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Edmundo Sosa

Edmundo Sosa

SS | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 170 | Age: 23
Panama City, Panama
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 10 8 2 2 0 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650
2 Seasons 13 10 3 2 0 0 1 .200 .385 .200 .585
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .250 0 0 1 .650
2 Seasons .200 0 0 1 .585

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 STL NL 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2019 STL NL 8 10 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 STL NL 3 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 11 3.67 .333 .000 1.000 .000 .000 0
2019 STL NL 10 2 2 0 0 .333 0 0 2 26 2.6 .200 .000 .500 .000 .000 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 35 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 60 | Overall: 45

The Cardinals signed Sosa for $425,000 out of Panama in 2012 as part of a talented international class that included Alex Reyes and Magneuris Sierra. All three players have since reached the Major Leagues, with Sosa being the last of the group to arrive when he made his debut at age 22 in September 2018. The promotion tied a bow on what was a breakout offensive campaign for Sosa, whose development had been slowed the previous two years due to injury.

While Sosa always has shown an ability to make consistent contact and hit to all fields, power was largely absent from his game until 2018, when he implemented a leg kick and proceeded to establish career highs with 12 homers and 30 doubles. Sosa's knack for putting the ball in play helps keep his strikeout totals in check but also nets him few walks, giving him fringy on-base skills overall. He has average speed but is well-below-average as a basestealer, evidenced by his 64 percent success rate in the Minors.

Sosa does have defensive value, however, with the hands and enough arm to play shortstop on a regular basis. He improved his positional versatility by adding second and third base to his resume in the Arizona Fall League, and he saw nearly equal time at the hot corner and keystone in 2018 in addition to his primary work at shortstop. While it all seemingly points to a career as a utility infielder for Sosa, an everyday role isn't totally out of the question, especially if he can build upon the progress he made in '18.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 11 1 0 0.0 84.4 48.3 .004 .006 .230 .233 .008 0.0 33.3 33.3
2019 26 6 0 0.0 83.1 -0.3 .315 .382 .315 .377 .394 50.0 20.0 10.0
ALL 37 7 0 0.0 83.2 6.6 .253 .307 .295 .344 .339 42.9 23.1 15.4
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/16/2019 St. Louis Cardinals activated SS Edmundo Sosa.
10/12/2019 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Aguilas Cibaenas.
10/03/2019 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned SS Edmundo Sosa to the minor leagues.
09/02/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled SS Edmundo Sosa from Memphis Redbirds.
07/20/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned SS Edmundo Sosa to Memphis Redbirds.
07/16/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Edmundo Sosa from Memphis Redbirds.
03/09/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned SS Edmundo Sosa to Memphis Redbirds.
09/23/2018 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Edmundo Sosa from Memphis Redbirds.
06/23/2018 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
04/04/2018 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Memphis Redbirds.
03/12/2018 St. Louis Cardinals optioned SS Edmundo Sosa to Memphis Redbirds.
10/02/2017 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Edmundo Sosa from Palm Beach Cardinals.
08/25/2017 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Springfield Cardinals.
08/15/2017 Springfield Cardinals sent SS Edmundo Sosa on a rehab assignment to GCL Cardinals.
06/18/2017 Springfield Cardinals placed SS Edmundo Sosa on the 7-day disabled list.
06/16/2017 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
06/01/2017 Palm Beach Cardinals placed SS Edmundo Sosa on the 7-day disabled list.
03/13/2017 St. Louis Cardinals optioned SS Edmundo Sosa to Palm Beach Cardinals.
11/18/2016 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of Edmundo Sosa from Palm Beach Cardinals.
10/02/2016 Palm Beach Cardinals activated SS Edmundo Sosa from the 7-day disabled list.
08/03/2016 Palm Beach Cardinals placed SS Edmundo Sosa on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 1, 2016.
07/22/2016 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Peoria Chiefs.
04/02/2016 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Peoria Chiefs from Johnson City Cardinals.
03/11/2016 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to St. Louis Cardinals.
06/22/2015 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to Johnson City Cardinals.
08/30/2014 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to State College Spikes from GCL Cardinals.
06/20/2014 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to GCL Cardinals.
06/01/2013 SS Edmundo Sosa assigned to DSL Cardinals.
07/02/2012 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent SS Edmundo Sosa to a minor league contract.