Randy played two years of professional baseball in Cuba…he chose to wear No. 66 with St. Louis as a tribute to the similarities he sees between his game and that of fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig, who also wears the number…he describes Puig as loco, which is Spanish for "crazy"…"But he's a good player. I have similar characteristics. Every time I play hard. I have the same arm. And yes, I love that number. I played with that number in Mexico, too," he said...Randy's first call up to the majors came on Aug 13, 2019, when José Martínez was placed on the Cardinals injured list…he was sleeping in his hotel room in Fresno, Calif. when he received a call from Triple-A Memphis Manager Ben Johnson with the news…on a 1-to-10 scale, Randy graded Johnson's ability to speak Spanish at "about a two"…thinking he was dreaming, he called back to confirm the call up was real…Johnson was a coach for Triple-A Durham in 2018.
Appeared in 19 games and made 4 starts, all in center field, over two stints with the Cardinals, his first career major league action...Selected from Triple-A Memphis on Aug 13 and made his major league debut the next night at KC, going 2-for-4 including a bases-loaded, RBI single off Kevin McCarthy in the 7th inning for his first career hit…optioned on Aug 19...Recalled on Sep 3 and remained on the active roster through the end of the season...Appeared in 16 of the Cardinals final 24 games… in addition to 2 starts over that span, was used as a pinch-hitter three times, pinch-runner six times and defensive replacement five times...On Sep 25 at ARI, hit a solo shot off Merrill Kelly in the 6th inning for his first career homer...Combined for 92 games between Double-A Springfield and Memphis, batting .344/.431/.571 (118-for-343) with 15 HR, 53 RBI and 17 SB… his 15 HR tied for 5th among Cardinals minor leaguers…ranked 4th with 44 XBH, 5th with 196 total bases and 7th with 17 SB...Missed the start of the season with a right hand fracture…made his season debut on May 11...Hit for the cycle on July 26 at Oklahoma City (Dodgers)…completed the feat with a 2-run triple in the 5th inning…joined Luke Voit in 2018 and Mark Little in 2000 as the only Memphis players to ever hit for the cycle...Named the Cardinals Minor League Hitter of the Month for both June and July, batting .376/.453/ .600 (77-for-205) over that stretch...Named to the Cardinals Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com…named a Triple-A All-Star by Baseball America.
Hit .274/.359/.433 (98-for-358) with 12 HR, 49 RBI and 26 SB in 113 games between Memphis and Springfield…spent multiple stints with each club, but rejoined Memphis on Aug 1 and stayed there through season's end…his 26 SB ranked 4th among Cardinals minor leaguers...Hit a grand slam on May 5 vs. Tulsa (Dodgers) in his first game after his transfer to Springfield… went 4-for-4 with 2 HR and 4 RBI on July 18 vs. Northwest Arkansas (Royals)...Played for the World team in the Futures Game in July at Nationals Park…entered in the 7th inning and reached on an error in his only at-bat...Hit .348/.464/.652 (8-for-23) with 2 HR and 7 RBI in the Pacific Coast League postseason, helping Memphis win the league championship...As the cleanup hitter, went 3-for-4 with 2 2B and 2 RBI in a 14-4 win over Durham in the Triple-A National Championship Game...Played 64 games for the Mayos de Navojoa in the Mexican Winter League, batting .292 (76-for260) with 25 2B, 14 HR and 37 RBI...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 17 prospect in the Cardinals system following the season.
Named a Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star. Was starting right fielder for the South squad and went 0-for-3 with a run scored... Honored as Florida State League Player of the Week (6/5-11) batting .333 (6-18) with 3 HR and 7 RBI...Homered in three straight games (6/9-11)...Had a 12-game hitting streak (5/28-6/13) batting .306 (15-49) during the stretch...Ranked among Cardinals minor leaguers in runs (72, 4th), doubles (32, T2nd), triples (4, T9th) and stolen bases (18, 5th)...Played for Navojoa in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. Led the team in home runs (13), doubles (19), hits (64) and runs (41).