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2014 Indians 24th round pick: CF Jodd Carter

2014 Indians 24th round pick: CF Jodd Carter
June 7, 2014
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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.




User Comments

minor league fan- California
July 30, 2014 - 3:13 AM EDT
Todd. By the way my name is Christopher James. I played minor league baseball up to double AA back in my day. Stopped playing and and became a civil engineer, my dream job.
minor league fan - California
July 30, 2014 - 3:08 AM EDT
This is to Jodds dad, first off his batting average ain't no 440!!!. Also rookie ball is rookie ball there are hundreds of players better than him. I've gone to many games and it's not even close to single A and higher. So much errors and pitching not even close to the higher levels, at the rookie level. Don't count your chickens before they hatch!. As a parent you shouldn't be reading these comments or even commenting on it. This makes you look small minded. If you can't accept this small negative details imagine what the big league professional ' s hear and see about themselves. You never see their parents get involved because they don't belong there if they cannot take criticism! So relax and leave the critics to do their criticism. I also know there are baseball people reading this scouts, minor and major league workers, players and more imagine a teammate of you son reading that his Daddy is making comments trying to back him up when he is supposed to be a mature young adult.
July 30, 2014 - 3:07 AM EDT
Funny how people can only talk smack but gotta hide behind a screen name....use ur own so other people can see whose behind those ignorant comments.....lmmfao
July 30, 2014 - 3:01 AM EDT
An as for having somebody endorsing him....his coach has 2 boys playing pro ball an knows what it takes to get to the next in majors an one in minors thats doing very well as hes one of the youngest at the levels hes at an most are 2 to 3 years older then he whats the big deal with getting endorsed....some players got drafted because dad was owner of a team an scouts
July 30, 2014 - 2:47 AM EDT
He took test one time....most kids take multiple times....he verbally committed to hawaii an centtal arizona an pretty much was heading to for that reason alone he did want to take another test to get higher for ur information he wasnt to far off from being eligible. those who said he looks the last 7 games that which is how long his hit streak is....his batting average is ya to those that think its a step higher then high are ignorant an clueless....its not even close to high high school u have a couple kids per team that can play at the rookie level but the rookie level is mostlu allstar or all state kids....there are even some college kids....also there are some players tjat are put down to the rookie level for there have even some players that are even from the one was an allstar back in just keep hating
Browns fan
July 30, 2014 - 12:55 AM EDT
Give the kid a chance!
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.
July 27, 2014 - 2:52 AM EDT
An for big island fan....just another ignorant person feom big islans that cant see any hawaii player stive to make it to the he did have a choice for hawaii an central arizona....ridiculous how people can pass judgement on a young man ...typical minds of people from hawaii
July 27, 2014 - 2:44 AM EDT
U just gotta love the haters....yes jodd is my son an people may say I bias an an yes im an asshole who has a son that got drafted out of high school to play for the cleveland all u haters that say hes only 5'7 they measured him at 5'8....funny how people can sit an judge a kid when I bet all of u that posted negative comment probably have never put a bat in hand a hit against pitchers throwing 90+ .....when he first got there he had to ajust to pitchers thrown 90+...but hes adjust enough to be batting .296 as of todays had winning rbi by walking with as I know some about baseball thats a walk off walk with winning run coming if im not mistaken in his last 4 games he has gone 1 for 1...2 for 3...3 for 6 an 3 yes hes overated an keep hating itll motivate himself to train harder to silent the critics....
Jeff hunter - ohio
July 17, 2014 - 11:52 PM EDT
Sorry, very overwhelmed playing at this level. Could show more but highly unlikely.
Kim Kaaua Bell
July 10, 2014 - 3:30 AM EDT
Good player, very respectful of and dedicated to the game. He was drafted a month ago give him time to get use to the surroundings and give him a chance.
Cleveland supporter
July 4, 2014 - 12:18 AM EDT
Hes a bit too small. Seems very overwhelmed and out of place here.
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!
Oahu scout
July 2, 2014 - 3:25 AM EDT
Occassionally takes plays off and lacks motivation to work hard when scouts are not looking.
Many other hawaii players more talented and not drafted.
Big island fan
July 1, 2014 - 12:31 PM EDT
Honestly.....jodd is overated!
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.

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