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Carter A Big Presence In Stockton Line-up

Carter is on pace for a career-high in homeruns.

Chris Carter may not have played above A-ball yet in his career, but his name was familiar to viewers of ESPN this December. The slugging first baseman was part of two fairly high-profile trades this past December. The first sent him from Chicago to Arizona and the second from Arizona to Oakland. Now in the Oakland A's organization, Carter is making his presence felt with the Stockton Ports.

At 6'4'', 220, Chris Carter cuts an imposing figure. When he steps into the batting cage before the game, most people in the stadium stop what they are doing to watch him launch majestic drive after majestic drive well over the outfield walls. California League pitchers have quickly learned to fear Carter, as well. Through only 46 games this season, Carter has already gone deep 11 times. Not...

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