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  Chris Carter
Chris Carter

Player Profile
Concord, CA

High School:
De La Salle HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 225




  • Seasons At Stanford: 2002-04
  • Complete Updated Career Stats
  • 5/11/04 Feature: Strong Character Shines Through

    General - Has been the team's primary designated hitter, especially against left-handed pitching, and may also play some in the outfield • A big-time power hitter • Also a good overall hitter who can hit for average and go to all fields • Has an excellent eye at the plate and doesn't chase many bad pitches • Expected to be a high draft pick in June of 2004 • An experienced, confident and no-nonsense player known for his hard work.

    Cardinal Career - Hitting .277 with 23 homers and 73 RBI ... Has hit one homer every 14.3 at bats ... Has added 16 doubles, two triples and 67 bases on balls, while posting a .547 slugging percentage and a .398 on-base mark ... Won Stanford's Most Valuable Freshman honor after emerging late in his rookie campaign, posting a career-high 11-game hit streak to finish his freshman campaign (5/19/02 - 6/20/02) ... Has excelled in the postseason with a .313 batting average and six of his 15 career homers.

    2004 Season Notes (Junior) - Hitting .281 with eight homers, 36 RBI and one stolen base in 48 games and 40 starts ... Also has added five doubles, one triple, 21 runs scored, 38 hits, 25 walks, a stolen base and a .388 slugging percentage ... Has not played defensively.

    2004 Individual Game Highlights/Notes (Junior)
    5/17: at Arizona - 4-4
    5/16: Arizona - 2-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI ... second career 2 HR game
    5/15: at Arizona - 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
    5/2: Washington State - 3-4, 4 RBI ... career-high-tying RBI
    4/23: Sacramento State - 3-3, 2 2B, RBI
    4/20: Saint Mary's - 2-2, RBI
    4/16: California - 2-3, RBI
    4/10: at Oregon State - 2-4, HR, 3 RBI
    3/24: at Santa Clara - 1-2, HR, 4 RBI ... career-high-tying RBI
    3/7: at USC - 2-2, RBI
    2/7: at Fresno State - 2-2, HR, 2 RBI
    1/30: Cal State Fullerton - 1-2, HR, 3 runs, 4 RBI ... career-high-tying RBI

    2003 Season Notes (Sophomore) - Returned in April from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss more than the first two months of the season to hit .241 with seven homers and 17 RBI, collecting his seven longballs in just 87 at bats (one every 12.4 at bats) • Hit just .087 (2-23) in his first seven games after returning from the injury before going 19-for-64 (.297) over the remainder of the season • Hit .292 with three homers and six RBI in nine Pac-10 games and seven starts • Hit one of the most memorable homers of the season to start Stanford's comeback in a 7-5, 10-inning win over Cal State Fullerton (6/19) in a CWS bracket final • Had a key two-out, two-RBI single to cap Stanford's three-run third inning in a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) • Connected for a solo homer in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) • Posted back-to-back 2-for-3 games at the NCAA Regional versus UC Riverside (5/31) and Richmond (6/1), adding a homer and two RBI versus UC Riverside and a double and an RBI against Richmond • Was 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and two RBI in the regular season finale versus Cal Poly (5/25) • Hit a solo home run and walked twice in both the series opener (5/16) and rubber game (5/18) versus UCLA • Picked up his first two-hit game of the season (2-3, 2B, RBI) at California (5/10) • Blasted his first homer of the year at California (5/9) • Had a pinch-hit RBI single at USC (5/3) • Had his first hit of the season at Santa Clara (4/8) after seeing his first against action San Francisco (4/1) • Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

    2002 Season Notes (Freshman) - An NCAA All-Regional selection • Earned the team's Most Valuable Freshman award after a tremendous conclusion to his rookie season • Hit .299 with eight homers and 20 RBI in only 28 starts (43 games) and 107 bats, hitting a homer once every 13.4 at bats • Led all regulars in the postseason with a .375 (12-32) batting average and three homers, while adding five RBI • Finished the season on a career-high 11-game hit streak (5/19-6/20), the longest of any Cardinal player at the conclusion of the season, going 18-for-46 (.391) with three doubles, five homers, 10 RBI and a stolen base during the streak • Had seven of his nine two-hit games during the stretch • Hit .346 with four homers, seven RBI and a stolen base in Pac-10 action, while compiling an .885 slugging percentage in conference games • Doubled and homered in the team's final game of the season, a 6-5 loss to eventual national champion Texas (6/20) in a CWS bracket final • Singled to lead off the game against Notre Dame (6/18) and scored on Sam Fuld's two-run homer in a 5-3 Cardinal win in a CWS elimination game • Had a key fourth inning RBI triple to extend Stanford's lead to 3-0 in an eventual 4-3 win over Notre Dame in its CWS opener (6/15) • Hit his second homer of the postseason to help lead the Cardinal to a 4-2 victory over USC in the NCAA Super Regional opener (6/7) • Led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run in the NCAA Regional championship game versus Long Beach State (6/2) • Was 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two RBI in the regular season finale versus Washington State (5/26) • Homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning versus Washington State (5/24) in his first collegiate at bat as a leadoff hitter • Had a memorable game at UCLA (5/19), hitting solo home runs in his first two at bats (2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI) while making his first start since May 1 • Hit a solo homer in the series opener versus USC (4/12) • Scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in Stanford's 5-4 win in 18 innings at Arizona (4/5) • Had his first career homer and the second two-hit game of his career versus Cal Poly (3/2 - 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) • Made his first collegiate start at Fresno State (2/15 - 2-3, 2 2B) • Hit in the leadoff spot in each of his last 10 starts over Stanford's final 12 games.

    High School - A 2001 graduate of De La Salle High School • Named a 2001 Preseason First Team All-American by Baseball America • Named Bay Valley Athletic League MVP in 2001 while leading the league in batting average (.571) and home runs • Team MVP in his senior campaign • Twice selected as North Coast Section High School Sports Focus Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2000, '01) • Earned honorable mention All-American honors from USA Today as a junior in 2000 • Coached by his father, Bill Carter.

    Amateur Summer Baseball - Spent his second straight summer playing with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League in 2003, hitting .197 with a homer and five RBI • Hit .233 with two homers, eight RBI and four stolen bases for the Red Sox in 2002 • Had a homer and two RBI in his only game of the 2002 Cape Cod League playoffs • Played with the nation's top high school prospects on the 2000 USA Junior National Team • Participated with Team California in the 2000 Perfect Game/Baseball America World Championship • Named MVP of the AAU 15-and-Under USA National Team.

    Personal - Human Biology major • Son of Bill and Lori Carter • Contemplating a profession as a pediatric surgeon • Enjoys reading classical novels.

    Career Game Highs
    AB - 6, vs. Cal State Fullerton (5/31/02)
    R - 3, twice, last vs. Cal State Fullerton (1/30/04)
    H - 4, at Arizona (5/17/04)
    HR - 2, twice, last at Arizona (5/16/04)
    RBI - 4, three times, last vs. Washington State (5/1/04)
    SB - 1 twice, last vs. Saint Mary's (4/20/04)
    Hit Streak - 11 games (5/19/02-6/20/02)

    2004 Season Highs
    AB - 6, vs. Cal State Fullerton (5/31/02)
    R - 3, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1/30/04)
    H - 4, at Arizona (5/17/04)
    HR - 2, at Arizona (5/16/04)
    RBI - 4, three times, last vs. Washington State (5/1/04)
    SB - 1 vs. Saint Mary's (4/20/04)
    Hit Streak - 5 games (4/27/04-5/4/04)

    Last Updated: 9/30/04

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