St. Louis Cardinals: Quarter-Season Awards
Most Valuable Player: Stephen Piscotty
Stephen Piscotty is the Cardinals’ 2016 Most Valuable Player to this point in the season. If you disagree, to be fair, Yadier Molina and Aledmys Diaz are already mentioned in this list, and Stephen Piscotty is just as good of a choice as either of those two.
So far this season Stephen Piscotty has been one of the most solid and consistent players on the Cardinals’ squad. With a line of .307/.369/.484, Piscotty has held his own in the batting order and brought a threat to the plate each time. Though the power numbers have been down this far in the month of May, Piscotty has hit .323 and been on base at a rate of .373.
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Stephen Piscotty has not only held his own at the plate, but has done an outstanding job holding down the left field position. One example of his range in the outfield was the diving play he recently made across the foul line, robbing Maikel Franco of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Though the decision of Stephen Piscotty as the team MVP may be a controversial one, it is good that the Cardinals have at least three players on the roster that can be consider the “most valuable”. Will Piscotty win the MLB’s MVP award? Probably not, but he does have a great chance to contribute to a team that could be a solid competitor all season long.
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