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Allen Craig

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

2014 Stats

AVG

.240

HR

7

RBI

44

R

34

SB

1

2014 Preseason 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.

July 27, 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 95 393 363 34 87 25 17 1 7 44 1 1 25 75 0 2 3 .240 .293 .350 .643
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3-Year Averages     109 430 392 60 122 41 26 0 15 76 3 0 30 76 0 4 4 .311 .363 .492 .855
Career  (View All)     467 1,813 1,654 226 482 163 103 3 57 291 10 3 126 330 1 17 15 .291 .344 .461 .805

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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
Jul. 27 @ChC Did not play.
Jul. 26 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .293 .350 .643
Jul. 25 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .293 .351 .644
Jul. 23 TB Did not play.
Jul. 22 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .294 .354 .648
Jul. 20 LAD 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .294 .357 .651
Jul. 19 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .294 .354 .648
Jul. 18 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .295 .355 .650
Jul. 13 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .293 .355 .648
Jul. 12 @Mil Did not play.
Jul. 11 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .293 .357 .650
Jul. 10 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 9 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .293 .358 .651
Jul. 8 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 7 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .297 .362 .659
Jul. 6 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .299 .365 .664
Jul. 5 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .303 .370 .673
Jul. 4 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 3 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 2 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .301 .362 .663
Jul. 1 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .305 .366 .671
Jun. 29 @LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .305 .368 .673
Jun. 28 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .303 .368 .671
Jun. 27 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .304 .372 .676
Jun. 26 @LAD 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .307 .377 .684
Jun. 25 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .259 .307 .374 .681
Jun. 24 @Col 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .309 .375 .684
Jun. 23 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .307 .375 .682
Jun. 22 Phi 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .311 .380 .691
Jun. 21 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .305 .377 .682
Last 7 Days 11 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .231 .182 .413
Last 14 Days 26 1 4 1 0 0 1 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 .154 .233 .192 .425
Last 30 Days 78 3 14 2 0 1 6 7 20 0 0 0 1 0 .179 .244 .244 .488

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Allen Craig: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 24 72 9 69
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
20148393160.265.482.785
2013126186200.278.468.779
2012127288221.354.6301.011

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014270254271.237.315.606
2013382537772.327.453.845
20123424814701.289.482.827

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014172215271.273.430.762
2013226252422.336.438.834
20122384311461.324.563.933

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014181132160.215.282.539
20132824611550.298.472.826
20122313311461.290.481.818
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 393 363 6.4% 19.1% 0.33 79% .285 .110
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3-Year Averages     430 392 7% 17.7% 0.39 81% .355 .181
Career     1,813 1,654 6.9% 18.2% 0.38 80% .335 .170

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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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.240 AVG
POOR
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.285 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.350 SLG
POOR
.110 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
6.4% BB Rate
WEAK
19.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.643 OPS
TERRIBLE
.293 OBP
POOR

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

Craig is out of the lineup Saturday, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Craig is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

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Craig is not in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, True Blue LA's Eric Stephen reports.

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Craig is out of the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

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Craig is out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

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Craig is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Craig returned to the lineup with a bang Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk.

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Craig is out of the Cardinals' lineup again Friday.

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Craig is out of the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

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Craig had a big day at the plate Monday, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.

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Craig was 2-for-4 with one RBI in a losing effort against Toronto on Friday night.

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Craig appears to be fine after taking a Tim Hudson pitch to the back of his head in the third inning of Sunday's game against San Francisco.

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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.