Stephen Edward Piscotty…graduated from Amador Valley (Pleasanton, Calif.) High School in 2009 and was drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 45th round, but did not sign…played college baseball at Stanford University and was drafted by the Cardinals after his junior season…was a supplemental pick following the first round as compensation for the loss of free agent Albert Pujols…completed his degree at Stanford during the 2014 off-season in Atmosphere and Energy Engineering…was First Team All-Pac 10 in 2011 and 2012, honorable mention All-Pac 10 in 2010…started all 172 games in his college career…in 2012 was named a third team All-American by Baseball America as utility player serving as infielder/outfielder/pitcher…rated the No. 3 prospect by Baseball America in the Alaska Summer League in 2010 after batting .289 over 37 starts and a year later won the Cape Cod League batting title in 2011 with a .349 batting average…was an Olerud Award Finalist in 2012; The John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award is presented annually by the College Baseball Foundation to honor the nation's top combo pitcher-position player.
Batted .235 with nine home runs and 39 RBI in 107 games in a season interrupted by two stints on the disabled list…missed a total of 28 games due to injuries and another five for personal reasons…drew a career-high 52 walks for a .342 on-base percentage…was 3-for-9 (33.3%) in stolen base attempts and is 12-for-24 (50.0%) in his career…batted .235 (65-for-277) with eight of his nine home runs against right-handed pitchers, .234 (15-for-64) against left-handers…hit .260 with eight of his nine home runs on the road compared to .208 at Busch Stadium…his average improved slightly to .259 with runners in scoring position…now has a .338 (5-for-281) career average with RISP…had a .209 batting average over the first six innings of a game but then hit .284 with five of his nine home runs and 19 of his 39 RBI in the seventh inning or later…hit .333 with three of his nine home runs in the ninth inning…four of his nine home runs either tied the game or put the Cardinals ahead as have 14 of his 33 career home runs…made 92 starts, all in right field…committed two errors in 99 games overall in the outfield (.988 fielding percentage) and had five assists…went 4-for-7 (.571) with two walks, a hit by pitch, a double and two RBI as a pinch hitter…is a .417 (5-for-12) career hitter in the pinch with three walks, two doubles and three RBI…started games at every spot in the order except first and ninth and made his most starts batting third (32).
ST. LOUIS: Was the Cardinals Opening Day starter in right field for the second consecutive season and went 1-for-3 with two walks against Chicago (NL) on April 2…signed a six-year contract through the 2022 season with a club option for 2023 on April 3…hit his first home run of the season and matched his career high with five RBI April 12 at Washington (also Aug. 23, 2015 at San Diego)…batted .229 in 22 games in April and was hitting .241 with two home runs, 11 RBI and 16 walks (.378 on-base percentage) in 25 games when he was placed on the 10-day disabled list May 5 with a strained right hamstring…was sent to Double-A Springfield May 16 on a rehab assignment and went 1-for-7 (.143) with a RBI and a walk in three games (two in right field, one at designated hitter) before he was reinstated from the DL May 20…went 3-for-19 (.158) over his first five games following his return before missing five games from May 26-30 for personal reasons…hit .417 (10-for-24) with two home runs and five RBI in his next eight games from May 31 to June 7…committed his second and final error of the season June 4 at Chicago (NL)…finished the season with a 65-game errorless streak…had his second career two-homer game June 18 at Baltimore (also Aug. 23, 2016 at San Diego)…then had a career-high 27-game homerless streak from June 20 to Aug. 20…the two-homer game started a season-best six-game hitting streak through June 24…went 7-for-21 (.333) with two home runs and six RBI during the streak…hit .175 over his final 12 games before the All-Star Break and then went 0-for-4 in his first game after the break July 14 Pittsburgh…was placed on the 10-day disabled list the next day with a strained right groin…was sent to Single-A Peoria on a rehab assignment July 27 and went 3-for-15 (.200) with two doubles and three RBI in four games (all in right field) before he was reinstated from the DL Aug. 1…went 3-for-17 (.176) in his first six games following his return and was optioned to Triple-A Memphis Aug. 7…hit .313 with four home runs, seven RBI and six walks (.421 on-base percentage) in eight games with the Redbirds before returning to St. Louis for good Aug. 20… batted .242 with three home runs and eight RBI in 32 games following his return…had a .333 average over his first 16 games but then hit .160 over his final 16…snapped a career-high 0-for-19 streak Sept. 30 against Milwaukee with an eighth inning game-tying two-run single to complete the Cardinals largest comeback of the season…overcame a 6-0 deficit and he later scored the winning run in a 7-6 St. Louis win.
Began the season on the Opening Day roster and played in a team high 153 games, making 136 starts in right field and nine starts in centerfield...Was selected as the Cardinals nominee for the Hank Aaron Award which is given annually to the top hitter in each league...Chosen as the Cardinals representative for the MLBPAA "Heart and Hustle" Award...Led the Cardinals with 153 games, 582 at-bats, 86 runs scored, 85 RBI, 10 game-winning RBI, 266 total bases and 12 hit by pitch. Tied for the team lead with seven stolen bases...Ranked 2nd (Prado, MIA, .368) in the National League with a .363 batting average with runners in scoring position...Hit two grand slams during the season, the first off Max Scherzer at WSH (5/27) and the second off Blaine Boyer vs. MIL (7/3). Batted .455 (5-11) with bases loaded in 2016 and was one of 17 players with multiple grand slams...Matched his career-high with four hits twice (4/27 at ARI & 5/8 vs. PIT)...Established single-game highs with three runs (4/25 at ARI, 5/7 vs. PIT and 5/12 at LAA)...Had a nine-game hitting streak (9/3-11) batting .379 (11-29) during the streak...Batted .346 (36-104) during the month of May, ranking 10th in the National League in average and 6th in the N.L. with 36 hits...Hit a pair of doubles three different games (4/11 vs. MIL, 5/19 vs. COL & 6/12 at PIT)...Smashed a go-ahead three-run home run in the 8th inning at CHI (8/14) on Sunday Night Baseball to give the Cardinals a 4-3 lead and an eventual 6-4 win...10 of his 29 career home runs have tied the game or given the Cardinals the lead...His .481 BA (13-27) vs. Arizona was the highest among all MLB opposing players...Hit 13 of his 22 home runs at Busch Stadium, tied with Brandon Moss for the most in 2016. Also led with 49 RBI, 86 hits and 41 runs scored at Busch Stadium...Had 37 two-out RBI, leading the team and ranking 6th in the National League.
Rookie outfielder was purchased on 7/21 from Memphis (AAA) and started that night in left field at CWS, collecting his 1st Major League hit…Finished out the season playing in 63 of the team's final 70 games after his purchase…Received recognition in the 2015 National League Rookie of the Year voting by the BBWAA…Named the organization's Minor League Player of the Year…Was co-Rookie of the Year selection by St. Louis BBWAA along with teammate Randal Grichuk…Had hits in 47 of his 62 games with an at-bat with 18 multi-hit games…Collected 26 extra-base hits, ranking T16th in the National League among rookie players…Batted .305 (71-233), T22nd-best average in the N.L. post All-Star break…Batted .393 (24-61) in RISP situations, the 2nd-highest average on the team, with 29 RBI…Had 7 GWRBI, T4th-most on the team and T6th among N.L. rookies. His 9 go-ahead RBI were T10th among N.L. rookies…23 of his 39 RBI came with 2-outs, T2nd most (Peralta) on the team behind Wong (25)…Was knocked unconscious in a violent collision with outfielder Peter Bourjos in left-centerfield on 9/28 at PIT. Was carted off the field and remained overnight in hospital for observation. Suffered head contusion/concussion and missed 3 games (5 days) before returning to the lineup…Hit safely in his first 10 games started (.412), the longest such streak for a St. Louis rookie since John Rodriguez (2005)…His sac fly on 7/25 vs. ATL was his 1st MLB RBI and the game-winning RBI in a 1-0 win….Collected hits in 12-straight games 8/23-9/5 (.412, 21-51), matching M. Carpenter for a team season high and it was thelongest by a STL rookie since Jon Jay (2010). Had 3-2B, 2-3B, 2-HR and 13-RBI during his streak…Hit his first Major League home run on 8/16 vs. MIA off Chris Narveson…Had his 1st career 2-homer game (also tripled) on 8/23 at SD with a career high 5 RBI…Had a career high 4 hits on 8/29 at SF, reaching base in all 5 PA's (BB, 3-1B, 3B)…At Memphis batted .272 (87-310) with 11 home runs and 41 RBI in 87 games…Hit 2nd in half of his Triple-A starts and batted .311 with 13 doubles from that spot…Had hits in 10-straight games 5/24-6/2 (16-43, .372); six of those were 2-hit games including his last 5 games during the streak…Batted .313 (30-96) in June and .298 (14-47) in July before his call-up….Had 10 hits (28 ABs) and hit .357 when batting with RISP and 2 outs at Memphis…Named the 7th-best prospect in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America.
Played in 112 games between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA) compiling a .295 BA with 15 HR's and 59 RBI...Named to the Florida State League All-Star South Squad, batting .286 with 7 HR and 28 prior to the All-Star Break...Was the starting right fielder playing the entire game and went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the 5th inning...Tallied three multi-home run games (4/7 at Charlotte; 5/10 at St. Lucie; 6/18 at Fort Myers)...Hit safely in 77 of 112 games on the season with 35 multi-hit games, 13 of which were three-hit games...Played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and made the AFL All-Prospects team batting .371 with 1 HR and 18 RBI while successful in 7-of-9 stolen base attempts. Finished season on a 12-game hitting streak (.408, 20-49)...Was named Arizona Fall League Player of the Week Oct. 15-22, batting .364 (8-22) with 3 RBI and six runs scored...Hit safely in 19-of-23 AFL games, recorded an RBI in 14-of-23 games and scored a run in 15-of-23 games...Was tied for league lead with three triples and ranked among the league leaders in batting (.371, 4th), hits (33, T2nd), runs (20, 3rd), games (23, T4th), at-bats (89, 5th). Led Salt River with a .936 on base+slugging percentage...Named as the No. 4 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America. Rated as the "Best Outfield Arm" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.
Played in 55 games at Quad Cities in his first professional season, starting 36 at third base ... batted .328 (22-67) with runners in scoring position ... hit safely in 40-of-55 games with 16 multi-hit efforts ... tied for team-high hitting streak hitting safely in 16 straight games (8/11-27) ... rated as the 10th-best prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America...named the "Best Outfield Arm" by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.