Stephen Piscotty entered the 2014 season a top-100 prospect. He started the season in Triple-A, with Memphis. The Redbirds' ballpark is relatively pitcher friendly for the Pacific Coast League. Piscotty rapped out 32 doubles and nine home runs in 556 plate appearances. Isolated Power (ISO) is a stat that excludes singles and measures only a player's extra-base hits on a rate basis. Piscotty's .118 ISO was underwhelming. So he made some tweaks to his swing during the offseason while working with his college coach at Stanford. The result with Memphis in 2015 was 11 dingers and 28 doubles in just 320 PAs and a .203 ISO.
Piscotty's power-infused batting line earned him a promotion to St. Louis, and he posted a good batting line initially—though without much power. That has changed over the last week. Piscotty cracked his first big-league home run and his second. Piscotty now has two homers, nine doubles, and a triple in 99 major-league PAs, which works out to a healthy .183 ISO.
Behold his first career homer:
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