Wes Carroll

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Wesley Clint Carroll

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wes Carroll spent one full season and part of another in AAA. After his playing career ended, he became a college coach. Wes's brother Jamey Carroll played in the majors.

Carroll hit .355 as a freshman in college. After two lesser years, he batted .379 with 22 2 doubles, 8 homers, 52 runs and 51 RBI his senior year, winning All-Missouri Valley Conference honors at SS and finishing third in the MVC in average. He set the Evansville school record with 74 doubles and finished among the top 10 in average (.339).

The Philadelphia Phillies took Carroll in the 37th round of the 2001 amateur draft. He bounced around his first summer, playing for the Batavia Muckdogs (12 for 42, 2 2B, 4 BB), Lakewood BlueClaws (.346/.399/.431 in 36 G) and Clearwater Threshers (3 for 15, 3 BB). He did not hit as well in 2002, most of which was spent as Lakewood's main second baseman. He batted .228/.274/.293 in 81 games for Lakewood and was 9 for 43 with 2 doubles and 2 walks for Clearwater. In 2003, he moved to the Montréal Expos as a utility man. He appeared in 99 games for the Brevard County Manatees (.231/.281/.275) and 7 games for the Harrisburg Senators (7 for 22, 2B, 2 BB).

In 2004, Wes remained a utility player for Brevard County (.244/.308/.303 in 78 G) and Harrisburg (.237/.291/.271 in 23 G). He also got into 12 games for the AAA Edmonton Trappers (.207/.281/.241). The Expos became the Washington Nationals in 2005 and Carroll spent all summer with their AAA affiliate, the New Orleans Zephyrs. Manning all four infield spots as well as right field and center field, he put up a .242/.268/.333 line in 70 games. He went to spring training with the Nationals in 2006, playing two games with his brother Jamey, before retiring. He had batted .247/.301/.305 in 437 games in the professional ranks.

From 2006-2008, he was assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Evansville. He was promoted to head coach in August 2008. His first season, he increased the school's win total from 14 to 25 and then to 32 in 2011.