Tommy Edman

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Thomas Hyunsu Edman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Tommy Edman was first called up to the majors leagues by the St. Louis Cardinals on June 8, 2019 when they placed SS Paul DeJong, who was having an All-Star-type season up to that point, on the injured list. In his debut on the day of his call-up, he struck out as a pinch-hitter against Tyler Chatwood in a 9-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs. However, he had a strong 2019 season, appearing in 92 games, and putting up a batting line of .304/.350/.500 (11 homers) along with 15 steals in 16 tries. He played primarily third base, second base and right field. He excelled in the Division Series, hitting .316/.381/.589 in the Cardinals' defeat of the Atlanta Braves, but his bat went to sleep, a did the whole team's, when they were swept by the Washington Nationals in the 2019 NLCS. He was 0 for 14 with 1 walk in the four games.

Tommy, born in San Diego, CA, went to high school in La Jolla, CA and college at Stanford University. He was a 6th round draft choice by the Cardinals in the 2016 amateur draft, out of Stanford. He and Cal Quantrill were both drafted out of Stanford that year. While not showing a lot of power in the minors, he stole bases well and hit .301 between two teams in 2018 and .305 during his 49 games with the Memphis Redbirds before his call-up to the Show in 2019.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Gold Glove Winner (2021/2B)
  • NL At-Bats Leader (2021)

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