Dylan Carlson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/23/1998 (25)
Dylan Carlson Season Stats
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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson (ankle), who had season-ending left-ankle surgery last year, is expected to run the bases on Wednesday in addition to hitting in live batting practice and taking fly balls. Manager Oliver Marmol described Carlson's base-running as "checking the final box." The 25-year-old left-handed hitter probably won't play right away when the Grapefruit League scheduled kicks off this weekend, but barring a setback this spring, he should be ready to go for Opening Day at the end of March. A former top prospect, Carlson has hit just .230/.316/.364 in the last two seasons and now enters the 2024 campaign as the team's fourth outfielder. He should bounce back this year with better health, but playing time isn't going to be easy to come by.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson (ankle) is limited with his running in spring training. It doesn't come as a big surprise, even though he was cleared to do running in December, as Carlson had left-ankle surgery in September. The Cardinals play to ease the 25-year-old switch hitter in at camp, although he's expected to be ready by Opening Day. Carlson's fantasy stock is down considerably after a tough 2023 season that saw him hit only .219/.318/.333 with five home runs, eight doubles, a triple, 27 RBI, three stolen bases and 27 runs scored in 76 games played. The former top prospect figures to bounce back in 2024 with better healthy, but he'll have to earn regular playing time in St. Louis' outfield. Because he's currently projected as the club's fourth outfielder, Carlson is outside of RotoBaller's top-100 outfield ranks.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson is being eyed by the Toronto Blue Jays as the club looks to add a bat to their lineup ahead of the 2024 season. Carlson joins Jorge Soler and Eugenio Suarez as names being tied to the Blue Jays so far this offseason while the Cardinals could very well use their glut of outfielders as trade chips to improve their beleaguered pitching staff. It was a down season for the 25-year-old in 2023 as Carlson hit just .219 with five home runs and three stolen bases in an injury-plagued 76 games while he finished the season on the 60-day injured list due to an ankle injury. He showed early promise, however, hitting .266 with 18 homers and a pair of steals in 149 games as a 22-year-old rookie in the 2021 campaign and has a roughly league-average bat in his first 388 career contests, as per his career 99 wRC+.
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.