Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:48:17 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jason Heyward hasn't been mentioned in a platoon in right field, even though he's hit just .210 with a .293 on-base percentage and .325 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers in 283 plate appearances in the last two seasons. The Cardinals think he can turns things around and be successful against lefties. OFs Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos will likely have to wait their turn for playing time, since OF Jon Jay has been very successful against left-handers in his career.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward presents an excellent buying opportunity in fantasy drafts this year, especially since he's moving to a much better lineup in St. Louis. The fact that he won't be in a platoon situation makes him an even better purchase. Grichuk is likely to see more playing time than Bourjos this year if Jay or Heyward falter, but he's probably not worth anything more than a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:06:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is batting second and playing right field Friday, Oct. 3, in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:52:19 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Pete Kozma and OF Randal Grichuk are on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:46:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (head) and OF Oscar Taveras are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2. 2B Daniel Descalso is starting at second and hitting seventh, while OF Randal Grichuk is batting second and starting in right field.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:54:24 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk was recalled from Triple-A Memphis Tuesday, Aug. 26. In a corresponding move, OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:42:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is likely to be called up from Triple-A Memphis to replace OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) on the roster.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:05:55 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals minor-league OF Randal Grichuk was skipped for promotion in favor of OF Shane Robinson because manager Mike Matheny said Friday, Aug. 1, that Grichuk needs to "keep playing" regularly.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:45:25 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of RP Nick Greenwood from Triple-A Memphis and optioned OF Randal Grichuk to Memphis.
Fri, 30 May 2014 13:40:45 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is hitting second Friday, May 30, against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner. 1B Matt Adams is sitting, and Allen Craig is taking his spot.
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk may be a temporary fixture against southpaws; St. Louis needs to jump-start this lineup somehow, and they'll have DH at-bats coming up in the next few weeks. He's a deep-mixed asset to which you can give a trial add. Oscar Taveras doesn't have an everyday spot yet, which, along with the Super Two status, may delay his arrival.
Fri, 30 May 2014 11:44:17 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled OF Randal Grichuk from the minors Friday, May 30, and optioned OF Shane Robinson in a corresponding move.