Hopes For The Offseason: Ed Easley
Note: Hopes for the Offseason will be a series of posts regarding my hopes for players on the current St. Louis Cardinals’ 40-man roster.
Ed Easley was added to the 40-man roster on Monday, just in time!
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The 28-year-old is an Olive Branch High School in Mississippi, located just south of Memphis. He’s also a graduate of Mississippi State University. Easley was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round (61st overall pick) of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mississippi State.
Easley has spent the last seven seasons at various levels of the minor leagues, including last season in Triple-A Memphis.
He’s listed on the roster as a catcher. Baseball-Reference adds that he can play first base. Could he be a back up to Matt Adams, maybe so! But it would more than likely be near the end of the season.
Here are his numbers while at Triple A Memphis:
My only hope for his offseason is for him to keep improving so he can make it to the majors. The Cardinals don’t need a back up back up catcher. A back-up first baseman? Yes. Only time and a good spring training will tell!
Good luck Ed!