- Chris Carter (right-handed hitter)
Chris Carter Oakland Athletics — No. 22 Outfielder / First baseman Born: December 18, 1986
Redwood City, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right MLB debut August 9, 2010 for the Oakland Athletics Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Batting average .167 Home runs 3 Runs batted in 7 Teams
- Oakland Athletics (2010–present)
High school career
Chicago White Sox
Carter was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 15th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. Carter began his professional career with the Short-Season Bristol White Sox in 2005. He hit 10 home runs and had 37 runs batted in. He played for two teams in the 2006 season. The teams included the Pioneer League Great Falls White Sox and the Class-A Kannapolis Intimidators. He had a combined total of 16 home runs and 63 runs batted in. He played for Kannapolis in the 2007 season where he hit 25 home runs and had 93 runs batted in. During the 2007 offseason, Carter was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Carlos Quentin.
Two weeks after he was traded to Arizona, Carter was traded to the Oakland Athletics as part of the package to bring Dan Haren to Arizona. He played for the Stockton Ports in the 2008 season where he hit 39 home runs and had 104 runs batted in. Carter was named the California League Rookie of the Year for the 2008 season. In 2009, Carter split time between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento, putting a .329 batting average (a 70 point increase from 2008), 28 homers and 115 RBIs combined. In 2008 and 2009, Baseball America ranked Carter as one of the top 10 prospects in the Athletics' organization. Also in 2008 and 2009, Carter was the Oakland Athletics' Minor League Player of Year. He was placed on the A's 40-man roster on November 20, 2009. In 2009, he was named the This Year in Minor League Baseball Awards "Overall Hitter of The Year".
On August 9, 2010, Carter was promoted to Oakland and went 0–3 in his first game. On August 16, Carter was demoted to Triple-A Sacramento after starting his career 0–19 with 12 strikeouts. After the AAA season ended, Carter was recalled to Oakland. On September 20, he snapped his 0–33 streak with a single in the sixth inning.
- ^ Merkin, Scott (December 3, 2007). "White Sox trade for outfielder Quentin". Chicago White Sox. http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071203&content_id=2315914&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws. Retrieved July 16, 2008.
- ^ "A's trade RHP Dan Haren to Arizona in eight player deal". Oakland Athletics. December 14, 2007. http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071214&content_id=2326708&vkey=pr_oak&fext=.jsp&c_id=oak. Retrieved July 16, 2008.
- ^ "Trevor Cahill and Chris Carter named organizational players of the year". Oakland Athletics. October 10, 2008. http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20081002&content_id=3582996&vkey=pr_oak&fext=.jsp&c_id=oak. Retrieved November 23, 2009.
- ^ "Chris Carter". The Baseball Cube. http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/C/Chris-Carter-5.shtml. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- ^ a b Winston, Lisa (January 1, 2010). "A's Carter pays immediate dividends: Slugger earns MiLBY for Overall Minor League Hitter". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. http://www.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091222&content_id=7841378&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- ^ A's Add Four To 40-Man Roster
- ^ "Winter Plans". San Francisco Chronicle. September 23, 2010. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/23/SPR71FHCM5.DTL&feed=rss.athletics. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Oakland Athletics current roster Active roster
2 Cliff Pennington | 4 Coco Crisp | 6 Adrian Cardenas | 7 Adam Rosales | 8 Kurt Suzuki | 11 Landon Powell | 12 David DeJesus | 13 Jerry Blevins | 15 Ryan Sweeney | 16 Josh Willingham | 18 Rich Harden | 19 Jemile Weeks | 20 Josh Donaldson | 22 Chris Carter | 23 Michael Taylor | 26 Anthony Recker | 29 Scott Sizemore | 31 Brandon Allen | 32 Brandon McCarthy | 36 Eric Sogard | 40 Andrew Bailey | 47 Gio Gonzalez | 50 Grant Balfour | 52 Guillermo Moscoso | 53 Trevor Cahill | 55 Hideki Matsui | 56 Craig Breslow | 57 Brian Fuentes | 58 Jai Miller | 59 Jordan Norberto | 60 Fautino De Los Santos | 62 Neil Wagner | 65 Graham Godfrey | 66 Tyson Ross | 67 Andrew Carignan | 88 Josh Outman | -- Sean Doolittle | -- Pedro Figueroa | -- Cedric Hunter | -- Kila Ka'aihue | -- Evan Scribner
Inactive roster Disabled list Coaching Staff
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