MLB: Dylan Carlson, The Cardinals Rookie Nobody Talks About Who Is Hot With The Bat

Despite his great performance down the stretch, the young outfielder Dylan Carlson of the St. Louis Cardinals, you might not have enough momentum to win the National League Rookie of the Year award.

That’s less of a criticism of his game and more of a nod to second baseman. Jonathan India of the Cincinnati Reds who is accomplishing feats only a handful of times in American League and National League history

In 2020 in his first season, Carlson dropped .238 / .283 / .524 with an OPS of .806 in the final month of the season despite coming and going from the alternate training site. In 2021, his first full season, Carlson is cutting .263 / .339 / .437 with an OPS of .776. And add to those totals a couple of home runs this Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers, with a stellar defense in center and right field to boot.

In what ways, specifically? Carlson can hit for power, hit the average, walk and steal a base in a pinch, and do it all while balancing the three outfield positions and preparing to hit from either side of the plate.

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Those are also skill sets that have helped the Cardinals win many games this season, with Carlson a shocking rookie, even if he can’t earn the distinction set for first-year players. St. Louis hopes Thursday isn’t the last game I help him win.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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