Born: October 3, 1982
Drafted: 10th Round, 308th Overall, 2004 (Marlins)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Middle Tennessee State University
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Carroll is a stocky outfielder with good raw power who’s been held back by his struggles with the strike zone. He generally has hit for good, but not great, power, with low averages, low walk rates and high to very high K rates. He’s known for playing all-out in the field and has frequently played center, although he fits best in right. He has a very strong arm and was listed as “best outfield arm in _____” a number of times by Baseball America. He didn’t hit enough to stick in several trials with his original team, the Marlins, and has made only cameo appearances in the majors the past two years. The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal for 2013.