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Mike Carp

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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After being claimed off waivers by the Rangers in August, Carp was immediately positioned to start at first base and bat in the heart of the team's injury ravaged lineup. Within a week of being claime...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 208   DOB: 6/30/1986   BORN: Long Beach, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Nationals in April of 2015.

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Carp has opted out of his contract and will be granted his release by the Nationals, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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Mike Carp 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
2005 19 A HAG 89 348 313 49 78 32 12 1 19 63 2 2 35 96 0 0 0 .249 .358 .476 .834
2006 20 A A 137 542 491 69 141 45 27 1 17 88 2 1 51 107 0 0 0 .287 .379 .450 .829
2007 21 A ST. 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2007 21 AA BIN 97 412 359 55 90 27 16 0 11 48 2 1 39 75 0 4 10 .251 .337 .387 .724
2008 22 AA BIN 134 566 478 67 143 47 29 1 17 72 1 2 79 88 0 3 6 .299 .403 .471 .874
2009 23 AAA TAC 110 490 413 66 112 41 25 1 15 64 0 1 58 99 1 6 12 .271 .372 .446 .818
2009 23 MAJ SEA 21 65 54 7 17 5 3 1 1 5 0 0 8 10 0 1 2 .315 .415 .463 .878
2010 24 AAA TAC 110 463 409 67 105 47 17 1 29 76 1 2 41 93 0 7 6 .257 .328 .516 .844
2010 24 MAJ SEA 14 41 37 1 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .189 .268 .243 .512
2011 25 AAA TAC 66 286 251 55 87 35 14 0 21 64 6 2 28 50 1 3 3 .347 .414 .653 1.067
2011 25 MAJ SEA 79 313 290 27 80 30 17 1 12 46 0 2 19 81 0 1 3 .276 .326 .466 .792
2012 26 A+ HIG 2 11 9 2 6 2 1 0 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .667 .727 1.111 1.838
2012 26 AAA TAC 35 154 139 13 31 10 8 0 2 17 1 3 12 31 0 2 1 .223 .286 .324 .610
2012 26 MAJ SEA 59 189 164 17 35 11 6 0 5 20 1 0 21 46 0 1 3 .213 .312 .341 .653
2013 27 MAJ BOS 86 243 216 34 64 29 18 2 9 43 1 0 22 67 0 3 2 .296 .362 .523 .885
2014 28 AAA PAW 7 22 21 2 5 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .238 .273 .429 .702
2014 28 MAJ BOS 42 103 86 9 17 6 5 1 0 9 0 1 11 17 0 1 5 .198 .320 .279 .599
2014 28 MAJ TEX 17 46 40 2 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 14 0 1 0 .125 .217 .125 .342
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/TEX 59 149 126 11 22 6 5 1 0 13 0 1 16 31 0 2 5 .175 .289 .230 .519
3-Year Averages     68 192 168 20 40 14 9 1 4 25 0 0 19 48 0 2 3 .238 .323 .375 .698
Career  (View All)     318 1,000 887 97 225 83 51 5 27 127 2 3 90 243 0 8 15 .254 .330 .414 .744

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Mike Carp: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 32 1 14 13 1
2013 29 43 41 2 4
2012 23 24 24 4
2011 34 28 27 1 19
2010 9 1 1 1
2009 16

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Mike Carp Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014231030.130.130.361
2013262130.269.423.745

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014103100100.184.252.553
2013190328401.300.537.904

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014705050.186.243.536
2013108194211.287.509.854

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014566080.161.214.498
2013108155220.306.537.916
Mike Carp Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 19 A HAG 348 313 10.1% 27.6% 0.36 69% .298 .227
2006 20 A A 542 491 9.4% 19.7% 0.48 78% .338 .163
2007 21 A ST. 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2007 21 AA BIN 412 359 9.5% 18.2% 0.52 79% .289 .136
2008 22 AA BIN 566 478 14% 15.5% 0.90 82% .338 .172
2009 23 AAA TAC 490 413 11.8% 20.2% 0.59 76% .324 .175
2009 23 MAJ SEA 65 54 12.3% 15.4% 0.80 81% .372 .148
2010 24 AAA TAC 463 409 8.9% 20.1% 0.44 77% .265 .259
2010 24 MAJ SEA 41 37 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .241 .054
2011 25 AAA TAC 286 251 9.8% 17.5% 0.56 80% .367 .306
2011 25 MAJ SEA 313 290 6.1% 25.9% 0.23 72% .345 .190
2012 26 A+ HIG 11 9 18.2% 0% 0.00 100% .625 .444
2012 26 AAA TAC 154 139 7.8% 20.1% 0.39 78% .274 .101
2012 26 MAJ SEA 189 164 11.1% 24.3% 0.46 72% .265 .128
2013 27 MAJ BOS 243 216 9.1% 27.6% 0.33 69% .393 .227
2014 28 AAA PAW 22 21 4.5% 31.8% 0.14 67% .308 .191
2014 28 MAJ BOS 103 86 10.7% 16.5% 0.65 80% .246 .081
2014 28 MAJ TEX 46 40 10.9% 30.4% 0.36 65% .192 .000
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/TEX 149 126 10.7% 20.8% 0.52 75% .232 .055
3-Year Averages     192 168 9.9% 25% 0.40 71% .310 .137
Career     1,000 887 9% 24.3% 0.37 73% .321 .160

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Mike Carp: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carp was reassigned to Washington's minor league camp and must decide whether to opt out of his contract, MASN reports.

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Carp is battling Clint Robinson for the final spot on the Nationals' bench, the Washington Post reports.

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The Nationals' right-handed-heavy starting lineup could give Carp an edge on Tyler Moore in the spring battle for a bench spot, the Washington Post reports.

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Carp agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals that includes an invite to spring training, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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The Rangers designated Carp for assignment Saturday.

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Carp is out of the lineup Saturday versus the Angels, Rangers VP of Communication John Blake reports.

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Carp (groin) is back in the lineup Tuesday versus the Rays, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.

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Carp (groin) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

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2015

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2014

Carp's first season with the Red Sox was a successful one, as he turned in a career-high .227 ISO while serving as a part-time player. Even when he is used as part of a platoon, Carp has issues making contact (26.0 K% against right-handed starters), but he has shown a good enough eye throughout his time in the big leagues (career 8.7% walk rate) to hold his own. Look for a similar supply of at-bats to be given to Carp in 2014, as he will likely move between left field and first base with David Ortiz holding down the DH spot.

2013

Three DL stints disrupted Carp's season last year, preventing him from accomplishing anything at the plate. Defensively, the Mariners finally gave up on the idea that Carp could play an adequate left field. He moved back to first base for good in July. Where that leaves Carp, though, remains to be seen with Kendrys Morales, Justin Smoak and Mike Morse in tow to share first base. Most likely it means a new organization as he's out of minor league options. If he's not moved in the offseason, he'll need a dynamite spring to force the Mariners' hand.

2012

Carp entered last season looking like a player in need of a new organization as he was blocked at first base and unimpressive in his brief cup of coffee. A lackluster 15-game stint in June did nothing to change that perception. When he returned in mid-July, though, he revived his career, hitting immediately upon his return and carrying a .305 average into late September before cooling. Of course, two hot months does not a major leaguer make, and his .345 BABIP, .72 contact rate and 19:81 BB:K hint at underlying issues. But Carp showed good power with 30 extra-base hits in 79 games and will compete for the left-field job in spring training. In fact, manager Eric Wedge anointed Carp the everyday left-fielder already, but spring training could change that.

2011

Carp appears to be without a future in the Mariners organization after the club acquired first-base prospect Justin Smoak in the Cliff Lee deal last season. Smoak will start the season with the big-league club, leaving Carp to begin again at Triple-A Tacoma. Carp saw action in 14 games with Seattle last season but did a whole lot of nothing. At Tacoma, he belted 29 homers and 17 doubles. His season ended in late September with a partially torn muscle in his right foot, but he's expected to be healthy for spring training.

2010

Carp faces a bit of a murky future in Seattle where the Mariners would like to get more out of their first baseman than Carp can probably provide. A gap hitter, Carp totaled 41 extra-base hits last season at Triple-A Tacoma, but he's not a true power hitter like last year's first baseman Russell Branyan. His defense isn't doing him any favors, either, especially with a new regime that places special emphasis on fielding. If the Mariners don't re-sign Branyan or bring in a power-hitting free agent, Carp could indeed win the position as he has good plate discipline and little competition standing in his way.

2009

Carp, who struggled in 2007 after breaking his right ring finger, played his way back into top-tier prospect status. Despite a horrific six-week slump between July and August, Carp hit .299 with 17 homers and 72 RBI in 478 at-bats at Double-A Binghamton, but did not receive a September callup. His plate discipline and line drive stroke have drawn comparisons to Nick Johnson, though he is subpar defensively. After earning a spot on the Mets' 40-man roster, Carp was dealt to the Mariners in a three-team, 12-player trade and he is expected to open 2009 at Triple-A Tacoma, with an opportunity to compete for Seattle's starting first base job in 2010.

2008

Carp spent nearly the entire spring in big league camp, drawing comparisons to Nick Johnson, but saw his progress stall when he broke his right ring finger protecting his face while sliding into second base. He missed seven weeks with Double-A Binghamton and was never able to get into a consistent groove at the plate, finishing at .251/.337/.387 with 11 homers and 48 RBI in 97 games. Carp is subpar defensively, had a .418 OPS against lefties last year and also struggled in the Arizona Fall League, so he will need a big 2008 at the plate to move back up into the upper eschelon of Mets prospects.

2007

Carp was the Mets' minor league player of the year at High-A St. Lucie. He was mentioned as a sleeper before 2006 and did little to dispel that notion by increasing his power as the season wore on. Carp slightly improved his K:BB ratio but still needs work in that regard, though he did have a solid OBP last season. With Brett Harper coming back from injury, Carp may be the Mets' best young first-base prospect.