#27 – LHP Robert Carson

Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Height/Weight: 6’4”, 230 lbx

Acquired: 14th rd 2007 (Hattiesburg HS)

Born: 1/23/89

2011 Rank: 30

Why Ranked Here: The Mets added hard-throwing left-hander Robert Carson, who turned 23 in January, to the 40-man roster in November in some indication that they view him as a piece of the team in the near term. He moves up three spots in part based on the Mets’ roster decision, in part on his own modest improvement in double-A and in part based on the simple fact that he throws hard.

 

He’s a big-bodied lefthander with fluid actions and some funk in his delivery. The funk actually could be construed as a double-edged sword: while it produces some deception, it’s also made it hard for him to find a consistent release point.

 

Carson throws hard sitting 93-95 mph.  He adds in a slider and a changeup.  Given his only mediocre numbers starting, the concept here is that he will flourish in a move to the bullpen eventually.

2011: The southpaw was a durable piece of Binghamton’s rotation. It’s hard to find much evidence of progress statistically for Carson over the course of 2011. The only month his K/BB exceeded two was April.

Carson made his first relief appearance of 2011 on the final day of the regular season, so perhaps that’s a sign of things to come.

In the Arizona Fall League, working in relief, he walked 12 and fanned 11 in 17.1 innings while giving up 17.1 hits.  That’s hardly confidence-inspiring.

Dr. Pangloss Says: Jonny Venters

Debbie Downer Says:  Cup of coffee, but not enough command.

Projected 2012 Start: AAA Buffalo

MLB Arrival: 2012

Basic

 


ERA G/GS IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP
2010 FSL
- A+
4.17 17/16 86.33 98 42 40 5 33 69 5 3
2010 EL
- AA
8.32 10/10 48.67 68 46 45 7 23 30 2 3
2011 EL
- AA
5.05 25/24 128.33 154 88 72 14 55 91 3 7

 

 

Advanced

 


BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HR/9 H/9 R/9 BB% SO% TBF
2010 FSL 3.4 7.2 2.1 0.5 10.2 4.38 8.6 17.9 385
2010 EL 4.3 5.5 1.3 1.3 12.6 8.51 10.1 13.2 228
2011 EL 3.9 6.4 1.7 1.0 10.8 6.17 9.4 15.6 583