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Carter Raffield

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Carter Raffield
Name: Carter Raffield
Born: Feb 28, 2000 in
High School: Bleckley County HS, Cochran, Ga.
College: Clemson
College: Clemson
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 14th round (420th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
Raffield entered this spring with just 7.2 innings under his belt after missing his 2019 freshman season thanks to Tommy John surgery. Even without much collegiate track record, scouts thought he could work himself into the top-three-round range because of a big-time fastball and hard breaking ball. That’s unlikely to happen after a season where Raffield threw just 19 innings and struggled mightily with his control. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound righthander walked a batter per inning this spring (19) and posted a 5.68 ERA. Raffield has a three-pitch mix with a fastball that’s been up to 96 mph this spring but sits more frequently in the 91-93 mph range, a breaking ball with above-average potential in the 78-82 mph range that shows late power out of the zone at best, and a mid-80s changeup with solid fading life. At this point Raffield is extremely scattered with all his pitches, which leads to plenty of reliever questions. Still, a team could take a shot on his physicality and natural arm talent later in the draft.
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