Edman's likelihood of receiving ample playing time in both the infield and outfield increased with the release of Yairo Munoz on March 7, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Coming into spring training, Edman was already set to see plenty of action in 2020 after having logged time at second base, third base, shortstop and center field last season. The 24-year-old was highly productive at the plate as well with a .304/.350/.500 line across 92 games, and he hit .237 (9-for-38) with a double, a home run, six RBI, two walks, one stolen base and eight runs across 12 Grapefruit League games before spring training was paused.
Edman is expected to see action at as many as six different positions in spring training, as the Cardinals envision him filling an everyday role as a super-utility man in 2020, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. St. Louis is eager to open up everyday playing time for Edman after he posted a team-best .850 OPS last season following his promotion from Triple-A Memphis in early June. After playing 55 games at third base and 29 games at second base as a rookie, Edman should already carry dual-position eligibility in most fantasy leagues entering 2020, and the Cardinals could work him into the mix at all three outfield spots as necessary. Any additional eligibility he gains as the season rolls along will only provide another boost to the ascending value of Edman, who could make a run at a 20-20 season if he gets 600-plus plate appearances.
Edman went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run triple in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday. The rookie churned out his seventh consecutive multi-hit effort, a remarkable run that's helped Edman to a .364 average in September. Edman has accomplished the feat in nine of the last 10 contests overall, and he heads into the final day of the regular season with a stellar .307/.352/.506 line over 344 plate appearances.
Edman went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored and a walk in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Cubs. Edman's display of speed came in the fifth inning, when he reached on an infield single and swiped second in short order. He later scored on a Yadier Molina single in the seventh. Edman has 11 homers and 15 steals to go with a .305/.348/.500 slash line, 33 RBI and 58 runs scored in 90 games.
Edman went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, three runs scored and a walk in the Cardinals' 9-7 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday. Edman continues to swing a hot bat, launching his 11th homer of the season in the first inning off Alex Young as part of his seventh multi-hit effort in his last 10 games. The hot streak brings the 24-year-old's slash line up to a solid .298/.340/.500 slash line over 302 at-bats.
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