Here’s a Thought: Examining Chris Carter

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Nathaniel Stoltz in MLB
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Lately (before my computer crashed last week, rendering my Internet time scarce; sorry for the recent lack of material), I have been doing comprehensive evaluations of A's players to see where they are in their careers and what to expect from them in 2010 and beyond. The first two evaluations were of pitchersùDallas Braden and Josh Outmanùso this time, I'm switching gears and looking at the player who has seemingly all A's fans excited: Triple-A first baseman Chris Carter. á STATISTICAL EVALUATION Carter sure can hit. He hit .337/.435/.576 (yes, really) at Double-A this season before hitting .259/.293/.519 in a brief Triple-A look in August. Concerned about the dropoff? Don't be. Carter went off during the Triple-A playoffs, homering in four straight games. Those numbe ...

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