Future Watch: Dylan Carlson Rookie Baseball Cards, Cardinals

Future Watch: Dylan Carlson Rookie Baseball Cards, CardinalsDylan Carlson was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 33rd overall pick in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. As a switch-hitter, he is a rare commodity.

He played rookie ball in the Gulf Coast League. In 50 games, he had 13 doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 22 RBI. His career was off and running.

In 2017, he played for Peoria. In 383 at-bats, he had 18 doubles, a triple, seven homers, 42 RBI and six steals. He made another nice step forward and was certainly developing.

In played in 13 more games for Peoria in 2018 where he hit two home runs and drove in nine. Then they promoted him to A+ ball playing for the Palm Beach Cardinals. Still in Florida, he belted 19 doubles, three triples, 11 homers, 62 RBI with eight steals. His best year yet.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Chrome.

According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:

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. ETA 2020.

Here’s a look at him playing in the Futures Game and more:

 

In 2019 he started in Double-A and ended up in Triple-A playing for the Memphis Redbirds. Combined he had 482 at-bats, hitting 28 doubles, eight triples, 26 homers, and 68 RBI. He added 20 steals and hit .292. He appears ready for the next step.

Follow him on Twitter @DCarls_06.

Future Watch: Dylan Carlson Rookie Baseball Cards, Cardinals – Stats

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2016 17 -2.6 Cardinals GULF Rk STL 50 201 183 30 46 13 3 3 22 4 2 16 52 .251 .313 .404 .718 74 5 1 0 1 0
2017 18 -3.3 Peoria MIDW A STL 115 451 383 63 92 18 1 7 42 6 6 52 116 .240 .342 .347 .690 133 5 9 4 3 1
2018 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A STL 112 498 423 68 104 22 3 11 62 8 3 62 88 .246 .348 .390 .738 165 15 7 1 5 4
2018 19 -3.4 Palm Beach FLOR A+ STL 99 441 376 63 93 19 3 9 53 6 3 52 78 .247 .345 .386 .731 145 12 7 1 5 3
2018 19 -2.4 Peoria MIDW A STL 13 57 47 5 11 3 0 2 9 2 0 10 10 .234 .368 .426 .794 20 3 0 0 0 1
2019 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA STL 126 562 489 95 143 28 8 26 68 20 8 58 116 .292 .372 .542 .914 265 3 8 0 7 3
2019 20 -6.3 Memphis PCL AAA STL 18 79 72 14 26 4 2 5 9 2 1 6 18 .361 .418 .681 1.098 49 0 1 0 0 0
2019 20 -3.7 Springfield TL AA STL 108 483 417 81 117 24 6 21 59 18 7 52 98 .281 .364 .518 .882 216 3 7 0 7 3
All Levels (4 Seasons) 403 1712 1478 256 385 81 15 47 194 38 19 188 372 .260 .350 .431 .781 637 28 25 5 16 8
A (2 seasons) Minors 128 508 430 68 103 21 1 9 51 8 6 62 126 .240 .345 .356 .701 153 8 9 4 3 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/6/2019.

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