The next prospect in the MWaH/LAAI Top 30 Angels Prospect Countdown is coming off an unbelievable statistical season, but does David Carpenter's actual talent back up his stellar numbers?
Position: Relief Pitcher Level: High-A and Double-A
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'3" Weight: 180 lbs.
Age: 24 Born: September 1, 1987
2011 Season Stats (High-A): 0-1, 29.0 IP, 0.93 ERA, 23 H, 1 HR, 9 BB, 36 K, 2.20 FIP, .310 BABIP, 1.58 GO/AO
2011 Season Stats (Double-A): 1-0, 18.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 12 H, 0 HR, 5 BB, 2 K, 2.45 FIP, .226 BABIP, 3.10 GO/AO
2011 Season Stats (AFL): 0-0, 9.1 IP, 6.75 ERA, 13 H, 1 HR, 5 BB, 10 K, 1.43 GO/AO
Fastball – B. It sits 91-93 but has tailing movement and Carpenter keeps it low.
Breaking Ball – B. His slider is pretty good, but he buries it in the dirt, not thrown for strike.
Change up – N/A. He’s a RP, and they generally don’t use a change up.
Performance – A+. He’s run his consecutive scoreless inning streak in AA up to 16 games.
Projection – B. Good ground ball RP, but he falls behind too many batters, shaky command.
Comp – Good ground ball RP, good stuff, but not closer. Quality 7th inning man. Rafael Perez.
Video - Carpenter in Instructional League (Videos in alphabetical order, by last name)
Estimated MLB Arrival Date: 2012/2013
(*As always, the above scouting report is provided by Scotty Allen of LA Angels Insider)