Graduated from La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego, Calif. in 2013, where he was a National Merit Scholar and AP Scholar with a 4.48 GPA... Four-time varsity letterman at shortstop and was team captain as a junior and senior... Is the school career recorder holder in hits, doubles, runs, stolen bases and ERA...Also played varsity water polo for two years... His father, John, who was a four-year starting shortstop at Williams (Mass.) College, coaches baseball and teaches math at La Jolla. Later attended Graduate School at the University of Michigan and was a volunteer assistant coach for the Wolverines... Played three seasons of college baseball at Stanford University (2014-16)... As a junior in 2016, recognized as First-Team All-Pac 12 and CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team Baseball honors...Named the 2014 Most Outstanding Player in the Bloomington (Ind.) Regional batting .417 (10-24) and hitting a regional clinching walk-off home run to eliminate host Indiana and advance to the Super Regional against Vanderbilt. Marked the first left-handed home run of his life...Majoring in Math & Computational Science at Stanford, Edman posted the highest GPA of any Stanford baseball player in the last 40 years...Was teammates at Stanford with MLB first round picks Alex Blandino (2014 Reds), Cal Quantrill (2016 Padres) and Nico Hoerner (2018 Cubs)...Completed his degree during the fall semester of 2016 after being drafted by St. Louis...His mother, Maureen, was born in South Korea and moved to the United States as a child...His older brother, John, is a Baseball R&D and Data Quality Engineer in the Minnesota Twins Technology Department. Previously interned in Baseball Operations for the Padres...His younger sister, Elise, played college volleyball at Davidson (N.C.) College...He and his wife, Kristen, were married during the 2019 offseason and had to postpone their wedding several weeks due to the Cardinals making the postseason. • Tommy and his brother, Johnny, grew up as Detroit Tigers fan while living in Michigan in the 1990s...Resides in San Diego, California
NL Ranks: Games (159, T-3rd), hits (168, 7th), multi-hit games (43, T-8th), doubles (41, 2nd), stolen bases (30, 2nd), stolen base pct. (85.7, 4th), at-bats (641, 1st), plate appearances (691, 2nd), singles (113, 4th), AB/SO (6.7, 4th), pitches faced (2,608, T-4th), groundballs hit (255, 2nd), line drives (139, 1st), pct. of pitches put in play (21.2, 4th), pct. of swings put in play (44.6, 7th), lowest pct. of swings that missed (14.8, 5th), pct. of swings on first pitch (21.3, 7th), base running runs (6.56, *1st), baserunning WAR (1.0, 1st)...Ranked 2nd among MLB switch-hitters in hits and doubles...His 168 hits were the most by a Cardinals switch-hitter since Felix Jose (173 in 1991)...His 41 doubles ranked 3rd-most in Cardinals franchise history among switch-hitters behind Frankie Frisch (46 in 1930) and Red Schoendienst (43 in 1950)…Recipient of the NL Gold Glove Award at second base. Played primarily at second (115 starts) while also starting 35 games in right field and three at shortstop...Joins Kolten Wong (2019-20) and Fernando Viña (2001-02) as second basemen to win the award in franchise history...Along with Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill, and Harrison Bader, St. Louis became the first team in MLB history to feature five Gold Glove winners in a season. Also marked the 31st time that St. Louis boasted multiple winners in the same season and 4th instance the franchise has had at least four winners (1963, 2002, 2003, 2021)…With Arenado and Goldschmidt, also marked the 2nd time St. Louis had three Gold Glove infielders in the same year (Fernando Viña, Scott Rolen and Edgar Renteria in 2002)…Led all MLB second basemen in Outs Above Average (13) and ranked T2nd among NL 2B in Defensive Runs Saved (6)...His five errors were tied for the fewest among all second basemen with at least 1000.0 innings played...His 641 at-bats were the most by a Cardinal since Garry Templeton (672 in 1979). Became the first Cardinal to lead the NL in at-bats since Lou Brock (689 in 1967)…Became the first Cardinal with 30 or more steals since Edgar Renteria (34 in 2003)...Hit 11 home runs and 41 doubles while swiping 30 bags, joining Whit Merrifield (10, 42, 40) as the only MLB players in 2021 with 10+ HR, 40+ doubles, and 30+ stolen bases...Became the third Cardinal and first switch-hitter with 10+ HR, 40+ 2B, and 30+ SB, joining Edgar Renteria in 2003 (11, 47, 34) and Ray Lankford in 1992 (20, 40, 42)…Among switch-hitters, Edman is one of 12 in MLB history with 10+ HR, 40+ doubles, and 30+ stolen bases and the first since Jimmy Rollins and Brian Roberts in 2009...Totaled 24 infield hits, trailing only Trea Turner (28) in the NL...Named NL Player of the Week for the Aug. 23-29 period. Hit .462/483/.808 (12-26) with seven runs, two homers, three doubles, 10 RBI, two SB, and a 1.290 OPS in six games...Won MLB's Play of the Week award for the August 30-Sept. 5 Period. Trailing by eight runs in the bottom of the second inning against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, Edman raced into foul territory to make an inning-ending catch while tumbling over the tarp and into the netting.
2021 POSTSEASON: Went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two stolen bases in the 3-1 loss to Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium in the Wild Card Game...his three hits gave him six career in Wild Card play, tying Yadier Molina for most all-time by a Cardinal...he became just the third Cardinal to have three hits and two stolen bases in a postseason game, joining Lou Brock (1967 & 1968) and Edgar Renteria (2000).
National League Ranks: Infield hits (8, T-8th), Ground Ball Pct (52.2%, 8th), Swing & Miss Rate (18.9%, 9th)...Started 54 games in 2020 (17 at 3B; 12 at SS; 6 at 2B; 13 at RF; 6 at LF)...Started four games at four different positions from 8/24- 27 (2B, 3B, RF, SS), first Cardinals player since Daniel Descalso (SS, 3B, 1B, 2B) 8/30-9/2/2014...Led the Cardinals with 26 RBI this season and ranked 3rd among National League switch-hitters in RBI behind Asdrubal Cabrera (31, WSH) and Ian Happ (28, CHI)...His 51 hits were T-2nd with Ian Happ, trailing only Ketel Marte (52, ARI) in hits by N.L. switch-hitters...Homered off the Big Mac Land LED board in left field vs. DET (9/10)...Led the Cardinals with 18 runs scored and 15 RBI in the month of September. Over the past two seasons, ranks 2nd in hits (64) and 3rd in runs scored (40) in September among National League players...Recorded an RBI in all four games of consecutive doubleheaders vs. MIN (9/8) and DET (9/10)...Tied for the team lead with eight infield hits...Collected season-high 7 AB vs. CIN (9/1), the most by a Cardinal since Ray Lankford (8/5/1994) in 9-inning game, and three hits with a seven at-bat line in a 9-inning game since Garry Templeton...Entered the 2020 season tied for the longest active on-base streak in the National League with Cincinnati’s Eugenio Suárez (18 games), dating back to Sept. 10, 2019.
2020 POSTSEASON: Batted .214 (3-14) in the Wild Card Series at San Diego, hitting safely in all three games. Snapped an 0-for-17 in the postseason (dating back to 2019 NLCS) with a 1-for-5 with an infield single in the 1st inning of Game 1. Batted .273 (3-11) from the left side and 0-for-3 from the right side.
Named to the Baseball America and Baseball Digest Major League All-Rookie Teams as third baseman...Rookie was promoted to majors and made his Major League debut at Wrigley Field in a pinch-hit appearance on June 8 vs. CHI...From June 8 through the end of the season, led the Cardinals in hits (99), triples (7) & stolen bases (15); 2nd in runs (59), doubles (17), extra base hits (35) & total bases (163); 5th in HR (11) & RBI (36)...Started 75 of his 92 games played (41 at 3B, 23 at 2B, 11 in RF) in 2019...Led Major League Baseball with four triples in September, led the National League in total bases (68) and times on base (48), and tied for the N.L. lead with 36 hits (Trea Turner, WSH)...Ranked among the N.L. leaders in September in batting (.350, 5th), on base percentage (.417, 10th), slugging (.660, 8th), OPS (1.078, 7th), runs (22, T2nd), home runs (6, T10th), extra base hits (16, T4th), stolen bases (6, T3rd)...Led Cardinals with 32 hits, 19 runs & 7 doubles (T1st) in August. His 32 hits in August were the most by a Cardinals rookie since Paul DeJong had 35 in 2017...Finished the season reaching base safely in 18 straight games (.476 OBP), tied for the longest active streak in the National League with Eugenio Suárez (CIN) dating back to Sept. 10, 2019...Had a career-high 10-game hitting streak (9/18-28) batting .476 (20-42) with 2 HR & 6 RBI...Posted seven straight games with multiple hits (9/21-28), tied for the 2nd-longest streak in MLB behind Ketel Marte (ARI, 8) in 2019 and longest by a Cardinal since Keith Hernandez (8, 5/27-6/3/1979)...Of his 11 home runs, seven gave the Cardinals the lead...Hit safely in 22-of-27 games in September...Homered off Max Scherzer (9/18) & Josh Hader (9/15) over a period of four days (9/15-9/18)...Homered in consecutive games for the first time (9/14-9/15 vs. Milwaukee)...Recorded his first multi-home run game at PIT (9/6), the first Cardinals rookie with a multi-HR game since José Martínez (9/5/17 at SD)...His seven triples in his first 92 games as a Cardinal were T10th-most and most since Vince Coleman (9 in 1985). Most by a Cardinals rookie since Ray Lankford (15 in 1991)...Swiped 15 bases, most by a Cardinals player since Kolten Wong had 17 steals in his first 92 games (2013-14)...Posted eight three-hit games in 2019, T2nd most on the Cardinals and T4th among National League rookies...Batted .356 (52-146) at Busch Stadium and .397 (23-58) in Close & Late Situations. Ranked 2nd in the National League in Close & Late and would have ranked 2nd in home batting average if he'd had qualifying plate appearances...Hit his first career grand slam at CIN (7/18), the Cardinals first grand slam of the season and first Cardinals slam by a rookie since Patrick Wisdom vs. LAD (9/15/18)...Hit a lead-off home run at San Diego (6/29), the first by a Cardinals rookie since Bo Hart (6/25/03 vs. CIN)...Recorded the game-winning RBI in three straight games (7/3-7/5)...Had pinch-hit triple in 8th inn. vs. LAA (6/23), becoming first Cardinals player to hit for a cycle among his first five career hits since Aledmys Diaz did so in April of 2016...Hit his 1st career home run vs. MIA (6/20), a 2-run shot to tie game at 5-5 in 8th inning...Recorded his first Major League hit with a double off Steven Matz at New York Mets (6/14)...Had contact purchased from Memphis (AAA) 6/8; Batted .305 with 7 home runs and nine stolen bases in 49 games while playing 2B (25g) SS (10g), 3B (9g), CF (2g)....Co-led Memphis in hits (60), hitting safely in 23 G with 16 multi-hits...Played duration of 2019 MLB Spring Training with St. Louis as non-roster invitee and slashed .333/.392/.511 (15-45) in 22 games across 2B, 3B, & SS...After the season, rated as the No. 11 prospect in the Pacific Coast League in Baseball America's Best Tools Survey.
Played in a then career-high 126 games between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA). Batted .301 with 7 HR, 41 RBI, 84 runs, 23 doubles, four triples and 30 stolen bases combined...Named to the Texas League All-Star North squad. Entered the game as a pinch-hitter and was 0-for-2 while finishing the game playing shortstop...Started 67 games at shortstop, 36 at second base and 22 at third base...Led all Cardinals minor leaguers with 156 hits, and tied for the lead with 84 runs and 30 stolen bases. Ranked among Cardinals minor league leaders in doubles (23, T-9th)...Ranked 4th in the Texas League batting race with a .299 mark over 109 games...Reached base safely in 32 straight games from 5/23-6/29, posting a .379 on-base pct. and .343 batting average; the 3rd-longest on-base streak in the Texas League...Posted the 4th-longest hitting streak in the Texas League at 17 games (7/12-8/5) batting .365 (27-74) during the stretch...Stole two bases in four different games (8/27 at Tulsa, 7/30 vs. Tulsa, 6/14 v. Arkansas & 6/6 at NW Arkansas)...Scored a run in five straight games (7/28-8/1) with the first three games scoring multiple runs...Hit safely in each of his first seven Pacific Coast League playoff games with five multi-hit efforts. Batted .469 (15-32) with a home run, three doubles, six RBI and six runs scored in the PCL playoffs...Went 1-for-5 with three runs scored and a double in the Triple-A National Championship game...Was part of a 4-6-3-1-5 game-ending triple play vs. Arkansas (4/30) while playing third base as the Travelers Chuck Taylor lined out to Luke Dykstra, who threw to Edmundo Sosa at second base then to John Nogowski at first base. Springfield appealed as pitcher Hector Mendoza threw to Edman to complete the triple play...Played in 11 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League batting .238 (10-42) with three doubles, five RBI and five stolen bases.
Played 119 games for three different teams during the season starting with 38 games in Peoria (A), then 18 games in Palm Beach (A) and finished the season with 63 games at Springfield (AA)...Ranked among Cardinals minor leaguers in hits (116, 9th), doubles (22, T10th), triples (8, T2nd), RBI (55, T10th) and stolen bases (13, 10th). ..Tied his career-high with four hits and also scored a career-high four runs recording a double and two triples vs. Cedar Rapids (4/19)...Batted .330 (38-115) with runners in scoring position on the season, with 25% of his at-bats coming with a runner in scoring position.