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Birth Date1-14-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2015 SLN 24 63 256 71 15 4 7 20 56 1 2 1 .305 .359 .494 108 3.4 -1.9 -7.3 -0.1
2016 SLN 25 153 649 159 35 3 22 51 133 12 7 5 .273 .343 .457 109 8.7 -2.1 -2.2 1.7
2017 SLN 26 107 401 80 16 1 9 52 87 5 3 6 .235 .342 .367 95 -1.1 -2.5 -0.9 0.3
2018 OAK 27 151 605 146 41 0 27 42 114 12 2 0 .267 .331 .491 120 16.5 -1.4 -9.3 1.7
Career4741911456107865165390301412.268.341.45511027.6-8.0-19.83.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 QUD A MID 55 237 .260 .327 .386 .320 98 8.6 7.0 -0.9 139 0 -1.1 0.3 6.6 1.2
2013 PMB A+ FSL 63 264 .251 .315 .370 .300 94 10.2 7.6 -2.9 136 0 -1.4 1.1 4.5 0.9
2013 SFD AA TEX 49 207 .249 .321 .378 .304 105 6.7 5.6 -2.1 141 0 1.1 -4.3 3.4 0.4
2014 MEM AAA PCL 136 556 .270 .335 .422 .313 92 11 16.6 -6.3 109 0 2.3 -1.0 2.5 1.4
2015 SLN MLB NL 63 256 .256 .320 .413 .372 97 13.5 6.9 -2 108 10 -7.3 -1.9 3.4 -0.1
2015 MEM AAA PCL 87 372 .265 .331 .397 .304 91 19 10.3 -3.9 134 0 5.4 -2.3 6.4 1.6
2016 SLN MLB NL 153 649 .254 .320 .421 .319 95 20.2 18.3 -6.3 109 8 -2.2 -2.1 8.7 1.7
2017 SLN MLB NL 107 401 .252 .319 .428 .286 95 -3.3 11.7 -4.2 95 8 -0.9 -2.5 -1.1 0.3
2017 PEO A MID 4 15 .285 .341 .447 .250 90 -0.4 0.4 -0.2 73 0 0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.0
2017 SFD AA TEX 3 8 .260 .320 .412 .167 108 -0.8 0.2 -0.1 77 0 0.3 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2017 MEM AAA PCL 8 38 .269 .331 .404 .286 88 6.3 1.1 -0.5 186 0 -0.2 0.0 3.4 0.4
2018 OAK MLB AL 151 605 .251 .318 .419 .290 97 19.2 17.0 -6.3 120 8 -9.3 -1.4 16.5 1.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 QUD A MID 237 210 29 62 18 1 4 94 27 18 25 3 0 .295 .376 .448 .152 0 0
2013 SFD AA TEX 207 184 17 55 9 0 6 82 24 19 19 7 3 .299 .364 .446 .147 2 1
2013 PMB A+ FSL 264 243 30 71 14 2 9 116 35 18 27 4 5 .292 .348 .477 .185 0 0
2014 MEM AAA PCL 556 500 70 144 32 0 9 203 69 43 61 11 5 .288 .355 .406 .118 2
2015 SLN MLB NL 256 233 29 71 15 4 7 115 39 20 56 2 1 .305 .359 .494 .189 2 0
2015 MEM AAA PCL 372 320 54 87 28 2 11 152 41 46 62 5 6 .272 .366 .475 .203 3 0
2016 SLN MLB NL 649 582 86 159 35 3 22 266 85 51 133 7 5 .273 .343 .457 .184 2 1
2017 MEM AAA PCL 38 32 7 10 3 0 4 25 7 6 7 0 0 .313 .421 .781 .469 0 0
2017 SFD AA TEX 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .000 0 0
2017 PEO A MID 15 15 0 3 2 0 0 5 3 0 3 1 0 .200 .200 .333 .133 0 0
2017 SLN MLB NL 401 341 40 80 16 1 9 125 39 52 87 3 6 .235 .342 .367 .132 3 0
2018 OAK MLB AL 605 546 78 146 41 0 27 268 88 42 114 2 0 .267 .331 .491 .223 5 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 972 0.4784 0.5031 0.7648 0.6946 0.3274 0.8452 0.6084 0.2352 -0.0032
2016 2470 0.4911 0.5239 0.7411 0.7246 0.3302 0.8294 0.5542 0.2589 0.0000
2017 1596 0.4612 0.4668 0.7557 0.6712 0.2919 0.8340 0.6016 0.2443 0.0000
2018 2157 0.4868 0.5318 0.7472 0.7124 0.3604 0.8623 0.5313 0.2528 0.0000
Career71950.48150.51080.74940.70500.33040.84240.56520.2506-0.0004

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2023 OAK $1,000,000
2022 OAK $7,583,334
2021 OAK $7,583,334
2020 OAK $7,333,333
2019 OAK $7,333,333
2018 OAK $1,333,333
2017 SLN $1,333,333
2016 SLN $512,500
2015 SLN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$3,179,166
2018Current$7,333,333
4 yrPvs + Cur$10,512,499
4 yrFuture$23,500,001
8 yrTotal$34,012,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 76 dCAA Sports6 years/$33.5M (2017-22), 2023 option

Details
  • 6 years/$33.5M (2017-22), plus 2023 club option. Signed extension with 4/3/17, replacing 1 year, $0.5604M deal signed 3/17. $2M signing bonus. 17:$1M, 18:$1M, 19:$7M, 20:$7M 21:$7.25M, 22:$7.25M, 23:$15M club option ($1M buyout). 2023 option increases $0.5M to total of $18M for each All-Star selection 2017-22. Acquired by Oakland in trade from St. Louis 12/14/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by St. Louis 7/21/15.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2012 (1s-36) (Stanford). $1.4304M signing bonus (slot amount).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 601 76 149 34 2 21 80 62 113 5 4 .283 .368 .475 128 39.3 RF -3 3.7
80o 586 72 141 32 2 20 75 58 113 5 3 .274 .357 .461 122 32.2 RF -3 3.0
70o 574 69 134 30 2 19 72 56 112 4 3 .265 .347 .445 117 27.4 RF -3 2.5
60o 565 66 128 29 1 18 70 54 111 4 3 .257 .338 .427 114 23.3 RF -3 2.1
50o 556 64 124 28 1 18 67 52 111 4 3 .252 .332 .423 110 19.7 RF -3 1.7
40o 547 61 119 27 1 17 65 50 110 4 3 .245 .324 .409 106 16.2 RF -3 1.3
30o 538 59 114 26 1 16 63 48 109 4 3 .238 .316 .397 103 12.4 RF -3 0.9
20o 526 56 110 25 1 16 60 46 108 4 3 .234 .310 .394 98 8.3 RF -3 0.5
10o 511 53 102 23 1 15 56 43 107 3 2 .223 .297 .376 92 2.8 RF -3 0.0
Weighted Mean5576412428118685211143.252.332.42211120.2RF -31.7

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rob, I missed the chat with hot Mark Barry, but I am hoping you can help me out.. Who has a better fantasy projection going forward, Stephen Piscotty or Hunter Renfroe?
(Ron from Texarkana)
Ron, I decided not to mess with this one--I went to the source. Here's what the hot Mark has to say:

"I'd easily go with Piscotty. Renfroe will hit some homers, but he has a .285 OBP this season, so that'll limit his upside. I'd probably be willing to chalk up Piscotty's 2017 mostly to injuries, and he's mashing at Triple-A, so you could even see some production from him down the stretch this season."

I'm not going to override anything he says. The only thing I'd note is that Refroe appears to have a clearer path to playing time. But we all know what a bad hitter who gets a lot of PAs can do to our rate stats. (Rob Mains)
2017-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Alex Kirilloff? Superstar prep bat, got off to a good start at Elizabethton. For fantasy purposes, what is a good comp...can he be a left handed version of Stephen Piscotty?
(Rodney Ruxin from Los Banos)
His stats sure look Piscotty-esque. I think prep-bats are always important to wait on though -- I'm bullish on them, but hit tool is such a hard thing to translate to even MiLB, and guys like Kirilloff probably need that to be Great. That said, yeah, I think your enthusiasm makes a ton of sense. (Trevor Strunk)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 OBP league, who are the top two you value most ROS at 1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Freddie Freeman, Hanley Ramirez, Brandon Belt, Chris Carter, Stephen Piscotty, Victor Martinez, Pedro Alvarez?
(Truganini from CO)
Freeman and Piscotty, with Belt and Ramirez very close behind. (J.P. Breen)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Matt, I was just wondering if you could list who each team's Michael Conforto is and when you expect them to be called up.
(M.Zaun from NumbahOne)
M is referring to this Tweet of mine from July (https://twitter.com/MATrueblood/status/618124092940550144), in which I defended the prospect team's decision not to rank Conforto among the top 50 prospects in baseball by explaining what I understood to be his limitations. He's grown beyond some of those. He's a better player than many on the BP staff, and certainly than I, thought he would be.
That said, keep Conforto in perspective, folks. If you gave us another crack at that midseason 50 list, he'd probably make it, but he wouldn't be above, for instance, Aaron Judge (13th) or Nick Williams (21st). Even Stephen Piscotty (40th, and maybe also rated too low; his power developed so very late in his overall developmental arc) has a case for being above Conforto. Still, M's snark isn't unfounded. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better career, Greg Bird or Stephen Piscotty?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
It's a little closer than some might think? But I'd still go with Piscotty; mainly because of the positional value. I really like Greg Bird, though, and I'm glad he's playing well. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Any ideas who the Cardinals might target as a LHH 1B, seeing that Mark Reynolds kinda stinks against RHP? What can/should they offer that would get him? Best "What will we do with a drunken sailor" knockoff I've ever seen, by they way.
(Bill from New Mexico)
Seems like a limited market for bats in general, let alone a specific LH bat. So, no I don't really have any great ideas. I think they're just going to roll with Stephen Piscotty if he can handle the position.

Thanks! (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, love the chats, podcasts and website! Could Stephen Piscotty at first ever approach a Freddie Freeman type profile?
(Joshua Reid from Nashville)
I don't see the power getting there to be quite that good. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)R.J., thanks for the time today. Stephen Piscotty has gotten off to a sluggish start this season. He doesn't figure to be a power hitting RF, but would an Alex Gordon offensive comparison be reasonable? Less power for Piscotty?
(MP from KY)
Seems plausible. Maybe with fewer walks? (R.J. Anderson)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty-wise, is Stephen Piscotty ever going to join the Cards, or is he going to get something similar to the Domonic Brown treatment? Is Piscotty worth keeping with the Cards current OF?
(Ron from Texarkana)
He'll join the Cards when/if he remembers how to hit. He's had a rough go of it this year and his struggles have likely pushed him out of the picture for 2015. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)SSS but the results seem to support more power produced by Stephen Piscotty's revamped swing. Have you seen him or gotten any reports? Is the power increase sustainable?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I have heard that the swing involves more of the lower-half and has more loft, so that's good; you want that from a corner outfielder. The hit tool is still what's going to carry him to a big league role, but he's a smart hitter and I am sure he'll find a way to incorporate both. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a shallow keeper league with an unlimited farm roster, but only a 3 round prospect draft each year. As a result, guys like Alex Meyer, Tyler Kolek, Hunter Harvey, and Stephen Piscotty are still available. How would you rank them in with the obvious top new talent (e.g. Tomas, Castillo, Rodon, Schwarber)?
(Steve from LBC)
Meyer Harvey Piscotty Kolek. I like Kolek the prospect but fantasy wise he's a ways away from contributing. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does Oswaldo Arcia worth holding onto long term in my dynasty league? Have Stephen Piscotty, Nick Williams, Raimel Tapia and Yasmani Tomas waiting in the wings.
(Drew from Rockford, IL)
I would have Arcia over Yasmani, but the OFers you have coming through are all making a big push this year. He's on the fringe for me. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Alex Reyes, Stephen Piscotty, and Reese McGuire for me in a dynasty?
(Justin Verlander from Rock City)
Yes, I would. Reyes is years away, Piscotty is nice but replaceable and McGuire is a better MLB prospect than a fantasy one. If I'm giving up Verlander, I actually want more than this. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)It begins to look conceivable -- not certain, but possible -- that Stephen Piscotty will be called up to St. Louis before Taveras. What's happened? Has Oscar's star dimmed, or is Piscotty another of those "where-did-that-come-from" stories that the Cardinals have had so many of recently?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Don't read too much into who gets called up first. Other than being sort-of injury prone, nothing has dimmed about Taveras. Piscotty has come on strong, but many times its about the other factors at work. Perhaps the Cardinals are more willing to call Piscotty up without consistent playing time than Taveras. Who knows? Taveras is still every bit the prospect he was a year ago today. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Stephen Piscotty does nothing, but hit and hit. And hit. Has his pro performance surprised you? What do you think is a reasonable expectation for a peak season?
(Jack from MO)
He has surprised me some so far. I thought he had a chance to be a solid player, but the more he performs and the more I hear from scouts that are watching him every day, he sounds more and more like an above-average guy that can really contribute to a championship level club. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Stephen Piscotty and Cameron Perkins. Other than the spelling of their names how do they differ? Statistically they appear to be the same guy.
(Free_AEC from South Jersey)
Piscotty is a far superior player in my mind. Much better feel for the game, better overall feel for hitting, and a better defender. I'd take him 10 times out of 10 and not even think about it very long. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Most future fantasy value (please rank): Tim Anderson, Raimel Tapia, Francisco Mejia, Stephen Piscotty, Franchy Cordero, Hunter Renfroe
(McClane from Nakatomi Plaza)
Tapia, Mejia, Piscotty, Cordero, Anderson, Renfroe but that's not the order I'd draft them in (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Stephen Piscotty appears to have impressed the Cardinals this spring. How can the Cardinals find room for both Taveras and Piscotty on the major league roster?
(Jim from St Louis)
They probably don't have room for either. That's how incredibly stacked that organization is. I blame Mort. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is Stephen Piscotty's fantasy ceiling?
(MRubio52 from Chicago)
Essentially, Allen Craig but with less power. How the Cardinals keep finding/developing these guys is just incredible. I blame Mort. (Bret Sayre)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Stephen Piscotty?
(Ryan from New Orleans)
Seems to be another in the line of flat-out quality hitters, although this one wasn't drafted super-late like Carp, Craig, and Adams. He doesn't have a carrying fantasy tool, but rather appears to be a guy who can do a bit of everything. Not sure where's going to play, though. (Paul Sporer)
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Stephen Piscotty?
(Nick from St. Louis)
He reminds be of biscotti. Looks like his gap power is starting to push out to HR power. It's too bad he didn't stick in the infield but he seems to be on track to develop enough power to fit in a corner outfield. Of course the Cardinals will probably convert him to a second baseman and leave us all in the dust as usual. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Stephen Piscotty? Obviously Taveras is the first OF called up. Do we see Piscotty this season?
(Sam from STL)
Piscotty could be ready by this season, but it may be a bit of a rush and seems unnecessary. Half of the Cardinals major league roster can play the outfield if need be. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Stephen Piscotty - enough power upside to handle corner OF or 4th OF with plus hit tool?
(Fredbird from STL)
I'm not high on Piscotty, especially given the depth of the Cardinals' organization. I don't think he develops the power to crack that starting outfield. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Stephen Piscotty did not make your top 10 for the Cards, but they've had some great success with modest ceiling college players. Do you think he has a reasonable shot to be anything more than a solid regular?
(Jeff from Houston)
I don't. It might be a stretch to assume he hits the ceiling of a solid-regular. I'd put his ceiling a little below that. (Jason Parks)


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