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
#129
ADP
Smacks three hits in Game 1
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
June 20, 2021
Edman went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and three runs scored in a 9-1 win over Atlanta in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.
ANALYSIS
Edman put up his first multi-hit performance since June 9, and St. Louis' offense brought him home each time he got aboard. While the matinee was an encouraging performance for the infielder, he went 0-for-3 in the nightcap. Overall, Edman is slashing .264/.308/.380 with four home runs, 13 stolen bases, 18 RBI and 40 runs scored through 312 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
55
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
16
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+54%
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 .939 199 37 8 25 4 .324 .372 .568
Since 2019vs Right .701 695 91 12 56 26 .265 .317 .385
2021vs Left .961 66 11 2 5 2 .333 .394 .567
2021vs Right .624 255 29 2 14 11 .250 .290 .333
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
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+26%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .824 394 52 7 41 17 .312 .353 .472
Since 2019Away .700 499 76 13 40 13 .252 .311 .389
2021Home .717 142 16 0 12 5 .289 .317 .400
2021Away .671 179 24 4 7 8 .248 .307 .364
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
0.45
 
BB Rate
5.3%
 
K Rate
11.8%
 
BABIP
.293
 
ISO
.113
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.312
 
SLG
.380
 
OPS
.692
 
wOBA
.306
 
Exit Velocity
80.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.6%
 
Barrels/PA
3.2%
 
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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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Struggling since two-game absence
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
June 18, 2021
Edman is 1-for-8 with a double, a run and two strikeouts over his first pair of contests following a two-game absence due to torso tightness.
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Back in lineup Thursday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
June 17, 2021
Edman (torso) will be back in the lineup for Thursday's game against Atlanta, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest reports.
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Won't start Wednesday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
Abdomen
June 16, 2021
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Edman (torso) won't be included in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale with the Marlins, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Late scratch Tuesday
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
Upper Body
June 15, 2021
Edman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup versus the Marlins due to tightness in his torso, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Scores, swipes bag
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
June 4, 2021
Edman went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Reds.
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