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48 Harrison Bader CF

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
9%3%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
34712.205395411
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018STL13837961100123731125153.334.422.264
2019STL1283475471123946117113.314.366.205

Player Updates

July 12, 2020 02:20 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Stars in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 2-for-2 in the Cardinals' intrasquad game Saturday night, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Bader was responsible for all of his side's hits during the three-inning contest, singling in the opening inning and adding a two-out double in the final frame. The success at the plate is key for Bader, who is looking to strengthen his grip on an everyday role during summer camp and build some momentum with the bat after hitting just .229 (8-for-35) in 12 Grapefruit League games this spring.

July 5, 2020 07:32 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Could see time at DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader is a candidate to see time at designated hitter out of the bottom of the order in 2020, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Manager Mike Shildt is looking at a relatively crowded outfield with Opening Day less than three weeks away, and shifting Bader out of the mix could be one of the ways to lighten the field of candidates. Bader -- who has double-digit home runs and stolen bases in each of the last two seasons -- could offer a solid mix of power and speed out of the No. 9 spot in the lineup, and he went 7-for-14 with a home run while serving as the DH in four interleague contests against the Rangers and Mariners last season. Moving Bader to DH would also potentially afford the promising Lane Thomas an everyday job in center field, while Hummel notes a Bader-Kolten Wong combination at the turn of the order could be especially effective.

June 15, 2020 06:20 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Pivotal year on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader could lose his grip on the starting center field job if he doesn't demonstrate improvement as a hitter during the abbreviated 2020 season, Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The shortened upcoming campaign should still offer a decent-enough sample size with which to evaluate Bader's offensive progress. The 26-year-old appeared to be ascending as a hitter when he generated a .264/.334/.422 line over 138 games in 2018, but he regressed badly while limping to a .205/.314/.366 slash last season. If Bader isn't able to significantly improve on those numbers following this year's lackluster spring training, Gordon envisions him potentially transitioning to much more of a late-game defensive replacement and occasional starter in future seasons. The promising Lane Thomas, who slashed .316/.409/.684 over 44 plate appearances in his first big-league cup of coffee in 2019, looms behind Bader on the depth chart.

March 22, 2020 10:44 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Likely to keep starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader, who hit .229 (8-for-35) across 12 Grapefruit League games during spring training, is likely to keep his starting center field job to open the season, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Rogers adds that the one exception could be if another outfielder "forces the issue." If other candidates were being evaluated solely from an offensive perspective, it wouldn't be difficult to find more productive alternatives as both Lane Thomas and Dylan Carlson had much better springs at the plate. Nevertheless, Bader's defense is key to likely keeping him in the lineup on a near-everyday basis, but he'll need to improve on the unsightly .205/.314/.366 line and 28.8 percent strikeout rate he generated last season to remain a fixture in the starting lineup throughout the 2020 campaign.

October 9, 2019 12:00 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Benched for third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 5 of the Cardinals' NLDS matchup with the Braves.

Benched for the third game in a row, Bader appears to have lost his spot in the Cardinals' regular lineup to Matt Carpenter. Given that Bader is batting just .190 with a 37.5 percent strikeout rate since the beginning of September, his move into a reserve role doesn't come as a major shock.

October 7, 2019 10:16 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Sits again for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader remains on the bench for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Braves on Monday.

Bader is a strong defensive option but hit just .205/.314/.366 on the season. The Cardinals will prioritize offense after scoring a combined one run over their last two games. Dexter Fowler slides to center field, with Tommy Edman moving out to right.

October 6, 2019 11:32 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Sitting Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader is out of the lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves on Sunday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.

Bader went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in the series opener, but he went hitless with three strikeouts in Game 2. Dexter Fowler will start in center field Sunday while Tommy Edman moves out to right field.

September 29, 2019 03:28 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs overall in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

Bader's fifth-inning solo blast put the Cardinals on the scoreboard for the first time on the night. The 25-year-old has reached safely in four of his last five games, leaving the yard twice over that stretch. However, even with that recent surge, Bader is still hitting just .200 in September heading into the last day of the regular season.

September 25, 2019 01:12 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Bader will head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale as the Cardinals rest most of their regular starters following Tuesday's 19-inning loss. Randy Arozarena is starting in center field in place of Bader, who went 2-for-8 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's loss.

September 21, 2019 09:32 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Key component in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 2-for-3 with a run-scoring single, an RBI double and a walk in an extra-inning win over the Cubs on Thursday.

Bader came through with clutch hits on a pair of occasions, giving him 11 RBI through 18 games in September. The outfielder continues to have trouble making consistent contact, however, with his 25 strikeouts -- including at least one in each of his last 10 games -- helping lead to a pedestrian .233 average over 68 plate appearances during the month.

September 18, 2019 10:24 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Since his big two-homer game against the Brewers on Sunday, Bader has recorded just one hit while striking out five times in the first two games of the series with Washington, though he at least chipped in a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-2 loss. Bader looks poised to see regular run as St. Louis' top center fielder down the stretch, but he'll get a breather for the day game after night game.

September 16, 2019 10:44 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Multi-homer effort in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in a loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

Bader opened the scoring on the afternoon with his first round tripper and then extended the Cardinals' lead to 4-2 with his seventh-inning blast. The outfielder has gone deep thrice in the last four contests after a 16-game homer drought, and he's crossed the plate on six occasions overall during that stretch as well. Bader's September average still sits at an uninspired .234, but he's certainly showing signs of a resurgence with his recent power display.

September 14, 2019 02:40 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Slugs eighth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs overall in a win over the Rockies on Thursday.

Bader's impressive 450-foot blast to left in the fourth inning answered a Nolan Arenado round tripper in the home half of the third and extended the Cardinals' lead to 6-3. The 25-year-old hadn't left the yard since Aug. 24 prior to Thursday, a homer that coincidentally had also come against the Rockies, albeit at Busch Stadium. Despite having just eight hits thus far in September -- including a modest two for extra bases -- Bader has managed to drive in seven runs.

September 8, 2019 09:24 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Snaps out of slump in big win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 2-for-4 with a run-scoring single, an RBI double, a walk and a stolen base in a win over the Pirates on Saturday.

Bader was highly productive out of the latter portion of the No. 8 spot in the order, with his well-balanced effort snapping a 1-for-16 slump that had encompassed his previous five games. The 25-year-old looked rejuvenated at the plate after his return from Triple-A Memphis in late August, and perhaps Saturday's resurgent effort will snap him out of the brief doldrums he'd been in.

September 5, 2019 11:16 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Sitting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader is not in Thursday's lineup against the Giants.

Bader should start against all lefties and some righties down the stretch, but he'll head to the bench in this one against righty Logan Webb. Randy Arozarena will start in center field and hit eighth.

September 2, 2019 01:44 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Plates pair in matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 2-for-4 with a pair of run-scoring singles during the first game of a doubleheader against the Reds on Sunday.

Bader's pair of RBI hits were especially timely, with the first bringing the Cardinals to within a run at 3-2 in the seventh inning and the second delivering the winning run in the ninth. Bader has raised his season average 20 points to .215 since returning from Triple-A Memphis on Aug. 20 by going 13-for-39 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, nine RBI, nine walks, a stolen base and 11 runs.

August 31, 2019 10:16 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Sitting for Game 1 of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.

Bader is slashing .321/.457/.571 with one home run, one steal and a 7:5 BB:K in nine games since returning to the majors, but he'll head to the bench for the first game of Saturday's twin bill as the Cardinals go with an outfield consisting of Marcell Ozuna, Dexter Fowler and Tommy Edman.

August 28, 2019 11:32 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Three more hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bader helped give the Cardinals some valuable breathing room with his ninth-inning two-bagger, which plated Yadier Molina to extend the lead to 5-3 at the time. The outfielder is progressively clawing his way back to offensive respectability since his return from a sabbatical at Triple-A Memphis, as he's quickly boosted his season average 16 points to .211 by going 9-for-25 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, six RBI, seven walks, a stolen base and eight runs over his first eight games back at the big-league level.

August 27, 2019 11:28 AM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Drives in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 2-for-5 with a two-run ground-rule double and a run in a win over the Brewers on Monday.

Bader continues to carry over the improvement he displayed during his recent stint at Triple-A Memphis, as he's reached safely in all seven games since returning. Bader currently carries a four-game hitting streak, and Monday's multi-hit effort -- his first since July 3 -- vaulted his average back over the Mendoza Line for the first time since July 24.

August 24, 2019 11:24 PM
Cardinals' Harrison Bader: Pops seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bader went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Rockies.

It's his first big-league homer since June 8 and his seventh in 95 games for St. Louis this season. Bader hasn't exactly torn it up since getting recalled to the majors earlier this week, going 3-for-12 at the plate, but he's drawn seven walks in five games and two of the hits (a triple and Saturday's homer) have gone for extra bases.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Washington2461 .308 .417 .250
vs Holland (Career)3111.333.333.333
vs LHP96174 .255 .385 .177
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020STL0000000000------------
2019STL1283475471123946117113.205.314.3660.680
2018STL13837961100123731125153.264.334.4220.756
2017STL3285102031052421.235.283.3770.659
Total298811125191278682266287.235.320.3930.713
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020STL000000000
2019STL128143127211043
2018STL138202160421131
2017STL32303210111
Total298375319732285
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2015ASX-State College Spikes7296112024--520.379.400.655
2015AFX-Peoria Chiefs5420634621129281544156.301.364.505
2016AA-Springfield823184890124164125931110.283.351.497
2016AAA-Memphis49147223471317113823.231.298.354
2017AAA-Memphis Redbirds12343174122181205534118159.283.347.469
2019AAA-Memphis Redbirds166323203071581630.318.427.698
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/205
Birthdate:
6/3/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Bronxville, NY
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:
Florida
MLB Experience:
3