Kendall F. Carter
- Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
- Born 1961
Kendall Carter was a top collegiate pitcher who only played briefly in the minors, then became a scout.
Carter was picked by the Montréal Expos in the 32nd round of the 1980 amateur draft out of high school. Going on to college, he won 19 games as a freshman in 1981. He was named to the first Baseball America All-American team, alongside Frank Viola, Neal Heaton and Tony Arnold; all three other pitchers picked would wind up in the majors, two of them for long durations. Carter helped ASU win the 1981 College World Series; it was one of three College World Series trips for Carter. He was part of the US College All-Star team that played Japan's college All-Stars that summer. The Milwaukee Brewers took him in the 21st round of the 1983 amateur draft and the Texas Rangers in the 14th round of the 1984 amateur draft. He finally signed with Texas. In his four years at Arizona State, he won 47 games, tying Craig Swan's school record; the mark still stands as of 2010. His 102 appearances lead the ASU record book as well.
Carter was assigned to the 1984 Burlington Rangers but his college success did not carry over into the pro ranks, as he was 2-5 with a 5.53 ERA in 13 games. In 1996, the Arizona Diamondbacks hired Kendall as a scout. He was their national scouting supervisor from 1997-2006. Arizona let him go in October 2006 and he wound up as a New York Yankees scout.