Edman went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.
The rookie operated out of the leadoff spot once again and provided the big blast of the contest, launching a 408-foot shot to right with the bases juiced in the sixth inning to snap a 3-3 tie. The homer was only Edman's second, but the fact he plated four runs with it pushed his July RBI total to an impressive 10 over 12 games in July (eight starts).
Edman went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs in a win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Edman was productive out of the leadoff spot, setting the table in a fashion befitting of that role. The rookie's season line currently sits at .258/.290/.470 across 69 plate appearances, but the majority of his success has come from spots other than the top of the order. Even factoring in Wednesday's production, Edman is hitting just .213 in 49 plate appearances when leading off.
Edman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
With Matt Carpenter returning from the 10-day injured list following the All-Star break, Edman's opportunities could dwindle unless manager Mike Shildt is willing to confine Kolten Wong to the bench more regularly. Edman has produced three home runs and three steals through his first 22 games in the majors, but a .288 on-base percentage has limited the real-life impact of his counting-stats production. He'll sit for the second straight day while Carpenter starts at third base and Wong mans the keystone.
Edman is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Edman has shown good power in his young career, hitting .263/.288/.509 in 22 games, adding three homers and three steals. He started eight of the last 10 games in the first half as well as the first game of the second half, but his role may shrink with Matt Carpenter back from his back injury. Edman and Kolten Wong should split time at second base for the time being, though the playing-time breakdown between the pair remains to be determined.
Edman went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in a win over the Mariners on Thursday.
The rookie was situated at the top of the order once again and delivered his fourth and fifth RBI over the last two games. Edman is slashing an impressive .300/.317/.600 over his first 41 big-league plate appearances and has now logged starts in five of the last seven games.
Edman launched a three-run home run in his only at-bat during Wednesday's win over the Mariners.
Edman came in to pinch hit for Kolten Wong in the ninth inning and launched a two-out, three-run homer off Roenis Elias to make it a 5-2 game. It was the second pinch-hit long ball for the rookie, who is batting .278/.297/.611 with three homers, seven runs scored and six RBI over 17 games.
Edman is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
Matt Carpenter (back) was placed on the 10-day IL on Tuesday, and it will be Yairo Munoz, not Edman, who will get the start at third base and atop the order with lefty Wade LeBlanc set to serve as the primary pitcher for Seattle. Edman, a switch hitter, has done most of his damage against right-handed pitching so far, while Munoz is batting .283/.374/.453 for his career against lefties; it's possible the two operate in a platoon in Carpenter's absence. Edman has decent bat-to-ball skills and he runs pretty well, so even in a platoon role, he has appeal as a deep-league fill-in.
Edman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's 12-2 loss to the Padres.
Edman opened the scoring with a long ball off Padres starter Chris Paddack on the fourth pitch of the game. Edman then came around to score on a Yairo Munoz double in the eighth inning, but the game was out of reach at that point. Edman now has three homers and a .321 average in 28 at-bats this season, while primarily deployed as a pinch hitter. The 24-year-old has also stolen two bases.
Edman will play third base and hit leadoff in Friday's game against the Padres.
Edman will occupy Matt Carpenter's regular role for the second game in a row. It's not clear if something is ailing Carpenter or if he is simply getting a break, but regardless, Edman has been the beneficiary.
Edman went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday and is now hitting .421 (8-for-19) over his first 20 big-league plate appearances.
Edman's playing time has been few and far between, but the rookie has certainly made a good impression with his work at the plate. Edman already has a double, a triple and a home run on his ledger, and he's added a pair of stolen bases and four runs overall for good measure. While Wednesday marked just his fourth start overall since his promotion June 8, Edman figures to receive more opportunities with Jedd Gyorko (calf/back/wrist) still on the injured list for the foreseeable future.
Edman went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.
Edman came through with a clutch home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, tying the contest before Miami ultimately secured the victory. The 24-year-old got off to a slow start through his first five games (1-for-6 with a double and a stolen base), but he's racked up three base knocks in the last two days, which figures boost his confidence moving forward.
Edman has logged action in five major-league games since being promoted from Triple-A Memphis on June 8 and is 1-for-6 with a double, a stolen base and three runs.
The rookie has only started one of those five contests, appearing as an in-game replacement in the other four. Edman's big-league tenure is expected to only last through Jedd Gyorko's (back) stay on the injured list, which could conclude as early as Tuesday.
Edman was called up from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.
With Jedd Gyorko (back) landing on the injured list, Edman will join the major-league team for the first time. He may not be a marquee prospect, but Edman is a legitimate prospect, arguably ranking within the top 10 in the Cardinals organization. He's hit .305/.356/.513 with seven homers and nine steals with Memphis this season. The switch-hitting Edman should at least see some starts at second base against left-handed pitching.
Edman (undisclosed) will start at second base and hit seventh Saturday in the Cardinals' Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.
Edman was sidelined for a stretch of four days to an unspecified injury before returning to action Thursday and Friday, going 6-for-11 at the dish across the two games. He'll pick up a third straight start Saturday in what will likely be one of Edman's final spring tuneups before he reports to Triple-A Memphis to begin the season.
Edman was scratched from Monday's spring game against the Phillies, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear what forced Edman's removal from the lineup at this point, but an injury appears to be the most likely reason. Drew Robinson will start at second base in his stead.
Edman went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 9-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Astros on Saturday.
The promising non-roster invitee snacked his first round tripper of spring off Colin McHugh in the second inning with Harrison Bader aboard to extend the Cardinals' lead to 3-0 at the time. Glenn Sattell of MLB.com reports that Edman also flashed his defensive prowess in the top half of the frame with a nifty backhand of a Tyler White grounder and subsequent strong throw to first to retire him. Edman then doubled A.J. Reed off second base in the fifth after snagging a blooper in shallow center, making it a stellar all-around performance. The 23-year-old is projected to kick off the 2019 regular season at Triple-A Memphis, where he already slashed an impressive .318/.382/.394 across 76 plate appearances at the end of last season.
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