St. Louis Cardinals potential trade candidate: Dylan Carlson
As former MLB general manager Jim Bowden says in this article for The Athletic, the 24-year-old Carlson is rumored to be on his way out of St. Louis and could be on the trading block.
The words from Bowden…
Carlson has disappointed in his first 1,200-plus at-bats in the big leagues since 2020, and it appears the Cardinals are ready to move on and will include him in trade packages. He’s under team control through 2026.
So far this season (147 plate appearances), Carlson has posted an OPS+ of 103, marking just the second of his four MLB seasons where he has crept into triple digits in the category. As Bowden mentioned, the Cardinals may likely not get much for him individually, but he could be part of a trade package that could land a meatier return for the Redbirds.
Carlson has slashed .246/.327/.415 this season with slightly better numbers (.263/.391/.579) over his last seven games. If he can show something in London and keep those numbers going up, it would be a benefit for the Cardinals as they try to figure out exactly what they can do with Carlson.