Stephen Piscotty, Outfield, St. Louis Cardinals, #55
Date of Birth: 1/14/1991
Birthplace: Pleasanton, California
College: Stanford University
Stephen Piscotty, outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, was first drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009 but he opted instead to attend Stanford University. That proved to be a wise decision because he was a top player at Stanford, finishing with a .340 batting average. He was drafted by the Cardinals in 2012.
Piscotty played in the Cardinals' minor league system from 2012 through half of 2015. In 390 games, he batted .288 with 419 hits, 101 doubles, 196 RBIs, and 194 strikeouts to 144 walks. Defensively, as a right fielder, he made 572 putouts and 8 errors in 282 games.
Piscotty joined the Cardinals for 63 games in 2015. He hit his first major league home run on August 16th. He had 71 hits, including 15 doubles, 4 triples, and 7 home runs, 39 RBIs, and a .305 batting average. Defensively, he played 11 games at first base, 55 games in left field, 1 game in center field, and 15 games in right field. In the postseason, he had 6 hits, including a double and 3 home runs, and 6 RBIs in 16 at-bats in 4 games.
In 2016, his first full season in the major leagues, Piscotty batted .273 in 153 games with the Cardinals. He finished the season with 159 hits, 35 doubles, 22 home runs, and 85 RBIs. Defensively, as the Cardinals' right fielder in 146 games, he made 256 putouts and 4 errors.
Career batting statistics for Piscotty through 2016 include:
- 216 games played
- 230 hits
- 50 doubles
- 124 RBIs
- 189 strikeouts to 71 walks
- .282 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Piscotty in right field through 2016 include:
- 161 games played
- 274 putouts
- 4 errors
- .986 fielding percentage
Piscotty earned a B.A. in engineering at Stanford in 2015.