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|Games Played By Position|
|12/21/2014||Stephen Piscotty, 3B STL|
Javier Baez, 2B CHC
|Billy Hamilton, CF CIN|
Robert Stephenson, SP CIN
|12/18/2014||Chris Owings, SS ARI||Stephen Piscotty, 3B STL|
|12/16/2014||Julio Urias, SP LAD||Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Stephen Piscotty, 3B STL
Cardinals could look to add right fielder in offseason
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/10/14) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday at the general managers' meetings in Arizona the team could look to right-field options outside the organization in the wake of the tragedy involving Oscar Taveras, according to MLB.com.
Mozeliak talked about Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty being internal options as well.
"I think it certainly leaves that position in question," Mozeliak said. "Clearly internally, we have Grichuk and potentially Piscotty to fill that spot. I would also say that it does now force us to explore other options, whether it's the free-agent market or the trade market. Really, this past week and [this] week will be groundwork to see if something like that is possible.
"I'm not saying it's a must, but I also think we need to be prudent and make sure that we understand what that landscape looks like. When you look at sort of what Grichuk did and you look at Piscotty's inexperience at the big leagues, if our goal is to try and find ways to get an uptick in offense, we do have to explore it."
Stephen Piscotty on speed dial
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/14) Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty impressed team officials during camp, and could be on speed dial, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Piscotty hit .342 this spring, but was sent down. With prospect Oscar Taveras dealing with injuries, Piscotty could emerge as the first outfielder the team calls upon this year. Piscotty was a first round pick by the club in 2012.
Cardinals management taking 'notice' of Stephen Piscotty
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/14) Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty had his first multi-hit game of the spring Wednesday against the Mets, recording a double and triple. He finished with two runs, one RBI and one walk as well.
Piscotty has recorded a hit in three straight games and has five RBI in that span. For the spring, he is batting .389 (7 for 18) with a .429 on-base percentage, .778 slugging percentage, 1.206 OPS and six RBI in 11 games.
"He’s making us notice him," manager Mike Matheny said of the 2012 first-round pick, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He’s patient. He knows his zone. He’s shown that nice, easy swing with a lot of power to it."
|2014 summary: After impressing with a .342 batting average and 1.004 OPS last spring, Stephen Piscotty seemed like he was on the fast track to the majors. But the prospect never got the call, perhaps because of a decline in power with his move up to Triple-A Memphis. Despite playing in the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League, he hit only nine home runs, down from 15 the year before, but he still showed a knack for putting bat on ball, striking out 61 times in 500 at-bats.|
Playing time status: Piscotty turns 24 before the start of the season, so he's at an age where he's just biding his time in the minors. He's blocked by newcomer Jason Heyward in right field and mainstay Matt Holliday in left, but given the former's propensity for injury and the latter's 35 years of age, Piscotty will probably get an extended look at some point in 2015.
2015 outlook: Though his ability as a contact hitter makes him a pretty safe bet to factor in the majors, his limitations as a power hitter could keep him from mattering in Fantasy, making him something like a right-handed-hitting Jon Jay. He'll get some looks late in NL-only leagues, but he's a second-tier prospect.
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