The St. Louis Cardinals and outfielder Stephen Piscotty have agreed to a six-year extension, worth $33.5 million. Jon Morosi of MLB Network was the first to report that both sides were progressing towards an extension earlier today.
Piscotty, 26, was not expected to become a free agent until after the 2021 season. This is a great deal for the Cardinals because Piscotty is one of the top young outfielders in the big leagues.
Piscotty only has two years of MLB experience. He was once a top prospect in the minor leagues. Before making his major debut at 24 years old in 2015, Piscotty was ranked No. 57 on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Chart.
Piscotty owns a career .282/.349/.467 slash line, while earning 231 hits, with 29 career HRs and 124 RBIs. In his big breakout season last year, Piscotty had a slash line of .273/.343/.457, while collecting 159 hits, 35 doubles, 22 HRs, and 85 RBIs in 582 at bats.
*career stats include the 2017 season