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Chris Carter

Chris Carter 33 1B

Salt Lake Bees

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Vernon Christopher Carter
  • Age: 31 (December 18, 1986)
  • Birthplace: Redwood City, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 245
  • Draft: Round 15 (2005, CWS)
  • MLB Debut: 08/09/2010
  • School: Sierra Vista, Las Vegas, NV
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Chris Carter Stats Summary

Chris Carter Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
February 18, 2018 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent 1B Chris Carter to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 18, 2018 1B Chris Carter assigned to Salt Lake Bees.
November 6, 2017 1B Chris Carter elected free agency.
July 21, 2017 Oakland Athletics signed free agent 1B Chris Carter to a minor league contract.
July 21, 2017 1B Chris Carter assigned to Nashville Sounds.
July 10, 2017 New York Yankees released 1B Chris Carter.
July 5, 2017 New York Yankees designated 1B Chris Carter for assignment.
June 29, 2017 New York Yankees selected the contract of 1B Chris Carter from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
June 28, 2017 New York Yankees sent 1B Chris Carter outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
June 24, 2017 New York Yankees designated 1B Chris Carter for assignment.
February 16, 2017 New York Yankees signed free agent 1B Chris Carter.
December 2, 2016 1B Chris Carter elected free agency.
November 29, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers designated 1B Chris Carter for assignment.
January 6, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent 1B Chris Carter.
December 2, 2015 1B Chris Carter elected free agency.
February 4, 2013 Houston Astros traded SS Jed Lowrie and RHP Fernando Rodriguez to Oakland Athletics for 1B Chris Carter, RHP Brad Peacock and C Max Stassi.
June 29, 2012 Oakland Athletics recalled 1B Chris Carter from Sacramento River Cats.
March 18, 2012 Oakland Athletics optioned Chris Carter to Sacramento River Cats.
September 17, 2011 Oakland Athletics recalled Chris Carter from Sacramento River Cats.
July 15, 2011 Oakland Athletics optioned Chris Carter to Sacramento River Cats.
June 23, 2011 Oakland Athletics recalled Chris Carter from Sacramento River Cats.
June 23, 2011 Chris Carter roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.
June 13, 2011 Chris Carter roster status changed by Sacramento River Cats.
June 6, 2011 sent LF Chris Carter on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
April 23, 2011 Sacramento River Cats placed LF Chris Carter on the 7-day disabled list. Right Thumb Sprain
March 25, 2011 Oakland Athletics optioned LF Chris Carter to Sacramento River Cats.
September 14, 2010 Oakland Athletics recalled Chris Carter from Sacramento River Cats.
September 8, 2010 Chris Carter roster status changed by Sacramento River Cats.
August 28, 2010 Sacramento River Cats placed LF Chris Carter on the 7-day disabled list. Left thumb sprain
August 16, 2010 Oakland Athletics optioned LF Chris Carter to Sacramento River Cats.
August 9, 2010 Oakland Athletics recalled Chris Carter from Sacramento River Cats.
March 27, 2010 Oakland Athletics optioned Chris Carter to Sacramento River Cats.
November 20, 2009 Oakland Athletics selected the contract of Chris Carter from Sacramento River Cats.
August 26, 2009 Chris Carter assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Midland RockHounds.
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Chris Carter Awards and Honors

Chris Carter  33 1B

Chris Carter
  • Full Name: Vernon Christopher Carter
  • Born: December 18, 1986
  • Age: 31
  • Birthplace: Redwood City, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 245
  • Draft: Round 15 (2005, CWS)
  • School: Sierra Vista, Las Vegas, NV
  • MLB Debut: 08/09/2010

2017 Highlights

Signed as a free agent by New York (AL) on February 16…Hit his first home run with the Yankees as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning on April 22 at Pittsburgh…Went 3-for-4 with a home run, 2 RBI, 2 runs in a win at Kansas City on May 16…Homered in back-to-back games on May 22, 23 vs. Kansas City and June 6, 7 vs. Boston…Designated for assignment on July 5 and was released on July 10…Signed to a minor league contract by Oakland on July 21 and was assigned to Nashville…Hit .262/.370/.570 (28-for-107) with 19 R, 9 HR, 22 RBI, and 16 BB in 29 games in August and September - six of his homers came in his final 13 games…Elected Free agency on November 6.

2016: Signed as a free agent by Milwaukee on January 7…In his lone season with the Brewers, batted .222/.321/.499 (122-for-549) with 84 R, 27 doubles, 41 HR, 94 RBI and 76 BB in 160 games…Set career highs in hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, runs scored, walks, extra-base hits (69) and games played…Led the Brewers in home runs, RBI and extra-base hits and made 151 starts at 1B…Tied Colorado's Nolan Arenado for the National League lead in home runs and games played…Led the league with a Brewers-record 206 K, tied for ninth in XBHs and ranked tenth in walks…Hit 24 HR at home and 29 HR vs. right-handed pitchers, ranking second in the NL in both categories…Hit at least 5 HR in all six full months of the season - 5 HR in April, 8 HR in May, 6 HR in June, 5 HR in July, 6 HR in August, 10 HR in September (also 1 HR in October)…Was non-tendered by Milwaukee on December 2.

2015: Made his third career Opening Day roster, batting .199 (78-for-391) with 50 runs, 17 doubles, 24 HR, 64 RBI and 57 BB in 129 games with the Astros…Made 105 starts at 1B and seven at DH…Hit 17 of his 24 HR at Minute Maid Park…Tied his career best with a 12-game hitting streak from May 23 - June 4, during which he hit .375 (15-for-40) with 6 runs, 3 doubles, 3 HR, 9 RBI and 7 BB…Hit his 100th career home run in July 1 win vs. Kansas City…Homered in five consecutive starts from September 18 - 28…Made his postseason debut, going 5-for-17 (.294) with 3 R, 2B, HR, RBI while starting at first base in all six of Houston's playoff games…In ALDS Game 3 win vs. Kansas City, went 3-for-3 with 2 R, 2B and his first career postseason HR…Was non-tendered by Houston on December 2.

2014: Made his second career Opening Day roster and hit .227 (115-for-507) with 68 runs, 21 doubles, 37 HR, 88 RBI and 56 BB in 145 games with Houston…Made 138 starts (118 at DH, 14 at 1B, 6 in LF)…Tied for second in the Majors in home runs…Led the Majors with a 13.70 AB/HR ratio, led the AL and was second in the Majors with 21 HR at home and his 27 HR vs. right-handed pitchers were tied for fifth-most in the Majors…Led the Majors and set an Astros club record with seven multi-HR games…Hit his second career "walk-off" home run in the June 12 win vs. Arizona (10th inning solo HR)…Won the AL "Player of the Week" Award for August 11 - 17 - his first MLB weekly honor - after batting .321 (9- for-28) with 5 R, 4 HR and 9 RBI in seven games…Hit .270/.328/.613 (30-for-111) with 20 R, 12 HR, 29 RBI and 10 BB in 29 games in August, led the Majors in home runs and slugging, and ranked second in RBI for the month…Set a career best with a 12-game hitting streak from August 31 - September 14, batting .357 (15-for-42) with 6 runs, a double, 3 HR and 7 RBI during the streak..Following the season, traveled to Japan as part of the Japan All-Star Series and was a member of a Major League All-Star team that faced "Samurai Japan" (Japan's national team).

2013: Acquired by Houston from Oakland along with Max Stassi and Brad Peacock for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez on February 4…Made his first career Opening Day roster with Houston and hit .223/.320/.451 (113-for-506) with 64 runs, 24 doubles, 2 triples, 29 HR, 82 RBI and 70 BB in 148 games…Led the Astros in home runs, RBI and walks…Led the MLB with 212 K…Made 143 starts (54 at 1B, 46 at DH, 41 in LF, 2 in RF)…T-4th in the Majors with three multi-HR games (all 2 HR)…Batted .279/.360/.565 (73-for-262) with 40 R, 16 2B, 19 HR and 57 RBI in 75 road contests…Ranked among AL road leaders in RBI (fourth), home runs (fifth), OPS (sixth, .925) and slugging (seventh).

2012: Hit .239/.350/.514 (52-for-218) with 38 runs, 12 doubles, 16 HR, 39 RBI and 39 BB in 67 games with Oakland after being recalled from Sacramento on June 29…Led Oakland in home runs from the time of his recall through the end of the season…Made 51 starts at 1B and eight at DH…Ranked 3rd among AL rookies in home runs and 5th in RBI, runs scored and extra-base hits (28)…Hit 11 of his 16 HR on the road…Hit his first career "walk-off" home run in the 11th inning of July 6 win vs. Seattle, a pinch-hit, three-run HR off Steve Delabar, was also his first pinch-hit HR…In 72 games with the River Cats, batted .279/.367/.486 (77-for-276) with 48 R, 19 2B, 12 HR, 53 RBI and 38 BB…Hit 3 HR on April 22 at Reno, had consecutive two-HR games on May 17 - 18 at Albuquerque…Was on the Athletics' active roster for the ALDS vs. Detroit but did not play.

2011: Played in 15 games with Oakland across two stints (June 23 - July 14, September 17 - 28)…Played a majority of the season at Sacramento, where he hit .274/.366/.530 (81-for-296) with 55 runs, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 18 HR, 72 RBI and 42 BB in 75 games…Played in six games for Stockton, going 8-for-24 (.333) with 3 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI and 4 BB.

2010: Made his Major League debut, playing 24 games across two stints with Oakland (August 9 - 16, September 14 - October 3), made 22 starts in left field…Was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Aug. 9 and made his Major League debut that night in loss at Seattle…Collected his first Major League hit in Sept. 20 win vs. Chicago (AL), a single off Scott Linebrink…Hit his first Major League home run and notched his first RBI in the 3rd inning of September 22 loss vs. Chicago (AL) (solo HR off Edwin Jackson)…Hit safely in 10 of his final 13 games with Oakland, batting .342/.422/.605 (13-for-38) over the stretch…Spent most of the season with Sacramento, hit .258/.365/.529 (120-for-465) with 92 R, 29 2B, 31 HR, 94 RBI and 73 BB in 125 games…Ranked 4th in the Pacific Coast League in home runs (31) and fifth in runs (92), RBI (94) and walks (73)…Named to the Pacific Coast League Postseason All-Star Team…Named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star and TOPPS Triple-A All-Star…Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect and "Best Power Hitter" in the Athletics organization.

2009: Split the season between Midland and Sacramento, combining to bat .329/.422/.570 (179- for-544) with 115 R, 43 doubles, 28 HR, 115 RBI, 85 BB and 13 SB in 138 games…Led the minors in hits (179) and tied for the minor league lead in total bases (310), also ranked second in RBI (115), tied for second in XBHs (73), third in runs (115) and tied for eighth in doubles (43)…Named Athletics Minor League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season…Spent most of the season with Midland, winning Texas League Player of the Year after hitting .337/.435/.576 (165-for-490) with 108 R, 41 2B, 24 HR, 101 RBI, and 82 BB…Led the Texas League in runs scored, doubles, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS (1.011), extra-base hits and total bases (282), finished second in batting average, hits and home runs, and third in RBI…Earned TOPPS Texas League Player of the Year and TOPPS Double-A All-Star honors…Named MiLB. com's "Best Hitter of the Year" and "Best Double-A Hitter of the Year"…Named Texas League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star…Started at first base for the U.S. Team in the MLB All-Star Futures Game on July 12 in St. Louis…Earned three Texas League "Player of the Week" awards (July 27 - August 2, August 3 - 9, August 17 - 23)…In 24 August games, hit .424/.528/.800 (36-for-85) with 24 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 7 HR, 22 RBI and 17 BB…Promoted to Sacramento on August 26 and hit .259 (14-for-54) with 7 R, 2 doubles, 4 HR and 14 RBI in 13 games…On August 31 at Reno, was 3-for-5 with 3 HR and 7 RBI…In seven postseason games, hit .296 (8-for-27) with 6 runs, a double, 4 HR and 6 RBI…Homered in all four games of the Pacific Coast League Semifinal Series vs. Tacoma…Following the season, played in 17 games for Guasave of the Mexican Winter League and hit .212 (14-for-66) with 12 R, 5 HR and 10 RBI…Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Athletics organization, the No. 28 overall prospect in baseball, and the "Best Power Hitter" in the A's system…Was added to the A's' 40-man roster on November 20.

2008: Was named the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .259/.361/.569 (131-for-506) with 101 runs, 32 doubles, 4 triples, 39 HR, 104 RBI and 77 BB in 137 games with Stockton…Led the minors in extra-base hits (75) and total bases (288) and T-2nd in home runs (39) and T-4th in runs scored (101)…Won the Athletics Minor League Player of the Year Award…Named the California League Rookie of the Year, leading the league in home runs, RBI, runs scored, slugging, extra-base hits, total bases and games played, also ranked third in walks…Named California League Postseason All-Star…Went 3-for-4 with 5 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI and 2 BB in 21-7 win on April 19 vs. Rancho Cucamonga…Homered in four consecutive games from August 7 - 10…Earned three California League "Player of the Week" awards (April 14 - 20, June 16 - 22, August 4 - 10)…Hit .318 (14-for-44) with 11 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 HR, 18 RBI and 9 BB in 12 postseason contests for the league champion Ports…Hit 2 HR (grand slam and solo HR) in Stockton's clinching win over Lancaster in Game 4 of the California League Championship Series…Named to the Baseball America High Class-A All-Star Team…Following the season, played for the North Shore Honu in the Hawaiian Winter League, batting .228 (18-for79) with 18 runs, 6 doubles, 2 HR, 7 RBI and 17 BB in 23 games…Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect and "Best Power Hitter" in the Athletics organization.

2007: Played in 126 games for Kannapolis and hit .291/.398/.570 (136-for-467) with 84 runs, 27 doubles, 3 triples, 25 HR, 93 RBI and 67 BB…Named a South Atlantic League Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star and finished third in home runs (25) and tied for third in RBI (93)…Named to the Baseball America Low Class-A All-Star Team…Acquired by Arizona from the White Sox in exchange for OF Carlos Quentin on December 3…Acquired by Oakland from Arizona along with Dana Eveland, Greg Smith, Aaron Cunningham, Carlos Gonzalez and Brett Anderson for Dan Haren and Connor Robertson on December 14…Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect in the Diamondbacks organization and the No. 10 prospect in the Athletics organization.

2006: Played a majority of the season with Great Falls, batting .299/.398/.570 (75-for-251) with 37 runs, 21 doubles, 15 HR, 59 RBI and 34 BB in 69 games…Named to the Pioneer League Postseason All-Star Team after leading the league in home runs, extra-base hits (37) and total bases (tied for first, 143) and ranking among league leaders in slugging percentage (second, .570), RBI (third, 59) and doubles (fifth, 21)…Named Pioneer League Player of the Week for June 19 - 25…Combined at Kannapolis and Great Falls to bat .273 (81-for-297) with 41 runs, 24 doubles, 1 triple, 16 HR and 64 RBI in 82 games…Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 10 prospect in the White Sox organization…Named to the Baseball America Rookie All-Star Team.

2005: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 15th round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft…Made his professional debut with Bristol, hitting .283 (66-for-233) with 33 R, 17 2B, 10 HR and 37 RBI in 65 games…Saw action at both 3B (38 G/37 GS) and 1B (20 GS).

PERSONAL: Full name is Vernon Christopher Carter…Graduated from Sierra Vista H.S. (NV) in 2005, team won Nevada 4A State Championship.