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Full Name: James Patrick Edmonds Primary Position: OF,CF
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/190 First Game: September 9, 1993
Birthdate: June 27, 1970 MLB Experience: 14 years
Birthplace: Fullerton, California
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Jim Edmonds (James Patrick Edmonds) was born on June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California. He made his Major League debut on September 9, 1993 for the California Angels. In 1994, his rookie year, he hit .273 with 5 home runs and 37 RBI. Edmonds played for the California Angels, Anaheim Angels and St. Louis Cardinals over the course of his 14 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Jim Edmonds's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2004, when he slugged 42 home runs, hit for a .301 average and knocked in 111 runs. However, others believe that it was 2000, when he slugged 42 home runs, hit for a .295 average and knocked in 108 runs.

Scouting Report

Offense

Edmonds is a classic guess hitter and is one of the streakiest players in the game. He is a very patient hitter, willing to take close pitches even with two strikes, earning a fair share of walks. Spread stance and uppercut swing make him a flyball hitter.

A high fastball above the strike zone is both his biggest weakness and his biggest strength. When locked in, he is able to get extension on the ball and either lift it for a home run or tomahawk it. When off, he will swing and miss with near 100% certainty to seemingly test whether he is hot. He swings and misses at it enough such that pitchers will throw it above his letters any time they get at it ahead, but he oftentimes decides to take it to get back into the count.

When he is on, he has power to all fields and is able to turn on any pitch. He is also able to adjust off of his initial guess. When he is not, strikeouts are plentiful as he is easily fooled with off speed stuff.

Sprays the ball all around on pop flies, tends to pull on the ground.

Defense

No longer has the speed to chase down balls, but gets nearly perfect jumps on every ball hit to compensate. Incredible over the shoulder ability in part because of a great ability to adjust to the ball. Above average arm power but very accurate, especially when charging in.

Most Known For

A defining moment of Edmonds' career came in the 2004 National League Championship Series, in which Edmonds hit an extra-inning home run to win Game 6 and made what is commonly referred to as "The Catch" to preserve a Game 7 win.


Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1993 CAL A 18 61 5 15 0 4 .246 .270 .344 4 1 2 16 0 0 0 1 1
1994 CAL A 94 289 35 79 5 37 .273 .343 .377 13 1 30 72 1 1 4 3 3
1995 CAL A 141 558 120 162 33 107 .290 .352 .536 30 4 51 130 5 1 1 4 10
1996 CAL A 114 431 73 131 27 66 .304 .375 .571 28 3 46 101 4 0 4 2 8
1997 ANA A 133 502 82 146 26 80 .291 .368 .500 27 0 60 80 4 0 5 5 8
1998 ANA A 154 599 115 184 25 91 .307 .368 .506 42 1 57 114 1 1 7 7 16
1999 ANA A 55 204 34 51 5 23 .250 .339 .426 17 2 28 45 0 0 5 0 3
2000 STL N 152 525 129 155 42 108 .295 .411 .583 25 0 103 167 6 1 10 3 5
2001 STL N 150 500 95 152 30 110 .304 .410 .564 38 1 93 136 4 1 5 12 8
2002 STL N 144 476 96 148 28 83 .311 .420 .561 31 2 86 134 8 0 4 14 9
2003 STL N 137 447 89 123 39 89 .275 .385 .617 32 2 77 127 4 1 1 6 11
2004 STL N 153 498 102 150 42 111 .301 .418 .643 38 3 101 150 5 0 8 12 4
2005 STL N 142 467 88 123 29 89 .263 .385 .533 37 1 91 139 4 1 5 10 6
2006 STL N 110 350 52 90 19 70 .257 .350 .471 18 0 53 101 0 0 4 7 11
2007 STL N 117 365 39 92 12 53 .252 .325 .403 15 2 41 75 0 2 0 2 9
Total NL 1105 3628 690 1033 241 713 .285 .393 .555 234 11 645 1029 31 6 37 66 63
Total AL 709 2644 464 768 121 408 .290 .359 .498 161 12 274 558 15 3 26 22 49
Total 1814 6272 1154 1801 362 1121 .287 .379 .531 395 23 919 1587 46 9 63 88 112

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1993 CAL A LF 1 1 9 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1993 CAL A OF 17 16 134.1 47 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1993 CAL A CF 1 1 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1993 CAL A RF 15 14 116.1 37 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1994 CAL A OF 77 54 512.2 145 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1994 CAL A RF 19 15 138.1 42 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1994 CAL A LF 59 36 347.1 90 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1994 CAL A CF 5 3 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1994 CAL A 1B 22 18 162.1 156 11 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 CAL A CF 139 136 1190.1 402 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .998
1995 CAL A OF 139 136 1190.1 401 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .998
1996 CAL A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1996 CAL A OF 111 105 922.2 280 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .997
1996 CAL A CF 111 105 922.2 278 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1997 ANA A 1B 11 10 84.2 84 7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1997 ANA A OF 115 111 967 312 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1997 ANA A DH 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 ANA A CF 115 111 967 312 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1998 ANA A CF 153 150 1312.2 393 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1998 ANA A OF 153 150 1312.2 392 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1999 ANA A DH 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 ANA A OF 42 42 375.2 119 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1999 ANA A 1B 2 2 18 19 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 ANA A CF 42 42 375.2 119 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2000 STL N CF 146 138 1210.2 353 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2000 STL N 1B 6 6 42 40 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2000 STL N OF 146 138 1210.2 353 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2001 STL N CF 147 140 1214.2 311 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .982
2001 STL N 1B 2 2 14 14 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 STL N OF 147 140 1214.2 311 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .982
2002 STL N CF 139 132 1160 347 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2002 STL N OF 139 132 1160 347 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2003 STL N DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 STL N OF 129 118 1023.1 335 12 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2003 STL N LF 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 STL N CF 128 118 1017.1 334 12 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2004 STL N OF 146 141 1241.2 314 11 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2004 STL N 1B 1 1 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 STL N CF 146 141 1241.2 314 11 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2004 STL N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 STL N OF 139 132 1153.1 318 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2005 STL N CF 139 132 1153.1 318 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2006 STL N OF 99 92 792.1 223 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2006 STL N CF 99 92 792.1 223 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2006 STL N 1B 6 4 40.2 43 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 STL N OF 103 99 828.1 244 8 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2007 STL N CF 103 99 828.1 244 8 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2007 STL N 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 51 43 370.2 365 28 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 61 37 362.1 95 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total CF 1613 1540 13422.2 3966 110 47 27 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total OF 1702 1606 14039.2 4141 123 51 29 0 0 0 0 0 .988
Total DH 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 34 29 254.2 79 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .978

Transactions

  • Selected by California Angels in the 7th round of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1988 - signed June 21, 1988).
  • Traded by Anaheim Angels to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Kent Bottenfield and Adam Kennedy (March 23, 2000).

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