What Nationality Is Stephen Piscotty?

Stephen Edward Piscotty was born on January 14, 1991, he is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).

He previously played for the St. Louis Cardinals. He played college baseball for Stanford and was the St. Louis Cardinals’ first-round selection in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

He made his major league debut on July 21, 2015, and was the Cardinals’ organization Player of the Year that season. The Cardinals traded him to the Athletics after the 2017 season.

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Piscotty in the first round, with the 36th overall selection, of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft and signed him on June 16 with a $1.4 million bonus.

After playing in the infield for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League in 2012, the Cardinals moved him to the outfield before the 2013 season.

Piscotty hit two grand slams in 2020, the first of which gave the Athletics a 5–1 walk-off win against the Texas Rangers on August 4. The second was hit 10 days later against the San Francisco Giants to tie the game in the ninth inning, in which the A’s began trailing 7–2.

It was the first grand slam hit at Oracle Park in the ninth inning or later, as well as the 50th grand slam at that venue. He finished the season hitting .226 with 5 home runs and 29 RBI.

On August 27, 2021, Piscotty underwent season-ending surgery on a lingering wrist injury. In 72 games for Oakland, Piscotty slashed .220/.282/.353 with 5 home runs and 16 RBI.