On defense, he’s the leader in Defensive Runs Saved.
He can play multiple positions and provide Gold Glove caliber defense at any spot.
At the plate, he’s a catalyst for the Cards.
He gets on base and can even pop a home run or two on occasion.
So, it’ll be interesting to see if he gets a chance to be an All-Star this year.
One Cardinals fan on Twitter makes a strong case for Edman to be named to the National League All-Star team.
I would hate to see Tommy Edman miss the all-star game. The man is second in the entire league in WAR (4.5) and has been consistent for us all year both offensively and defensively….. he’s more than deserving. #STLCards
— Cards Convo ™ (@CardinalsConvo) July 1, 2022
It would be a shame if Edman doesn’t make it to the All-Star Game.
He really deserves it.
He’s second in all of baseball with a 4.5 WAR.
That should count for something.
Edman is a criminally underrated star.
He certainly deserves a shot to showcase his talents in front of the entire baseball world in Los Angeles.
This is guy who can do a little bit of everything.
He can hit for average, steal bases, occasionally hit for power, and make great plays on defense.
He’s also got a decent throwing arm.
In a sense, he’s practically a five-tool player.
He’s somebody you don’t want to have on first base while you’re pitching.
He’s a threat to steal every time and he knows what it takes to come through in the clutch.
He’s been able to do that so many times and is a valuable part of this Cardinals team.
He’s one of the keys to them being so dominant on defense.
We’ll see if he ends up getting the call to the All-Star Game.