|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||29.00||.305||106.00||90.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||9||2||0|| .222|| .333|| .222|
|vs Smith (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||133||41||1|| .356|| .444|| .308|
|05/22/2013||CC Sabathia, SP NYY|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Allen Craig, 1B STL
|Michael Morse, RF SEA|
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
|05/22/2013||Jeff Keppinger, 2B CHW|
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF BOS
|Garrett Jones, 1B PIT|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
|05/22/2013||Matt Cain, SP SF||Andrew Cashner, RP SD|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
|Last 10 Games|
|Allen Craig triples up |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) It was a game of threes for Cardinals infielder Allen Craig Saturday against the Rockies. He raised his batting average over .300 in the game as he went 3 for 3 with a triple, his second of the season. He also drove in the first of three Cardinals runs on a sacrifice fly in a 3-0 win.
Craig is batting .302, the first time he has been over .300 all season.
|Adjustments yield power for Allen Craig|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig hit his second home run in his last three contest on Tuesday night against the Cubs.
After not homering in the first 27 games this season, the 28-year-old told MLB.com that he shortened his swing and made a tweak to his batting stance, which has yielded some early results.
"Sometimes you just need to do it once so you can get the feeling," Craig said Wednesday. "I think it took some time to get my timing back. I was hitting some balls hard before, it just wasn't enough."
|Allen Craig has 4 RBI against Brewers|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig had four RBI in a victory Sunday over Milwaukee.
Craig finished 2 for 5 with a double and triple and also scored a run. He's starting to work his way out of an early slump as his line is up to .291/.323/.419. The slugging mark is disappointing, but power numbers are notoriously slow to stabilize, and Sunday's game showed why it's far too early to worry.
|Allen Craig finally cracks first homer|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/4/13) Cardinals first basemen Allen Craig belted his first home run of the year Saturday against the Brewers. Craig ripped the solo shot off starter Yovani Gallardo in the sixth inning -- his first since Sept. 20 of last year.
He also singled and scored in the second inning and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 7-6 win.
Allen has hit safely in eight of the past nine games and is batting .361 (13 for 36) with one home run and six RBI over that span.
|Allen Craig drives in two runs|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/13) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig played a big part in his team's 6-5 win over the Brewers Thursday night, knocking in two runs and scoring once while going 1 for 5 at the plate.
Craig has driven in a team-high 20 runs this year despite hitting just .262/.300/.350 in 110 plate appearances. He still hasn't homered in 2013 after posting 22 HRs in 514 plate appearances last year.
|Chances are Allen Craig wasn't drafted in your Fantasy league last year. At the time, he was recovering from offseason knee surgery and didn't have an everyday job waiting for him. When he did finally return as an injury replacement for Lance Berkman on May 1, he wound up hitting .404 (19 for 47) with five homers in his first 12 games. With that, his playing time was no longer in question. Perhaps it shouldn't have been in the first place. At every other stage of his professional career -- be it as a minor-leaguer, a part-timer during the 2011 season or an injury replacement during the 2011 postseason -- Craig proved capable of hitting .300 with a .900 OPS. So why wouldn't it translate to full-time duty? Now that he's proven it does, having maintained a batting average right around .300 for the final five months of 2012, a starting job -- whether at first base or the outfield -- is Craig's for the foreseeable future. He may not have much room to improve at age 28, but considering he averaged more Head-to-Head points per game than high-profile teammate Matt Holliday last year, he's worthy of an early round pick just as he is. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Burch Smith|
|5/24/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/25/13||@ LAD||7:15 pm||Ted Lilly|
|5/26/13||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|5/27/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/28/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|5/29/13||KC||8:15 pm||Luis Mendoza|