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Brandon Moss | Outfielder | #21

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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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

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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

Cardinals acquired 1B/OF Brandon Moss from the Indians for LHP Rob Kaminsky.

Moss has struggled to produce consistent numbers offensively since developing a hip injury last summer and there hasn't been much indication that he's going to turn it around. The 31-year-old does have some pop and he does fit the Cardinals' need for a corner outfield and first base type with Matt Holliday (quad) back on the shelf, but Kaminsky is no small price. Moss, who's under contractual control through 2016, will likely split time between first base and left field in St. Louis.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 09:49:00 AM

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have acquired Brandon Moss from the Indians for pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky.

Moss fits the Cardinals' need for both a first baseman and corner outfielder, but it comes at a steep price. Kaminsky, the 28th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, boasts a 2.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 186/68 K/BB ratio in 217 1/3 career minor league innings. The 20-year-old left-hander is currently in High-A ball. Moss, meanwhile, has struggled offensively since undergoing hip surgery in 2014.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 09:02:00 AM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Cardinals are talking to the Indians about Brandon Moss.

Moss can play both first base and corner outfield, which fits the Cardinals' immediate need now that Matt Holliday is headed back to the disabled list with a re-strain of his right quad. Moss has struggled in his first season with the Indians, but the 31-year-old registered an .844 OPS (135 OPS+) for the A's between 2012-2014. Cotillo says there's been talk of a one-for-one swap of Moss and Cardinals pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Brandon Moss was hitless in four at-bats in Friday's loss to the Reds.

Moss is now hitless in his last 20 at-bats dating back to July 6. The 31-year-old owns a disappointing .217/.293/.421 batting line on the year.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Carlos Peguero
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Mike Leake
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Tyler Lyons
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Seung-Hwan Oh
3Kevin Siegrist
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Sam Tuivailala
8Miguel Socolovich
9Mitch Harris
10Jayson Aquino
11Matt Bowman
12Juan Gonzalez
13Dean Kiekhefer