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Chris Carter

Vernon Christopher Carter

Positions: Designated Hitter, First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 250 lb.

Born: December 18, 1986 in Redwood City, CA
High School: Sierra Vista HS (Las Vegas, NV)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 15th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 9, 2010 (Age 23.234, 17,415th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Athletics 2010-2014
2015 Contract Status: 1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 2.159, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Dave Stewart [*]
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 23 OAK AL 24 78 70 8 13 1 0 3 7 1 0 7 21 .186 .256 .329 .585 59 23 3 0 0 1 0 7/D
2011 24 OAK AL 15 46 44 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 .136 .174 .136 .310 -12 6 1 0 0 0 0 3/D
2012 25 OAK AL 67 260 218 38 52 12 0 16 39 0 0 39 83 .239 .350 .514 .864 139 112 4 0 0 3 1 3/D
2013 26 HOU AL 148 585 506 64 113 24 2 29 82 2 0 70 212 .223 .320 .451 .770 112 228 8 4 0 5 1 37D/9
2014 27 HOU AL 145 572 507 68 115 21 1 37 88 5 2 56 182 .227 .308 .491 .799 122 249 12 5 0 4 6 *D3/7
5 Yrs 399 1541 1345 180 299 58 3 85 216 8 2 174 518 .222 .313 .459 .772 113 618 28 9 0 13 8
162 Game Avg. 162 626 546 73 121 24 1 35 88 3 1 71 210 .222 .313 .459 .772 113 251 11 4 0 5 3
OAK (3 yrs) 106 384 332 48 71 13 0 19 46 1 0 48 124 .214 .310 .425 .735 103 141 8 0 0 4 1
HOU (2 yrs) 293 1157 1013 132 228 45 3 66 170 7 2 126 394 .225 .314 .471 .785 117 477 20 9 0 9 7

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 23 OAK AL 24 78 -4 -0 -0 -4 -1 -10 -1.0 3 -7 -0.7 .457 .494 -0.3 -0.5 -3 7/D
2011 24 OAK AL 15 46 -7 -0 -0 0 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .442 .495 -0.7 -0.1 -6 3/D
2012 25 OAK AL 67 260 12 -0 -1 -5 -4 2 0.2 10 12 1.2 .503 .501 1.7 -1.0 17 3/D
2013 26 HOU AL 148 585 6 -0 0 -9 -10 -13 -1.1 21 8 0.9 .491 .492 1.7 -1.9 17 $494,000 37D/9
2014 27 HOU AL 145 572 12 -1 -2 0 -12 -3 -0.1 20 18 1.9 .498 .498 1.8 -1.2 18 $510,000 *D3/7
5 Seasons 399 1541 19 -1 -3 -18 -29 -31 -2.9 56 24 2.5 .492 .496 4.2 -4.7 42 $1,004,000
OAK (3 yrs) 106 384 1 -0 -1 -9 -6 -16 -1.7 14 -1 -0.3 .484 .499 0.7 -1.6 8
HOU (2 yrs) 293 1157 18 -1 -2 -9 -23 -16 -1.2 41 26 2.8 .494 .495 3.5 -3.1 35 $1,004,000

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2010 OAK AL 23 LF 22 22 8 156.0 27 25 0 2 0 .926 -2 -4 -18 -32 1.44 1.14 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 OAK AL 23 OF 22 22 8 156.0 27 25 0 2 0 .926 -2 -4 -18 -30 1.44 1.14 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 OAK AL 23 DH 2 1
2011 OAK AL 24 1B 11 9 4 71.1 69 64 4 1 5 .986 -2 0 -29 0 8.58 6.18 .993 9.30 9.24
2011 OAK AL 24 DH 4 4
2012 OAK AL 25 1B 55 51 42 469.2 453 433 14 6 29 .987 -2 -5 -6 -13 8.57 8.13 .994 9.27 9.22
2012 OAK AL 25 DH 9 8
2013 HOU AL 26 1B 61 54 46 491.2 491 472 17 2 45 .996 -3 -5 -8 -12 8.95 8.02 .994 8.90 8.87
2013 HOU AL 26 OF 51 43 24 352.2 64 61 0 3 0 .953 -4 -4 -12 -13 1.56 1.20 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 HOU AL 26 LF 49 41 24 335.2 57 55 0 2 0 .965 -3 -3 -11 -11 1.47 1.12 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 HOU AL 26 DH 47 46
2013 HOU AL 26 RF 2 2 0 17.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -0 -1 -21 -71 3.18 3.00 .981 2.06 2.05
2014 HOU AL 27 DH 118 118
2014 HOU AL 27 1B 14 14 11 118.2 138 123 12 3 13 .978 0 2 2 20 10.24 9.64 .992 8.97 8.94
2014 HOU AL 27 LF 6 6 6 57.2 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 -7 -42 1.87 2.00 .987 2.01 2.00
2014 HOU AL 27 OF 6 6 6 57.2 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 -7 -41 1.87 2.00 .986 2.26 2.25
5 Seasons DH 180 177
4 Seasons 1B 141 128 103 1151.1 1151 1092 47 12 92 .990 -7 -8 -7 -8 8.90 8.08 .994 9.08 9.04
3 Seasons OF 79 71 38 566.1 103 98 0 5 0 .951 -6 -10 -13 -21 1.56 1.24 .987 2.26 2.25
3 Seasons LF 77 69 38 549.1 96 92 0 4 0 .958 -6 -9 -13 -19 1.51 1.19 .987 2.01 1.99
1 Season RF 2 2 0 17.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -0 -1 -21 -70 3.18 3.00 .981 2.06 2.05
5 Seasons TOT 220 199 141 1717.2 1254 1190 47 17 92 .986 -13 -18 -9 -12 6.48 5.62 .993 6.83 6.60
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2014 Aug 17th AL Player of the Week

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  37 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 AL  212 (1st)
2014 AL  182 (2nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
2013 AL  17.4 (10th)
2014 AL  13.7 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2217), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (321st), 2.5 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2013 26 Houston Astros $494,000 0.159 contracts
2014 27 Houston Astros $510,000 1.159 contracts
2015 Status1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,004,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Japanese: クリス・カーター 統計
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