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Allen Craig

29-Year-Old First Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.188

HR

1

RBI

5

R

7

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Craig finally got a shot as a full-time player in 2013, but he wasn't able to take full advantage due to some nagging injuries that held him to 563 plate appearances. Craig's HR/FB (11.2%) rate was un...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 7/18/1984   BORN: Mission Viejo, CA   COLLEGE: California   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Allen Craig Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $31 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2013.

April 21, 2014  –  Allen Craig News

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Allen Craig Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 22 A Pal 112 458 423 77 132 48 25 2 21 77 8 3 35 79 0 0 0 .312 .370 .530 .900
2007 22 AA SPR 7 25 24 5 7 5 2 0 3 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .292 .320 .750 1.070
2008 23 AA SPR 129 568 506 84 154 52 30 0 22 85 2 1 48 87 0 4 10 .304 .373 .494 .867
2009 24 AAA MEM 126 521 472 78 151 53 26 1 26 83 3 0 37 95 0 6 6 .320 .372 .544 .916
2010 25 AAA Mem 83 350 306 57 98 40 24 2 14 81 1 0 34 59 0 6 4 .320 .389 .549 .938
2010 25 MAJ STL 44 124 114 12 28 11 7 0 4 18 0 1 9 26 0 1 0 .246 .298 .412 .711
2011 26 AA Spr 2 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
2011 26 AAA Mem 10 39 35 9 10 4 2 1 1 5 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 .286 .359 .486 .845
2011 26 MAJ STL 75 219 200 33 63 26 15 0 11 40 5 0 15 40 1 2 1 .315 .362 .555 .917
2012 27 A+ Pal 3 12 11 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .364 .417 .636 1.053
2012 27 AAA Mem 4 17 17 3 6 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .353 .353 .706 1.059
2012 27 MAJ STL 119 514 469 76 144 57 35 0 22 92 2 1 37 89 0 7 1 .307 .354 .522 .876
2013 28 MAJ STL 134 563 508 71 160 44 29 2 13 97 2 0 40 100 0 5 10 .315 .373 .457 .830
2014 29 MAJ STL 21 87 80 7 15 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 5 15 0 1 1 .188 .241 .263 .504
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Allen Craig
3-Year Averages MAJ   109 430 392 60 122 41 26 0 15 76 3 0 30 76 0 4 4 .311 .363 .492 .855
Career  (View All) MAJ   393 1507 1371 199 410 142 89 2 51 252 9 2 106 270 1 16 13 .299 .351 .478 .830

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Allen Craig Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .241 .263 .504
Apr. 22 @NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .241 .263 .504
Apr. 21 @NYM 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .256 .282 .538
Apr. 20 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .243 .254 .497
Apr. 19 @Was 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .243 .254 .497
Apr. 18 @Was 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .227 .262 .489
Apr. 17 @Was 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .210 .228 .438
Apr. 16 @Mil 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .211 .231 .442
Apr. 15 @Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .189 .163 .352
Apr. 14 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .184 .133 .317
Apr. 13 ChC 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .178 .122 .300
Apr. 12 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .146 .105 .251
Apr. 11 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .088 .135 .088 .223
Apr. 9 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 8 Cin 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .097 .121 .097 .218
Apr. 7 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .115 .143 .115 .258
Apr. 6 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .125 .091 .216
Apr. 5 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .105 .143 .105 .248
Apr. 4 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .301
Apr. 3 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Apr. 2 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Mar. 31 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 28 2 7 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .300 .321 .621
Last 14 Days 49 7 12 3 0 1 2 4 9 0 0 1 1 0 .245 .309 .367 .676
Last 30 Days 80 7 15 3 0 1 5 5 15 0 0 1 1 0 .188 .241 .263 .504

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Allen Craig: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2 19 4 18
2013 95 46 25 22 1
2012 91 30 8 23 1
2011 2 8 2 48 26 5 18
2010 5 1 2 34 5 30

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Allen Craig Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013126186200.278.468.779
2012127288221.354.6301.011
201167135160.313.6571.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013382537772.327.453.845
20123424814701.289.482.827
2011133206245.316.504.875

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013226252422.336.438.834
20122384311461.324.563.933
2011108153183.324.491.864

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132824611550.298.472.826
20122313311461.290.481.818
201192188222.304.630.980
Allen Craig Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 22 A Pal 458 423 7.6% 17.2% 0.44 81% .344 .218
2007 22 AA SPR 25 24 4% 24% 0.17 75% .267 .458
2008 23 AA SPR 568 506 8.5% 15.3% 0.55 83% .332 .190
2009 24 AAA MEM 521 472 7.1% 18.2% 0.39 80% .356 .224
2010 25 AAA Mem 350 306 9.7% 16.9% 0.58 81% .361 .229
2010 25 MAJ STL 124 114 7.3% 21% 0.35 77% .286 .166
2011 26 AA Spr 8 6 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 83% .000 .000
2011 26 AAA Mem 39 35 7.7% 7.7% 1.00 91% .290 .200
2011 26 MAJ STL 219 200 6.8% 18.3% 0.38 80% .349 .240
2012 27 A+ Pal 12 11 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 82% .375 .272
2012 27 AAA Mem 17 17 0% 11.8% 0.00 88% .308 .353
2012 27 MAJ STL 514 469 7.2% 17.3% 0.42 81% .341 .215
2013 28 MAJ STL 563 508 7.1% 17.8% 0.40 80% .372 .142
2014 29 MAJ STL 87 80 5.7% 17.2% 0.33 81% .219 .075
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3-Year Averages MAJ   430 392 7% 17.7% 0.39 81% .355 .181
Career MAJ   1507 1371 7% 17.9% 0.39 80% .342 .179

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2014 Stat Review for Allen Craig    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.188 AVG
TERRIBLE
81% Contact Rate
GOOD
.219 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.263 SLG
TERRIBLE
.075 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
5.7% BB Rate
POOR
17.2% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.504 OPS
TERRIBLE
.241 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Allen Craig (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 5 4 2 5 0 0 1 .800 2.200 3.000
Sean O'Sullivan PHI 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 .750 1.500 2.300
Chris Capuano BOS 11 7 2 6 0 0 0 .636 1.455 2.091
J.A. Happ TOR 10 6 2 6 0 2 0 .600 1.300 1.900
Kevin Correia MIN 7 4 1 3 0 0 0 .571 1.143 1.714
Wily Peralta MIL 7 4 1 3 2 1 0 .571 1.000 1.667
Jeremy Hefner NY-N 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Anibal Sanchez DET 4 2 0 1 2 1 1 .500 1.000 1.667
Aaron Crow KC 5 4 0 3 0 0 0 .800 .800 1.600
Jhoulys Chacin COL 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 .600 1.000 1.500

Worst Matchups for Allen Craig (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Stephen Strasburg WAS 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfredo Simon CIN 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kris Medlen ATL 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Watson PIT 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Shaun Marcum CLE 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Collmenter AZ 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Lyon ANA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Manny Parra CIN 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Johan Santana BAL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Wilson PIT 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Allen Craig: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Craig went 1-for-3 with a walk facing the Brewers on Wednesday, hitting his first home run of the season.

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Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Craig is hitting .344 (11-of-32) in 11 spring games, playing both outfield and a little first base.

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Craig is expected to be ready for the start of Grapefruit League play according to manager Mike Matheny, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Craig (foot) will enter spring training completely healthy, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Craig (foot) was added to the lineup for Game 5 of the World Series on Monday night, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Craig (foot) is not in the Cardinals' lineup for Game 5 of the World Series on Monday against the Red Sox, the Boston Globe reports.

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Craig (foot) is unlikely to start Saturday's Game 3 of the World Series, but could play the field in Games 4 or 5, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

No one is ever going to replace Albert Pujols, but Craig played well enough to keep the Cardinals in contention all season. Injuries kept Craig out of action for much of the first two months of the year, but when he was in the lineup, he hit like his job depended on it. He was consistent - hitting five home runs and driving in 16-19 runs in May, June, July, and August - and he started at first base when it was clear Lance Berkman wasn't coming back. He's 28 and doesn't have many miles on his tires. As long as he stays healthy, we could see a career year in 2013 with an opportunity to seize everyday at-bats.

2012

The 27-year-old Craig has always been a good minor league hitter, but he didn't reach the majors until 2010, when he played five positions but didn't hit much in 114 at-bats. He topped himself in 2011, playing six positions, hitting .315/.362/.555 in 200 at-bats, and homering in the last two games of the World Series. He'll only qualify at outfield in most leagues, and he may not even have a regular job once he returns from November knee surgery, which will be no sooner than May, but given his improvement with the bat in 2011, he looks like he belongs in the majors now.

2011

Craig's bat has been very strong in the minors, but the lack of consistent playing time in St. Louis likely contributed to his poor numbers at the big league level. He played all over the field (though he only qualifies as an outfielder) and could do the same in 2010, but with Lance Berkman on board, his best shot is as a fourth outfielder. If he gets everyday playing time, however, he could be a nice sleeper. He's worth a reserve pick in NL-only leagues.

2010

Now that Brett Wallace is gone, Craig might be the best third baseman the Cardinals have - at any level. He's already 25, but if the last three years are any indication, he doesn't have much to prove in the minors. He hits for power and average, and while he could stand to work on his batting eye a bit, he doesn't strike out as much as other power hitters. If the Cardinals don't go after a free agent this winter, Craig could battle David Freese for the starting job in the spring.

2009

Craig continued his progression up the St. Louis system, hitting .304/.373/.494 in 506 at-bats for Double-A Springfield. He's not on the 40-man roster yet, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him eventually supplant Troy Glaus at third. Unfortunately, the Cardinals are stacked at that position, as Brett Wallace and possibly David Freese have brighter futures at the hot corner. Craig's future might be elsewhere.

2008

In only his second year in the minors, Craig blew through High-A Palm Beach, hitting .312/.370/.530, and he followed that up with three homers in seven games with Double-A Springfield. Craig's power improved every year he was in college, and he's continued his improvement since becoming a professional (28 homers and 40 doubles in 622 at-bats). He'll start 2007 in Springfield again, but with the Cardinals eager to rid themselves of Scott Rolen, Craig is a name to remember for keeper leagues.