Eric Carter

#9 ERIC CARTER – RHP
Height: 5-11 Weight: 202
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: St. George, Utah
Resides: St. George, Utah
High School: Snow Canyon (St. George, Utah)
College: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, Louisiana – “Ragin’ Cajuns”)
Draft: 26th – STL – 2016
Born: 7/21/92 Opening Night Age: 26
Classification: LS-2

Career Highlights: Fourth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 4/18/19…career 8-4 record with 25 saves and a 2.35 ERA in 88 games, all of them in relief…58 career games finished…118.2 career innings pitched, allowing 89 hits, 36 walks (eight percent of career batters faced), and 10 home runs…133 career strikeouts (28 percent of career batters faced)…has averaged 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings versus 2.7 walks per nine innings as a professional…has held the opposition to a .207 batting average in career…has pitched more than 1.0 inning in 40 of 88 career relief appearances…has reached the Double-A level each of the past two years…has helped his team reach the postseason in each of his first three professional seasons, winning championships with the New York-Penn League’s State College Spikes in 2016 and the Florida State League’s Palm Beach Cardinals in 2017…drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round in 2016…played two seasons of college baseball at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana from 2015-16…combined 7-3 with four saves and a 2.63 ERA for the Ragin’ Cajuns in 72.0 collegiate innings…majored in General Studies…also played at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah as a freshman in 2014, going 3-1 with 10 saves and a 0.84 ERA for the Bruins in 32.0 innings…played at Snow Canyon High School in St. George Utah where he also lettered in football…full name is Eric Rowe Carter

2018
Springfield (Texas/AA/St. Louis): 0-0 with a 4.35 ERA for the Cardinals in eight appearances, all of them in relief…finished four games…10.1 innings pitched, allowing 10 hits, three walks, and two home runs…struck out 13…struck out three in 1.0 scoreless relief inning on 7/23 at Tulsa…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings, striking out one on 7/27 vs. Northwest Arkansas…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/11 at Corpus Christi

Palm Beach (Florida State/A+/St. Louis): 2-3 with three saves and a 2.20 ERA for the Cardinals in 18 games, all of them in relief…finished eight games…28.2 innings pitched, allowing 18 hits, six walks, and two home runs…struck out 27…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 12 of 18 relief appearances…struck out two in 1.1 scoreless relief innings on 5/18 vs. Bradenton…picked up the win in relief on 5/30 at Charlotte, striking out one in 2.0 scoreless innings…earned relief win on 6/8 at Daytona, striking out two in 2.2 scoreless innings…struck out two in 1.2 shutout relief innings on 6/21 at Charlotte…struck out two in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/27 vs. Bradenton…struck out two in 1.2 scoreless relief innings on 7/5 vs. Daytona…earned the save on 7/16 vs. Lakeland, striking out one in 1.0 shutout inning…struck out one in 2.0 scoreless innings and picked up the save on 7/18 vs. Lakeland…helped Cardinals reach the Florida State League playoffs

2017
Springfield (Texas/AA/St. Louis): Made three relief appearances for the Cardinals…did not allow an earned run in 2.1 innings…allowed one hit, two walks, and zero home runs…struck out one…pitched 1.0 scoreless relief inning in first career Double-A appearance on 8/30 vs. Arkansas

Palm Beach (Florida State/A+/St. Louis): 1-0 with four saves and a 0.77 ERA for the Cardinals in nine games, all of them in relief…finished seven games…11.2 innings pitched, allowing nine hits, four walks, and one home run…struck out 16…struck out three in 1.0 shutout relief inning on 7/29 at Bradenton…earned the save on 7/31 at Bradenton in the second game of a double header, striking out one in 2.0 scoreless innings…struck out three in 1.0 shutout relief inning and earned the save on 8/10 at Daytona…picked up the win in relief on 8/15 at Dunedin, striking out three in 2.0 shutout innings…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/19 vs. Bradenton…helped Cardinals win Florida State League co-championship

Peoria (Midwest/A/St. Louis): 3-1 with nine saves and a 2.51 ERA for the Chiefs in 33 games, all of them in relief…finished 21 games…43.0 innings pitched, allowing 33 hits, 17 walks, and four home runs…struck out 50…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 15 of 33 relief appearances…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings while picking up the win on 4/12 vs. Quad Cities…picked up the save on 4/23 at Wisconsin, striking out two in 2.0 shutout innings…struck out three in 1.0 scoreless relief inning on 4/25 at Quad Cities…picked up the save on 4/28 vs. Cedar Rapids, striking out one in 1.1 scoreless innings…earned relief win on 5/15 at Cedar Rapids, striking out one in 2.0 scoreless innings…picked up the save on 5/21 vs. Beloit, striking out two in 1.1 scoreless innings…struck out three in 1.0 shutout relief inning while earning the save on 5/24 at Quad Cities…struck out three in 2.2 shutout relief innings on 5/29 at Burlington…struck out three in 1.1 shutout relief innings on 5/31 vs. Wisconsin…struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings while earning the save on 6/24 at Burlington…picked up the win in relief on 6/27 vs. Beloit, striking out three in 1.2 shutout innings…struck out four in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/8 at Cedar Rapids…picked up the save on 7/13 vs. Lake County, striking out two in 1.1 scoreless innings…helped Chiefs reach the Midwest League playoffs

2016
State College (New York-Penn/A-/St. Louis): 2-0 with nine saves and a 2.38 ERA for the Spikes in 17 games, all of them in relief…finished 15 games…22.2 innings pitched, allowing 18 hits, four walks, and one home run…struck out 26…ranked tied for first in the New York-Penn League in saves and second in games finished…pitched more than 1.0 inning in seven of 17 relief appearances…made professional debut on 6/28 vs. Brooklyn, striking out one in 1.0 scoreless relief inning…earned first career save on 7/1 vs. Mahoning Valley, striking out two in 1.0 shutout inning…picked up the save on 7/4 at Tri-City, striking out one in 1.0 scoreless inning…earned first career win on 7/6 at Tri-City, striking out five and allowing one earned run in 2.0 relief innings…struck out three in 1.0 scoreless relief inning on 7/30 vs. Williamsport…struck out four in 2.0 shutout relief innings while picking up the win on 8/6 at Vermont…picked up the save on 8/21 at Mahoning Valley, striking out one in 2.0 shutout innings…earned the save on 8/29 vs. Aberdeen, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings…struck out two in 1.0 shutout inning and earned the save on 9/4 at Williamsport…helped Spikes win the New York-Penn League championship…picked up the win in relief in winner-take-all Game Three of the New York-Penn League Semi-Finals on 9/9 vs. Staten Island

Rick Forney on Eric Carter: I’m pleased to announce the addition of Eric. Eric is a quality, late-inning reliever with plus stuff, and has the ability to fill multiple late-inning roles for us.