• Full name Dylan James Carlson
  • Born 10/23/1998 in Elk Grove, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: S / Throws: L
  • School Elk Grove
  • Debut 08/15/2020
  • Drafted in the 1st round (33rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016 (signed for $1,350,000).
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    Carlson's father Jeff has been the baseball coach at Elk Grove (Calif.) High outside of Sacramento for a dozen years and also coaches the JV football team and is the varsity defensive coordinator. The younger Carlson, an Under Armour All-American last summer, is a scouts' favorite for his makeup and tools. He has started to fill in his 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame, and he has a sound swing from both sides of the plate with growing strength. He's not exceptionally twitchy but has baseball athleticism with near-average speed and average arm strength in the outfield. Carlson could be a premium defender at first base or fit on an outfield corner, and he could stick in center field short-term for Cal State Fullerton. Scouts see a baseball rat who turns 18 in October and inherited some of his father's sports savvy and passion and combines it with toughness he got him his mother Caryn, a breast cancer survivor now fighting transverse myelitis, an inflammatory disorder that has limited her to a wheelchair.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020

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Career Transactions

  • St. Louis Cardinals activated CF Dylan Carlson from the 10-day injured list.
  • St. Louis Cardinals sent CF Dylan Carlson on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
  • St. Louis Cardinals placed CF Dylan Carlson on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 15, 2023. Left ankle sprain.

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