2014 Indians 24th round pick: CF Jodd Carter
With their 24th round pick in the 2014 Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected centerfielder Jodd Carter out of Hilo High School (HI).
Born: 7/20/1996 – Height: 5’10” – Weight: 170 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
Baseball America: 473
Jeff Ellis: Jodd Carter is a high school outfielder from Hawaii who is committed to the University of Hawaii so I am not sure if he is even signable. He is another smaller player at 5’9”, but he does have some interesting tools. When he was announced the Indians announced his position as a centerfielder which is rare as they often just say outfield. Todd has plus speed and covers some ground out there. His arm would be plus for centerfield and had been recorded in the low 80’s there. He has a nice swing, hits it to all fields and shows some gap power. Todd is a good athlete who could be a nice speed addition to the Indians lower levels.
Yes, talk is he didnt qualify with SAT to go D1. However
Its "rookie" ball folks not a huge thing either way to be honest.
Alot of kids earn the right to play in the minors especially the lowest grade at rookie and with that said alot of kids dont make it to rookie ball out of high school simply because of lack of exposure or lack of an individual endoresing a player which is true! Furthermore, Alot more kids could play at this level that maybe wasnt in the cards or never got a break.
It is what it is "rookie ball" one step from high school. Nothing more nothing less.
I personally see him staying in rookie ball for a long time or eventually getting cut.
I witnessed him give up while running to 1st on a ground ball! Not good youngster!
Many other hawaii players more talented and not drafted.
To stiff, can't move laterally, and he's actually 5'7" / some say he has a very bad attitude as well.
Many other players in Hawaii much better.....only Kaha Wongs indoresment got him drafted.
* Most people don't know but, He never had a choice.....he didn't pass his SAT's to go to UH Manoa to play baseball.