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Stephen Piscotty | Outfielder | #55

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Stephen Piscotty is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.
It's a routine day off. Jose Martinez will play right field. Daily Slant: While Piscotty isn't an option tonight, Matt Carpenter still provides plenty of upside on the STL side. Carp hasn’t gotten off to a hot start this season, but his numbers against RHP are still fairly strong (.367 wOBA, .176 ISO) after he blasted a HR in last night’s contest. He was an elite bat against RHP last season (.386 wOBA, .262 ISO) and has absolutely owned Wily Peralta over the course of their careers, going 19-41 with 5 2Bs and 3 HRs. Peralta has been much better against RHBs this season which makes the Cardinals somewhat of a tough team to stack, but Carpenter as a stand-alone play is absolutely fine. Dexter Fowler, Aledmys Diaz and Jedd Gyorko are potential stacking partners. Apr 21 - 5:00 PM

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Stephen Piscotty hit a solo home run for his only hit of the game in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

His shot off Tyler Clippard drew the Cardinals within one run in the ninth inning but they were not able to complete the comeback. It was his second home run of the season and helped boost his slash line up to .250/.382/.500 through 33 at-bats. If he can keep up that sort of pace he should exceed last year's 22 home runs with 86 runs scored, 85 RBI and seven steals. He is an above average if not stellar fantasy outfielder.
Apr 15 - 4:49 PM

Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and five total RBI in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Nationals.

Piscotty picked up an RBI double in the first inning and an additional RBI via a single in the fifth. That was just window dressing for his big ninth inning dinger. With the Cardinals holding a 3-1 lead in the top of the frame, Piscotty unloaded for a three-run shot against Joe Blanton to provide a nice chunk of insurance. This huge day no doubt allowed Piscotty to breathe just a little easier -- entering Wednesday's action, he had managed a mere three hits in his first 17 at-bats. He had been dealing with a minor knee injury over the weekend, but looked no worse for the wear against the Nats in this one.
Apr 12 - 7:58 PM

Stephen Piscotty (knee) has returned to the Cardinals' lineup Monday versus the Nationals.

Piscotty missed back-to-back starts over the weekend after banging his knee on a slide Friday, but apparently he's feeling a lot better now. He'll hit cleanup against Tanner Roark in his return to action.
Apr 10 - 3:53 PM

Stephen Piscotty (knee) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Piscotty banged his knee on a slide Friday and has now missed two straight starts. He's day-to-day. The Cards have again slid Randal Grichuk over to right field and are going with Matt Adams in left. They also have Jedd Gyorko at second base over Kolten Wong.
Apr 9 - 11:17 AM

Updating an earlier item, Stephen Piscotty is out of the Cardinals lineup on Saturday due to knee soreness.

Piscotty apparently sustained a minor knee injury while sliding on Friday. It doesn't sound like anything serious and isn't expected to sideline him for long. Matt Adams is starting in his place in left field on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 2:02 PM

Stephen Piscotty is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Reds.

It looks to be just a regular day of rest for the slumping outfielder who is hitting just .111 (1-for-9) in the early going. Matt Adams is starting in his place in left field and will bat cleanup against Bronson Arroyo and the Reds on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 11:54 AM

Stephen Piscotty went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Friday against the Reds.

Piscotty came off the bench in Thursday’s game, but this was his first start since he was hit in the earflap of his helmet with a throw to home plate Tuesday night. Fortunately, he passed all concussion tests and should be good to go moving forward. While Piscotty didn’t take advantage of it, he was moved up to the cleanup spot Friday.
Apr 7 - 11:22 PM

Stephen Piscotty is starting in right field and batting cleanup for the Cardinals in Friday's contest versus the Reds.

Manager Mike Matheny decided to bat Piscotty sixth for a couple games after he had a bad spring and put Jhonny Peralta in the cleanup spot. Piscotty is back up where he was initially intended to hit now and should remain there. Peralta is hitting fifth and Yadier Molina sixth.
Apr 7 - 4:14 PM

Stephen Piscotty entered Thursday's game in the sixth inning and went 0-for-2 against the Cubs.

Piscotty didn't start after taking a ball to the head (as well as other balls various other places) during Wednesday's game. He should be in right field on Friday.
Apr 6 - 5:24 PM

Stephen Piscotty (head) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

He wasn't going to play Wednesday before the game got rained out and the Cards have elected to stick with that same lineup. The good news is Piscotty has passed all concussion tests and will be available off the bench. He'll be back in the lineup Friday. Randal Grichuk has slid over to right field, while Matt Adams will get a start in left. St. Louis also has Jedd Gyorko at third base over Jhonny Peralta.
Apr 6 - 11:10 AM

Stephen Piscotty has passed all his concussion tests and said he would have been available to play Wednesday against the Cubs.

He won't have the chance to as Wednesday's game has already been rained out and moved to Thursday at 12:45 PM CT. Piscotty took a ball off the earflap of his helmet on a play at home plate Tuesday night but seems to be fine. There's a good chance we'll see him back in the starting nine Thursday for the series finale.
Apr 5 - 11:30 AM

Stephen Piscotty (head) is not in the Cardinals' lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs.

Piscotty's Tuesday night was like a slapstick comedy routine. He got hit by a pitch, struck in the elbow while running to second base and drilled in the head on a play at home, all in the same inning. Randal Grichuk will cover right field in his absence with Matt Adams drawing the start in left. Consider Piscotty day-to-day.
Apr 5 - 11:10 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the early reports on Stephen Piscotty (head) have been promising.

Piscotty was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Cubs after getting struck in the ear flap of his batting helmet by a Javier Baez throw while crossing the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning. "He seems to be doing OK," said Matheny. "He seems to be feeling fine. But he has to pass the tests." The newly-extended 26-year-old outfielder will be put through MLB's concussion protocol. For now the diagnosis is a head contusion.
Apr 4 - 11:30 PM

Stephen Piscotty suffered a head contusion in Tuesday's game against the Cubs and will be reevaluated on Wednesday morning.

Piscotty had a rough go of it, as he was hit on the elbow by a throw and then he was hit in the head while running the base paths. He initially reached base on a hit-by-pitch. The 26-year-old outfielder is likely going to be put through MLB's concussion protocol. Matt Adams went to left field with Randal Grichuk sliding over to right field upon Piscotty's departure.
Apr 4 - 10:18 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Sam Tuivailala
10Zach Duke