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Dylan Carlson

Dylan Carlson

OF | B/T: S/L | 6' 3" 205 | Age: 21
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 1, #33, St. Louis Cardinals) - Elk Grove (CA) HS
Elk Grove, CA USA
Popularity:
↑ 66%

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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 79 72 14 26 5 9 2 .361 .418 .681 1.098
Career Minors 1712 1478 256 385 47 194 38 .260 .350 .431 .781
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .361 5 9 2 1.098
Career Minors .260 47 194 38 .781

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 GCL Cardinals GCL ROK 50 201 183 30 46 13 3 3 22 16 52 4 2 1 .251 .313 .404 .718
2017 Peoria Chiefs MID A(Full) 115 451 383 63 92 18 1 7 42 52 116 6 6 9 .240 .342 .347 .690
2018 2 Teams Minors 112 498 423 68 104 22 3 11 62 62 88 8 3 7 .246 .348 .390 .738
2018 Peoria Chiefs MID A(Full) 13 57 47 5 11 3 0 2 9 10 10 2 0 0 .234 .368 .426 .794
2018 Palm Beach Cardinals FSL A(Adv) 99 441 376 63 93 19 3 9 53 52 78 6 3 7 .247 .345 .386 .731
2019 2 Teams Minors 126 562 489 95 143 28 8 26 68 58 116 20 8 8 .292 .372 .542 .914
2019 Springfield Cardinals TEX AA 108 483 417 81 117 24 6 21 59 52 98 18 7 7 .281 .364 .518 .882
2019 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA 18 79 72 14 26 4 2 5 9 6 18 2 1 1 .361 .418 .681 1.098

Scouting Report

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Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

Hailing from the Elk Grove High School program in northern California that his dad coached, Carlson was one of two first-round picks the Cardinals got at the end of 2016's opening round (Dakota Hudson was the other). Sent aggressively to full-season ball to start the '17 season, Carlson really struggled out of the gate, but righted the ship a bit after that, catching up to the level. Things began to come together for him in 2018, as he showed a mix of power potential and on-base skills at age 19 in the challenging Class A Advanced Florida State League, and he broke out in earnest during his first Double-A campaign in '19, earning a Futures Game selection along the way.

Carlson is a switch-hitter who has some serious offensive potential. While his right-handed swing is more impactful and consistent, Carlson has made significant strides as a left-handed hitter in 2019 while regularly tapping into his plus raw power from both sides. His strong knowledge of the strike zone and pitch recognition are major assets, allow him to find more pitches to drive and tap into his power, which could be above-average in his prime. A good athlete and average runner, Carlson has held his own as a center fielder in Double-A but may fit better at a corner-outfield spot long term.

Carlson has responded well to challenging assignments at every stage in his career, performing increasingly well against older competition in advanced leagues. With his high baseball IQ, feel for the strike zone and blend of hitting ability and power at the plate, Carlson is on his way toward becoming an everyday big leaguer.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/31/2020 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster OF Dylan Carlson to spring training.
08/28/2019 RF Dylan Carlson assigned to Glendale Desert Dogs.
08/15/2019 RF Dylan Carlson assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
07/08/2019 Springfield Cardinals activated RF Dylan Carlson from the temporarily inactive list.
07/06/2019 Springfield Cardinals placed RF Dylan Carlson on the temporarily inactive list.
04/03/2019 RF Dylan Carlson assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
02/11/2019 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster OF Dylan Carlson to spring training.
04/25/2018 RF Dylan Carlson assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Peoria Chiefs.
03/16/2018 RF Dylan Carlson assigned to St. Louis Cardinals.
04/02/2017 RF Dylan Carlson assigned to Peoria Chiefs from GCL Cardinals.
03/28/2017 CF Dylan Carlson assigned to St. Louis Cardinals.
06/24/2016 CF Dylan Carlson assigned to GCL Cardinals.
06/15/2016 St. Louis Cardinals signed 1B Dylan Carlson.