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Chris Carter

OF
Chris Carter
Name: William Chris Carter
Born: Sep 16, 1982 in Fremont, Calif. USA
High School: De La Salle HS, Concord, Calif.
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 17th round (506th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004
Stanford normally hangs on to its juniors, but most scouts expect OF Chris Carter to be a relatively easy sign. A highly-touted recruit, Carter has had a checkered career at Stanford. He was set back immediately by a shoulder injury in his first fall practice and played through the injury as a freshman before finally having surgery. His arm strength never returned and he became such a liability with the glove, both in left field and at first base, that he spent most of his career at Stanford as a DH. Carter has one exceptional tool, massive raw power. He loves to hit balls 500 feet in batting practice and had 23 homers in just 324 college at-bats. But his swing is often out of control and he didn't make consistent contact. He projects as a .250 hitter with 35-home run potential. He was patient enough to draw nearly as many walks (67) as strikeouts (69), making him attractive to an American League club that values plate discipline.
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