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It didn't show up much in his bottom-line stats, but Alec Burleson did do some interesting things at the plate last season with the Cardinals during his first extended look in the majors. Chief among them was an elite contact ability with a strikeout rate of just 13 percent, and he also impacted the ball pretty well with a 41 percent hard-hit rate. Burleson doesn't draw walks and offers virtually no defensive value, so his bat will need to carry him. The 25-year-old could become interesting with regular starts, but St. Louis' outfield and designated hitter situation remains crowded even after the trade of Tyler O'Neill.

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2024 882.1 12 5 17 6 2 .298
2023 201.51.9 34 8 36 23 3 .244
2022 22.51.4 4 1 3 5 1 .188
3y Avg. 110.51.8 19 4 20 14 2 .236
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Gets aboard three times in win

    Burleson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and one run scored in Monday's 6-3 win over the Orioles. Burleson upped his hitting streak to six games (12-for-25), and five of those contests have been multi-hit efforts. He also has two homers, two steals, four RBI and six runs scored in that span. Burleson isn't known for his speed -- he's at two steals in 2024, one shy of last year's mark, which he achieved in 107 games. The outfielder has added a strong .301/.333/.472 slash line with five home runs, 17 RBI, 11 runs scored and six doubles over 129 plate appearances.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Clubs fifth homer

    Burleson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Friday's 10-6 win over the Red Sox. Burleson popped a go-ahead solo shot in the fourth inning and added an RBI single in the seventh. The 25-year-old has multiple hits in three straight games, which is only strengthening his claim for playing time between designated hitter, the corner outfield spots and first base. Burleson is up to five homers, 17 RBI, nine runs scored, one stolen base and a .286/.316/.473 slash line through 117 plate appearances this season.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Stellar in Tuesday's win

    Burleson went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double, a stolen base and two total runs scored in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Angels. Burleson has gone 9-for-24 (.375) over his last seven games, with five of his hits in that span going for extra bases. He also picked up his first steal of the campaign in Tuesday's win. The 25-year-old is up to a .272/.306/.437 slash line with four homers, 15 RBI, seven runs scored and five doubles over 108 plate appearances. He's operated in a strong-side platoon role for much of the season, but it's encouraging to note that two of his three hits Tuesday, including his homer, came against left-handed pitchers. With both Dylan Carlson and Lars Nootbaar under the Mendoza line, there could be an opportunity for Burleson to see more consistent playing time, especially since he's been in the lineup against the last three southpaws the Cardinals have faced.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Homers as part of three-hit night

    Burleson went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Mets. Burleson cranked his third home run of the year in the sixth inning off Cole Sulser and also drove in a run on a base hit in the first. He notched his first three-hit effort of the campaign and his fifth multi-hit performance. The 25-year-old is slashing .262/.303/.393 with 12 RBI, five runs and a 5:18 BB:K in 89 plate appearances and is firmly in a platoon against right-handed pitching.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Resting against lefty

    Burleson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. The lefty-hitting Burleson's streak of five consecutive starts will come to an end while he exits the lineup with southpaw Garrett Crochet on the hill for the White Sox. With Burleson on the bench, Willson Contreras will get a day off of catching and instead serve as the Cardinals' designated hitter.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: On bench Wednesday

    Burleson is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres. Burleson is absent from the lineup while St. Louis faces a right-hander (Joe Musgrove) on Wednesday, but the 25-year-old should still play fairly regularly against righties for the early part of the season until the Cardinals get two of Lars Nootbaar (rib), Dylan Carlson (shoulder) and Tommy Edman (wrist) back from the injured list. While Burleson takes a seat Wednesday, Willson Contreras will get a day off behind the dish and will serve as St. Louis' designated hitter.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Garners start at DH

    Burleson will serve as the Cardinals' designated hitter and No. 6 batter in Thursday's season opener against the Dodgers. The Cardinals have been hamstrung by injuries, but Burleson also earned a spot in the Opening Day lineup with a .988 OPS this spring. At least to start the season, the lefty-hitting Burleson looks to have earned the strong side of a platoon role at designated hitter over fellow lefty hitter Matt Carpenter.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Favorite to fill in for Nootbaar

    Burleson will receive starter's reps in left field while Lars Nootbaar (ribs) is sidelined, John Denton of MLB.com reports. The team hasn't officially ruled Nootbaar out for Opening Day as he recovers from two fractured ribs, but a stint on the injured list seems very likely. It had seemed not long ago that Burleson might be on the outside looking in to even make the roster, but with Nootbaar and Tommy Edman (wrist) out, he could now receive regular starts versus right-handed pitching. The 25-year-old is 7-for-18 with a 0:3 K:BB in his first eight Grapefruit League contests.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Making good contact

    Burleson has gone 6-for-17 over seven Grapefruit League games. Burleson has two RBI, one run scored and a walk this spring. The 25-year-old outfielder shed some weight in the offseason to improve his defense -- he struggled in the outfield particularly, but lacks an everyday path to playing time at first base or designated hitter due to Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Gorman being the likely starters at those positions. A lefty hitter, Burleson could push to be the Cardinals' fourth outfielder, which is more likely to happen if Tommy Edman (wrist) begins 2024 on the injured list.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Goes on IL with thumb fracture

    St. Louis placed Burleson on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left thumb fracture. Burleson suffered the season-ending injury while sliding into third base Tuesday night against the Brewers and underwent surgery Wednesday morning. The 24-year-old finishes the 2023 campaign with a .244/.300/.390 slash line, eight home runs, 20 doubles and 36 RBI in 107 major-league games.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Picks up second steal

    Burleson went 1-for-4 with one RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Phillies. Burleson has two steals this season, and they've come over his last eight games. He's hit safely in his last three contests, and he could be gaining some traction in the lineup against right-handed pitchers. The 24-year-old is up to a .240/.293/.383 slash line with eight home runs, 35 RBI and 32 runs scored through 103 games. The Cardinals will likely want to get a long look at Burleson over the last two weeks of the season to evaluate his progress this year.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Notches first steal

    Burleson went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 11-6 win over Atlanta. The steal was Burleson's first of the season, which came on his second attempt. The outfielder has had a tough time breaking into the Cardinals' lineup on a regular basis, as the team has typically used the designated hitter spot to get some rest for lineup regulars. Through 311 plate appearances this season, Burleson has a .245/.297/.399 slash line with eight home runs, 33 RBI and 31 runs scored. He should primarily play against right-handed pitchers when he's in the lineup, as he has a paltry .499 OPS over 27 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Out against lefty

    Burleson is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He'll join fellow left-handed hitter Nolan Gorman on the bench with the Padres bringing southpaw Rich Hill to the bump in the series finale. Burleson could soon see his opportunities to play against right-handed pitching take a hit, too, as the Cardinals could get Lars Nootbaar (groin) back from the 10-day injured list as soon as this weekend.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Hits bench Monday

    Burleson is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates, John Denton of MLB.com reports. The Pirates are deploying a right-hander (Thomas Hatch) as their opening pitcher, but with southpaw Bailey Falter likely to cover the bulk of the innings behind him, the lefty-hitting Burleson will head to the bench. Catcher Andrew Knizner will essentially fill Burleson's spot in the lineup while Willson Contreras gets a day off behind the plate and serves as St. Louis' designated hitter.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Sitting versus lefty

    Burleson is out of the lineup Thursday versus the Mets. Burleson went 2-for-4 with a double out of the cleanup spot Wednesday against the Athletics, but he'll head to the bench Thursday with left-hander Jose Quintana toeing the slab for New York. Tyler O'Neill, Tommy Edman and Jordan Walker are starting across the outfield while Willson Contreras serves as the Cardinals' designated hitter. Andrew Knizner will catch.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: On bench versus lefty

    Burleson is not in the lineup Monday against the Athletics. Luken Baker will take a turn as the Cardinals' designated hitter with left-hander JP Sears toeing the slab for Oakland. Tyler O'Neill, Lars Nootbaar and Jordan Walker are starting across the outfield. The left-handed-hitting Burleson has slashed .182/.250/.227 in 24 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Sitting versus lefty

    Burleson isn't in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Royals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. With lefty Cole Ragans starting on the mound for Kansas City, the left-handed Burleson will step out of the lineup to begin Saturday's contest. Willson Contreras will serve as St. Louis' DH, allowing Andrew Knizner to start behind the plate.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Re-enters lineup

    Burleson is serving as the Cardinals' designated hitter Tuesday against the Rays and batting sixth, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Burleson was originally slated for a day off Tuesday, but he will enter the lineup to replace Tyler O'Neill, who was scratched due to knee tightness. Burleson has been heating up at the plate recently, going 6-for-13 with two homers and four RBI since the beginning of August.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Bright spot in loss

    Burleson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Twins. Burleson has gone yard in back-to-back games to snap a 14-game homer drought. He's starting to carve out more playing time between first base and designated hitter, and Brendan Donovan (arm) being out for the year should allow Burleson to be in the lineup versus most right-handed pitchers. For the season, the 24-year-old is slashing .249/.298/.425 with eight homers, 25 RBI, 27 runs scored, 13 doubles and a triple over 239 plate appearances.
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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Back on bench Tuesday

    Burleson is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Burleson has now hit the bench for three of the Cardinals' last four matchups with right-handed starting pitchers, and unless St. Louis elects to trade one of its everyday position players leading up to Tuesday's deadline, he'll have to settle for a part-time role. The 24-year-old has shown excellent bat-to-ball skills (10.8 percent strikeout rate in 231 plate appearances), but the power he displayed at Triple-A Memphis in 2022 hasn't quite carried over to the big leagues.
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