St. Louis Cardinals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.255199453.60
NL Central Division2nd5th5th1st
National League 8th12th14th3rd
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R. Grichuk
T. Pham
S. Piscotty
D. Fowler
R. Grichuk
T. Pham
S. Piscotty
S. Piscotty
T. Pham
R. Grichuk
J. Gyorko
J. Peralta
M. Carpenter
G. Garcia
P. DeJong
A. Diaz
G. Garcia
J. Gyorko
J. Peralta
Rotation
1. C. Martinez
2. L. Lynn
3. A. Wainwright
4. M. Leake
5. M. Wacha
G. Garcia
J. Gyorko
P. DeJong
M. Carpenter
A. Diaz
M. Carpenter
J. Gyorko
S. Piscotty

DL
J. Martinez
K. Wong
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: 05/28/2017
 
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Last Five Games
5/27 vs. COL
D. FowlerCF
T. PhamLF
Y. MolinaC
J. Gyorko1B
J. Peralta3B
A. DiazSS
R. GrichukRF
K. Wong2B
A. WainwrightP
 
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

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. FowlerCF.208618
A. DiazSS.261514
M. Carpenter1B.231927
J. Gyorko3B.329720
S. PiscottyRF.224212
Y. MolinaC.266418
R. GrichukLF.233419
K. Wong2B.278116
 
Notes
  • 38 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
40.322207202
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, 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
36.2623022
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 5, SS - 8, 3B - 9
News
Garcia will start again at second base and bat seventh in the order Sunday against the Rockies.

Garcia will start his second straight game in favor of Kolten Wong, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday due to an elbow strain. Look for Garcia to see extra reps for the duration of Wong's absence, though he'll have to hold off the recently recalled Paul DeJong for playing time as well. There's little fantasy upside with Garcia, who owns a career .735 OPS with only five home runs in 441 plate appearances.

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
18.339114133
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 16
News
Pham went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Rockies.

Pham's 406-foot shot to left center in the fifth plated Dexter Fowler and gave the Cardinals some breathing room in an unexpectedly low-scoring game. The 29-year-old outfielder is receiving a stretch of starts this weekend as part of the domino effect of Stephen Piscotty's sabbatical due to a family matter, and he's now hit safely in three straight games. After generating mixed results during his stints with the big-league club over the last two seasons, Pham is slashing a career-high .339/.411/.597 over 73 plate appearances thus far in 2017.

Paul DeJong
No Stats Available
News
DeJong was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

DeJong will get the call in the wake of infielder Kolten Wong's placement on the disabled list due to an elbow strain. Though Greg Garcia will draw the start Sunday against the Rockies, DeJong is a candidate to see reps at the keystone for the duration of Wong's absence. Over 170 at-bats at Memphis this year, DeJong owns a .873 OPS with a team-high 11 home runs. He's seen reps at second, third and shortstop this season, so the 23-year-old's versatility could come in handy if any other St. Louis regulars need a day off.

Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.264164193
 
Position Breakdown
C - 41, 1B - 1
News
Molina is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

Molina, even at age 34, continues to be one of the most frequently used backstops in baseball. He hasn't had a day off since May 6, but will give way to Eric Fryer for the afternoon series finale.

Dexter Fowler, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.216266181
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 38
News
Fowler went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Rockies.

There have been rumblings about a possible demotion from the leadoff spot for Fowler, but Saturday's effort provided a glimpse of what he could potentially offer at the top of the order if he can finally get on track at the plate. The veteran outfielder does have hits in three straight, although Saturday's multi-hit effort was his first since May 19. Fowler's walk rate has seen a modest drop from 14.3 percent to 11.9 percent, but his strikeout and contact rates remain right in line with his career averages. Therefore, there's plenty of hope for a resurgence, although any significant drop in the order would potentially affect his production.

Stephen Piscotty, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
30.224112122
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 29
Injuries
Personal - Expected to be out until at least May 29 (Updated - 5/28/17)
News
Piscotty (personal) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

Piscotty left the team Friday to attend to a family matter, and it remains unclear when he'll be returning. In his absence, Randal Grichuk will make his third consecutive start in right field.

Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.278181163
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 39
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Jun 6 (Updated - 5/28/17)
News
Wong (elbow) will be sent for an MRI and additional testing Monday in St. Louis, Derrick Goold of the St. Loius Post-Dispatch reports.

Wong landed on the 10-day DL on Sunday due to a left elbow strain, and although the tests could just be precautionary, it appears the infielder might be on the shelf for longer than the minimum stay. The tightness in his afflicted elbow has persisted through Sunday, which has resulted in a major hindrance to his swing. More information, potentially including a rough timetable, will be provided once the results are disclosed.

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
1118.12.45331
 
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
 
Aledmys Diaz, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
43.267195144
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 41, 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
1224.03.001122
 
News
Oh recorded his 11th save in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Rockies, firing a scoreless ninth inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts.

The closer did need 20 pitches to get through the trio of Ian Desmond, Trevor Story and Tony Wolters after allowing a single to Mark Reynolds to open the inning. Oh has now allowed just two earned runs since April 18, with both of those coming in a May 19 outing against the Giants. That's solidified his role as the team's unquestioned closer, which should continue to afford him an abundance of save opportunities.

Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5355.24.202148
 
News
Wainwright (5-3) fired seven shutout innings in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Rockies, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out six.

The 35-year-old turned in his second seven-inning scoreless effort in his last three starts while also recording six strikeouts for the second straight outing. Wainwright was able to keep the ball down consistently and avoid the thin air of Coors, notching 10 groundball outs overall, which marked the third time in the last four trips to the mound that he's hit double digits in that category. After a couple of rocky starts to open the month, Wainwright has compiled an 0.44 ERA, .169 BAA, .217 wOBA and 0.98 WHIP over the 20.1 innings encompassing his last three starts. He'll look to keep it going as the calendar flips to June when he takes on the Dodgers at home next Thursday.

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
45.227194195
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 43
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
15.2003000
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 11
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
43.231239270
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 40, 3B - 1, DH - 1
News
Carpenter is back at first base and hitting third in the order Sunday against the Rockies.

After a tough month of May, Carpenter was given the day off Saturday, but will be back in his regular role for the series finale. He's 1-for-3 at the plate against opposing starter German Marquez in his career.

Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4253.12.531950