Chris Carter, Infield, New York Yankees


Date of Birth: 12/18/1986
Birthplace: Redwood City, California
Current Salary: $3,500,000

Chris Carter, infielder for the New York Yankees, was first drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2005. After playing in the minor leagues for two years, the White Sox traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007. Two weeks later, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics.

From 2010 through 2012, Carter played in just 106 games with the Athletics. The rest of the time he played in the minor leagues, finishing with a .283 batting average.

After the 2012 season ended, the Athletics traded Carter to the Houston Astros. In 2013, he batted .223 with 113 hits, 24 doubles, 29 home runs, and 82 RBIs in 148 games. Defensively, he played 61 games at first base, 49 games in left field, and 2 games in right field. He finished the 2014 season with 115 hits, 21 doubles, 37 home runs, 88 RBIs, and a .227 batting average in 145 games.

On January 14, 2015, Carter and the Astros agreed to a one-year, $4,175,000 contract. He finished the 2015 season with 78 hits, 17 doubles, 24 home runs, 64 RBIs, and a .199 batting average in 129 games. As the Astros' first baseman in 115 games, he made 67 assists, 85 double plays, 911 putouts, and 8 errors. He batted .294 in 17 at-bats in 6 postseason games and he had 5 hits, including a double and a home run, and 1 RBI.

Carter signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on January 6, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a .222 batting average and career highs in hits (122), doubles (27), home runs (41), and RBIs (94) in 160 games. Defensively, as the Brewers' first baseman in 155 games, he made 73 assists, 122 double plays, 1,316 putouts, and 11 errors.

The Brewers designated Carter for assignment on November 29, 2016. He became a free agent on December 2, 2016. He signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Yankees on February 16, 2017.

Career batting statistics for Carter through 2016 include:

  • 688 games played
  • 499 hits
  • 150 home runs
  • 374 RBIs
  • 875 strikeouts to 307 walks
  • .218 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Carter at first base through 2016 include:

  • 411 games played
  • 187 assists
  • 299 double plays
  • 3,319 putouts
  • 31 errors
  • .991 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Chris Carter
ESPN - Chris Carter