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Bio

DOB: 1/14/1991 (25 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Pleasanton, California
Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Stephen Piscotty grew up in Pleasanton, California, a city about 25
miles outside of Oakland. From a young age, Stephen starting attending
Stanford baseball games. After college, he was drafted by the Los
Angeles Dodgers in the 45th round of the 2009 MLB draft, however,
Stephen knew that his heart was set on Stanford, so he turned down
the professional offer and decided to go to college. In 172 career games
at Stanford, Stephen batted .340 with 132 RBIs and 43 doubles. After
three seasons as one of the better players in the Pac-12 conference,
Stephen entered the 2012 MLB draft and was drafted 36th overall by the
St. Louis Cardinals. Three years after he was drafted, instead of
spending the off season to train and prepare for an inevitable call up to
the Major Leagues, Stephen decided to go back to Stanford to complete
his degree in atmosphere and energy engineering.

Player Profile

Position: Right Field/First Base
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Statistics: .305/.359/.853

The 2015 season was Stephen’s first at the Major League level. With a
relatively small sample size, Stephen has showed remarkable
potential to be a consistent hitter for the Cardinals. He has a short
and compact swing; however, he lacks the power that most
corner outfielders have at the plate. Stephen has a remarkably
strong arm, which was evident when his fastball was clocked at 93
MPH. Among players with more than 200 at-bats for the
Cardinals, Stephen led the team with a .305 average. He finished
6th in the NL Rookie of the Year voting and was named the
organization’s minor league player of the year.