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Stephen Piscotty | Outfielder | #25

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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Athletics acquired OF Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals for SS Yairo Munoz and 2B Max Schrock.
The framework of the trade was agreed to on Wednesday night and then officially announced Thursday after Piscotty passed his physical. The 26-year-old outfielder struggled with injuries throughout 2017 and his mother was diagnosed with ALS in the middle of the summer. He heads home to the Bay Area as a strong bounceback candidate for 2018. St. Louis signed Piscotty to a relatively team-friendly six-year, $33.5 million contract extension last April after watching him put up an .815 OPS with 29 home runs and 124 RBI over his first 216 major league games between 2015-2016. Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:31:00 AM

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A's infield prospects Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock would head to the Cardinals in the pending Stephen Piscotty trade, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was first to float those two names. Official announcement of this trade is pending a physical and that could take another day or so given that Piscotty dealt with multiple injuries in 2017. Munoz, 22, batted .300/.330/.464 with 13 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 112 games this past season between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Nashville. He's played all over the field, but most of his defensive innings have come at shortstop. Schrock, a 23-year-old second baseman, put up an impressive .321/.379/.422 batting line in 106 games at the Double-A level in 2017.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 10:58:00 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Athletics have reached an agreement to acquire outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are expected to receive two minor leaguers in return. Piscotty signed a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals last April after a promising beginning to his major league career, but he took a step back this past season while dealing with injuries and an ALS diagnosis for his mother Gretchen. Piscotty is a Bay Area native and Stanford graduate, so hopefully getting closer to home will help him in general.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:07:00 AM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's are edging closer to acquiring outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals.

St. Louis has a deal in place with the Marlins for Marcell Ozuna, so Piscotty is suddenly expendable. Slusser hears that a trade between the Cardinals and Athletics could be completed before the end of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, with A's infield prospect Yairo Munoz possibly changing organizations. Piscotty posted an .815 OPS with 29 home runs and 124 RBI over his first 216 major league games between 2015-2016 before struggling mightily in 2017. Injuries and family issues played a part. He signed a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals in April.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 02:27:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the A's are focused on acquiring Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty.

St. Louis nearly traded the 26-year-old outfielder to Oakland over the summer as part of a package for starting pitcher Sonny Gray, but Gray of course ultimately went to the Yankees. Piscotty put up a promising .815 OPS with 29 home runs and 124 RBI over his first 216 major league games between 2015-2016 before injuries, family issues, and general ineffectiveness derailed him in 2017. He signed a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals in April -- a deal that can potentially run through 2023.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:48:00 PM

Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 3-1 win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Piscotty hit his third homer in 15 games since returning from Triple-A on Aug. 20. It looked like his playing time might be limited when Randal Grichuk was heating up at the end of the month, but now that Tommy Pham is hurt, there hasn't been a crunch in the Cardinals outfield these last couple of days.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored as the Cardinals beat the Giants 11-6 on Friday.

Piscotty's homer came as part of a six-run ninth inning for the Cardinals. It was his second homer -- and it gave him just his second and third RBI -- since he returned from Triple-A on Aug. 1. The big game will help his case for playing time, but with Randal Grichuk, who also homered tonight, performing so well, Piscotty probably still won't play more than half of the time.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 01:56:00 AM

Stephen Piscotty reached base three times and smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

Piscotty hit the second of back-to-back shot in the fourth inning, as he followed Jedd Gyorko's bomb with one of his own that tied the game at the time. He's started both games since his recall and has reached base six times. Piscotty will need to keep hitting in order to play over Randal Grichuk, but we'd rather have him out of the two down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Cardinals recalled OF Stephen Piscotty from Triple-A Memphis.

Piscotty will be the team's 26th man for Sunday's game in Williamsport, PA, but he could potentially stick around after that. He hit four home runs and posted a 1.202 OPS over eight games for Memphis after being demoted earlier this month. Randal Grichuk is hitting .372/.400/.674 over his last 11 games, so the Cards seem unlikely to bench him right now even if Piscotty does stick with the big club.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Cardinals optioned OF Stephen Piscotty to Triple-A Memphis.

It's pretty shocking on the surface given that Piscotty was handed a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension just four months ago. However, the Cards have lots of options in their outfield and Piscotty has not being able to get it going this season, batting just .232/.340/.362 with six homers in 75 games. Perhaps he'll be able to get on track against lesser competition. Randal Grichuk and Jose Martinez are in line to see most of the starts in right field.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Stephen Piscotty is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

Piscotty was just activated off the disabled list on Tuesday after missing a few weeks with a groin strain. He went 1-for-4 in his return. With his sitting on Wednesday, Jose Martinez will man right field.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Stephen Piscotty (groin) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Cardinals' active roster on Tuesday night against the Brewers.

Piscotty was on the disabled list for a little over two weeks with a groin strain. The 26-year-old right fielder has been a major disappointment here in 2017, after signing a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension with St. Louis in early April.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 08:34:00 AM

Stephen Piscotty (groin) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Piscotty played a few rehab games to show that he was over his groin strain. The outfielder missed nearly three weeks of action with the ailment. Piscotty is hitting a disappointing .236/.348/.371 with six homers this season.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Stephen Piscotty (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Thursday.

Piscotty will be rehabbing at Low-A at least through the weekend. The initial hope was that he would be activated from the disabled list earlier this week, but he was not quite ready to return to the team when first eligible. Piscotty has been out of action since July 15 with a right groin strain.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Stephen Piscotty (groin) did some running pre-game on Monday.

Piscotty won't be activated from the disabled list when first eligible Tuesday as initially hoped, but it sounds like he's coming along. That said, a revised timetable for him hasn't been revealed yet.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2Brandon Moss
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
3Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Marcus Semien
2Franklin Barreto
3Nick Noonan
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
4Ramon Laureano
5Slade Heathcott
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Anthony Garcia
3Nick Martini
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Daniel Mengden
4Andrew Triggs
5Paul Blackburn
6Jharel Cotton
7Daniel Gossett
8Lou Trivino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Ryan Dull
3Liam Hendriks
4Santiago Casilla
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Daniel Coulombe
8Chris Hatcher
9Emilio Pagan
10Raul Alcantara
11Frankie Montas
12Jarret Martin
13Simon Castro
14Eric Jokisch