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The St. Louis Cardinals have transferred outfielder Dylan Carlson to the 60-day injured list on Friday. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carlson was ruled out for the season with an ankle injury on Sept. 13 and moves from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list on Friday with both Nolan Arenado and Willson Contreras hitting the 10-day IL on Friday. Carlson's season ended with a .219 average alongside five homers, three steals, and a .651 OPS across an injury-shortened 76-game campaign.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed catcher Willson Contreras on the 10-day injured list due to left wrist tendinitis. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Contreras joins teammate Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list to effectively end his season, his first with the Cardinals. The former Cubs backstop completes his campaign hitting .264 with 20 home runs, six stolen bases, and an .825 OPS across 495 trips to the plate.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed third baseman Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list due to lower back spasms. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury list placement will effectively end Arenado's season, his third with the Cardinals. After enjoying a career year in 2022, Arenado took a step back across the board in 2023, hitting .266 with 26 home runs, three stolen bases, and a .774 OPS across 144 games played on the campaign.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

In the game, Miles Mikolas allowed nine hits and five earned runs over five innings, resulting in a 6-0 loss for St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: With a season-long ERA of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.34, Mikolas has been inconsistent, making him a risky option for fantasy owners moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

With 106 games played, Nootbaar has shown consistency, hitting .265 with 43 RBI, 13 home runs, and 11 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Keep an eye on Nootbaar as he looks to contribute in multiple categories down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps

Despite a promising start to the season, Rom's performance has been inconsistent, as evidenced by his 6.92 ERA and 1.85 WHIP.

Fantasy Impact: In this game, he allowed five earned runs in just 3.1 innings pitched, further raising concerns about his ability to limit runs and get deep into games. Fantasy managers may want to consider benching Rom until he shows more consistency and improved results.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Walker had a solid performance in Sunday's game against the Phillies, contributing to the Cardinals' 6-5 victory.

Fantasy Impact: In his four at-bats, Walker managed to drive in one run with a hit, which happened to be a home run. He also crossed the plate once himself. While his overall season stats are respectable, with a .270 batting average and 16 home runs, Walker's performance in this game showcased his ability to come through in clutch situations and provide a much-needed offensive boost for his team. Fantasy owners should take note of his potential to make an impact in the power categories going forward.

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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three RBI, showcasing his ability to drive in runs and provide power for fantasy owners.

Fantasy Impact: With 25 home runs and 78 RBI on the season, Goldschmidt has been a reliable source of production in the middle of the Cardinals' lineup. Despite his age, Goldschmidt continues to be a valuable asset for fantasy teams and should be started with confidence moving forward.

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Zack Thompson had a rough outing on Friday, allowing four earned runs over five innings pitched in a loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: While he did manage to strike out four batters, the five hits and two walks he allowed contributed to a disappointing performance. With a season ERA of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.46, Thompson's fantasy value takes a hit as he continues to struggle with consistency on the mound. Fantasy managers may want to consider benching him until he shows signs of improvement.

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Ryan Helsley secured his 10th save of the year in the Cardinals' narrow 1-0 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Helsley was dominant in his outing, allowing just one hit while striking out two batters in an inning of work. With this performance, Helsley has solidified his role as the Cardinals' primary closer, further bolstering his fantasy value. His season-long numbers, including a 2.61 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and an impressive 11.9 K/9, make him an attractive option for fantasy managers in need of saves.

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Cardinals 2B Nolan Gorman was placed on the 10-day IL with a hamstring injury. (Source: Cardinals on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals reported that the injury Gorman suffered Tuesday is a Grade 2 hamstring injury. The 23-year-old will likely miss the remainder of the season. Gorman currently has a .236 batting average, 27 home runs, and 76 RBI in 119 games this season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Palacios had a big game on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and two RBI as the Cardinals defeated the Orioles 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: This performance adds to his solid season stats, which include a .317 batting average, three home runs, and eight RBI in 16 games played. If he can continue to produce at the plate, he could provide some value in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Wainwright bounced back from a rough season, delivering a much-needed start, allowing only two earned runs over five innings.

Fantasy Impact: While his overall season numbers still leave much to be desired, this performance could provide a glimmer of hope for fantasy managers looking for a late-season boost. However, given his struggles throughout the year, it's best to approach Wainwright with caution until he can string together a few more consistent outings.

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Dakota Hudson had a forgettable outing in Monday's game against the Orioles, allowing 7 earned runs on 8 hits and 3 walks over just 4.1 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: With only 2 strikeouts and a high pitch count of 80, Hudson's fantasy value takes a hit as his season-long struggles continue. Following this game, Hudson has posted a disappointing 5.10 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 15 games, and his lackluster 5.1 K/9 and 5.19 FIP further dampen his outlook.

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Tommy Edman had a productive game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: While he didn't record any extra-base hits, his ability to drive in runs was on display. This performance brings his season RBI total to 45 in 117 games played. Edman has been a consistent contributor for the Cardinals this season, displaying a solid batting average of .249 and contributing in multiple categories such as doubles, triples, home runs, runs scored, and stolen bases. Fantasy owners can continue to rely on Edman for his ability to drive in runs and contribute across multiple categories.

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Tyler O'Neill had an impressive performance in Tuesday's game against the Braves, helping lead the Cardinals to a 10-6 victory.

Fantasy Impact: O'Neill went 3-for-4 at the plate, driving in two runs and scoring two himself. His highlight of the game came in the form of a home run, his ninth of the season. With this strong showing, O'Neill continues to solidify his fantasy value, especially in the power and stolen base categories. Through 64 games played this season, O'Neill has now accumulated nine home runs and five stolen bases, making him a valuable asset for fantasy managers in need of some pop and speed.

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Alec Burleson is back in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Pirates. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The young outfielder didn't appear in an 11-1 loss to the Pirates on Monday but will return to take on right-hander Johan Oviedo on Tuesday. Burleson is hitting .243 with eight homers and a .702 OPS across 89 appearances on the season.

Matthew Liberatore has been placed on the 15-day IL due to lower back tightness, retroactive to August 19th. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on X)

Fantasy Impact: Liberatore was initially given a few extra days rest between starts due to back pain, but now the Cardinals have decided he needs an IL stint to get right. Jacob Barnes has had his contract selected and joins the 40-man roster.

Category: Injury Updates

The Cardinals placed Steven Matz on the 15-day IL Monday with a left lat strain. (Source: Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matz’s injury comes at a point where he was on a roll for the Cardinals, posting a 1.86 ERA in his last seven starts. With the Cardinals out of playoff contention, it remains to be seen if they will just shut Matz down for the remainder of the season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

JoJo Romero earns save Saturday

Sun, Aug 13th 3:11am EDT
By Ari Koslow

JoJo Romero worked around one run allowed to earn his second save of the season on Saturday against the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Romero allowed one run, but still helped the Cardinals hold onto a 5-4 win. They still wait for Ryan Helsley to return from the injured list.

Category: Game Recaps