Latest Update Allen Craig is not in the Cardinals starting lineup Wednesday. Wed Jul, 30, 06:23 PM
Has shown both the ability to hit for average and drive in a ton of runs. Can play in the infield as well as the outfield, which adds to his value.
Flaws: : Could stand to improve his walk/strikeout ratio even more in order to become a superstar. Also needs to find his big-league niche, defensively.
No surprise here as Craig has spent plenty of time out of the lineup lately. Oscar Taveras isn't exactly lighting it up at the plate but manager Mike Mathney seems more inclined to give him a chance to break out than to sit and watch Craig continue to under-perform. He'll be back in sporadically, but he's pretty much nothing more than your average platoon player these days.Analyst: Howard Bender
As has been the configuration for some time now, Craig is the odd man out. Oscar Taveras is in right, Matt Adams is in left with Jon Jay in center. The battle is really between Craig and Taveras and while neither has really stepped up, the benefit of the doubt is going to rookie's way. It will likely stay like this until Craig starts to hit again.Analyst: Howard Bender
No surprise here as Craig takes a seat in favor of Oscar Taveras in right field. The Cardinals will continue to flip-flop between Taveras and Craig until one of them catches fire and outplays the other. Right now, though, both are playing a fairly weak game.Analyst: Howard Bender
With the righty Jimmy Nelson on the mound for the Brewers, Craig will hit the pine again, his fifth time so far in July. Hitting .243 on the season, as well as the presence of Oscar Tavares has led to his spotty service record.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson