Tommy Edman

Tommy Edman

26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
St. Louis Cardinals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Depending on how your league handles positional eligibility for 2021, Edman could be eligible at up to four positions on draft day as he reached eight appearances at second base, shortstop, third base and outfield. Edman's offensive numbers went in the wrong direction in 2020 after he burst onto the scene with a 123 wRC+, 11 homers and 15 steals in 349 PA in 2019. The strikeout rate shot up to 21.1% and the batted-ball numbers leave a lot to be desired, with his exit velocity and barrel rate both ranking in the bottom 15% of the league. His sprint speed ranked in the 95th percentile, but Edman was caught four times against only two successful steal attempts. That was a big surprise after Edman went 15-for-16 on the basepaths in 2019. Edman is smart -- he has a degree from Stanford in mathematical and computational science -- and we expect he will be able to squeeze a lot out of his natural baseball talent. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#82
ADP
Scores lone run in loss
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
October 7, 2021
Edman went 3-for-5 with a pair of steals and a run scored in Wednesday's wild-card loss to the Dodgers.
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Edman led off the game with a single, stole second, advanced to third on a foul out and came around to score on a wild pitch. That proved to be all the runs the Cardinals could manage in their 3-1 defeat, though Edman certainly did his part, accounting for three of the team's five hits.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
89
3
15
8
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
35
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .856 290 54 12 36 6 .292 .332 .524
Since 2019vs Right .702 974 125 15 82 41 .266 .319 .384
2021vs Left .794 157 28 6 16 4 .267 .308 .486
2021vs Right .665 534 63 5 40 26 .261 .308 .358
2020vs Left .854 41 7 2 9 0 .317 .317 .537
2020vs Right .654 183 22 3 17 2 .238 .322 .331
2019vs Left .964 92 19 4 11 2 .321 .380 .583
2019vs Right .810 257 40 7 25 13 .298 .339 .471
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .759 575 69 9 55 26 .289 .331 .428
Since 2019Away .721 688 110 18 63 21 .259 .314 .406
2021Home .661 323 33 2 26 14 .261 .298 .363
2021Away .724 368 58 9 30 16 .263 .316 .408
2020Home .765 96 10 3 15 2 .273 .333 .432
2020Away .645 127 19 2 11 0 .241 .315 .330
2019Home .959 156 26 4 14 10 .356 .397 .562
2019Away .761 193 33 7 22 5 .261 .311 .450
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Stat Review
How does Tommy Edman compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.40
 
BB Rate
5.5%
 
K Rate
13.7%
 
BABIP
.291
 
ISO
.125
 
AVG
.262
 
OBP
.308
 
SLG
.387
 
OPS
.695
 
wOBA
.306
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.0%
 
Barrels/PA
4.1%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
After spending the first two months of the season with Triple-A Memphis, Edman earned a promotion in June and never looked back, finishing with a team-best 123 wRC+ across 92 games while playing third base (41 starts), second base (23) and the outfield (11). The rookie also led the Cardinals in average (.304) and slugging percentage (.500), while he ranked second in OBP (.350) despite a poor 4.6 BB%. While there are reasons to believe Edman's high average is sustainable (.292 xBA per Statcast), underlying numbers -- 4.1% Barrels/PA and .425 xSLG per Statcast -- suggest he may not be able to keep up the same home run pace (11 in 349 plate appearances) in 2020. Either way, Edman's value is buoyed by his impressive speed, as he went 24-for-25 in stolen base chances between Memphis and St. Louis. He started all nine playoff games and, even without a set position, should see plenty of opportunities in 2020.
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Riding pine Saturday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
October 2, 2021
Edman isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Records 29th steal
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
October 2, 2021
Edman went 0-for-5 in a win over the Cubs on Friday but recorded a stolen base after reaching on a fielder's choice groundout in the fifth inning.
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Not starting Wednesday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 29, 2021
Edman isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Milwaukee, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
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Three hits in matinee win
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 24, 2021
Edman went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in an 8-5 win over the Cubs in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
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Runs wild in Tuesday's win
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 22, 2021
Edman went 2-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases, one run and one RBI in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Brewers. He'll remain in the lineup Wednesday, starting at second base and batting leadoff, according to Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat.
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