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State of the System: St. Louis Cardinals

Tide turns as strong hitters follow pitching talent to the Majors
November 20, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlight prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offer a peek at 2021. The Cardinals were dealt a punishing schedule

Cards' Carlson makes history in playoff debut

No. 14 overall prospect reaches base four times, scores twice
October 1, 2020

Two weeks ago, Dylan Carlson wasn’t even on the Cardinals’ roster. After struggling at the plate over his first 23 games in the big leagues, he’d been sent back to the team’s alternate training site in Springfield, Missouri, where he began the shortened 2020 season. Now, on the final day

Carlson still soaring with Cardinals

Baseball's No. 15 overall prospect goes deep, drives in three runs
September 25, 2020

On the night Yadier Molina collected his 2,000th career hit, the next generation in the form of Dylan Carlson also stepped up for the Cardinals in their playoff push. Two days after recording his first three-hit game in the Majors, the top St. Louis prospect posted another multi-hit game with

Carlson rejoins Cardinals, goes deep

No. 16 overall prospect returns from alternate site with a bang
September 19, 2020

Dylan Carlson didn’t take long to make an impact after returning from the Cardinals' alternate training site. St. Louis’ top-ranked prospect went 2-for-3 and crushed a three-run homer in his first start since being sent to Springfield, capping a late comeback effort as the Cardinals completed a sweep of the

Carlson finds his wings with Cardinals

Baseball's No. 18 prospect snaps slump with first big league homer
August 23, 2020

Pilots aren't the only ones who earn their wings. Dylan Carlson reached the seats for his first Major League homer to provide some breathing room as the Cardinals moved over the .500 mark with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Reds on Sunday. St. Louis' top prospect also singled three

Prospects in the Cardinals' 2020 player pool

Top prospect Carlson leads way in talented St. Louis group
July 8, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

The Road to The Show™: Dylan Carlson

Top Cardinals prospect rocketed up rankings in breakout season
May 4, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson.

Cards at Home: Dylan Carlson

The Cardinals top prospect checks in from home and dishes on spending time with family, video games and keeping baseball-ready
April 8, 2020

With the start of the MiLB season delayed due to the unprecedented developments surrounding COVID-19, 'Cards at Home' will catch up with different Cardinals prospects to see how they're spending their time. On April 5, 2019, Dylan Carlson became the third-youngest player in an Opening Day lineup in the 15-year

Toolshed dream lineup: The 21-year-olds

Padres' Gore, Angels' Adell highlight heading into season at 21
April 7, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. The opening edition focused on teenagers, and the second looked at 20-year-olds. This time, we turn

Carlson, Luzardo lead top spring performers

Cardinals outfielder steps up; Athletics left-hander dazzles
March 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic may have shortened the looks at Minor Leaguers this spring, but some Top-100 performers still were able to make impressions.Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson (No. 17 overall) -- Carlson was called upon more than any other prospect in's Top 100 this spring, and St. Louis' top prospect

Farm system rankings: Position players, 20-11

D-backs, Orioles rising up; Pirates, Cardinals continue to excite
February 11, 2020

With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, is looking at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranking them in several different ways. The first installment, broken into three parts, focuses on position players and considers the quality and quantity of top talent in each

Carlson, Edman, Joey Turkey Highlight 2020 Bobbleheads

February 4, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have announced five bobbleheads for the 2020 season with individual tickets for all five games on sale for the next 48 hours at In a change for 2020, bobbleheads will be given to the first 1000 ticketed fans through the gates with no

Cardinals invite Top-100 trio to camp

Carlson, Gorman, Liberatore headed to MLB side this spring
January 31, 2020

The Cardinals saw three of their Minor Leaguers ranked among's Top 100 prospects last weekend. Next, they will get a closer look at all three in Florida.St. Louis extended non-roster invites to No. 17 overall prospect Dylan Carlson, No. 47 Nolan Gorman and No. 58 Matthew Liberatore to Major

Prospect Projections: NL Central rookies

Cards should give Carlson long look; Keller ready for Bucs role
January 28, 2020

This is the fourth in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2020. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

Toolshed: Meet the 2019 All-MiLB team

Robert, Lux, Cron, Gore headline Minors' best performers
December 17, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. This edition of Toolshed covers the entire Minor Leagues, picking out the players who enjoyed

WM notes: White Sox, Cardinals, Padres

Major League managers discuss Robert, Carlson, Gore, Patiño
December 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The White Sox have signed Yasmani Grandal. They've traded for Nomar Mazara and brought back Jose Abreu, first with a qualifying offer and then with a three-year deal. Chicago, which hasn't enjoyed a winning season since 2012, is adding pieces for a run at contention next season.As

Carlson leads fast-moving Cards prospects

Outfielder breaks out; Sosa, Arozarena, Fernandez hit Majors
December 11, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.It was a big year for the Cardinals, who reached the postseason for the first time

Cards' Carlson claims Breakout MiLBY

Cubs' Garcia favored by fans after unlikely surge to Windy City
November 6, 2019

The concept of breaking out is nothing new to Dylan Carlson.Heading into the 2016 Draft, the then-17-year-old switch-hitting first baseman/outfielder -- who played for his dad, Jeff, at Elk Grove (California) High School -- was a relatively unknown talent to many on the outside looking in. He wasn't ranked among

Prospect Roundup: Games of September 2

Cards' Carlson smacks three hits, Rockies' Doyle has five hits
September 3, 2019

Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson, Triple-A Memphis: 3-for-5, 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R -- The second-ranked St. Louis prospect singled in the first inning, homered in the fourth and doubled in the sixth to end a triple short of the cycle. In 18 games at the Triple-A level,

Adell, Lewis headline Fall League rosters

Twenty Top-100 prospects headed to Arizona for showcase
August 28, 2019

The Arizona Fall League is going to be a little different in 2019, but the talent level will be as high as ever.Angels outfielder Jo Adell (No. 4) and Twins shortstop Royce Lewis (No. 7) headline the list of 20 Top-100 prospects named to the Arizona Fall League rosters released

Lux, Carlson highlight Texas All-Stars

Dodgers, Cardinals prospects ride breakouts to honors
August 28, 2019

Before he was tearing the cover off the baseball at the Triple-A level, Gavin Lux was dominating Texas League pitching staffs. The same could be said for Dylan Carlson.While Lux earned the headlines with Tulsa before his late-June promotion to Oklahoma City, Carlson stuck around with Springfield an extra seven

Carlson pouring on offense for Redbirds

Cardinals No. 2 prospect notches third straight three-hit game
August 21, 2019

Dylan Carlson is playing like a man who knows he's a phone call away from the Majors.The second-ranked St. Louis prospect notched his third straight three-hit game, plating two runs and scoring twice, to help Triple-A Memphis rally past Round Rock, 5-4, on Wednesday night at AutoZone Park.

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 20

Madrigal stays hot for Knights; Cardinals' Carlson goes yard
August 21, 2019

White Sox 2B Nick Madrigal, Triple-A Charlotte: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 2 R --'s No. 41 overall prospect bumped his Triple-A average 21 points to .311 with a three-hit night. Madrigal doubled in the first inning, singled in the third and eighth to complete his second game with at least

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 19

Cards' Carlson collects three hits; Halos' Adams perfect at plate
August 20, 2019

Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson, Triple-A Memphis: 3-for-4, BB, 2 R -- Carlson has been absolutely red-hot since joining the Redbirds five days ago. St. Louis' No. 2 prospect logged three hits in Memphis' 5-4 loss to Round Rock, his highest mark over his five Triple-A appearances. All three of his hits were

Cardinals' Carlson promoted to Memphis

No. 51 overall prospect heads to Triple-A at age 20
August 15, 2019

Dylan Carlson ranks third in the Texas League with 52 bases on balls. Next, he'll be walking in Memphis.The Cardinals promoted their No. 2 prospect from Double-A Springfield to Triple-A Memphis, the latter club announced. Carlson is likely to make his Pacific Coast League debut when the Redbirds open a four-game