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Not to be confused with Chris Carter, in the the Oakland Athletics minor leagues.
Chris Carter

New York Mets — No. 23
Outfielder/First baseman
Born: September 16, 1982 (1982-09-16) (age 27)
Fremont, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
MLB debut
June 5, 2008 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
(through August 28, 2009)
Batting average     .261
Home runs     0
Runs batted in     4

William Christopher Carter (born September 16, 1982 in Fremont, California) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder for the New York Mets organization.


High School

Carter attended De La Salle High School in Concord, California, and graduated in 2001. He hit for a batting average of .571 and led the league in home runs as a senior, and was named his team's MVP. He also was named a 2001 Preseason First Team All-American by Baseball America and Bay Valley Athletic League MVP in 2001.

He was twice selected as North Coast Section High School Sports Focus Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2000, '01) and earned honorable mention All-American honors from USA Today as a junior in 2000.

His father, Bill Carter, was his high school coach.[1]


Carter attended Stanford University,[2] majoring in human biology. He was awarded Stanford's Most Valuable Freshman Award in 2002 and helped the Cardinals to the final eight in the 2002 College World Series and 2003 College World Series. He was mainly a designated hitter for the team, and played some outfield as well.[1][3]

Minor Leagues

Carter was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 17th Round (506th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.

In 2004, Carter played for the Single-A Yakima Bears and South Bend Silver Hawks. In 2005, he played for the Single-A Lancaster JetHawks and Double-A Tennessee Smokies. In 2006 and 2007, Carter played for the Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders.

After expressing a desire to be traded,[4] the Diamondbacks traded Carter on August 21, 2007, to the Washington Nationals for Emiliano Fruto. He was subsequently sent to the Red Sox as the player to be named later in the August 17 trade of Wily Mo Peña from the Red Sox to the Nationals.[5][6] After the trade, Carter was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

On November 20, 2007, Carter was placed on the Red Sox 40-man roster.[7]

Major Leagues

Carter made his Major League debut on June 5, 2008. He went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, after entering the game after Coco Crisp was ejected in the 2nd inning. With the Red Sox facing a possible Crisp suspension and injuries to both Jacoby Ellsbury and Manny Ramírez, Carter was sent back to Pawtucket on June 6 in favor of Brandon Moss.[8]

In the 2009 season, he broke camp with the Red Sox, and filled the final spot on the bench until Mark Kotsay returned from the disabled list.


New York Mets

Carter was traded to the New York Mets as a player to be named later in the deal for Billy Wagner, and was then added to the 40 Man roster.[9]. In a spring training game Chris Carter has hit a pinch hit HR and then a three-run-shot in the ninth inning in a Mets 11-2 win against the Marlins.


  • 2004 - Short-Season A All-Star DH, Northwest League All-Star DH
  • 09/01/2004 - NOR Post-Season All-Star
  • 11/01/2004 - Topps Short-Season/Rookie All-Star
  • 07/24/2005 - California League Player of the Week
  • 06/11/2006 - Pacific Coast League Player of the Week
  • 04/23/2007 - Pacific Coast League Player of the Week


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