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