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Chris Carter

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Oakland Athletics

2017 Stats

AVG

.201

HR

8

RBI

26

R

20

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Carter led the National League with 41 home runs and was rewarded by the Brewers with a non-tender. The 41 home runs, unfortunately, couldn't mask the fact that Carter wasn't actually that good at any...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 12/18/1986   BORN: Redwood City, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 15th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Carter Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Yankees in February of 2017.

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Carter signed a minor-league contract with the Athletics on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

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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
2015 28 MAJ HOU 129 459 391 50 78 41 17 0 24 64 1 2 57 151 0 5 6 .199 .307 .427 .734
2016 29 MAJ MIL 160 644 549 84 122 69 27 1 41 94 3 1 76 206 0 10 9 .222 .321 .499 .820
2017 30 AAA NAS 36 154 131 21 33 15 5 1 9 22 0 0 19 49 0 1 3 .252 .357 .511 .868
2017 30 MAJ NYY 62 208 184 20 37 14 5 1 8 26 0 0 20 76 0 2 2 .201 .284 .370 .654
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3-Year Averages     144 557 482 67 105 55 21 0 34 82 3 1 63 179 0 6 6 .218 .312 .473 .785
Career  (View All)     750 2,852 2,469 334 536 270 107 5 158 400 12 5 327 951 0 30 26 .217 .312 .456 .768

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Chris Carter Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Jul. 3 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .283 .374 .657
Jul. 2 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .284 .380 .664
Jul. 1 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .284 .383 .667
Jun. 30 @Hou 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .289 .390 .679
Jun. 29 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 28 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 22 LAA 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .292 .393 .685
Jun. 21 LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .287 .384 .671
Jun. 20 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .201 .287 .384 .671
Jun. 18 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .292 .391 .683
Jun. 17 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .293 .399 .692
Jun. 16 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .300 .409 .709
Jun. 15 @Oak 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .301 .393 .694
Jun. 14 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 13 @LAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .298 .371 .669
Jun. 12 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .301 .378 .679
Jun. 11 Bal 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .305 .389 .694
Jun. 10 Bal 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .288 .383 .671
Jun. 9 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .284 .382 .666
Jun. 8 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .284 .382 .666
Jun. 7 Bos 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .292 .395 .687
Jun. 6 Bos 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .278 .357 .635
Jun. 4 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .279 .333 .612
Jun. 3 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .279 .333 .612
Jun. 2 @Tor 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .281 .336 .617
Jun. 1 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .282 .330 .612
May. 31 @Bal Did not play.
May. 30 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .286 .343 .629
May. 29 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .288 .347 .635
May. 28 Oak 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .194 .296 .357 .653
Last 7 Games 19 3 5 2 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .300 .368 .668
Last 14 Games 38 5 8 2 0 2 6 2 18 0 0 0 1 2 .211 .244 .421 .665
Last 30 Games 82 8 18 3 0 4 13 7 32 0 0 0 1 4 .220 .278 .402 .680
Chris Carter Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 4 New Orleans 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Sep. 3 New Orleans 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .500 1.667 2.167
Sep. 2 New Orleans 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 1 New Orleans 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 1.750
Aug. 30 Omaha 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
Aug. 29 Omaha 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Aug. 28 Omaha 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Aug. 27 Round Rock 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Aug. 26 Round Rock 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Aug. 25 Round Rock 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
Aug. 24 Round Rock 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .800 1.500 2.300
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 39 8 11 1 0 5 9 7 13 0 0 1 1 .282 .396 .692 1.088

Chris Carter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 56 2 2 1
2016 155 2
2015 115 8
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
2017565470.179.429.635
20161342112313.224.537.875
2015159219220.201.415.736

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017128154190.211.344.657
20164156329630.222.487.803
20152322915421.198.435.733

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201788124130.250.443.773
20162814424522.228.544.862
20151812917340.210.530.854

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20179684130.156.302.543
20162684017421.216.451.776
2015210217301.190.338.630
Chris Carter vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Miguel Gonzalez TEX 14 3 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 .214 .214 .643 .857

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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% .290 .310
2009 22 AA MID 589 486 13.9% 20% 0.69 76% .395 .241
2009 22 AAA SAC 58 54 5.2% 24.1% 0.21 74% .270 .260
2010 23 AAA SAC 551 465 13.2% 25% 0.53 70% .296 .271
2010 23 MAJ OAK 78 70 9% 26.9% 0.33 70% .213 .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% .321 .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% .332 .207
2012 25 MAJ OAK 260 218 15% 31.9% 0.47 62% .295 .275
2013 26 MAJ HOU 585 506 12% 36.2% 0.33 58% .311 .228
2014 27 MAJ HOU 572 507 9.8% 31.8% 0.31 64% .267 .264
2015 28 MAJ HOU 459 391 12.4% 32.9% 0.38 61% .244 .228
2016 29 MAJ MIL 644 549 11.8% 32% 0.37 62% .260 .277
2017 30 AAA NAS 154 131 12.3% 31.8% 0.39 63% .324 .259
2017 30 MAJ NYY 208 184 9.6% 36.5% 0.26 59% .284 .169
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3-Year Averages     557 482 11.3% 32.1% 0.35 63% .258 .255
Career     2,852 2,469 11.5% 33.3% 0.34 61% .272 .239

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Chris Carter Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 913.3 -3 75 -3 -1 -2 453 0 247 0 1 -2 -2
2016 1B 1338 -1 105 -2 1 -2 721 -4 72 1 1 -5 3
2017 1B 433.3 -2 16 -2 0 -2 223 -2 131 -1 -1 0 -1
2017 RF 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 -4 -2 0 -6
2016 1B -1 0 -3 -1 0 -5
2017 1B 1 0 -2 -1 0 -2
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Carter    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.26 BB/K
POOR
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
36.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.654 OPS
TERRIBLE
.284 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.201 AVG
TERRIBLE
.284 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.370 SLG
TERRIBLE
.169 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Carter was released Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Carter was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Tuesday.

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Carter will start at first base and bat seventh Sunday against the Astros, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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Carter went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 13-4 win over the Astros.

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Carter is back with the Yankees on Thursday, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Carter was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

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Carter was designated for assignment following Friday's game against the Rangers.

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Carter is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

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Carter went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 8-0 win over the Red Sox.

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Carter went 1-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Carter is out of the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports,

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Carter is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Carter enjoyed his best season as a pro with a career-high 37 home runs in 2014, but took a big step backward with the Astros last season. His already poor contact rate dipped another three percent to 61 percent while his strikeout rate rose to 32.9 percent. Carter's walk rate improved to 12.4 percent, but the 29-year-old finished with a lousy .199 average to go along with 24 home runs, losing playing time down the stretch as Houston made its playoff run. His power will always be enticing, but Carter cannot be relied upon as a major league regular if he continues to hit below .200. After being non-tendered by the Astros, Carter was snatched up by a Brewers team that parted ways with Adam Lind earlier in the offseason. This is about as good of a landing spot as Carter's prospective owners could hope for, as he faces laughable competition for regular starts at first base, but all of the previously noted concerns remain.

2015

In his best season as a pro, Carter set an Astros franchise record with seven multi-homer games while blasting 37 overall to finish three shy of Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead. The 28-year-old DH still had issues making contact (64%), which subsequently led to a high number of strikeouts (31.8%), but he actually showed improvement in both areas compared to the year prior. Carter's .227 batting average didn't help his fantasy owners, but that was no surprise and he somewhat made up for it by chipping in five steals. He's not known for his speed, however, so continue drafting him as an elite source of power who will deliver above-average run production, albeit as a risk to your batting average. Keep in mind that Carter will lose position eligibility at first base (14 games played in 2014) and in the outfield (six) in most leagues to begin 2015.

2014

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 Carter's power bat is clearly his biggest asset, he obviously has some liabilities as well, most notably an awful 58 percent contact rate that led to him setting the Astros' single-season record for strikeouts by a batter (212) in 2013. Fortunately, he somewhat made up for his lack of contact with a 12 percent walk rate. He actually led the team in walks (70), home runs (29) and RBI (82). For fantasy purposes, Carter will carry dual-eligibility at first base and outfield, but he figures to spend a lot of time at DH this season as well.

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.