Tommy Edman
Tommy Edman
25-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
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Launches fifth homer
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 26, 2020
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
35
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
8
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .929 133 26 6 20 2 .320 .361 .568
Since 2018vs Right .747 440 62 10 42 15 .274 .332 .415
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
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .886 252 36 7 29 12 .325 .373 .513
Since 2018Away .717 320 52 9 33 5 .253 .313 .404
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
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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
0.33
 
BB Rate
7.0%
 
K Rate
21.1%
 
BABIP
.301
 
ISO
.118
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.317
 
SLG
.368
 
OPS
.685
 
wOBA
.312
 
Exit Velocity
80.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.8%
 
Barrels/PA
2.6%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tommy Edman
The Z Files: Outfield Studs to Duds
19 days ago
Todd Zola wraps up his positional tiers with the outfield, and finds he can't quit Marcell Ozuna even without knowing what uniform he'll be wearing in 2021.
The Z Files: Your Favorites At Six
26 days ago
Todd Zola marvels at the depth and quality available at shortstop and offers some advice on how to construct an offense around an early-round speedster like Trea Turner.
The Z Files: Hot Tracks at the Hot Corner
33 days ago
Todd Zola spins the hits at third base, where his tiers approach leaves Jose Ramirez in a class all by himself.
The Z Files: Flexibility Second To None
40 days ago
Todd Zola breaks down his tiers at the keystone and finds a plethora of multiple eligibility options, including the Mets' Jeff McNeil.
Super Early Top 400 for 2021
105 days ago
James Anderson releases his super early top 400 redraft rankings, which features a trio of Atlanta hitters in the top 20.
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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Running hot at plate
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 16, 2020
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.
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Takes seat Sunday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 13, 2020
Edman is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Swipes bag Saturday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 12, 2020
Edman went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Reds.
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Goes yard in nightcap
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 10, 2020
Edman went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run during a 6-3 loss to the Tigers in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.
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Swats third homer
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
September 8, 2020
Edman went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during a 7-3 loss to the Twins in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
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