Thursday, February 08, 2007

Mike Carp Bio

He earned ABCA All-American Honors for Region 8 coming out of high school. Carp was picked by the Mets in the 9th round in the 2004 draft. He received a $60,000 bonus upon signing with the Mets.

The Mets named 20 year old Carp as the winner of the 2006 Sterling Minor League Organizational Player of the Year. Baseball America named him the 6th top prospect in the 2006 Florida State League. He played 2006 winter ball for North Shore in Hawaii where he led the league with a .301 BA (0 HR, 16 RBIs). InsidePitch listed him (in Nov 2006) as the 6th top Mets prospect. In December 2006, listed Carp as one of the top 10 Mets prospects and the 10th best 1B prospect in all of baseball. ranks Carp as the #9 Mets prospect. Baseball Prospectus re-evaluated their top 10 Mets prospect list in December 2006 and placed Carp 8th, and labeled him “an average prospect”. John Sickles’ in his 2007 Top Mets Prospect list has him as #8, with a B- rating, and the comments “developing power bat to watch”. The important thing to remember about Carp is his age, or lack of it. For more visit:

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