It’s gonna be tough to beat out whatever expensive veteran that Mo overpays for this offseason. I mean, currently unknown player had a good season last year, although it was the best of his career, and he is unlikely to repeat it. Also, unknown player is making a lot of money, which has to give him first rights to the position.
Carlson is a great bet to be at least an average starter in the outfield. He could be a star. That’s what the Cards could really use.
As for his spring training chances…I see LF for sure and possibly CF as being up for grabs. So if he comes out hot, why couldn’t he make the opening day roster? I doubt Ozuna will be back and maybe not Fowler either.