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Chris Carter promoted to Triple-A

Just saw this report that first baseman Chris Carter — the A’s top power-hitting prospect — was promoted from Double-A Midland to Triple-A Sacramento. I think a lot of people were expecting this to happen any time now. Check out Carter’s stats at Midland — crazy. The A’s are especially pleased with his .337 batting average, a quantum leap from last year’s .259 mark at Single-A Stockton.

The indication I’ve gotten is that the A’s are leaning against promoting him to the majors in September. He’d have to be added to the 40-man roster, and those spots are precious. Also, he could get good experience playing in the Triple-A playoffs this season, and the A’s value that for their prospects. …

Joe Stiglich

  • uweblab

    I can’t wait until Carter becomes a bonafide major league stud – so that Beane can trade him for some more single A prospects!!!

  • http://cctimes larry hamilton

    I used to see him play for the Ports. Chris can hit the ball a mile and I see where his average is much better now. Chris is trade bait for sure.