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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2016 12:39 pm
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Aledmys Diaz joined Albert Pujols as the only rookies in St. Louis Cardinalshistory with 30 hits in April.

The rookie notched a hit in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals, upping his average to .423 on the season, while increasing his OPS to 1.185.
Although Pujols had more than 20 at-bats on Diaz as a rookie, their April numbers are fairly similar.

PLAYER   AGE   G     AB    H     AVG/OBP/SLG
Pujols       21   24    92    34  .370/.431/.739

Diaz         25    22   70    30  .423/.453/.732

Despite his success in the majors so far, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has made a point of keeping Diaz in the ninth spot in the batting order, citing he wants to keep the pressure off his rookie.

In 22 games this season, Diaz has a knock in 17 of them.

Last edited on Sun May 1st, 2016 12:43 pm by lobo316