Edman went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, a run and two stolen bases in the Cardinals' 2-0 win over the Brewers on Thursday.
Edman hit a single to lead off the game and stole second base, which led him to score on a Nolan Arenado single. The 26-year-old added another stolen base in the fifth inning and he is third in all of baseball with seven steals. He is slashing .277/.337/.381 in 169 plate appearances. In the month of May, he is batting .286 with four runs.
Edman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a 5-0 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Edman singled and later scored in the fifth inning Friday. He also drew the Cardinals' only walk in the game. The leadoff man has reached safely in 14 of his last 15 games. In 146 plate appearances, the 26-year-old is slashing .299/.356/.418 and leads his team with 40 hits.
Edman went 2-for-4 in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Edman went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of the doubleheader and added two more hits in the second half of the twin bill, pushing his average to .299 with a .780 OPS. The right fielder has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games and is currently riding a three-game hitting streak after going a combined 3-for-8 during the doubleheader.
Edman went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and a run in a win over the Mets on Monday.
The versatile Edman pushed his extra-base-hit tally to nine with Monday's production while generating his fourth multi-hit effort in the last seven games. The 25-year-old is rewarding fantasy managers across the board thus far in 2021, as he now boasts a .341/.386/.463 slash line with three doubles, Monday's triple, two RBI, two walks and six runs across 44 plate appearances in his last 10 games.
Edman went 4-for-6 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 12-5 win over the Pirates.
The switch hitter continues to thrive at the top of the Cards' order. Edman has gone 12-for-34 (.353) over the last eight games, pushing his slash line on the season to .295/.347/.402 with two homers, four steals, six RBI and 14 runs through 27 contests.
Edman went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Phillies.
Edman notched a hit for a third straight game when he roped a double down the right-field line to plate a pair of runs and put the Cardinals up 3-1 in the second inning. The 26-year-old would end up getting on base again in the seventh with a single and came around to score on a Paul Goldschmidt double to extend his team's lead to 5-2. Edman is now slashing .277/.333/.394 with two home runs, six RBI and 12 runs scored as the Cardinals' primary leadoff hitter.
Edman went 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Reds.
Edman didn't get a hit in the contest, but he still helped fantasy managers who roster him with his fourth stolen base of the campaign. After swiping only two bags in six tries in 2020, Edman has looked more like the stolen-base threat he was in his 2019 rookie campaign, when he was successful on 15 of 16 theft attempts. The 25-year-old has accounted for two homers, four RBI and nine runs scored this season.
Edman went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Monday's 12-5 win over the Nationals.
Getting the start in right field and hitting in his usual leadoff spot, the 25-year-old took Joe Ross deep in the third inning -- one of five homers by the Cards on the night. Edman has had a strong start to the season, slashing .294/.351/.441 through 16 games with two home runs, three steals, four RBI and eight runs.
Edman went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in a loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Edman's hitting streak now sits at eight games, and the RBI was his second of the season. The 25-year-old has hit leadoff in all 10 games thus far while putting in time at both second base and right field.
Edman went 1-for-4 with a triple in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.
The 25-year-old extended his hitting streak to five games with the three-bagger, his first of the season after lacing eight over his first two big-league campaigns. Edman has been a hit in the leadoff spot thus far, posting a .344 on-base percentage and stealing a pair of bases over his first 32 plate appearances.
Edman went 3-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base Wednesday against the Marlins.
Edman recorded his first multi-hit game of the season, though has now reached base in all six of his starts. He also swiped his second base in an as many contests, coming around to score in the same inning on a single from Paul Goldschmidt. Edman has now collected seven hits in 25 at-bats this season, but only one has gone for extra bases.
Edman went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's 4-1 win over the Marlins.
The switch hitter took John Curtiss deep in the fifth inning for his first home run of the year. Edman isn't thought of as a power hitter, but he did slug 16 homers in 147 games through his first two seasons in the majors in addition to stealing 17 bases and delivering a .283/.337/.449 slash line.
Edman is hitting just .167 (2-for-12) with two walks and one run over his first three games while operating out of the leadoff spot.
Edman was outstanding this spring no matter where he slotted into the order, slashing .378/.404/.422 across 47 plate appearances. However, the 25-year-old has gotten off to a very slow start now that the games have started to count, but Edman has yet to strike out over 14 plate appearances and has been a bit unlucky early with a .167 BABIP.
Manager Mike Shildt confirmed Sunday that Edman would serve as the Cardinals' Opening Day starter at second base, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Edman's standing as an everyday player wasn't in much doubt heading into the regular season, but Shildt's comments should provide more reassurance for the 25-year-old's fantasy investors. In addition to his grasp of a full-time role, Edman is expected to serve as the Cardinals' primary leadoff man, an assignment that could lead to more running opportunities after he went 2-for-6 on stolen-base chances in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. With Edman locked in atop the depth chart at the keystone, veteran Matt Carpenter is expected to begin the season as a part-time player for St. Louis.
Edman, who went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in a Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals on Friday, is hitting .429 (3-for-7) with a double over three spring games while filling the leadoff role in each contest.
Edman is clearly going to get a long look at filling the top-of-the-order role that his predecessor at second base, Kolten Wong, often operated out of with success during his Cardinals tenure. The versatile Edman's hot start at the plate, albeit over a small sample, is encouraging, considering he saw an offensive downturn in 2020 in the form of a .250/.317.368 slash after producing a much more impressive .304/.350/.500 line across his 349 major-league plate appearances in 2019.
Edman, who led off in Sunday's Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals, has the skill set to potentially handle the role on a regular basis during the season, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
The versatile Edman is a switch hitter who possesses excellent speed and had 19- and 27-stolen-base tallies during two stops in his minor-league career. Edman also regularly posted contact rates above 80.0 percent before making his big-league debut in 2019, and he's generated figures of 81.3 percent and 76.5 percent in his first two seasons in the majors. Working out of the top of the order Sunday, Edman singled and scored on a wild pitch in the first inning, and he's likely to get consistent opportunities to prove he's a fit for the leadoff role during Grapefruit League games.
Edman is still projected to serve as the Cardinals' primary second baseman this season but is prepared to put in time at other positions again if necessary, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Edman has been a true jack of all trades for the Cardinals over his first two seasons, logging 37 appearances at second base, 86 at third base, 13 at shortstop and 34 in the outfield, the majority in right field. With long-time second baseman Kolten Wong signing with the Brewers during the offseason, Edman appears to be a natural fit at the keystone, but Matt Carpenter's presence could factor into that equation. Manager Mike Shildt would like to keep Carpenter's bat in the lineup if the veteran distinguishes himself during spring training, and with the acquisition of Nolan Arenado, the latter's old third base spot is spoken for. Edman may therefore split some time at second with Carpenter, but he could shift to other positions when Shildt wants to keep both hitters in the lineup. Although the majority of his spring training reps have come at second thus far, he's also already put in some work tracking flyballs in the outfield.
Edman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a second run scored during a 9-1 win over the Brewers in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
After going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the matinee as the Cards got shut out, Edman rebounded with a strong effort in the nightcap. The super-utility player hasn't matched last season's breakout performance and is slashing .260/.329/.383 with five homers, two steals, 26 RBI and 29 runs over 53 games.
Edman, who went 2-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday, is hitting .318 (7-for-22) with a home run, two RBI, five walks, a stolen base and four runs across his last six games entering Wednesday's doubleheader.
The versatile 25-year-old continues to serve as a highly valuable defensive asset for manager Mike Shildt, but he's certainly picking up his contributions at the plate. Helping Edman to progressively increase his presence on the basepaths has been an improved walk rate, a figure that's up to 7.2 percent this year after sitting at 4.6 percent in his 2019 rookie campaign.
Edman is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Edman started the past 16 games and will receive the day off for the series finale. Rangel Ravelo will receive the start in right field for the Cardinals.
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