Dylan James Carlson (born October 23, 1998) is an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB).
Carlson was selected by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, and he quickly rose to become one of the game’s best prospects before making his MLB debut in 2020. In 2021, he was named the team’s starting right fielder and was a finalist for National League Rookie of the Year.
Carlson attended Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California, where he played baseball with his father, Jeff, Nick Madrigal, Rowdy Tellez, Dom Nunez, and Derek Hill. He joined the varsity team as a 14-year-old freshman.
Carlson returned to the St. Louis Cardinals as the starting center fielder in 2021, replacing the injured Harrison Bader. Carlson moved to right field after Bader returned off the disabled list.
On April 7, 2021, he hit his first career grand slam at LoanDepot Park against Zach Pop of the Miami Marlins. Carlson had 542 at-bats in 149 games in 2021, slashing.266/.343/.437 with 18 home runs, 65 RBIs, and 31 doubles. Along with Jonathan India and Trevor Rogers, he was nominated for National League Rookie of the Year.
Dylan Carlson is in a relationship with Faith Vega, a fashion model who works for Cast Images Model and Talent Agency, they have no children at the moment.