St. Louis Cardinals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2557792254.08
NL Central Division4th2nd1st2nd
National League 9th3rd1st7th
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R. Grichuk
S. Piscotty
K. Wong
M. Adams
D. Fowler
R. Grichuk
S. Piscotty
K. Wong
S. Piscotty
J. Martinez
R. Grichuk
J. Peralta
J. Gyorko
M. Carpenter
G. Garcia
A. Diaz
J. Peralta
G. Garcia
J. Gyorko
Rotation
1. C. Martinez
2. A. Wainwright
3. L. Lynn
4. M. Leake
5. M. Wacha
6. M. Gonzales
7. A. Reyes
K. Wong
J. Gyorko
G. Garcia
M. Carpenter
A. Diaz
M. Carpenter
M. Adams
J. Gyorko
S. Piscotty

DL
None
Y. Molina
E. Fryer
  Bullpen
S. Oh (CL)
K. Siegrist
J. Broxton
T. Rosenthal
B. Cecil
M. Bowman
M. Socolovich
J. Gant
T. Lyons
Z. Duke
Last Updated: 03/28/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. PIT
M. Carpenter1B
A. DiazSS
Y. MolinaC
S. PiscottyRF
J. Peralta3B
B. MossLF
J. Gyorko2B
R. GrichukCF
A. WainwrightP
 
10/1 vs. PIT
M. Carpenter1B
A. DiazSS
Y. MolinaC
S. PiscottyRF
J. Peralta3B
B. MossLF
J. Gyorko2B
R. GrichukCF
M. WachaP
 
9/30 vs. PIT
M. Carpenter1B
A. DiazSS
Y. MolinaC
S. PiscottyRF
J. Peralta3B
B. MossLF
J. Gyorko2B
R. GrichukCF
C. MartinezP
 
9/29 vs. CIN
M. Carpenter1B
R. GrichukCF
Y. MolinaC
S. PiscottyRF
J. Peralta3B
J. Gyorko2B
A. DiazSS
J. MartinezLF
A. ReyesP
 
9/28 vs. CIN
M. Carpenter1B
R. GrichukCF
Y. MolinaC
S. PiscottyRF
J. Peralta3B
B. MossLF
A. DiazSS
G. Garcia2B
M. LeakeP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. Carpenter1B.2712168
A. DiazSS.3001765
Y. MolinaC.307858
S. PiscottyRF.2732285
J. Peralta3B.260829
B. MossLF.2252867
J. Gyorko2B.2433059
R. GrichukCF.2402468
 
Notes
  • 135 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
G. GarciaSS
S. PiscottyRF
M. Carpenter1B
B. MossLF
Y. MolinaC
J. Peralta3B
J. Gyorko2B
R. GrichukCF
2 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
S. PiscottyRF
M. HollidayLF
B. Moss1B
Y. MolinaC
R. GrichukCF
J. Gyorko2B
A. DiazSS
2 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
S. PiscottyRF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
R. GrichukCF
K. Wong2B
A. DiazSS
2 Game(s)
M. Carpenter2B
A. DiazSS
M. HollidayLF
S. PiscottyRF
J. Peralta3B
Y. MolinaC
B. Moss1B
K. WongCF
2 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
A. DiazSS
M. HollidayLF
S. PiscottyRF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
R. GrichukCF
K. Wong2B

 
 
 

Brett Cecil, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1736.23.93045
 
News
Cecil, who owns a 10.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over six spring innings, fired two scoreless innings across two appearances against the Marlins on Saturday and Sunday.

Cecil had struggled mightily in his third appearance on March 5 against the Mets, an outing in which he gave up six earned runs on four hits and two walks without recording a single out. However, he's largely settled down since that game, allowing just one earned run over his subsequent five appearances. That includes a pair of one-inning stints against the Marlins over the weekend, with Cecil pitching a clean ninth on Saturday in a loss and then earning his first hold of spring in Sunday's victory with a perfect seventh. He also recorded a strikeout in each appearance, and now has an 8:4 K:BB over his eight trips to the mound.

Jedd Gyorko, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
128.2435830590
 
Greg Garcia, #35
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.276333171
 
Miguel Socolovich, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1018.02.00016
 
News
Socolovich will open the season in the Cardinals' bullpen, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

This was well earned by the 30-year-old righty, as he has a career 2.95 ERA over 64 innings in the majors and has pitched well this spring. He will work primarily in the middle innings.

Eric Fryer, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
60.267190130
 
Matt Bowman, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2567.23.46052
 
News
Bowman was credited with his third save of spring in Sunday's 3-0 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins, surrendering only one hit over two scoreless innings and recording a strikeout.

Following the Friday announcement that he'll make the 25-man roster, Bowman closed out another spring victory for the Cardinals with two masterful innings. The 26-year-old righty has yet to allow an earned run this spring over 10 innings while generating a 1.10 WHIP and .238 BAA.

Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
147.307568583
 
News
Molina, playing in his first game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-0 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins.

The veteran backstop blasted an 0-2 pitch from Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen over the left-field wall in his first plate appearance, his first homer of the spring. Molina will be behind the plate for what will be the final season of a five-year, $75 million extension he signed in 2012, while his agent and the Cardinals continue working on coming to terms on an extension before Opening Day as per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

John Gant, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1450.04.86049
 
Injuries
Groin - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/26/17)
News
Manager Mike Matheny announced Sunday that Gant (groin) could be sidelined for a week, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Gant is slated to open the year with Triple-A Memphis, but this injury timetable puts him at risk of missing the first week of the season if the symptoms linger. More news should become available in prior to Opening Day.

Dexter Fowler, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
125.27684134813
 
Stephen Piscotty, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2738622857
 
News
Piscotty, who is hitting just .143 this spring, could open the season further down in the batting order than originally projected, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. "It depends on how confident he feels when we break camp," manager Mike Matheny said of Piscotty's lineup fit. "[For] every one of those guys, [it's] the same thing. How does each guy feel? Is this particular person in a good spot? That will help dictate what it looks like as we help put the lineup together."

Piscotty was originally slated to hit cleanup, but manager Mike Matheny may opt to slide him a couple of spots to open the season with the intention of taking some pressure off the struggling outfielder. The 26-year-old enjoyed a breakout 2016 in which he slashed .273/.343/.457 with 35 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 85 RBI, but he's only mustered two extra-base hits, both doubles, in 56 spring plate appearances. Piscotty partially attributes his struggles to some tough luck -- commenting that he feels several of his well-hit balls have been caught "at an abnormally high rate" -- while also noting that he's been working on tweaks to his swing throughout the exhibition slate in an effort to generate more power. "It's working, but it's kind of throwing off my contact point a little bit, so I have to readjust that," Piscotty said. "I kind of figured it could be a bumpy road, but I feel good where I'm headed. I can feel it really in BP and in the cage. It's starting to show up in the game."

Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.240395237
 
News
Wong could open the season in a platoon at second base, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Manager Mike Matheny cited the need to keep Greg Garcia, Jedd Gyorko and Matt Adams fresh as a reason for Wong potentially not seeing everyday at-bats. Wong entered Saturday hitting .190/.277/.262 this spring, which also hasn't helped his case. Gyorko could serve as the right-handed complement to Wong, while Garcia's glove could earn him an occasional start at the keystone against either righties or lefties. When investing in Wong, factor in the likelihood that he only starts against right-handed pitchers this year.

Jose Martinez, #58
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.4384010
 
News
Martinez has been informed he will have a spot on the 25-man roster, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

The 28-year-old has been absolutely scorching this spring, slashing .378/.491/.756 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Martinez will likely serve as a reserve outfielder behind Dexter Fowler, Randal Grichuk, and Stephen Piscotty, but could also be inserted as a first baseman. If the righty can continue his power surge when the season begins, he could make a strong case for an everyday role.

Trevor Rosenthal, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2440.14.461456
 
Kevin Siegrist, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6361.22.77366
 
News
Siegrist, who pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout in Saturday's Grapefruit League loss to the Marlins, now has a 1.50 ERA over six spring frames.

Siegrist owns a .143 BAA and 0.83 WHIP as well, along with an 8:2 K:BB that rounds out what has been an outstanding spring. After racking up 45 holds -- along with nine saves in spot closer duty -- over the last two seasons, Siegrist looks primed for yet another season of robust usage as a valued left-handed component of the St. Louis bullpen.

Matt Adams, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
118.2493716540
 
Zach Duke, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2161.02.36268
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for the season (Updated - 10/14/16)
Alex Reyes, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4146.01.572352
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for the season (Updated - 2/14/17)
Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
77138.05.0945114
 
News
Wacha, who allowed just two hits and a walk over five scoreless innings while striking out three in a victory over the Nationals on Friday, is now 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA over six spring appearances.

Wacha looks like he's all the way back to his 2015 form, when he notched a career-high 17 victories and posted a solid 3.38 ERA. He's posted a sparkling 18:5 K:BB over 22 innings in spring training and has been able to mix his pitches effectively virtually every time he's been on the mound, an encouraging development after a 2016 season in which shoulder woes and general ineffectiveness led to a 7-7 record and a career-worst 5.09 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.

Jonathan Broxton, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4260.24.30057
 
Aledmys Diaz, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
111.3007117654
 
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 gave up three earned runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk over four innings in Thursday's 5-3 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins.

The veteran right-hander bounced back from a disastrous start last Friday versus the Mets to fire 47 of 71 pitches for strikes as per Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. Wainwright is scheduled for one more outing before he makes his regular season debut in the Cardinals' second game. The four innings matched Wainwright's longest stint of the spring and left the two-time 20-game winner feeling particularly good about his cutter. "I had altered my cutter grip without knowing it," Wainwright said. "Today, the pitches that were 86, 87 [mph], those are cutters. Earlier in the spring, they were 82, 83 [mph]. So it's getting back to where it needs to be."

Carlos Martinez, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
169195.13.0470174
 
Randal Grichuk, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
132.2406624685
 
Tyler Lyons, #70
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2048.03.38046
 
Injuries
Knee - Expected to be out until at least Apr 19 (Updated - 3/25/17)
News
Lyons (knee) will open the season on the disabled list, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He is in the process of working his way back from knee surgery and won't be ready by the time Opening Day arrives. The team has not yet finalized where he will begin his rehab work. He is poised to work as a long reliever once healthy.

Marco Gonzales, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Jul 15 (Updated - 4/13/16)
Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
82.260378290
 
Injuries
Knee - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/27/17)
News
Peralta (knee) is expected to rejoin the Cardinals' Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

There were some murmurs over the weekend that Peralta would return to action Monday, but the Cardinals opted to give him an extra day off to aid his recovery from the sore knee. The Cardinals are expected to go with Peralta as their Opening Day starter at third base, but both he and Jedd Gyorko are expected to split time at the position early on. The hot bat may ultimately win out between the two players.

Mike Leake, #8
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
912176.24.6930125
 
News
Leake (3-1) gave up seven hits and a walk over six scoreless innings in Sunday's 3-0 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins. He struck out two.

Leake became the first Cardinals starter to throw six innings in a game this spring, firing 74 pitches over his time on the mound. The veteran righty leads all St. Louis starters with 26 spring frames and he continued to use groundballs to his advantage Sunday, generating three double plays and an assorted number of other groundball outs as well. He'll pitch in a final tune-up for the regular season in an exhibition at Springfield, Missouri on Friday, an outing in which he hopes to go at least seven innings.

Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
129.2718121680
 
Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Ribs - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/25/17)
News
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny downplayed the back injury Lynn suffered during Saturday's Grapefruit League appearance, saying that he expects the right-hander to pitch Thursday in his final start of the spring, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Lynn threw just one inning Saturday after experiencing upper-back stiffness, which had resulted in a downturn in his velocity. His removal was deemed precautionary, however, and after meeting with a chiropractor after the outing, it doesn't sound like Lynn is at much risk of missing the start of the season. Matheny indicated that Lynn is expected to approach 80 pitches in his start Thursday, and if all goes well, he'll likely face no restrictions when he takes the hill for his first MLB start since 2015 in the first week of April.