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Allen Craig | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Starting over Oscar Taveras, Allen Craig went 0-for-3 against the Pirates on Monday.
Craig sat out back-to-back games last week, but he's started five of seven games since Taveras was recalled, which is the same number that Taveras has played. It doesn't make much sense for the Cardinals to continue to have the two split time, so we'll see how it shakes out. Craig did homer Saturday, but he's just 2-for-19 this month and 3-for-29 in his last eight games. Jul 8 - 12:20 AM

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Allen Craig is out of the Cardinals' lineup for the second straight game Friday.

Craig started the first game since Oscar Taveras' promotion but has now been benched for the last two. As suspected, he's in for a big drop in playing time.
Jul 4 - 4:29 PM

Allen Craig is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Giants.

Oscar Taveras is in right field, Matt Holliday is in left, and Jon Jay will play center. Craig has hit just .252/.301/.362 in 83 games this season and will be spending much more time on the bench now that the 21-year-old Taveras is getting a second chance in the majors.

Allen Craig went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs as the Cardinals beat the Mets 6-2 on Monday.

Craig has seven hits and four RBI in his last four games, and tonight's three-hit game propelled his average over .260 for the first time this season.
Jun 17 - 12:06 AM

Allen Craig went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

Craig singled and scored in the second inning, and he delivered an RBI with a double in the seventh. Craig's numbers have slowly crept back up toward normalcy after his terrible start, and his .257 batting average after the two-hit day represents the high water mark for the year.
Jun 15 - 5:28 PM

Allen Craig went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

His first-inning single off Marcus Stroman was the only offense of the evening for the Cardinals. Craig showed some signs of progress in May, but he's hitting just .208 (5-for-24) so far this month. Fantasy owners will have to hope that Friday is the start of something.
Jun 6 - 10:37 PM

Allen Craig went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Craig has turned it on after a tough first month and a half of the season. His OPS dipped below .600 in early May but is up above .700 as we near the start of June. His sixth inning blast off of Ryan Vogelsong was his sixth of the season and his two RBI give him 29 on the season along with a .255/.317/.397 slash line.
May 29 - 11:34 PM

Allen Craig went 2-for-4 with a home run against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Craig drove in a run with the bases loaded as a result of a fielding error in the third inning, but he took care of it himself with the solo home run in the fifth. It was his fifth of the season. The two-hit game was the latest in a stretch of games that suggest he's finding his timing at the plate after a miserable first month and a half -- in his last seven games, Craig is 12-for-29 (.414) with a homer and eight RBI. If you can still buy low on the 29-year-old, do it now.
May 27 - 11:23 PM

Allen Craig went 2-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs in a losing effort against the Reds on Friday.

Craig's two-run single off Homer Bailey in the fourth inning pulled the Cardinals to within a run at 3-2, but that would be as close as they'd get. He's started to pick up the pace offensively, hitting .353 (18-for-51) with a homer and 11 RBI in his last 13 games.
May 23 - 10:04 PM

Allen Craig went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Craig's seventh-inning RBI single broke a 2-2 tie and proved to be the winning run for the Cardinals. The first baseman has been mired in a season-long slump but reached base on three hits and two walks on Wednesday and had another multi-hit game on Thursday. The Cardinals certainly hope it's a sign he's ready to break out. Craig is slashing .239/.297/.364 on the year.
May 22 - 10:03 PM

Allen Craig drove in the winning run on a fielder's choice Wednesday as the Cardinals beat the visiting Diamondbacks 3-2 in the bottom of the 12th inning.

Craig reached base in all six of his plate appearances on the evening, singling in the second, fourth, and eighth innings, walking in the sixth and 10th, and then forcing an errant throw from Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings on a game-winning fielder's choice grounder in the bottom of the 12th. This is hopefully the start of something good for Craig, who is still sporting a weak .233/.293/.355 on the year.
May 22 - 12:30 AM

Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Braves.

Craig's bat had been noticeably absent for most of the first month of the season. Friday's effort, however, marks his fifth multi-hit game since April 28. As a result, Craig brought his OPS up to a high-water mark of .653.
May 16 - 11:22 PM

Allen Craig smashed a three-run homer on Friday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Pirates.

Craig also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 to raise his season slash to .211/.259/.353. He has started to find his power stroke in recent weeks, and now has four long balls and 14 RBI on the season.
May 9 - 10:38 PM

Allen Craig is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Craig looked like he was ready to break out of his slump last week after a 7-for-13 stretch that included two homers, but he's gone 2-for-20 since. Randal Grichuk is getting the start in right field Wednesday.
May 7 - 3:17 PM

Allen Craig had a big day at the dish Wednesday, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in a win over the Brewers.

Craig doubled off of Matt Garza in the third and then doubled in two runs off Wei-Chung Wang in the fourth before launching a solo shot off Wang in the sixth. He then capped off his day with an opposite-field single in the eight versus catcher Martin Maldonado, who was forced to pitch with the Brewers' bullpen taxed recently. Craig is starting to heat up, going 8-for-17 with two homers, two doubles and a triple over his last four games.
Apr 30 - 5:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Allen Craig
2Oscar Taveras
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4Shelby Miller
5Joe Kelly
6Jaime Garcia
7Tyler Lyons
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Carlos Martinez
6Randy Choate
7Sam Freeman
8Seth Maness
9Nick Greenwood