Evan Carter Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/29/2002 (21)
Evan Carter Season Stats
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Texas Rangers rookie outfielder Evan Carter stepped up in a big way late last season when he was called up to the big leagues for the first time on the way to helping the team win their first-ever World Series title. He hit .306 with a 1.058 OPS in just 23 regular-season games and started every game in the postseason. However, the front-runner for the 2024 American League Rookie of the Year wants to improve against lefties in 2024. The 21-year-old went 1-for-20 against lefties last year and hit .243/.338/.257 in 70 at-bats against them in the minors. Carter is expected to start every day for Texas in left field in 2024, so inevitably he's going to face more left-handed pitchers. He'll be a strong No. 3 outfield target in fantasy drafts in a strong lineup and with the ability to steal 20-plus bases over a full season.
Texas Rangers rookie outfielder Evan Carter is starting in left field and is batting cleanup on Monday for Game 3 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and rookie right-hander Brandon Pfaadt. The move breaks up the lefty bats of Carter and shortstop Corey Seager at the top of the lineup. Postseason sensation Adolis Garcia will be in the three-hole on Monday. Carter has gone 3-for-9 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the first two games of the World Series and is hitting .313 (15-for-48) with a homer, eight doubles, six RBI, nine walks, three stolen bases and nine runs scored in his first 58 playoff plate appearances. The 21-year-old has yet to face Pfaadt.
Texas Rangers rookie outfielder Evan Carter is starting in left field and batting third on Monday night for Game 7 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros and right-hander Cristian Javier. Carter started Game 6 on Sunday on the bench with left-hander Framber Valdez on the mound for Houston, but he came off the bench to go 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. Robbie Grossman will return to the bench with Carter in Monday's starting lineup. The 21-year-old rookie has been amazing for the Rangers in his first career postseason, going 11-for-35 (.314) with a homer, five doubles, three RBI, eight walks, two stolen bases and six runs scored in 11 games (nine starts). Carter is 1-for-3 with a double and two strikeouts against Javier.
Texas Rangers top outfield prospect Evan Carter had a strong Minor League in 2023, slashing .288/.413/.450, which led him to be called up to the Majors in September, where he mashed through the playoffs. With the Rangers, Carter hit over .300 and five home runs in 23 games, which was impressive considering he hit just 13 in 108 in the minors. The Rangers' top prospect has a well-rounded skill set, but contact skills and plate discipline are his best skills. He posted a contact rate of 75 percent with an in-zone rate of 83 percent in the minors. The chase rate of 19 percent this season was also a very impressive number, which helped lead to a high OBP, which translated well to the majors. The power is the biggest question mark in his game, with average exit velocities of 85 mph and 85.5 mph over the last two seasons. In the majors, that jumped to 89, which was encouraging, though it was a small sample. Carter has a projectable body and is still 21 years old, leaving plenty of time for him to fill out and add power. He gets to more in-game power than the exit velocities suggest due to hitting the ball at ideal launch angles. Carter will spend most of the 2024 season as a 21-year-old with a well-rounded skillset. The ADP soared to 127 this offseason after his strong MLB sample, which feels like a good spot considering the other outfielders in that range. Carter is a safer profile with a high floor who can provide a solid batting average, high stolen base totals, and sneaky power as well. FGDC projects Carter to slash .250/.348/.409 with 17 home runs and a .331 wOBA across 609 plate appearances in 2024.