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Kes Carter

Kes Carter
Name: John Kes Carter
Born: Mar 3, 1990 in Memphis, Tenn. USA
High School: Ravenwood HS, Brentwood, Tenn.
College: Western Kentucky
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011 (signed for $625,000)
Western Kentucky is one of the better mid-major programs in college baseball, having won 77 games and produced 11 draft picks in the previous two seasons. The Hilltoppers should have another half-dozen players selected in 2011, led by Carter, who could become the highest-drafted player in school history. An athletic 6-foot-2, 205-pounder, Carter flashes all five tools. His smooth lefthanded stroke and disciplined approach allow him to hit for average, and he has at least average power potential. He still needs to fine-tune his timing at the plate and turn on balls more frequently. He has slightly above-average speed that plays up on the bases and in center field, as well as a solid arm for the position. The biggest issues with Carter are his struggles against lefthanded pitching and his health. He injured his hip in the Coastal Plain League last summer, sat out during fall practice and missed time this spring with a calf strain. Nevertheless, he shouldn't last past the second round
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