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Allen Craig

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

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.135

HR

1

RBI

2

R

5

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After spending eight-plus years with the organization that drafted him, Craig was shipped to Boston as part of the deal that sent John Lackey to St. Louis. At the time of the deal, the Red Sox thought...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   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.

May 18, 2015  –  Allen Craig News

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The Red Sox outrighted Craig off their 40-man roster Monday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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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 AAA PAW 2 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2014 29 MAJ STL 97 398 367 34 87 25 17 1 7 44 1 1 26 77 0 2 3 .237 .291 .346 .637
2014 29 MAJ BOS 29 107 94 7 12 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 9 36 0 0 4 .128 .234 .191 .425
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ STL/BOS 126 505 461 41 99 29 20 1 8 46 2 1 35 113 0 2 7 .215 .279 .315 .594
2015 30 AAA PAW 92 395 339 29 92 18 14 0 4 30 0 0 49 69 0 3 4 .271 .367 .348 .715
2015 30 MAJ BOS 24 59 52 5 7 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 17 0 0 2 .135 .237 .192 .429
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3-Year Averages     126 526 479 62 134 43 28 1 14 78 2 0 37 100 0 4 6 .280 .337 .430 .767
Career  (View All)     522 1,984 1,804 238 501 168 106 3 59 295 11 3 141 385 1 17 21 .278 .334 .438 .772

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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
Aug. 29 @NYM Did not play.
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Aug. 26 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 25 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 24 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 23 KC Did not play.
Aug. 22 KC Did not play.
Aug. 21 KC Did not play.
Aug. 20 KC Did not play.
Aug. 19 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 18 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 17 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 16 Sea Did not play.
Aug. 15 Sea Did not play.
Aug. 14 Sea Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 11 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 8 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 7 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 6 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 4 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 2 TB Did not play.
Aug. 1 TB Did not play.
Jul. 31 TB Did not play.
Jul. 30 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 29 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 28 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 27 CWS Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Allen Craig: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 4 14 7 7 1
2014 41 87 11 82 1
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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 42 23

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Allen Craig Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015193110.211.368.687
2014120113170.233.408.693
2013126186200.278.468.779

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015332010.091.091.280
2014341305292.208.282.559
2013382537772.327.453.845

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015223120.182.318.652
2014224275282.246.379.692
2013226252422.336.438.834

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015302000.100.100.256
2014237143180.186.253.500
20132824611550.298.472.826
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 AAA PAW 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .250 .000
2014 29 MAJ STL 398 367 6.5% 19.3% 0.34 79% .283 .109
2014 29 MAJ BOS 107 94 8.4% 33.6% 0.25 62% .193 .063
2014  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ STL/BOS 505 461 6.9% 22.4% 0.31 75% .268 .100
2015 30 AAA PAW 395 339 12.4% 17.5% 0.71 80% .331 .077
2015 30 MAJ BOS 59 52 8.5% 28.8% 0.29 67% .176 .057
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3-Year Averages     526 479 7% 19% 0.37 79% .329 .150
Career     1,984 1,804 7.1% 19.4% 0.37 79% .325 .160

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2015 Stat Review for Allen Craig    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.135 AVG
TERRIBLE
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.176 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.192 SLG
TERRIBLE
.057 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
POOR
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
28.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.429 OPS
TERRIBLE
.237 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Craig served as the first baseman for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

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Craig was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato reports.

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Craig went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.

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Craig started in left field again Wednesday night, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in a loss to Tampa Bay.

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Craig started in left field Tuesday night in place of the injured Hanley Ramirez (shoulder). He went 1-for-2 with a walk.

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Craig entered Monday night's game in left field after Hanley Ramirez suffered a shoulder injury. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and was 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

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Craig started in right field and went 1-for-3 with his first homer of the season in Friday night's loss to the Yankees.

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Craig is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Craig hit an inside-the-park homer in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Craig is considered the primary backup at first base, ahead of Daniel Nava, the Boston Globe reports.

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Craig hit an opposite-field homer in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

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Red Sox manager John Farrell said he expects Craig to be on Boston's roster this season, WEEI.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 unusually low in 2013, which could be the result of pitchers throwing him fastballs just 28.1% of the time, down from 33.3% the season before and 37.0% in 2011. His BABIP (.368) also suggests that there may be some decline in the batting average department, although he's carried a .345 BABIP as a big leaguer thanks to a steady supply of hard contact. Craig is still in his prime at age 29, and he could have a monster season in 2014 in the heart of a potent Cardinals lineup.

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.