• Full name Carlos Andres Cortes
  • Born 06/30/1997 in Orlando, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 5'7" / Wt.: 197 / Bats: L / Throws: S
  • School South Carolina
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (83rd overall) by the New York Mets in 2018 (signed for $1,000,038).
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    An undersized, 5-foot-8, 185-pound draft-eligible sophomore without a true defensive home, Cortes has befuddled scouts dating back to his high school days when he was taken in the 20th round by the Mets. He hasn't been any easier to evaluate at South Carolina, where he's spent the first two seasons of his college career languishing through early season slumps at the plate before breaking out in the second half. After straddling the Mendoza line for the early part of this spring, Cortes has raised his slash line to .253/.380/.526 through 194 at-bats. Known for a short, compact, line drive-producing lefthanded swing, Cortes has swung with a more uphill bat path this season, reducing his contact but resulting in 15 home runs. When he's at his best, Cortes controls the strike zone and shows a knack for finding the barrel, but his strong prep hitting track record has been shakier at the college level. How high Cortes goes in the 2018 draft will largely depend on how much belief teams have in his bat, as Cortes has an unusual defensive profile. Fully ambidextrous, Cortes throws lefthanded when he plays in the outfield, but his arm strength from both arms is fringy and he's a below-average runner. He'll always need to hit to move up the ranks in pro ball.

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  • 2B Carlos Cortes assigned to New York Mets.
  • Syracuse Mets activated 2B Carlos Cortes.
  • Syracuse Mets transferred 2B Carlos Cortes to the Development List.
  • 2B Carlos Cortes and assigned to Syracuse Mets from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
  • 2B Carlos Cortes and assigned to New York Mets.

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