Dylan Carlson
21-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In just one season, Carlson went from an interesting sleeper in the Cardinals' system to a top-10 prospect in all of baseball, and he is now knocking on the door of the majors. He was the second-youngest player and second-best hitter (142 wRC+) in the Texas League, and his 10.8 BB% and 20.3 K% are marks we would expect from a player several years older. Carlson's 33.3 Oppo% and 25.9 LD% on that circuit were also elite marks and his above-average speed led to 18 steals on 25 attempts. The switch hitter posted the best statistics of his career in 18 games at Triple-A, but there was obviously a lot of noise in those numbers. Carlson has a chance to be a plus contributor in all five roto categories, but it's his high floor that makes him so appealing in dynasty and redraft leagues. Regardless of who the Cardinals open the year with in the outfield, Carlson should force the issue sometime in the first half. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2016 that includes a $1.35 million signing bonus.
In player pool, as expected
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
June 29, 2020
Carlson was included in the player pool that will report the Cardinals' summer camp July 1, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Carlson's status as one of the organization's elite prospects renders this move unsurprising, and it officially confirms the promising outfielder will have a legitimate opportunity to stake a claim for a spot on the 30-man Opening Day roster. However, it's worth noting that Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports Carlson could begin the regular season with a Triple-A designation as a procedural move; service-time rules in place for 2020 dictate a team could gain an extra year of control if a player spends at least seven days assigned to a minor-league team in the organization.
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Good chance for '20 debut
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
May 12, 2020
Carlson is considered "a lock" for the big-league club this coming regular season now that expanded rosters are strongly expected to be implemented, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Could benefit from roster expansion
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
April 20, 2020
Carlson could be one of the Cardinals' prime beneficiaries if MLB expands rosters beyond 26 players for the 2020 season, Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Still in play for roster spot
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
March 28, 2020
Carlson was still in contention for an Opening Day roster spot in left field when spring training was suspended, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Continues impressing in job battle
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
March 4, 2020
Carlson is hitting .400 (8-for-20) with three doubles, a triple, an RBI, five walks and nine runs over his first eight Grapefruit League games.
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Tearing up spring pitching
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February 27, 2020
Carlson, who went 1-for-1 with two walks and a run in a Grapefruit League loss to the Braves on Thursday, also has a triple and double over his last five plate appearances, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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