Buy or Sell: St. Louis Cardinals Early Season Performances

Paul Goldschmidt (46) celebrates with third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) after the Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Paul Goldschmidt (46) celebrates with third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) after the Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 16: Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals up to bat against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on April 16, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 16: Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals up to bat against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on April 16, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

Tommy Edman

2022 Stats: .313/.400/.563, 3 HR, 1 2B, 8 RBI, 1 SB, 7 SO, 1.0 WAR

Verdict: Sell

Tommy Edman has gotten off to a hot start for the Redbirds, rebounding from a poor spring to be one of the best hitters on the club so far this season.

Despite this incredible start, Cardinal fans should expect Edman’s numbers shift across the board to be more around his career averages. Expect to see Edman slash closer to .275/.350/.490 and have an uptick in doubles and stolen bases while seeing his home runs and RBIs drop.

Edman has proven so far this season that he deserves a role in the every day lineup and can be a great contributor to the winning club, but to expect his stats to remain this incredible would be a huge stretch for the Cardinal second baseman. Expect him to continue to provide elite defensive at second base for the time being, and potentially shift his way over to short stop if Nolan Gorman receives a promotion in the near future.

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