Liam Carter
Liam Carter
Liam Carter

CLASS OF 2014

RHP
3B

Liam
Carter

Missouri
Highland Park (HS) • IL
6-7 • 170LBS • R/R

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8/9/13 - Carter is one of the more projectable right-handers in Illinois’ 2014 class. He stands 6-feet-7, weighs 170 pounds and he’s all arms and legs. He stays tall, works downhill and gets good extension. Carter pounded the strike zone with four pitches at the Illinois Unsigned Senior Games, most notably, an 87-88 mph fastball with arm-side life. He commanded his fastball to both sides of the plate. Earlier in the summer, he was working from an over-the-top slot; he has since dropped down a tick to a high three-quarter slot, which seems to be a more natural fit for him—and judging by hitters’ reactions, a more effective slot, as well. Equally as impressive, Carter commanded both a curveball (69-71 mph) and a slider (75-77 mph). Both pitches had distinctly different shapes, though the slider shows potential to be a swing-and-miss pitch. In his two-inning stint, Carter didn’t need to show his changeup, but in warmups he threw it with good arm action down in the zone.
2/17/13 - Extra-long frame, 6-foot-7, 170-pounds, slender build, frame has projection, right handed pitcher. Delivery shows some rhythm, stays on line, delivery will continue to improve. Arm action is long, over the top arm slot. Fastball works downhill, demonstrates slight run, 81-83 mph, stays down in the zone. Slider has 11/5 action, gradual bend, 70-73 mph. Changeup is straight, shows some feel, control of the zone, 71-73 mph.
10/7/12 - Carter is an extremely projectable right handed pitcher that works with a long lanky 6-foot-7 frame. As Carter continues to grow into his body he should see tremendous growth over the next few years. Currently his fastball sat at 82-84 mph working out of a high ¾ to over the top window. With such a long frame and long lever Carter does a nice job of staying in line and working downhill towards his target. His fastball showed run and sink on a downhill plane. Carter showed a curveball with upside, at 69-71 mph it showed occasional sharp break on an 11/5 plane. Carter’s change up showed good action at 71-73 mph.
Carter has an extremely projectable 6-foot-3, 145-pound pitcher's frame, one that should fill out nicely as he gets more physically developed. The long-limbed right-hander came from an over the top arm slot with a fastball in the mid-70s. Carter threw a cutter that showed some late movement, in addition to showing feel for a developing changeup that had some arm-side downward action.

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