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Mike Carp

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

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.175

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RBI

13

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11

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2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: AAA    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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Mike Carp Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Red Sox in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

August 30, 2014  –  Mike Carp News

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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
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3-Year Averages     74 246 223 26 59 22 13 1 8 36 0 0 20 64 0 1 2 .265 .329 .439 .769
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

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Mike Carp 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 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 27 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 26 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 25 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 24 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 23 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 22 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 21 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 20 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 19 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 14 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 13 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 12 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 11 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 10 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 9 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 7 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 6 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 5 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 4 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 3 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 2 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 1 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .175 .289 .230 .519
Last 7 Days 0 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 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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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
2012423030.310.381.722

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014103100100.184.252.553
2013190328401.300.537.904
2012122145171.180.328.631

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014705050.186.243.536
2013108194211.287.509.854
2012739291.233.356.701

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014566080.161.214.498
2013108155220.306.537.916
20129183110.198.330.614
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
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3-Year Averages     246 223 8.1% 26% 0.31 71% .338 .174
Career     1,000 887 9% 24.3% 0.37 73% .321 .160

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2014 Stat Review for Mike Carp    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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.175 AVG
TERRIBLE
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.232 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.230 SLG
TERRIBLE
.055 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
10.7% BB Rate
GREAT
20.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.519 OPS
TERRIBLE
.289 OBP
POOR

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

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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Carp left Saturday's game with tightness in his left groin, Rangers VP of Communication John Blake reports.

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Carp was immediately inserted into the starting lineup, hitting fifth, in his first game with Texas. He's expected to see a lot of playing time down the stretch, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Carp was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Sunday, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports.

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Carp was DFA'd on Friday, WEEI.com reports.

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Carp (foot) was activated from the 15-day DL on Monday, ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports.

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Carp (foot) did not join Double-A Portland for his rehab assignment as previously reported and instead remains with Triple-A Pawtucket, the Portland Press Herald reports.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.