39-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Carroll was signed before last offseason with the idea he would take over as the Twins' starting shortstop and add stability to Minnesota's shaky infield defense. His limitations on offense quickly mo...
Jamey Carroll Contract Information:
Agreed to a two-year deal with Minnesota in November of 2011 worth about $6.5 million. It includes a mutual option for the 2014 season.
Carroll elected for free agency instead of accepting an assignment to Triple-A Omaha with the Royals.
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Jamey Carroll: MLB Games Played By Position
Jamey Carroll Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2013 Stat Review for Jamey Carroll As compared to the top 350 hitters in 2012 (min 200 PA)
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2013 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jamey Carroll
2013 projections compared to top 300 hitters in 2012 (min 250 PA)
2013 projections compared to top shortstops in 2012 (min 250 PA)
Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats (View All Matchup Data)
Best Matchups for Jamey Carroll (by OPS, min 8 AB)
Worst Matchups for Jamey Carroll (by OPS, min 8 AB)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
It was a successful two seasons in Los Angeles for Carroll, where due to injuries to other players, the career utilityman was able to make his way into the lineup more than expected with 803 total at-bats in those two seasons. With OBPs of .379 and .359, he had some value, but more in a "real baseball world" sense as opposed to fantasy. Carroll failed to homer once in a Dodger uniform and though he did reach double-digit stolen bases each year (10 and 12), his fantasy value remains limited. Carroll will reportedly be the Twins' starting shortstop after signing a two-year deal with the club this winter, so if you need roster filler in deeper leagues, he's your guy.
Carroll probably played more than the team expected after they inked him to a two-year deal last winter. The utility man batted a solid .291/.379/.339 while playing shortstop primarily in place of the injured Rafael Furcal. Carroll offers no power (12 career homers in over 2,500 at-bats and none in 2010), so his fantasy value is limited to being an NL-only placeholder.
Carroll doesn't offer much for power or speed, but he is versatile with his glove and provides a veteran option at second base after signing with Los Angeles to give the Dodgers some help as they turn that position over to Blake DeWitt in 2010.
Carroll received more playing time than expected thanks to the early-season struggles of Asdrubal Cabrera and an injury to Josh Barfield and did enough to convince the Indians to pick up his contract option for 2009. The Indians are looking for third base help this winter which would land Carroll in a utility role again and there simply isn't enough upside here for anything but a handcuff situation in the deepest of leagues.
Carroll's 2007 never got off the ground with Kaz Matsui owning the second base job. Carroll batted .225 in 227 at-bats and spent most of the season on the bench. He is a strong, versatile defender who can play second, third and shortstop. He was traded to the Indians because of the $2.3 million he was owed. At best he will be in a platoon situation as he bats much better (career .292 hitter) against left-handed pitching.
Carroll took advantage of the Rockies' problems at second and received a career-high 463 at-bats. He has a solid batting eye, but little in the way of power. After hitting just .220/.308/.242 in August, he lost significant playing time to Kaz Matsui. With Matsui re-signed for 2007, Carroll will return to his utility role.
Carroll has his uses as a 25th man, but an ISO of .033 in over 300 at bats is atrocious by whatever standard you care to use. He should be able to win a utility job with the Rockies this spring but even the thin air in Colorado won't give him much value if he manages to earn close to the same number of at-bats as last season.
Carroll's a useful enough 25th man type, capable of playing a few positions and hit for an OK (if punchless) batting average. It's filling up the 24 spots ahead of him that's been the franchise's problem.
Carroll ended up as the default option at third base, which is as big an indictment of Montreal's depth as anything. His .326 SLG was appalling; so appalling, in fact, that the Expos brought in Todd Zeile to replace him. At best, Carroll is a future utility guy.
Somebody had to play third base after Fernando Tatis' annual breakdown, and that somebody ended up being the 28-year-old Carroll. He slugged .507 in his first taste of the majors, but only .392 before that in Triple-A, so don't expect anything close to a repeat.