St. Louis Cardinals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.25095244.04
NL Central Division2nd4th3rd3rd
National League 8th9th9th6th
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R. Grichuk
S. Piscotty
M. Adams
J. Martinez
K. Wong
D. Fowler
R. Grichuk
S. Piscotty
K. Wong
S. Piscotty
J. Martinez
R. Grichuk
J. Gyorko
M. Carpenter
G. Garcia
A. Diaz
G. Garcia
J. Gyorko
Rotation
1. C. Martinez
2. A. Wainwright
3. L. Lynn
4. M. Leake
5. M. Wacha
K. Wong
J. Gyorko
G. Garcia
M. Carpenter
A. Diaz
M. Carpenter
M. Adams
J. Gyorko
S. Piscotty
J. Martinez

DL
J. Peralta
A. Reyes
J. Gant
Z. Duke
Y. Molina
E. Fryer
  Bullpen
S. Oh (CL)
T. Rosenthal
K. Siegrist
M. Bowman
B. Cecil
J. Broxton
M. Socolovich
T. Lyons
S. Tuivailala
Last Updated: 04/29/2017
 
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Last Five Games
4/28 vs. CIN
D. FowlerCF
A. DiazSS
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
S. PiscottyRF
Y. MolinaC
R. GrichukLF
K. Wong2B
L. LynnP
 
4/27 vs. TOR
D. FowlerCF
G. GarciaSS
M. Carpenter3B
S. PiscottyRF
R. GrichukRF
M. AdamsLF
K. Wong2B
E. FryerC
A. WainwrightP
 
4/27 vs. TOR
D. FowlerCF
A. DiazSS
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
S. PiscottyRF
Y. MolinaC
J. MartinezLF
K. Wong2B
C. MartinezP
 
4/25 vs. TOR
D. FowlerCF
A. DiazSS
S. PiscottyRF
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
E. FryerPH
R. GrichukLF
K. Wong2B
J. Martinez1B
 
4/23 vs. MIL
D. FowlerCF
A. DiazSS
J. Martinez1B
S. PiscottyRF
R. GrichukLF
G. Garcia3B
K. Wong2B
E. FryerC
S. OhP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
A. DiazSS.22947
S. PiscottyRF.215211
Y. MolinaC.28117
R. GrichukLF.250311
K. Wong2B.25018
J. Gyorko3B.30837
 
Notes
  • 23 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 1 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
1 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
G. GarciaSS
M. Carpenter1B
S. PiscottyRF
R. GrichukLF
Y. MolinaC
J. Gyorko3B
K. Wong2B
1 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
A. DiazSS
J. Martinez1B
S. PiscottyRF
R. GrichukLF
G. Garcia3B
K. Wong2B
E. FryerC
1 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
A. DiazSS
M. Carpenter1B
S. PiscottyRF
M. AdamsDH
J. Gyorko3B
R. GrichukLF
G. Garcia2B
1 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
A. DiazSS
S. PiscottyRF
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
R. GrichukLF
K. Wong2B
J. Martinez1B
1 Game(s)
S. PiscottyRF
M. Carpenter1B
J. Gyorko3B
Y. MolinaC
J. MartinezLF
R. GrichukCF
K. Wong2B
G. GarciaSS

 
 
 

Brett Cecil, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1736.23.93045
 
Jedd Gyorko, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
128.2435830590
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 4, 3B - 13
News
Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays.

He continues to swing a hot bat, piling up nine hits (including three doubles, a triple and a homer) over his last four games to push his slash line on the season to .340/.415/.660. Gyorko's .419 BABIP is unsustainable, but he should continue seeing regular at-bats even after he cools down with Jhonny Peralta (illness) on the shelf.

Greg Garcia, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.276333171
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, SS - 5, 3B - 6
News
Garcia went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

The utility man extraordinaire continues to parlay his occasional starting opportunities into impressive production. After singling as a pinch hitter in the matinee win, Garcia was on base in all four plate appearances while starting the nightcap. The 27-year-old doesn't provide much in the way of power and has yet to log an extra-base hit this season, but his .316 average and .409 OBP nevertheless make him a solid fantasy asset.

Miguel Socolovich, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1018.02.00016
 
News
Socolovich (0-1) gave up an unearned run on one hit over 2.2 innings in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays. He also recorded a strikeout.

Socolovich was a tough-luck loser, as he performed superbly after coming on with one out in the ninth. The veteran reliever snuffed out the potential for further damage after the Blue Jays had already taken a 5-4 lead by inducing an inning-ending double play from Kendrys Morales, but had a costly hiccup when he surrendered a pinch-hit double to pitcher Marcus Stroman in the 12th, who eventually scored what would be the winning run. Despite the disappointing outcome, it was the second consecutive strong outing for Socolovich after giving up five earned runs and failing to record an out against the Yankees on April 16.

Eric Fryer, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
60.267190130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 7
Matt Bowman, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2567.23.46052
 
News
Bowman gave up two earned runs on a hit and a walk over one inning in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays. He struck out two. The outing marked the end of Bowman's 19.2-inning scoreless streak.

The 25-year-old saw his ERA take a hit for the first time since Sept. 6 of last season when he allowed a seventh-inning triple to Kevin Pillar. Bowman did notch multiple strikeouts for the first time in 12 trips to the mound this season and naturally remains one of Mike Matheny's must trusted options out of the bullpen.

Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
147.307568583
 
Position Breakdown
C - 19
News
Molina is not in the lineup for the second game of the Cardinals' doubleheader against Toronto.

Molina went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader. He'll get some rest during the second as Eric Fryer fills in behind the dish.

John Gant, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1450.04.86049
 
Injuries
Groin - Expected to be out until at least May 5 (Updated - 4/26/17)
News
Gant (groin) has progressed to the point in his rehab where the team believes he can "start pushing" on his activity level, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The 24-year-old has been on the disabled list since just before Opening Day after an impressive spring that included a 1.50 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 12.0 innings of work. The Cardinals bullpen has been solid thus far, meaning that Gant is still likely destined to start the campaign in Triple-A Memphis once he's healthy enough to pitch. He last saw game action in a March 25 spring tilt versus the Marlins, when he exited with the groin tightness that's led to his prolonged absence.

Dexter Fowler, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
125.27684134813
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 22
News
Fowler went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

Fowler extended the Cardinals' lead to 4-0 with a 401-foot blast to center in the third. It was the continuation of a modest but potentially pivotal three-game stretch for the struggling veteran, who went 7-for-16 with two doubles, Thursday's homer, two RBI, two walks and five runs in the series versus Toronto. That's boosted Fowler's average from .169 to .224 and his slugging from .296 to .388.

Stephen Piscotty, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2738622857
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 21
Sam Tuivailala, #64
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
009.06.0007
 
News
Tuivailala is with the Cardinals in St. Louis, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The club hasn't officially announced a roster move yet, but Tuivailala looks like the club's 26th man for their Thursday doubleheader. He'd only be able to play in the second game, however, because "the designated hitter was scheduled less than 48 hours in advance" of the twin bill, per Langosch.

Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.240395237
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 19
Jose Martinez, #58
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.4384010
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 6, OF - 6
News
Martinez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays.

The 28-year-old launched a 380-foot game-tying blast off reliever Joe Biagini in the seventh, evening the score at 4-4 after the Blue Jays had gone ahead in the visitors' half of the frame. It was Martinez's first career homer and came just one game after his nine-game hitting streak was snapped. The long-time minor leaguer has carried over an impressive spring into the regular season, as he's now slashing .375/.429/.531 over his first 36 plate appearances.

Trevor Rosenthal, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2440.14.461456
 
News
Rosenthal nailed down his second save of the season in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays in the nightcap of a double-header, firing a clean ninth inning and recording two strikeouts.

The former closer was back in his element with Seung Hwan Oh unavailable after having closed out the matinee of the twin bill. Rosenthal flashed pinpoint control, throwing 12 of 13 pitches for strikes while steamrolling Ryan Goins, Justin Smoak and Devon Travis. Rosenthal has been effective while primarily serving as a setup option thus far this season, but he's also been perfect in both of his save opportunities. He continues to confound plenty of hitters, as he's notched a pair of strikeouts in each of his last four appearances and boasts a sparkling 13:0 K:BB.

Kevin Siegrist, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6361.22.77366
 
Matt Adams, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
118.2493716540
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, OF - 5, DH - 2
News
Adams went 3-for-3 with an RBI single and double along with another two-bagger in Thursday's 6-4 nightcap of a doubleheader.

The veteran has been having a difficult time cracking the lineup but cashed in on a start in the nightcap of Thursday's twin bill, as Matt Carpenter opted to serve his one-game suspension without appeal. That put Adams back in his familiar first-base role for the night, and he boosted his average 75 points with his first multi-hit effort of the season. Despite the success, the 28-year-old figures to primarily see action in a pinch-hit capacity for the foreseeable future.

Zach Duke, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2161.02.36268
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for the season (Updated - 3/29/17)
Alex Reyes, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4146.01.572352
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for the season (Updated - 4/25/17)
Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
77138.05.0945114
 
News
Wacha (2-1) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings but came away with a no-decision in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays.

He and Marco Estrada dueled to a 2-2 standstill through six innings, only for both bullpens to turn the game into a 6-5 roller coaster. Wacha has now delivered four quality starts in four outings, leaving him with an impressive 2.55 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 23:6 K:BB through 24.2 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column Sunday at home against the Reds.

Jonathan Broxton, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4260.24.30057
 
Aledmys Diaz, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
111.3007117654
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 19
News
Diaz is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

Diaz managed to go just 1-for-6 in Thursday's first game and has gone 1-for-11 over his last two outings. He'll head to the bench for the Cardinals' second game Thursday while Greg Garcia starts at shortstop.

Seung Hwan Oh, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6379.21.9219103
 
Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
139198.24.6259161
 
News
Wainwright (2-3) gave up four earned runs on nine hits and a walk over 6.1 innings in Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

Wainwright hit the 100-pitch mark for the second straight start while going the longest he had in any of his five starts. It was the veteran righty's second consecutive win as well, and he's now lowered his ERA from 7.24 to 6.12 during that stretch. The 35-year-old right-hander pitched to plenty of contact -- notching only five swinging strikes -- but turned in another solid effort after a couple of shaky appearances earlier in April. He'll look to continue the positive momentum in a home start against the potent Brewers offense next Tuesday.

Carlos Martinez, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
169195.13.0470174
 
News
Martinez allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eight batters during Thursday's afternoon win over Toronto.

It's been an up-and-down start to the season for Martinez, as he's mixed in two poor outings (against the Brewers and Reds) with three strong performances. He's currently sporting a 4.71 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with a 12.2 K/9. Expect all three ratios to begin dropping as he becomes more consistent on the hill and settles into the season. This could prove to be a profitable buy-low opportunity, too. Martinez lines up to face the Brewers next.

Randal Grichuk, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
132.2406624685
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 23
News
Grichuk went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, three RBI and two runs during the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against Toronto.

Grichuk has developed a flare for the dramatic as evidenced by Thursday's game-extending home run. He's also currently locked in at the dish with a six-game hitting streak. During that span, he's recorded eight runs, five extra-base hits, four RBI and a .409/.480/.727 slash line. Grichuk's fantasy ceiling is high, but he's still got a few kinks in his game to iron out. Specifically, he needs to improve on his 29.3 strikeout percentage and inability to make consistent contact in order to be a less volatile and streaky asset.

Tyler Lyons, #70
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2048.03.38046
 
News
Lyons is no longer in consideration to start Monday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

With Saturday's game against the Reds getting rained out, the Cardinals no longer need a sixth starter to fill in, so Michael Wacha will take the ball Monday on regular rest. Lyons should continue to serve as a long man in the Cardinals' bullpen.

Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
82.260378290
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 8
Injuries
Illness - Expected to be out until at least May 3 (Updated - 4/26/17)
News
Peralta (illness) could be out another week or so as he recovers from a taxing medication, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

General manager John Mozeliak said the medication Peralta is taking needs 10 to 14 days to leave the body and serves as a prerequisite to returning to baseball activities. "The biggest thing for him is getting his energy and his strength back," said the GM. "The medication he took didn't sit well, so he's seeing side effects." Peralta will continue to build up strength within the next few days and should return to a reserve infield role upon his return to action.

Mike Leake, #8
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
912176.24.6930125
 
News
Leake has been confirmed as Sunday's starter against the Reds, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Leake's scheduled start Saturday was rained out, so he will get the ball Sunday against Bronson Arroyo with an extra day of rest. This is a fantastic matchup, as he should be able to post quality numbers with an excellent shot at getting the win, given Arroyo's struggles and the Reds' inept offense.

Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
129.2718121680
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 18, 3B - 1, DH - 1
News
Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and five RBI during the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against Toronto.

The five RBI doubled his total to 10, and Carpenter finished the game with an underwhelming .250/.373/.417 slash line. However, with a .505 slugging percentage and 49 home runs over the past two seasons, he's probably just underachieving to start the year. Expecting a breakout stretch sooner rather than later from the veteran will probably pay off, especially considering Carpenter's track record.

Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000