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Chris Carter

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

AVG

.227

HR

37

RBI

88

R

68

SB

5

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

One year after blasting 16 home runs in 67 games for the Athletics, Carter fell one home run shy of the 30-homer mark that some thought he could reach in his first full season in the majors. While Car...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 244   DOB: 12/18/1986   BORN: Redwood City, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 15th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Carter Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year deal with the A's in March of 2010.

September 28, 2014  –  Chris Carter News

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Chris Carter Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 19 A A 13 51 46 4 6 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 5 17 0 0 0 .130 .231 .261 .492
2007 20 A KAN 126 534 467 84 136 55 27 3 25 93 3 2 67 112 0 0 0 .291 .383 .522 .905
2008 21 A STO 137 589 506 101 131 75 32 4 39 104 4 0 77 156 0 6 0 .259 .361 .569 .930
2009 22 AA MID 124 589 486 108 164 67 41 2 24 100 13 4 82 118 0 10 11 .337 .436 .578 1.014
2009 22 AAA SAC 13 58 54 7 14 6 2 0 4 14 0 1 3 14 0 1 0 .259 .293 .519 .812
2010 23 AAA SAC 125 551 465 92 120 62 29 2 31 94 1 1 73 138 0 5 8 .258 .365 .529 .894
2010 23 MAJ OAK 24 78 70 8 13 4 1 0 3 7 1 0 7 21 0 1 0 .186 .256 .329 .585
2011 24 A+ STO 6 28 24 3 8 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .333 .429 .708 1.137
2011 24 AAA SAC 75 344 296 55 81 38 18 2 18 72 5 1 42 85 0 3 3 .274 .366 .530 .896
2011 24 MAJ OAK 15 46 44 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 0 0 0 .136 .174 .136 .310
2012 25 AAA SAC 72 324 276 48 77 32 19 1 12 53 5 1 38 74 0 6 4 .279 .367 .486 .853
2012 25 MAJ OAK 67 260 218 38 52 28 12 0 16 39 0 0 39 83 0 3 0 .239 .350 .514 .864
2013 26 MAJ HOU 148 585 506 64 113 55 24 2 29 82 2 0 70 212 0 5 4 .223 .320 .451 .771
2014 27 MAJ HOU 145 572 507 68 115 59 21 1 37 88 5 2 56 182 0 4 5 .227 .308 .491 .799
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3-Year Averages     76 296 256 34 57 27 12 0 15 40 0 0 37 105 0 2 1 .223 .321 .445 .766
Career  (View All)     399 1,541 1,345 180 299 146 58 3 85 216 8 2 174 518 0 13 9 .222 .313 .459 .772

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Chris Carter Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 27 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .308 .491 .799
Sep. 26 @NYM 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .310 .495 .805
Sep. 24 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .310 .495 .805
Sep. 23 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .313 .499 .812
Sep. 22 @Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .232 .315 .503 .818
Sep. 21 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .313 .504 .817
Sep. 20 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .314 .507 .821
Sep. 19 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .314 .503 .817
Sep. 18 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .235 .314 .506 .820
Sep. 17 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .313 .508 .821
Sep. 16 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .315 .512 .827
Sep. 15 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .313 .513 .826
Sep. 14 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .315 .517 .832
Sep. 13 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .315 .519 .834
Sep. 12 @LAA 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .315 .522 .837
Sep. 10 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .237 .312 .522 .834
Sep. 9 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .312 .524 .836
Sep. 8 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .236 .311 .526 .837
Sep. 7 @Oak 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .309 .527 .836
Sep. 6 @Oak 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .235 .308 .526 .834
Sep. 5 @Oak 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .304 .526 .830
Sep. 3 LAA 4 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .302 .519 .821
Sep. 2 LAA 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .299 .503 .802
Aug. 31 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .300 .507 .807
Aug. 30 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .299 .509 .808
Aug. 29 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .299 .513 .812
Aug. 28 Tex 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .300 .518 .818
Aug. 27 Oak 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .298 .519 .817
Aug. 26 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .297 .513 .810
Last 7 Days 20 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 .050 .167 .100 .267
Last 14 Days 45 2 5 1 0 1 3 8 18 0 1 0 1 1 .111 .241 .200 .441
Last 30 Days 102 11 23 2 0 6 14 19 39 3 1 0 1 1 .225 .344 .422 .766

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 6 6 118
2013 61 51 49 2 47
2012 55 9
2011 11 4
2010 22 22 2

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Chris Carter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141351710243.244.519.869
2013151259241.232.450.782
201283175170.241.494.898

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143725127642.220.481.772
20133553920581.220.451.765
20121352111220.237.526.837

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142603521471.231.515.826
20132442410251.164.328.605
201296145130.240.458.831

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142473316414.223.466.771
20132624019571.279.565.925
20121222411260.238.557.888
Chris Carter Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 51 46 9.8% 33.3% 0.29 63% .179 .131
2007 20 A KAN 534 467 12.5% 21% 0.60 76% .336 .231
2008 21 A STO 589 506 13.1% 26.5% 0.49 69% .296 .310
2009 22 AA MID 589 486 13.9% 20% 0.69 76% .407 .241
2009 22 AAA SAC 58 54 5.2% 24.1% 0.21 74% .278 .260
2010 23 AAA SAC 551 465 13.2% 25% 0.53 70% .301 .271
2010 23 MAJ OAK 78 70 9% 26.9% 0.33 70% .217 .143
2011 24 A+ STO 28 24 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 67% .385 .375
2011 24 AAA SAC 344 296 12.2% 24.7% 0.49 71% .326 .256
2011 24 MAJ OAK 46 44 4.3% 43.5% 0.10 55% .250 .000
2012 25 AAA SAC 324 276 11.7% 22.8% 0.51 73% .342 .207
2012 25 MAJ OAK 260 218 15% 31.9% 0.47 62% .303 .275
2013 26 MAJ HOU 585 506 12% 36.2% 0.33 58% .317 .228
2014 27 MAJ HOU 572 507 9.8% 31.8% 0.31 64% .271 .264
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3-Year Averages     296 256 12.5% 35.5% 0.35 59% .309 .222
Career     1,541 1,345 11.3% 33.6% 0.34 61% .288 .237

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Carter    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.227 AVG
TERRIBLE
64% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.271 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.491 SLG
GREAT
.264 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
9.8% BB Rate
GOOD
31.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.799 OPS
GOOD
.308 OBP
WEAK

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Chris Carter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carter is dealing with a minor back ailment, but remains in the lineup Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports.

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Carter set an Astros franchise record Wednesday with his seventh multi-homer game of the season. He totaled three hits on the night and drove in three in the 4-1 win over the Angels.

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Carter homered for the third consecutive game during Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Oakland.

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Carter hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Athletics.

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Carter clubbed his 31st home run of the season during Monday's loss to the Athletics.

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Carter is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Carter hit a three-run home run, his 30th of the season, in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Yankees.

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Carter stayed hot Tuesday night, blasting two home runs while driving in five in a 10-4 rout of the Twins.

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Carter smacked his 26th home run of the season -- a solo shot -- during Monday's loss to the Twins.

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Carter hit a pair of homers and drove in four runs during Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

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Carter (illness) is back in the lineup Thursday vs. the Blue Jays.

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Carter was a late scratch from Wednesday's game with flu-like symptoms.

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Carter hit a three-run homer, walked and scored twice in Monday's win against Oakland.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Carter has been a highly touted prospect that A's fans have been waiting for, but he disappointed with an extreme lack of contact in his first two callups. He stuck around longer in 2012 and while he had flashes (16 homers in 218 at-bats) of the prolific power he has flashed in the minors (he averaged 30-plus homers a year in the minors between 2008-10), he ended up platooning much of the last two months and his status for 2013 playing time is up in the air. The A's would be well served to slot Carter in at the DH slot initially to see if his .864 OPS in 2012 with the A's was legit. With their current glut of outfielders after the Chris Young acquisition, Carter will probably be fighting for at-bats, at least while everyone is healthy as the team's fourth outfielder and DH option.

2012

Carter was sidelined with a thumb injury for two months, essentially delaying his season debut until June. His season at Triple-A wasn't anything he hadn't shown before, equal parts power (18 homers in 296 at-bats) and whiffs (85 strikeouts). The A's appear to leaning toward settling Carter in at either first base or DH after a brief trial in the outfield, and they won't hesitate to use him if he shows signs of life at the plate, but it's hard to get excited given his .167/.226/.254 performance in 114 at-bats in the majors thus far.

2011

Carter was shifted to the outfield midseason, and his bat picked up after a slow start at Triple-A Sacramento. He saw some time in Oakland, including an 0-for-33 streak to begin his major league career. His minor-league composite (.258/.365/.529, 73:138 BB:K in 465 at-bats) fit the profile of his prior seasons. The power is for real, but it's hard to project him hitting for much of an average given how often he fails to make contact. His home park isn't going to do him any favors either.

2010

Carter continued to mash in the minors, posting a composite .329/.422/.570 with 43 doubles and 28 home runs in 544 at-bats (most of which were at Double-A). It remains to be seen if his approach at the plate (lots of walks, lots of homers, but even more strikeouts) will translate as he advances; his brief time at Triple-A Sacramento was a mixed bag (.259/.293/.519, four homers and 14 K in 54 at-bats). His brief appearance in the Mexican Winter League did little to answer the question, as he hit just .212/.316/.455 with five of his 14 hits clearing the fence, but also fanning 27 times in 66 at-bats. He'll enter spring training with a chance to earn a spot on the A's roster, but it's far more likely that he'll be sent to Triple-A Sacramento for a few months before the A's consider him for a promotion. The power potential is there, but he wouldn't be the first slugger to flame out against advanced pitching.

2009

Carter showed tremendous power potential (39 homers) and drew 77 walks in 506 at-bats at High-A Stockton, but 156 strikeouts are worrisome. He played in the Winter league in Hawaii (tough gig, eh?) and hit just .228/.386/.380 in 79 at-bats (two homers, 17:28 BB:K ratio). Texas' Chris Davis had immediate success at the big leagues while racking up big strikeout totals in the minors as well, but we'll reserve judgment on Carter until he's able to show good results at Double-A.

2008

Carter made great strides in 2007 as he showed a better approach at the plate and cut down on his strikeouts. There's still some room for improvement but Carter's on the right track after a .291/.383/.522 season with 25 homers as a 20-year old in Single-A. Among the few legitimate offensive prospects in the Chicago organization, he was shipped to the Diamondbacks in the offseason for Carlos Quentin before getting shipped to Oakland as part of the Dan Haren deal. Carter will be among the many young talents that the A's are grooming for the future opening of their new ballpark.