MD Spotlight: 2020 RHP John Carter

Jerry Shank
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Player Spotlight: 2020 RHP John Carter

2020 RHP John Carter is an interesting prospect coming out of Smithsburg HS in western Maryland. A raw and talented righty, Carter shows arm strength and potential on the mound that should fill in well as he fills out his 6-foot-3 frame. He is mainly a fastball and change up combination now as he has yet to add a breaking ball.

John Carter

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: South Hagerstown
    State: MD
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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Max FB
78 - 79
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Scouting Report

6.21.17 - Projectable pitcher frame at 6-foot-4, 180-pounds. Quick compact delivery with average leg kick. Glides downhill with little backside drive and lower half involvement tell ing for more in the tank. Loose arm action throwing from a high three quarter slot. Quick arm speed with more in the tank. Fastball is straight and jumps up to 83 mph. Change up has dive to the pitch at 69. Slows down slightly on the pitch. Interesting pitching prospect that continues to develop well and could turn into a nice power arm in the 2020 class.

7.6.16 - Long lanky frame with room to grow at 6-foot-3, 175-pounds. Controlled build up delivery throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Has longer loose arm action. Could get ore lower half involvement.  Lands slightly toward first base side. Fastball has some sink to the pitch up to 77 mph. Slows down on change up with some fade on the pitch at 63 mph.

10.27.15 - Lanky frame at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Throws from a three-quarter arm angle. Has a sound arm action with some arm speed. Will increase lower half involvement as he matures. Nice foundation in mechanics at a young age. Pitches with easy effort. Lands in line to the plate and shoulder slightly uphill. Fastball has slight sink to the pitch at 75 mph. Changeup has fade to the pitch and slows arm down slightly on the pitch at 66 mph. Interesting size and frame to monitor as he develops.