Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 6 days ago

Moss went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss' eighth blast of the year was the only run the Cardinals would score off Zach Greinke in a losing effort. Three of his 10 hits this month have left the yard, and despite a .218 batting average, he has a solid .482 slugging percentage in 110 at-bats this season.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 1 week ago

Moss is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With both Moss and Matt Adams on the bench against lefty Patrick Corbin, Matt Carpenter will jump across the diamond for his second start of the season at first base. Moss seems to have fallen out of favor with manager Mike Matheny due to a slow start to May -- Friday's absence is his sixth in eight games.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 1 week ago

Moss is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

An 0-for-4 showing Wednesday lowered Moss' average for the month of May to .190 (8-for-42). He'll head back the bench Thursday, marking his fifth absence from the lineup in the team's last seven games. Manager Mike Matheny seems content riding the hotter hand of Matt Adams (.281 average in May) at first base against right-handers for now.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 2 weeks ago

Moss is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss has split time at first base with Matt Adams as of late, and manager Mike Matheny decided to go with the latter for Tuesday's contest. Moss' batting average has dropped to .222 thanks to garnering only eight hits over the past two weeks, but his role shouldn't be in danger as long as he keeps up his .791 OPS.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 2 weeks ago

Moss is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is Moss' second straight absence, both coming against opposing right-handed starters. There has been no word of an injury to Moss, so perhaps manager Mike Matheny just decided to reward Matt Adams for his 3-for-6 effort Thursday.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 2 weeks ago

Moss is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss had gotten the start at first base in five of the Cardinals' last six games, but Matt Adams will get his turn in the order for Thursday's contest. The veteran utility man has clubbed seven home runs this year but he's striking out at a 31.8 percent clip thus far on the season.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 3 weeks ago

Moss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The home run was Moss' team-leading seventh this season, two more than Aledmys Diaz and Jeremy Hazelbaker. Moss is still batting .234, and with a strikeout rate now north of 30 percent, it's hard to expect much improvement in that department. Further, he will continue to lose out on occasional starts to Matt Adams, but Moss' power and spot in the heart of the Cardinals' order should keep him relevant in most formats.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 3 weeks ago

Moss is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss and Matt Adams have been splitting time at first base fairly evenly, but in a rare move, Yadier Molina will garner the start at first base Wednesday. That being said, it's unlikely that Molina will get too many more starts at first base during the season, so Moss should be back in the lineup in the coming days.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 4 weeks ago

Moss went 1-for-4 Sunday, saving the Cardinals from being shut out with a ninth inning solo home run in a 6-1 loss to the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The homer was his sixth of the season, and while Moss' .227/.325/.545 slash line isn't going to make anyone in St. Louis forget Albert Pujols, it's good enough to keep getting him regular at-bats in a lineup struggling to generate offense at the moment.

Brandon Moss 1B/LF/RF/DH STL 1 month ago

Moss is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss was deployed in right field for the first time this season Thursday, but he'll move back to the bench for Friday's matchup with the Nationals as the Cardinals start Stephen Piscotty in right. That said, Moss appears to have carved out a regular role in the Cardinals' lineup, having appeared in five of the last seven games before Friday's day off.