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Jim Edmonds

44-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 212   DOB: 6/27/1970   BORN: Fullerton, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals in February of 2011.

February 18, 2011  –  Jim Edmonds News

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Edmonds (Achilles) has decided to retire, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 35 MAJ STL 142 567 467 88 123 67 37 1 29 89 5 5 91 139 1 4 4 .263 .385 .533 .918
2006 36 MAJ STL 110 408 350 52 90 37 18 0 19 70 4 0 53 101 0 5 0 .257 .350 .471 .822
2007 37 MAJ STL 117 411 365 39 92 29 15 2 12 53 0 2 41 75 2 3 0 .252 .325 .403 .728
2008 38 A LAK 2 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2008 38 MAJ SDG 26 103 90 6 16 3 2 0 1 6 2 1 10 24 1 1 1 .178 .265 .233 .498
2008 38 MAJ CHN 85 298 250 47 64 38 17 2 19 49 0 1 45 58 0 2 1 .256 .369 .568 .937
2008  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ SDG/CHN 111 401 340 53 80 41 19 2 20 55 2 2 55 82 1 3 2 .235 .343 .479 .822
2010 40 MAJ MIL 73 240 217 38 62 29 21 0 8 20 2 0 21 53 0 1 1 .286 .350 .493 .843
2010 40 MAJ CIN 13 32 29 6 6 5 2 0 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .207 .281 .586 .867
2010  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ MIL/CIN 86 272 246 44 68 34 23 0 11 23 2 0 24 60 0 1 1 .276 .342 .504 .846
Career  (View All)     2011 7,980 6,858 1,251 1,949 855 437 25 393 1,199 67 50 998 1,729 10 65 49 .284 .379 .527 .906

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Jim Edmonds: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 6 62 1 52 14

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Jim Edmonds Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 35 MAJ STL 567 467 16% 24.5% 0.65 70% .314 .270
2006 36 MAJ STL 408 350 13% 24.8% 0.52 71% .309 .214
2007 37 MAJ STL 411 365 10% 18.2% 0.55 79% .288 .151
2008 38 A LAK 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .000
2008 38 MAJ SDG 103 90 9.7% 23.3% 0.42 73% .231 .055
2008 38 MAJ CHN 298 250 15.1% 19.5% 0.78 77% .260 .312
2008  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ SDG/CHN 401 340 13.7% 20.4% 0.67 76% .252 .244
2010 40 MAJ MIL 240 217 8.8% 22.1% 0.40 76% .346 .207
2010 40 MAJ CIN 32 29 9.4% 21.9% 0.43 76% .158 .379
2010  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ MIL/CIN 272 246 8.8% 22.1% 0.40 76% .326 .228
Career     7,980 6,858 12.5% 21.7% 0.58 75% .329 .243

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Jim Edmonds: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Manager Tony La Russa does not expect Edmonds (Achilles) be ready when full-squad workouts begin Saturday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Edmonds has yet to take a physical for the Cardinals, and his status is still unclear heading into spring training, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Edmonds signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Reds' final playoff roster spot will come down to either Edmonds (Achilles) or Juan Francisco, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Edmonds (Achilles) isn't optimistic that he'll be available to play again this season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I don't see it getting better," he said.

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Tests on Edmonds' Achilles tendon did not reveal any tears, though he said that it was as sore as it has been at any point this season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Edmonds felt "something pop" in his foot as he was rounding the bases on his homer Tuesday night, plus he's been dealing with a sore Achilles, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jim Edmonds.

2011

Edmonds' season ended with him injuring his Achilles' tendon on a home run trot in Milwaukee. He tried to rehab the injury before the NLDS series against the Phillies, but it was to no avail. His comeback season after taking 2009 off was pretty successful when he was able to play, but the injuries became more frequent for him and harder for him to rehab. If he plays another season, he'll be relegated to more pinch-hit and spot start duties. At this point he'd be a better fit in the AL where he could DH to extend his career.

2010

He hasn't played since 2008 and will turn 40 this season, but he did hit 19 home runs with the Cubs in 2008. He'll battle to win a reserve outfielder role with the Brewers.

2009

Left for dead after a terrible start in San Diego, Edmonds was highly productive for the Cubs, posting a .256/.369/.568 line with 19 homers and 49 RBI in 250 at-bats. That's elite production for a center fielder, though keep in mind he was the left-handed side of a platoon with Reed Johnson. Edmonds has since filed for free agency, and we expect the 38-year-old to find a significant role somewhere. The usual caveats apply for someone with his age and injury history.

2008

For the third year in a row, the injury-prone Edmonds saw declines in his batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, home runs, doubles, RBI, runs and stolen bases. Moving to PETCO Park won't help that trend as he'll take over as San Diego's center fielder after being traded from St. Louis. He'll likely be platooned against left-handed pitching, so expect a decline in his playing time even if healthy. Edmonds turns 38 this year, and the eight-time Gold Glove winner will probably need to move to corner outfield spot soon, with first base and designated hitter not far behind.

2007

Edmonds' season was his worst in over a decade, other than an injury-plagued 1999. He missed more than 50 games in 2006, many of them due to a June concussion that lingered for months. His shoulder bothered him so much that he needed surgery in November. Still the Cardinals rewarded him with a nice two-year extension that will keep him in center field -- where he's still one of the best -- through 2008. Perhaps they noticed that he drove in 70 runs in just 350 at-bats last year and extrapolated it over a full season, but fantasy owners should not be fooled into making the same mistake.

2006

Edmonds' numbers took a big downturn last year from his 2004 levels, dropping 38 points in batting average, 13 HR, 22 RBI and more than 100 points in slugging. He typically slows down in the second half and 2005 was no different, when his numbers dropped across the board. Despite all this, he's still a heck of a hitter, though you might want to use him as trade bait if he posts big numbers in the first half.

2005

A special player who continues to improve, Edmonds had career highs for home runs (42), RBI (111) and slugging percentage (.643). Add to the mix that he won his fifth straight gold glove and you have the complete package. Despite nagging injuries in 2004, Edmonds did not land on the disabled list and kept his numbers headed in the right direction. For whatever reason, Edmonds was most comfortable in the fifth spot in the lineup, hitting .330 with a 1.192 OPS. With Scott Rolen and Albert Pujols in the lineup, the Cardinals can afford to leave him there.

2004

Most of the attention Edmonds gets is for his glove, but he's been a ridiculous hitter since going to St. Louis. Declining playing time due to nagging injuries is a concern. There are enough people who just don't like him that he might be undervalued in your league.

2003

Edmonds put up another very solid season for the Cardinals in 2002, going .311/.420/.561, which was right in line with his first two seasons in St. Louis: .304/.410/.564 in 2001 and .295/.411/.583 in 2000. Nagging injuries (a sprained wrist and a sore knee) limited Edmonds to just 476 at-bats last year, but thatís par for the course for the often reckless centerfielder. Edmonds is prone to deep slumps and long hot streaks over the course of the season, but as wildly inconsistent as he seems to be over short periods, few players in the league have turned in such consistent year-end totals.