiel Puig before issuing a two-out walk to Kike Hernandez. He then promptly surrendered a double to Logan Forsythe on a 1-1 pitch, ending the 13-inning marathon. It was the second stumble for Broxton over his last three outings, as he'd given up two earned runs to the Giants without getting an out on May 19 as well. The 32-year-old has put together multiple stretches of scoreless efforts, but has also given up multiple earned runs in four of the five outings in which he's been scored upon. That's led to an unsightly 6.75 ERA and 2.18 WHIP over 7.2 innings, despite the fact that Broxton has also blanked opponents in 12 other appearances.

Aledmys Diaz, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.261195144
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 40, OF - 2
News
Diaz is not in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Diaz hasn't sat out since May 3, so he'll get a night off Friday. Greg Garcia will take over duties at shortstop for the evening.

Seung-Hwan Oh, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1223.03.131020
 
Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4348.24.812042
 
Carlos Martinez, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3465.03.322471
 
News
Martinez (3-4) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out nine over 7.1 innings in Friday's 10-0 loss to the Rockies.

The right-hander's strong effort in Coors Field got wasted as the Cards' offense couldn't take advantage of its surroundings, and the bullpen fell apart as soon as Martinez left the game. He's now delivered six straight quality starts, and he'll try to extend that streak to seven Wednesday at home against the Dodgers.

Randal Grichuk, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
44.233194195
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 42
News
Grichuk is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

Tommy Pham will get the start over Grichuk in left field for Thursday's series finale. Grichuk has not homered since May 12 and is batting .241 with a .290 OPS over 29 at-bats since that date. Look for Grichuk to get back into the lineup during the Cardinals' weekend series in Colorado.

Tyler Lyons, #70
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.02.2503
 
Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.1943000
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 10
Mike Leake, #8
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5261.11.911042
 
News
Leake (5-2) gave up an earned run on four hits over eight innings in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Dodgers. He struck out five.

The veteran right-hander continues rolling along, with Wednesday's effort making him 9-for-9 in quality starts this season. Leake has allowed two earned runs or less in all but one of those outings, and he's now reached the eighth inning twice while throwing under 100 pitches in each instance. His ERA and WHIP are at a sparkling 1.91 and 0.93, respectively, and he'll look to keep it going in a rematch against the Dodgers at home next Monday afternoon.

Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.231239270
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 40, 3B - 1, DH - 1
News
Carpenter is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Carpenter will head to the bench for the first time in May after slashing .221/.371/.506 with six homers through the first 21 games of the month. Jedd Gyorko will slide over to start at first base in his stead, opening up a spot for Jhonny Peralta to start at the hot corner.

Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4253.12.531950
 
News
Lynn didn't factor into the decision Tuesday against the Dodgers but racked up 10 strikeouts over eight innings while allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks.

The hard-throwing right-hander went toe-to-toe with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, with a first-inning solo home run by Yasmani Grandal representing his one glaring mistake. Lynn was otherwise dominant over 123 pitches, inducing 18 swings-and-misses and setting season highs in innings pitched and strikeouts while allowing his fewest amount of hits in a 2017 start. The 30-year-old now has quality starts in six of his last seven trips to the mound and will look to keep the momentum going in a tough Coors Field matchup against the Rockies next Sunday.