This last week the St. Louis Cardinals promoted a not-very-well-known infielder to the major league roster, Alex Mejia. The move was made when the club decided to send shortstop Aledmys Diaz to Memphis for a reset similar to that of Randal Grichuk or Kolten Wong last year. As I did with
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs In closing out the D-backs 10-4 on Thursday, the Cardinals won their first series against a non-Phillies opponent since May 12-14, when they took two of three from the Cubs. They did so with Paul DeJong starting each game at shortstop, and second base duties split by Greg
photo by @cardinalsgifs Two months into the 2017 season, and the St. Louis Cardinals offense has failed to live up to expectations. Dan Buffa of KSDK eloquently hit on the offensive struggles a few days ago, and my Intrepid STL colleague Brenden Schaeffer discussed how the offensive blueprint hasn’t materialized. The
photo by @cardinalsgifs Welcome to the season premiere of The StatCap, where I’ll review the past week in St. Louis Cardinals baseball with quick hit analysis and notes through a Statcast and Pitchf/x lens. The StatCap will be run weekly, sometimes more if the St. Louis Cardinals play enough good baseball.
photo by @cardinalsgifs Last season, Aledmys Diaz was the St. Louis Cardinals second-best hitter by wRC+. He displayed an incredible ability to adjust to how pitchers attacked him. He showed decent patience at the plate and great discipline. The result: an above average walk rate of 8.9%, good for fifth-best on