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Brandon Moss | First Baseman | #37

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (0) / BOS
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Brandon Moss hit his seventh homer Thursday off the Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff.
Moss and Matt Adams have both been very good thus far, with Moss sporting an .863 OPS in 77 at-bats and Adams coming in at .830 in 57 at-bats. It's unclear if either will be in there the next two days with the Pirates throwing left-handers Friday and Saturday. Adams left today's game with a minor knee injury and is the weaker option against lefties, so Moss is the better bet to start. May 5 - 4:39 PM

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Brandon Moss went 4-for-5 with a double and a three-run home run in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Stellar work by Moss, who connected on his three-run home run off of Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller to cap a five-run Cardinals fifth. He also scored twice in what was an all-around stellar game. The veteran first baseman is slashing .231/.339/.577 with four homers and 11 RBI across his first 52 at-bats. Tuesday's big showing boosted his batting average over the Mendoza Line, but he's been showing good power all season.
Apr 27 - 12:55 AM

Brandon Moss homered off Michael Pineda in Thursday's win.

Moss needed this with Matt Adams surging of late. This pulls the two closer as far as spring numbers (.768 OPS for Moss, .819 for Adams), and Moss seemed to have the clear edge at first base going into March. It'll be a tough call on Mike Matheny how to handle first. Moss and Adams project pretty similarly, but trying to give both equal time against righties while also playing Matt Holliday at first against lefties would probably cause both to struggle with the inconsistent playing time. He needs to pick one initially, and Moss still seems like the better choice to us.
Mar 31 - 4:32 PM

MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch writes that the Cardinals "are likely to do much mixing and matching" at first base.

Brandon Moss entered camp as the favorite over Matt Adams for at-bats at the position. However, the Cards have used Matt Holliday extensively at first base during Grapefruit League play and he's been surprisingly adept. Langosch writes that it "remains unclear" how often Holliday will play first in the regular season, although it seems likely that he'll be there often versus lefties. Holliday's emergence as a real option at the position likely hurts Adams the most, although it's probably not great for Moss, either.
Mar 29 - 6:31 PM

Cardinals and 1B/OF Brandon Moss avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.25 million contract.

Moss was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to make $7.9 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility, so this looks like a minor victory for him. The 32-year is the favorite to see the lion's share of playing time at first base for the Cards in 2016.
Jan 15 - 11:32 AM

MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch writes that Brandon Moss "will get the first chance to entrench himself at first base" with the Cardinals.

Langosch adds that Matt Adams "will be behind him as protection." Adams began last season as the Cards' starter at the position, but he struggled through an injury-plagued campaign and the team wound up trading for Moss at the deadline. He should still see a good amount of playing time, although the fact that both Adams and Moss hit left-handed makes a regular platoon difficult. Moss hit .250/.344/.409 with four homers down the stretch for St. Louis and could be in line for a bounce-back season as he further distances himself from last offseason's hip surgery.
Jan 12 - 4:11 PM

Brandon Moss was tendered a contract by the Cardinals.

There had been some debate about whether they might non-tender him. Moss batted just .226/.304/.407 in 526 plate appearances this summer between Cleveland and St. Louis, and his price in arbitration is likely to climb near $8 million for 2016. But the Cardinals have some question marks at first base and clearly feel that Moss will become a more productive player as he moves further and further away from his October 2014 hip surgery. He did hit a little better in the second half of 2015.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Thursday that the club will tender Brandon Moss a contract this offseason.

MLBTradeRumors.com projects Moss to earn $7.9 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility. It's a relatively high sum for a guy who, at the moment, looks like a bench piece for 2016, but the Cards are apparently interested in keeping his power around even if it's in a secondary role. Moss batted .226/.304/.407 with 19 homers and 58 RBI for the Indians and Cardinals this season.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Brandon Moss will start at first base and bat sixth for the Cardinals in Saturday's Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cubs.

Moss sat out the first game of the series with left-hander Jon Lester on the mound. He had a disappointing regular season in which he hit just .226/.304/.407 with 19 homers and 58 RBI.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 01:51:00 PM

Brandon Moss had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Braves, going 2-for-2 with a double and two walks.

Moss reached base safely in all four of his plate appearances, but the rest of the Cardinals offense managed just three hits and two walks combined. His 2015 season has been considered a disappointment, slashing just .223/.303/.403 with 19 homers and 58 RBI.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:14:00 PM

Brandon Moss went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Moss was one of the few offensive bright spots for the Cards, as they managed only five hits on the day and he had over half of them. The 32-year-old has five hits in his last two games after breaking a 0-for-24 skid.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Brandon Moss went 3-for-5 with a homer Wednesday versus the Nationals.

Moss's homer tonight wasn't as dramatic as Tuesday's walk-off bomb, but it was another great game for him. He has four homers during his current seven-game hitting streak. It looks like he could be a nice asset in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Brandon Moss hit a three-run, walk-off home run as the Cardinals came back to beat the Nationals 8-5 on Tuesday.

Moss finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, but it was the homer off Casey Janssen with two outs in the ninth inning that was the difference. It was the third homer in the last six games for Moss, who is finally starting to show why the Cardinals dealt for him at the trade deadline. He's still hitting just .220/.301/.413 with 18 homers and 57 RBI overall, but Moss is capable of continuing his recent power surge through the final few weeks of the season.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 12:53:00 AM

Brandon Moss went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Moss cracked his two-run shot off of Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3 as they completed a four-game sweep of the boys in the desert. In addition to the big home run, Moss also walked twice. Since joining the Cardinals on July 30, he's hit just .180/.317/.280 in an even 50 at-bats, though he does have 16 homers and 53 RBI to his good name for the season as a whole.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Brandon Moss sent the Cardinals to a walk-off victory on Sunday with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Rockies.

Moss pinch-hit for Mark Reynolds with runners in first and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning against Scott Oberg. Against a shifted infield, he slapped a single where the shortstop would normally have been playing, allowing the winning run to score easily. Moss is now 2-for-11 with two singles and an RBI as a Cardinal.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer