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Chris Carter after the 0-33 start


A couple weeks back John wrote a piece on Chris Carter's rough start to his MLB career. It sparked a lot of conversation, and many thought the slow start was evidence that he was going to struggle to handle MLB pitching. His 0-33 start to go with 13 K's against only 1 BB was obviously a small sample size, as was the .342/.422/.605 with 8 K's and 6 BB's that followed in the 38 AB's he got to end the season. I'm wondering if anyone has had a chance to see Carter hit either on T.V. or in person, and also if anyone's opinion might have changed some after the nice little run he had to end the season. I have seen Carter play several games while in the minors, but not until he reached Oakland did I actually get to see him on a regular basis. I'm just wondering what people think of him that have actually gotten to see him play over the past couple weeks. He looks like a different hitter to me then most of the big power, high K guys. Such a nice short, compact and powerful stroke with plenty of bat speed. Am I just being an overly optimistic A's fan by thinking he will become more then a low average power hitter? I've heard quite a few arguments on this before he accumulated any major league AB's, I guess i'm just wondering if people have changed their minds some after seeing him hit lately.

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