Christopher Edwin Duncan...in 1999, graduated from Canyon del Oro (AZ) High.2009Hit just .227 and played in just 87 games in 11th and final season with the Cardinals organization...started strong,
hitting .304 with 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 14 RBI in 22 April contests...hit just .199 with 12 extra-base hits in 65
games thereafter...last home run for the Cardinals came June 16 vs. DET...7 GWRBI tied for 4th among Cardinals...
went 4-for-12 with 2 walks in the pinch for STL...was dealt to BOS on July 22.2008His season ended in late July and he eventually underwent surgery on 8/4 to repair a herniated disc in his neck.
... Had 3 hits 4/12 at SF (triple shy of cycle) & had the GWRBI with 2-out hit in the 10th.
... His 2 errors 5/5 at COL were his first since 6/20/07.
... Enjoyed 3-hit game with 2 RBI on 7/13 at PIT and had 2 hits on 7/12 vs. Pirates.
... Hit game-tying 2-run pinch HR 7/2 vs. NY, his 6th career pinch-HR. He's T2nd on the team's all-time PH-HR list.
... Had a season high 7 game hit streak ( .333 BA, 2 HR) from 6/27-7/3.
... He made 40 starts in LF, 15 at first base, one in RF and one as the DH.
... Spent seven games on option to Memphis (AAA) from 5/30-6/10.
... The Cards are 21-6 (.778 win pct.) in games he's homered in over the past two years.
... He underwent cervical disc replacement surgery on 8/4 by Dr. Daniel Riew and missed the remainder of the season.2007Finished 2nd on the team in HR's (21) and RBI (70) during injury-shortened sophomore campaign. The Cardinals were 16-5 in
games that he HRed in and of his 70 RBI, 25 came with 2-outs (36%) - 2nd on team.
Underwent surgery for bilateral sports hernia on 9/20 that ended his season.
He joined Albert Pujols as the only Cardinals to begin their careers with consecutive 20-homer seasons.
Made just two errors, had five OF assists and nine defensive gems in 105 games in the outfield. His last error was 6/20 vs. KC.
Hit GWing, PH-HR on 4/11 at PIT in his first pinch appearance on the season.
Collected a career-high four hits 4/15 vs. MIL, including his 3rd HR of the season.
Had a 7-game hit streak 4/20-27 (.360 BA) and hit one of Cardinals 4 home runs on 4/22 at CHI.
Hit five HR's in May including homering in 3-straight games 5/20-23: a solo HR to center 5/20 at DET, a 3-run blast 5/22 and a
two-run shot 5/23.
Missed series at COL & HOU (seven games) with bursitis and an infection in his left knee.
Had PH grand slam on 6/16 at OAK, his first career slam and fifth career PH-HR...it was Cards first slam of 2007 & first pinch
hit slam since Bobby Bonilla (6/15/01 at CWS).
Homered with three hits and three RBI on 7/21 at ATL, the same day his brother, Shelley, hit his first home run for NYY.
Hit his 2nd career grand slam 7/26 vs. CHI, giving him his 2nd-straight 20-HR season.
Finished among NL leaders in July batting (.348), HRs (6) & RBI (21).
Hit 3-run HR on 8/28 at HOU and had two singles to drive in 4 runs. It was his 1st HR in a month (7/26 vs. CHI) - 28 games
(15 starts) & 67 ABs.2006Named Cardinals Hamilton Jewelers Rookie of the Year in balloting by St. Louis media and broadcasters...Spent much of the season with the Major League club after beginning the year with Memphis (AAA)...Made two trips between Triple-A and St. Louis (5/21-27 & 6/4-22) before landing with the big-league club for good on July 3...HR on final day of regular season gave him 22 home runs, which ranks 2nd on the STL single-season rookies home run list
behind A. Pujols (37 in 2001)...His 19 post All-Star break homers established a new club rookie record, surpassing A. Pujols, who had 16 in 2001...Ranked 4th among NL rookies with 22 HRs & was in top 5 in NL rookies BA at .293...Averaged one HR per 12.7 at-bats, best ratio among M.L. rookies with at least 100 at-bats...Was voted NL Rookie of the Month for August (.361 BA, 9 HR, 14 RBI, .747 slg. pct.)...Hit safely in 28 of last 38 starts (.301, 44-146) with 12 multi-hit games...Had a .271 (49-181) batting mark with 7 HR's and 31 RBI in 52 games at Triple-A...Snapped 0-for-14 skid with base hit 9/30 vs. MIL...Homered ed for 2nd-straight game on 9/23 at HOU (#20) and homered twice on 9/15 vs. SF, his 2nd 2-HR game of the year...Belted 3rd career pinch HR on 8/31 vs. FLA, his 2nd of the season (also 6/5 vs. CIN)...Ended a career high 9-game hit streak (.531 BA) on 8/22 after being named NL co-Player of the Week on 8/21...Homered in all three games 8/18-20 at Wrigley Field, just the 4th Cardinal to ever do so. Tied game at 3-3 with HR #13 on
8/19 at CHI as he enjoyed his 5th-straight multi-hit game...Collected 3 hits for a 3rd-straight game 8/17 vs. CIN. Picked up 3 hits including a 2-run HR 8/15 vs. CIN...Collected 1st career multi-HR game 8/10 at CIN, both solo shots. Led the offense on 8/7-13 road trip (9-21, .429, 3HR)...Had two hits including his 2nd triple of the year 7/30 at Cubs and in four game series at Chicago hit at a .462 clip (6-13)...Had 2-run single 7/23 & HRed (#6) for 2nd-straight game 7/22 at LA, his 3rd HR vs. LA. Hit 431' HR on 7/21 at LA for 3rd
GWRBI...Recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to 7/3 game and had a hit in all 3 games at ATL (7/3-5). Had a PH single and scored the
tying run in the 9th on 7/8 at HOU...Was recalled prior to 5/21 game (An. Reyes optioned) and went 1-for-2 with a HR in his first Major League start (DH)...Saw his first career postseason action and appeared in 10 games, including three starts in the World Series (RF-2, DH-1)...served
as DH in Game 1 of WS at DET and his RBI double in the 3rd inning proved to be the GWRBI...hit solo pinch homer in the 6th
inning of NLCS Game 5 vs. Mets, just the 2nd ever pinch homer in LCS play by a Cardinal...singled & scored in his first career
playoff game (Game 1 of DS vs. SD) and walked twice in Game 3 of DS.2005A September recall from Memphis (AAA), rookie first baseman made his Major League debut on 9/10 vs. NY Mets ... Collected first M.L. hit with a two-run double in the 9th on 9/24 at MIL against lefty D. Eveland ... Hit his first career homer on 10/2 vs. CIN in regular season finale at Busch Stadium, a solo shot off Brandon Claussen that
followed a Reggie Sanders homer ... His home run proved to be game-winning RBI in team's 7-5 win and the last regular season home run hit in the old Busch Stadium ... Batted .264 with team-high 21 home runs and 73 RBI at Memphis ... Started 104 games at first base and 19 in the outfield for the Redbirds ... Walked 64 times, one shy of career high 65 (2004) which was third-best in team's minor league organization ... His 73 RBI ranked 5th among St. Louis minor leaguers and his 21 home runs third ... Had a season-high four hits on 6/7 vs. Iowa including two home runs and four RBI ... Also hit two home runs on 8/16 at
Oklahoma (2-for-3, 3 RBI) ... Batted .254 in 32 games for Mazatlan in the Mexican Winter League following the season.2004Was named the Cardinals eighth-best prospect by
Baseball America after the 2004 season...his 16 home runs ranked seventh among Cardinals minor leaguers and his 65
RBI were eighth...his .393 on-base pct. was third in the Southern League and seventh in the Cardinal system...patience paid off at
the plate where he walked a career-high 64 times for second-best
among St. Louis minor league players...particpated in the Arizona
Fall League and batted .244 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 25 games.2003Spent the majority of the year at Palm Beach (A) but got his first taste of Double-A with his final 10 games at Tennessee...played his first pro ball in the outfield with five starts in right field
at Tenn...best month came with a .311 (32-103) mark in July.2002Helped Peoria to the Midwest League Championship
with his second-straight season of 75 RBI...his 132 hits and RBI total tied-sixth in the team's minor league system...his 16 home runs were tied-seventh among St. Louis minor leaguers.2001Began the year at Potomac before joining the Peoria club in June...hit .324 in June and .325 in August with Peoria and .306 overall...his 121 hits between the two clubs ranked eighth
among Cards minor leaguers and his 29 doubles were fifth...the combined 16 home runs ranked third in the team's minor league organization and 75 RBI were second...stole 17 bases (T-eighth).2000Ranked fifth in the Midwest League with 34 doubles, which was second in the Cardinals organization...along with 85 games at first base was used as a DH in 34 games...batted at a
.300 clip in June with nine doubles, a home run and 16 RBI ...hit .290 and drove in 25 with runners in scoring position and two outs.1999After selection between the first and second round of June draft, reported to Johnson City where he played 53 games at first base.