01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Carson is a skilled athlete who continues to progress. Offensively, this RHH displays an athletic setup with active hands and good separation in his load. He fires the barrel through a level path and works to engage his lower 1/2, creating pop off of his barrel and driving the gaps. Behind the dish, he sits in well with flexion and tracks pitches into a soft mitt. He blocks pitches in the dirt centering the ball off of a soft chest. Throws to 2B are on the bag coming from a smooth transfer/exchange. Carson is a talented prospect who possesses the tools that will play at the next level.
10/14/2015 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic
Carson is a proven hard worker who continues to improve. Behind the dish, he sits in well with flexion and rhythm. Footwork is quick as he gains ground toward 2B and fires from a quick release - putting throws on the bag. Pop times are now an impressive 1.88 as runners will not want to test his arm. As a hitter - Carroll has an athletic setup with centered balance. Swing is level as he connects and drives the ball on a line. Carson is a skilled backstop who can make things happen both defensively & offensively.
08/16/2015 - College PREP - Lebanon (Nashville), TN
Carson continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities with a promising future on the diamond and the makings of a special type player at the next level. At 3B, defensive grades have improved, now showing outstanding abilities, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active and aggressive as he attacks ground balls and plays through well with his body. Hands / feet work well together through the fielding process and he shows big play potential. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the low 2.00 range as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and on line carry on his throws. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play at the next level. At the plate, hitting / power grades have improved as well through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He shows a feel for the barrel and uses his lower half well with baseball exploding off bat when centered as he works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields.
12/20/2014 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1
Carson is a coachable player who is a good teammate. Offensively, he tracked the ball well and kept his head and actions quiet. He displayed quick hands which allowed him to get to a consistent contact point. His ability to get his lower half into his swing helped show he has power potential. Behind the plate, Carson showed active footwork with a quick transfer/release. His 2.01 pop is solid and will only continue to drop with increase arm strength. Carson attacked the baseball when blocks and centered the ball off of his chest. A 2017 grad - Carson still has time to grow and develop his skills.
09/21/2014 - College PREP - Chattanooga, TN
Carson is a solid, athletic C/3B that will graduate in 2017. Behind the plate, he shows a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 1.97-2.20 with accuracy / carry on his throws as he displays well above average arm strength. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At 3B, defensive grades are outstanding as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active / aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body while presenting hands well out front. Defensive grades will continue to improve as increases foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He makes consistent hard contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. With 3 years to further develop, Carson has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities as he continues to improve.