Carter Capps, Relief Pitcher, San Diego Padres, #56

Date of Birth: 8/7/1990
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina
College: Mount Olive College
Current Salary: $987,500

Carter Capps, relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres, was a catcher in high school but he transitioned to a starting pitcher in college. He was first drafted in 2011 by the Seattle Mariners. He pitched in their minor league system in 2011.

Capps pitched in 18 games with the Mariners in 2012. He had a 3.96 ERA in 25.0 innings. He also pitched in 39 games in the minors and he was named the Best Relief Pitcher in the Southern League for finishing with a 1.23 ERA and 19 saves.

In 2013, Capps pitched in a career high 53 games with the Mariners. He finished the season with a 5.49 ERA and a career high 66 strikeouts to 23 walks in 59.0 innings.

The Mariners traded Capps to the Miami Marlins on December 11, 2013. He spent much of the 2014 season on the DL with an elbow sprain. He finished with a 3.98 ERA in 20.1 innings in 17 games with the Marlins. The following season, he was again on the DL with an elbow strain. He finished the 2015 season with a career low ERA of 1.16 in 31.0 innings in 30 games.

Capps had Tommy John surgery in March, 2016, and he missed the entire 2016 season. The Marlins traded him to the Padres on July 29, 2016.

Career pitching statistics for Capps through 2016 include:

  • 118 games played
  • 135.1 innings pitched
  • 4-3 win-loss record
  • 177 strikeouts to 46 walks
  • 3.99 ERA

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Carter Capps
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ESPN - Carter Capps