Graduated from Elk Grove (Calif.) High School where his father, Jeff, was the head coach of the baseball team...Dylan began taking infield and batting practice with his father’s teams at age 11...Entered high school at age 13 and made varsity as a freshman...Was Elk Grove teammate of White Sox 2018 first round pick Nick Madrigal and Tigers 2014 first round pick Derek Hill...Hit .407 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 36 games as a senior, and .322 with 11 HR and 104 RBI over his high school career...Pitched, and primarily played first base before appearing in center field as a senior...Pitched complete game four-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead Elk Grove to the 2016 San Joaquin Sectional Championship...Committed to play college baseball at Cal State Fullerton before drafted by the Cardinals...Invited to the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field. Went 1-for-3 while batting seventh and starting at first base for the National side in an 11-5 victory...Younger brother, Tanner, is an infielder at Long Beach State...Resides in Elk Grove, California.
The switch-hitting 21-year old rookie played in 35 games, starting 16 games in CF, 8 in LF and 8 in RF...Started his first three games at all three outfield positions, the first Cardinals player to accomplish the feat since Colby Rasmus in 2009...Made his Major League debut at CWS (8/15) and played both games of the doubleheader, recording hit first hit in Game 2 with a double off Evan Marshall...Was optioned back to the Alternate Training Site on Sept. 7, having batted .162 (12-74) with a home run and 5 RBI. Recalled on Sept. 18 and batted .278 (10-36) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs, 11 RBI and an .936 OPS...His 11 RBI from his recall (9/18) through the end of the regular season, was T-4th most in the National League and most among MLB rookies...Hit his first Major League home run vs. CIN (8/23), a two-run shot off Nate Jones...Ranked T-3rd on the Cardinals with seven doubles...Ranked among MLB rookie leaders with seven doubles (T-3rd) and 16 RBI (T-6th)...Led all Cardinals outfielders and all MLB rookie outfielders with four outfield assists; ranked T-3rd among National League outfielders...Turned two double plays as an outfielder, tied with Charlie Blackmon for most by an MLB outfielder...Ranked 9th among rookie outfielders with his 263.0 innings played in the outfield...Recorded two outfield assists vs. KC (8/25) becoming the first Cardinals rookie outfielder since Harrison Bader (6/15/18) to have multiple outfield assists in a game...Started and batted in the clean-up (No. 4 position) for the final regular season game. Was the first Cardinals rookie since Dmitri Young in 1997 and the 7th switch-hitter aged 21 or younger to start and bat 4th, and most recent since Ruben Sierra in 1987. Joined Butch Wynegar (90), Mickey Mantle (82), Eddie Murray (7), George Hunter (7), Frankie Frisch (2) and Ruben Sierra (1) on that list.
2020 POSTSEASON: Reached base safely in eight of his first 11 plate appearances, walking four times, a hit by pitch and three hits. Reached base safely four times in Game 1 and three times in Game 2, making him the first Cardinal to reach base safely at least three times in his first two games since Jim Edmonds (2000), one behind Darrell Porter for the franchise mark. Joined Jim Edmonds as the only two Cardinals to reach base safely seven times in their first two career postseason games. Is the only player in MLB history to record two runs, two hits, two walks and a double (also a SB) in his first career postseason game. Became the 3rd Cardinal, along with Stan Musial (1942) and Albert Pujols (2001) to bat cleanup (No. 4) at the age of 21 in a postseason game. Joined Musial and Ty Cobb (1908) as the only cleanup hitters age 21 or younger to reach base four times in a postseason game.
Entered the season rated as the No. 10 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America...Attended Major League Spring Training as a non-roster invitee and appeared in 23 Grapefruit League games before being reassigned on March 25 in the final round of cuts...Combined to slash .292/.372/.542 (143-489) with 26 home runs, eight triples, 28 doubles, 20 stolen bases, and a .914 OPS in 126 games between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA)...His 26 homers were five more than he had hit in his previous three seasons combined...2019 Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year...Appeared in center field in 95 of 118 games defensively overall, picking up four outfield assists at that position...Led Texas League outfielders with a .995 fielding percentage, making one error in 204 total chances in 100 games...Slashed .299/.381/.551 (109-365) as a left-handed batter and .274/.345./516 (34-124) right-handed...At age 20, opened the season as the Texas League’s fourth-youngest player (and second youngest position player) on Opening Day. Only Amarillo third baseman Hudson Potts (Padres) was younger by five days...Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star, while recognized as the league’s Player of the Year, joining Matt Adams (2011) and Oscar Taveras (2012) as Springfield (AA) winners. Dakota Hudson won 2017 Pitcher of the Year...Was one of 10 minor leaguers with at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases and the first Cardinals minor leaguer to do so since Terry Evans and Tyler Greene in 2006...Named Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for May; batted .304 with four home runs, five triples, 17 RBI and a .952 OPS in 27 games, with 13 of his 31 hits going for extra bases...At the Texas League All-Star Break, led all of Double-A baseball in runs scored (53), while ranking T4th in extrabase hits (31) and total bases (132), eighth in hits (75), and 13th in RBI (42)...Participated in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Batted seventh and started in right field, going 1-for-2 with an RBI...Promoted to Memphis on 8/15, when leading the Texas League in HR’s, slugging, runs scored, and extra-base hits...Slashed .361/.418/.681 (26-72) with five homers and nine RBI in 18 games with the Redbirds to end the season...From 8/15 debut onward, T3rd in the PCL in hits (26), T4th in total bases (49), T5th in extra-base hits (11)...Hit safely in 13 of 18 games, including his first eight in a row. Nine were multi-hit efforts...Following the season, ranked as the Texas League’s “Best Defensive Outfielder” and No. 2 overall prospect by Baseball America.