Began the season on the Opening Day roster and played in a team high 153 games, making 136 starts in right field and nine starts in centerfield...Was selected as the Cardinals nominee for the Hank Aaron Award which is given annually to the top hitter in each league...Chosen as the Cardinals representative for the MLBPAA "Heart and Hustle" Award...Led the Cardinals with 153 games, 582 at-bats, 86 runs scored, 85 RBI, 10 game-winning RBI, 266 total bases and 12 hit by pitch. Tied for the team lead with seven stolen bases...Ranked 2nd (Prado, MIA, .368) in the National League with a .363 batting average with runners in scoring position...Hit two grand slams during the season, the first off Max Scherzer at WSH (5/27) and the second off Blaine Boyer vs. MIL (7/3). Batted .455 (5-11) with bases loaded in 2016 and was one of 17 players with multiple grand slams...Matched his career-high with four hits twice (4/27 at ARI & 5/8 vs. PIT)...Established single-game highs with three runs (4/25 at ARI, 5/7 vs. PIT and 5/12 at LAA)...Had a nine-game hitting streak (9/3-11) batting .379 (11-29) during the streak...Batted .346 (36-104) during the month of May, ranking 10th in the National League in average and 6th in the N.L. with 36 hits...Hit a pair of doubles three different games (4/11 vs. MIL, 5/19 vs. COL & 6/12 at PIT)...Smashed a go-ahead three-run home run in the 8th inning at CHI (8/14) on Sunday Night Baseball to give the Cardinals a 4-3 lead and an eventual 6-4 win...10 of his 29 career home runs have tied the game or given the Cardinals the lead...His .481 BA (13-27) vs. Arizona was the highest among all MLB opposing players...Hit 13 of his 22 home runs at Busch Stadium, tied with Brandon Moss for the most in 2016. Also led with 49 RBI, 86 hits and 41 runs scored at Busch Stadium...Had 37 two-out RBI, leading the team and ranking 6th in the National League.
Rookie outfielder was purchased on 7/21 from Memphis (AAA) and started that night in left field at CWS, collecting his 1st Major League hit…Finished out the season playing in 63 of the team's final 70 games after his purchase…Received recognition in the 2015 National League Rookie of the Year voting by the BBWAA…Named the organization's Minor League Player of the Year…Was co-Rookie of the Year selection by St. Louis BBWAA along with teammate Randal Grichuk…Had hits in 47 of his 62 games with an at-bat with 18 multi-hit games…Collected 26 extra-base hits, ranking T16th in the National League among rookie players…Batted .305 (71-233), T22nd-best average in the N.L. post All-Star break…Batted .393 (24-61) in RISP situations, the 2nd-highest average on the team, with 29 RBI…Had 7 GWRBI, T4th-most on the team and T6th among N.L. rookies. His 9 go-ahead RBI were T10th among N.L. rookies…23 of his 39 RBI came with 2-outs, T2nd most (Peralta) on the team behind Wong (25)…Was knocked unconscious in a violent collision with outfielder Peter Bourjos in left-centerfield on 9/28 at PIT. Was carted off the field and remained overnight in hospital for observation. Suffered head contusion/concussion and missed 3 games (5 days) before returning to the lineup…Hit safely in his first 10 games started (.412), the longest such streak for a St. Louis rookie since John Rodriguez (2005)…His sac fly on 7/25 vs. ATL was his 1st MLB RBI and the game-winning RBI in a 1-0 win….Collected hits in 12-straight games 8/23-9/5 (.412, 21-51), matching M. Carpenter for a team season high and it was thelongest by a STL rookie since Jon Jay (2010). Had 3-2B, 2-3B, 2-HR and 13-RBI during his streak…Hit his first Major League home run on 8/16 vs. MIA off Chris Narveson…Had his 1st career 2-homer game (also tripled) on 8/23 at SD with a career high 5 RBI…Had a career high 4 hits on 8/29 at SF, reaching base in all 5 PA's (BB, 3-1B, 3B)…At Memphis batted .272 (87-310) with 11 home runs and 41 RBI in 87 games…Hit 2nd in half of his Triple-A starts and batted .311 with 13 doubles from that spot…Had hits in 10-straight games 5/24-6/2 (16-43, .372); six of those were 2-hit games including his last 5 games during the streak…Batted .313 (30-96) in June and .298 (14-47) in July before his call-up….Had 10 hits (28 ABs) and hit .357 when batting with RISP and 2 outs at Memphis…Named the 7th-best prospect in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America.
Played in 112 games between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA) compiling a .295 BA with 15 HR's and 59 RBI...Named to the Florida State League All-Star South Squad, batting .286 with 7 HR and 28 prior to the All-Star Break...Was the starting right fielder playing the entire game and went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the 5th inning...Tallied three multi-home run games (4/7 at Charlotte; 5/10 at St. Lucie; 6/18 at Fort Myers)...Hit safely in 77 of 112 games on the season with 35 multi-hit games, 13 of which were three-hit games...Played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and made the AFL All-Prospects team batting .371 with 1 HR and 18 RBI while successful in 7-of-9 stolen base attempts. Finished season on a 12-game hitting streak (.408, 20-49)...Was named Arizona Fall League Player of the Week Oct. 15-22, batting .364 (8-22) with 3 RBI and six runs scored...Hit safely in 19-of-23 AFL games, recorded an RBI in 14-of-23 games and scored a run in 15-of-23 games...Was tied for league lead with three triples and ranked among the league leaders in batting (.371, 4th), hits (33, T2nd), runs (20, 3rd), games (23, T4th), at-bats (89, 5th). Led Salt River with a .936 on base+slugging percentage...Named as the No. 4 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America. Rated as the "Best Outfield Arm" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.