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St. Louis Cardinals
Stadium: Busch Stadium | Manager: Mike Matheny

Depth Chart

 
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M. Holliday
J. Jay
J. Jay
P. Bourjos
R. Grichuk
O. Taveras
J. Jay
M. Carpenter
D. Descalso
J. Peralta
D. Descalso
Rotation
1. A. Wainwright
2. J. Masterson
3. L. Lynn
4. J. Lackey
5. S. Miller
K. Wong
D. Descalso
M. Adams
T. Cruz

DL
M. Ellis
M. Ellis
S. Robinson
S. Robinson
M. Wacha
J. Garcia
J. Motte
A. Pierzynski
T. Cruz
Y. Molina
  Bullpen
T. Rosenthal (CL)
P. Neshek
R. Choate
S. Maness
C. Martinez
S. Freeman
N. Greenwood
T. Lyons
Last Updated: 08/26/2014
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
8/29 vs. CHC
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
Y. MolinaC
O. TaverasRF
J. JayCF
S. MillerP
 
8/27 vs. PIT
M. Carpenter3B
R. GrichukRF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
T. CruzC
D. Descalso2B
A. WainwrightP
 
8/26 vs. PIT
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
A. PierzynskiC
O. TaverasRF
L. LynnP
 
8/25 vs. PIT
M. Carpenter3B
P. BourjosCF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
O. TaverasRF
K. Wong2B
T. CruzC
J. LackeyP
 
8/24 vs. PHI
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
O. TaverasRF
T. CruzC
J. MastersonP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. Carpenter3B.278750
K. Wong2B.248933
M. HollidayLF.2631368
M. Adams1B.3031356
J. PeraltaSS.2661859
A. PierzynskiC.256537
O. TaverasRF.233215
J. JayCF.309339
 
Notes
  • 91 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 8 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
A. CraigRF
Y. MolinaC
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
P. BourjosCF
4 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
A. CraigRF
J. JayCF
T. CruzC
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
P. BourjosCF
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
J. PeraltaSS
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
P. BourjosCF
M. Ellis2B
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
A. CraigRF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
K. Wong2B

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shelby Miller, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
89152.24.1968101
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller turned in a strong start Friday against the Cubs.

Miller allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. Home runs proved to be the main issue for Miller. In the second, he allowed a solo shot against Luis Valbuena. He was able to settle in over the next four innings, not allowing a run. That streak was erased in the seventh, when Jorge Soler led off the inning with a solo blast. Miller wound up throwing 93 pitches during the outing. 

Miller left with the game tied, picking up the no-decision. He’ll take on the Pirates in his next start. 

Sam Freeman, #71
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1031.22.27032
 
Jaime Garcia, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3143.24.12739
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 7/11/14)
Oscar Taveras, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
57.228122150
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 49
News
Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras has heated up, but he will cool his heels Wednesday against Pittsburgh. Taveras is out of the lineup in favor of Randal Grichuk.

Taveras has hit safely in seven of his last eight games in raising his average from .213 to .233, but has just one RBI since Aug. 17 and nary a homer since July 31.

Pat Neshek, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6156.01.45460
 
Jason Motte, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0022.04.91016
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte was able to get through another bullpen session Friday, according to FoxSports.

It's the third time Motte has thrown off a mound since his injury. Motte said he was able to throw at full intensity. He's not sure what's next in the recovery process. 

Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
84.284307301
 
Position Breakdown
C - 82, DH - 2
News
As expected, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is back in the lineup Friday for the first time since July, after he was activated from the disabled list.

Molina recovered more quickly than expected from thumb surgery, but could be eased back into action of the next week or so while he gets his footing again. Molina was hitting .287/.341/.409 in 303 at-bats prior to the injury.

Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.2484093319
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 85
News
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong has been given the afternoon off Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Daniel Descalso will man the position instead.

Wong owns a stat line of .249/.289/.388. He has seven hits in his last five games, but no RBI in nearly two weeks.

Nick Greenwood, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2130.05.40015
 
Shane Robinson, #43
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.1503040
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 20
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 8/29/14)
News
Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, the team announced.

Robinson hit the DL earlier this week due to a left shoulder subluxation, and will not be able to return. He hit just .150/.227/.200 in a part-time role with the Cardinals this season, and should be healthy in time for the start of spring training. 

Mark Ellis, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
65.192150124
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, 2B - 47, 3B - 3
Injuries
Oblique - 15-day DL. Out until at least early September (Updated - 8/19/14)
Trevor Rosenthal, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1660.03.603976
 
Matt Adams, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
118.3004513563
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 110
Matt Holliday, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
129.2636813693
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 123, DH - 6
News
Cardinals veteran outfielder Matt Holliday provided the only offense for his team in a Wednesday loss in Pittsburgh.

Holliday slammed a solo home run in the second inning off Jeff Locke to sweeten his stat line on the season to .263/.364/.412. He has 13 home runs and 68 RBI on the year.

Justin Masterson, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
68121.05.8866110
 
News
Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson is looking for a solution to his ongoing woes, and he told the St. Louis Dispatch his next start will feature a drastic change.

After trying it out during a bullpen session Wednesday, Masterson told reporters he will pitch exclusively out of the stretch in his start against the Cubs. The decision comes after Masterson has allowed 19 runs in his first 23 innings since the Cardinals acquired him, and the hope is that simplifying his deliver will lead to better results.

"For the most part, I was pitching out of the windup, and things would get better out of the stretch at times," Masterson said. "So we simplified it. I went only out of the stretch (in the bullpen). Less moving parts. You don't have to worry about step back, turn around, ready to throw."

Masterson feels like he can pitch out of the stretch without sacrificing velocity or overall effectiveness. He has struggled mightily with out of the stretch this season, however, allowing a .312/.414/.455 line with runners on base. 

Jon Jay, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
115.312433396
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 100
News
An ability to hit left-handers as well as righties has resulted in increased playing time for Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay recently. He has already earned more at-bats in August than in any previous month this season.

Jay is 24 of 60 against southpaws for a .400 average. He is 23 of 53 since Aug. 7 in raising his batting average from .285 to .310. He has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games.

Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5590.12.792683
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Expected to begin Double-A rehab assignment Aug. 31 (Updated - 8/27/14)
News
Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha will begin his rehab assignment Sunday, according to St. Louis Baseball Weekly.

Wacha will make his start for the team's Double-A affiliate in Springfield. He's been out since June 17 due to a shoulder issue. Wacha has a 2.79 ERA over 90 1/3 innings. 

Peter Bourjos, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
96.227244208
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 147
A.J. Pierzynski, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.256255370
 
Position Breakdown
C - 84, DH - 5
News
The return of Yadier Molina from a thumb injury is unlikely to force the Cardinals to part ways with his replacement, A.J. Pierzynski, reports FOXSports.com.

The Cardinals are expected to work Molina back in slowly when he makes his expected return to the lineup Friday, which should still leave time for Pierzynski to play. The fact that rosters expand in a few days should help Pierzynski's chances, since the team will be able to carry three catchers.

Pierzynski has appeared in 21 games since joining the Cardinals, hitting .265/.324/.338 in 68 at-bats. 

Daniel Descalso, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.22011091
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 16, SS - 18, 3B - 10
Carlos Martinez, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2475.04.56068
 
Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
159188.02.5945150
 
News
If you weren't already annoyed by Adam Wainwright's struggles -- his latest loss Wednesday makes him 3-5 with a 4.68 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break -- his explanation for those struggles might be enough to put you over the top. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he's going through a "dead arm phase," adding "one of these days it's going to click in, and its going to be real nice."

"Dead arm" is a fun little catch-all pitchers use to explain their struggles to the media. That's a cynical way of putting it, but you get the idea: It means almost nothing to you as a Fantasy owner. Occasionally, it's a precursor to injury, but more often, as Wainwright suggests, the pitcher eventually gets over it and we all live happily ever after.

Since the All-Star break, Wainwright's velocity and strikeout rate are slightly down, but hey, he has dead arm. All things considered, he's not doing so bad -- four of his last five starts have been quality starts -- so I wouldn't even move to bench him unless something more specific comes up.

He gave no indication he wouldn't pitch through the dead arm, so it must not be that bad.

Randal Grichuk, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.1804140
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15
News
The Cardinals recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis Tuesday, to replace Shane Robinson on the active roster.

Grichuk appeared in 19 games with the Cardinals earlier in the season, hitting just .136/.191/.273 in 44 at-bats. Prior to his recall, Grichuk was hitting .259 with a team-high 25 home runs at Memphis. 

Tyler Lyons, #70
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0328.05.46024
 
Seth Maness, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5366.23.11244
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Seth Maness was stuck with a loss Tuesday after surrendering a three-run home run in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Pirates.

Maness (5-3) gave up two one-out singles in the bottom of the eighth before a three-run blast with two outs put the game out of reach. The reliever did record two strikeouts in the loss, and he now owns a 3.11 ERA and 44:10 K:BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings.

Randy Choate, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2231.14.88026
 
Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
130.2685018602
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 126, DH - 1
John Lackey, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
138169.13.7739138
 
Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
132.277837505
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 131, OF - 2, DH - 1
Tony Cruz, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
44.19590120
 
Position Breakdown
C - 42, 1B - 2, 3B - 1
News
The Cardinals optioned catcher Tony Cruz to Double-A Springfield Friday, in order to clear a roster spot for the return of Yadier Molina.

Cruz is expected back with the team when rosters expand Sept. 1. He is struggling through his worst offensive season, hitting just .195/.267/.236 in 123 at-bats. 

Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
148164.22.7960147
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on six hits and three walks in six innings while striking out three in his team's 5-2 loss to the Pirates.

Lynn fell behind 2-0 after a solo home run in the fifth inning, but the offense scored a pair of runs in the seventh to take him off the hook. He owns a 2.79 ERA and 147:60 K:BB ratio in 164 2/3 innings. Lynn is scheduled to face the Pirates again Monday.