Originally Posted by mzh
Carter hit 16 HR in 218 ABs last year. Seems like he's already turned it around quite a bit. No more of a risk than relying on a 29 year old shortstop who's never played more than 97 games as a building block.
Carter hit .239 last year to go with those HRs, but he did have a good OBP. He also averaged .268 in those 1000+ ABs in 4 partial seasons in AAA. Seems to me he's another placeholder just above replacement value 1B/DH/LF like Carlos Pena, Brett Wallace and Fernando Martinez. Lowrie is a good player when healthy.
Sounds like Brad Peacock was the centerpiece of the deal.