Dylan Carlson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/23/1998 (23)
Dylan Carlson Season Stats
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Dylan Carlson News
The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Tyler O'Neill (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain on Saturday and activated outfielder Dylan Carlson (thumb) from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Right-hander Dakota Hudson will serve as the team's 29th player for their doubleheader Saturday. O'Neill injured his leg attempting to steal a base on Friday night and will miss at least the next 10 days of action. The Cards are optimistic that his injury isn't very serious. With the 27-year-old on the shelf, Carlson should serve as the team's everyday center fielder. O'Neill has hit a disappointing .228, but he also has 14 home runs, 58 RBI, 56 runs scored and 14 stolen bases on the year in 383 plate appearances and 96 games.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson (thumb) began his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday night by going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Carlson started the game in center field and played eight innings in the contest. He's been out of the Cardinals lineup since early September with a left thumb sprain, but he's getting closer to a return to the big leagues, and he could be activated from the injured list early next week. The 23-year-old should return to an everyday role in St. Louis' lineup when the team deems he's ready to return. In 383 at-bats this year, Carlson has hit .240/.316/.386 with eight home runs, 39 RBI, 48 runs scored and five stolen bases across 112 games in his third big-league season.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Dylan Carlson (thumb) on the 10-day injured list with a left thumb sprain on Wednesday and selected the contract of outfielder Alec Burleson from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. The Cardinals also designated outfielder Conner Capel for assignment to clear room for Burleson. Carlson hasn't been playing every day in the second half of the season, so those still clinging onto him in deeper leagues can probably drop him at this point. He's currently hitting .240/.316/.386 with eight homers, 39 RBI, 48 runs and five steals in 383 at-bats on the season. Burleson is the team's No. 5 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, but it remains to be seen how much he'll play over Corey Dickerson, Tyler O'Neill and Lars Nootbaar with Carlson sidelined.
St. Louis Cardinals top prospectDylan Carlson looks set to start the 2021 season with the Major League team after making his MLB debut in 2020. Carlson didn't get called up until mid-August and only saw action in 35 games for the Cardinals, hitting .200/.252/.364 with three homers and a stolen base. But Carlson did improve as the season went on and he had a .611 slugging percentage over the final two weeks of the season. Considered a good all-around hitter with above-average power potential, he displayed those tools in 2019 across Double-A and Triple-A with 26 homers, 20 stolen bases and an impressive .292/.372/.542 slash line in 126 games.Carlson is a switch-hitter who plays good defense in all three outfield spots, so he should see plenty of playing time with most of it likely coming in right field. Although the Cardinals lineup does have some question marks, Carlson has the upside to be a five-category contributor in 2021, with 25 homers and 12 steals more than possible. He does only have a total of 198 plate appearances above Double-A and he's had a slow spring to date so growing pains are possible. However, Carlson in a great position to outperform his 168 ADP once he gets his bat going.