Tommy Edman

Tommy Edman

27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
St. Louis Cardinals
2022 Fantasy Outlook
After Edman's rookie season, there was hope he'd develop into a multi-eligibility player with power and speed. With apologies to Meatloaf, two out of three ain't bad. It's apparent Edman's .500 slugging percentage in 2019 was a mirage, fueled by a HR mark a few more than expected. That said, according to Statcast, Edman's 11 long balls last season were a couple lighter than expected. After vanishing in 2020, Edman's stolen bases returned as his 30 SB tied for fourth most in MLB. Edman's 13.7 K% was 13th lowest among qualified hitters. Edman's contact rate and steals, along with dual position eligibility (2B/OF) provide his fantasy allure. Despite a low BB%, Edman has hit first or second in 230 of the 306 games he's played. His batted-balls skills don't support a high BABIP, but 92nd percentile sprint speed should keep it around league average. There's ample support to safely target Edman for steals. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#93
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2016.
Steals ninth bag
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 18, 2022
Edman went 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, a run and a stolen base during Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets.
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Edman went 1-for-3 during the matinee and was on base twice in the nightcap via a triple and a hit by pitch. The 27-year-old has a .241/.343/.379 slash line with one home run, seven RBI, 13 runs and four stolen bases through 15 games in May.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
20
1
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+22%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+25%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .825 229 40 9 30 5 .287 .320 .505
Since 2020vs Right .674 826 104 11 69 35 .254 .318 .356
2022vs Left .939 31 5 1 5 1 .345 .387 .552
2022vs Right .752 109 19 3 12 7 .250 .361 .391
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .697 490 58 7 48 21 .265 .315 .382
Since 2020Away .719 564 86 13 51 19 .259 .322 .397
2022Home .769 71 15 2 7 5 .274 .366 .403
2022Away .825 69 9 2 10 3 .271 .368 .458
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
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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.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
0.81
 
BB Rate
11.4%
 
K Rate
14.1%
 
BABIP
.301
 
ISO
.164
 
AVG
.273
 
OBP
.372
 
SLG
.438
 
OPS
.809
 
wOBA
.355
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.6%
 
Barrels/PA
8.1%
 
Sprint Speed
26.3
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
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.
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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Hits solo homer
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 14, 2022
Edman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's win over the Giants.
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Notches eighth steal
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 13, 2022
Edman went 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Giants.
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Likely to remain at second base
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 10, 2022
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak hinted that Edman may continue to see most of his starts at second base even after everyday shortstop Paul DeJong was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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May move to shortstop
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 10, 2022
Edman is expected move over from second base to serve as the Cardinals' everyday shortstop following the demotion of Paul DeJong to Triple-A Memphis, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
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Adds seventh steal
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 8, 2022
Edman went 0-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 13-7 loss to the Giants.
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