Robert N. Carson III
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 4", Weight 240 lb.
- High School Hattiesburg High School
- Debut May 18, 2012
After attending Hattiesburg High School, Carson was selected by the Mets in the 14th round of the 2007 amateur draft (the scout was Benny Latino) and made his pro debut that summer with the GCL Mets. He was 1-0 with 7 runs (5 earned) in 9 innings. After going 3-3 with a 1.68 ERA in 11 starts between the GCL Mets and Kingsport Mets the next year, he was 8-10 with a 3.21 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 25 starts for the Savannah Sand Gnats in 2009.
In 2010, the lefty pitched for the St. Lucie Mets (7-5, 4.17) and Binghamton Mets (1-6, 8.32). With Binghamton for all of 2011, he was better at 4-11, 5.05 while allowing a .299 average. He tied Mike Colla and Brock Huntzinger for third in the Eastern League in losses. He began 2012 back with Binghamton, now as a reliever, and started strong (0-1, Sv, 1.84 in 12 G). He was then called up to the majors to replace D.J. Carrasco on the 2012 Mets. In his MLB debut, he tossed a shutout 7th in a rout by the Blue Jays. He retired Omar Vizquel (who began his major league career when Carson was not even a year old) and Yunel Escobar, walked Colby Rasmus and then got Edwin Encarnacion. Catcher Rob Johnson relieved him in the 8th.