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The son of former Dodgers minor league infielder Mike Carpentier, Carpentier Jr. backstopped Yucaipa (Calif.) HS to a CIF championship as a junior and carried on with an impressive senior season. After making the Area Code Games last summer, he doubled and homered at the Boras Classic this spring to lead the Thunderbirds to a surprising third-place finish. Carpentier is an advanced defensive catcher with excellent instincts and a high effort level. He’s an above-average receiver capable of catching good velocity, has plus arm strength and embodies the toughness teams want to see behind the plate. His short, stocky body lacks projection, but it’s fine for his position. Evaluators are split on Carpentier’s offensive potential. He produces more contact than power with his lefthanded swing, and he hasn’t driven the ball enough against good pitching to make scouts fully believe in his bat. Some are concerned Carpentier is no more than a future backup at best, but others see a strong defender who makes contact and has a high floor. He is committed to Arizona State.