Dylan Carlson emerging as Rookie of the Year candidate
Carlson has had a very slow 2021 season. He hasn’t exactly had a season that he had one role, either. With Tyler O’Neill, Harrison Bader, and other outfielders all having injuries and sluggish starts, Carlson did not start the season with an established role.
He also didn’t have a set spot in the lineup as he has appeared in several different slots.
He does seem to have found his groove in either the fifth or sixth position. And he has come into his own as the team’s right fielder.
During the month of September, he has hit .267/.301/.422, with a .743 OPS. He’s had five walks, four doubles, a triple, three home runs, and 12 RBI.
Check out this epic home run during the Padres series:
He is such an exciting, young player. Here’s home Dylan keeps this up for the Cardinals going forward.