Evan Carter, the Texas Rangers’ top prospect, has won the Rawlings Gold Glove award. MiLB and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., announced the nine award winners last week.
Carter is the second prospect in Texas Rangers and RougRiders history to win the award, joining Jose Trevino who won a gold glove at catcher in 2017 while assigned to the RoughRiders.
It is a huge honor for any ballplayer, but it is especially impressive for someone who just turned 20 years old.
Evan Carter’s Road To The Gold Glove
Here is Evan Carter’s road to the gold glove:
– Drafted by the Rangers in the 2nd round of the 2020 draft from Elizabethton High school.
– Started that season with High-A Hickory playing 100 games while slashing a line of .287/.388/.476/.864 with 11 home runs and 66 RBI.
– In Double-A Frisco, he played 6 games prior to the Texas League Playoffs. In those six games he slashed a line of .429/.536/.714/1.250 with 1 home run, 7 RBI, 5 walks, 6 strikeouts and two stolen bases. Of the six games, he had multiple hits in three of them.
– Carter had 182 putouts and three outfield assists in 88 games between High-A Hickory and Double-A Frisco.
He has a great arm and good speed. His bat speed is above average, and he has power potential.
To be considered for this prestigious honor, an outfielder must demonstrate superior skill at their position defensively throughout an entire season – great range to make plays on balls hit far away from them as well as their ability to catch fly balls cleanly and prevent extra base hits when runners are on-base is highly important.
The Rawlings Gold Glove award is a well-deserved honor for Evan Carter who has steadily risen to the top of the Rangers prospect rankings since he was drafted. The future is bright for Evan Carter.