Corbin Carroll
Carroll with the Diamondbacks in 2023
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 7
Outfielder
Born: (2000-08-21) August 21, 2000 (age 23)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 29, 2022, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2023 season)
Batting average.281
Home runs29
Runs batted in90
Stolen bases56
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Medals
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
COPABE U-18 Pan-American Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Panama Team

Corbin Franklin Carroll (born August 21, 2000) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Diamondbacks selected Carroll 16th overall in the first round of the 2019 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2022. In 2023, Carroll was an MLB All-Star and was named the National League Rookie of the Year en route to winning Arizona's first National League pennant since 2001.

Early life

Corbin Franklin Carroll was born on August 21, 2000, in Seattle, Washington,[1] to Brant and Pey-Lin Carroll.[2] He is biracial; his father is Irish-American, and his mother was born in Taiwan and moved to Louisiana with her parents at the age of four.[3]

Amateur career

Carroll played on the USA 18U National Team that won Gold in the 2018 COPABE Pan-American Championships. Carroll attended Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington.[4][5][6] As a senior in 2019, he hit .540 with nine home runs and a 1.859 OPS.[4] He committed to play college baseball at UCLA.[7]

Professional career

Draft and minor leagues

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Carroll with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.[8][9] He signed for $3.7 million and was assigned to the Arizona League Diamondbacks to make his professional debut.[10][11][12] After batting .291 with two home runs, 14 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases over 31 games, he was promoted to the Hillsboro Hops on August 8.[13] Over 11 games with Hillsboro, he batted .326 with six RBIs.[14] Between the two teams, he batted .299/.409/.487 in 154 at bats, with 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts.[15]

Carroll did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[16] Carroll returned to Hillsboro to begin the 2021 season. However, in early May, Carroll injured his shoulder while hitting a home run and later underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.[17][18][19] At the time, he was 10-for-23 (.435) for the season.[15]

Carroll opened the 2022 season with the Amarillo Sod Poodles.[20] In early July, he was promoted to the Reno Aces.[21] With three minor league teams in 2022 he batted .307/.425/.611 in 362 at bats with 24 home runs and 31 steals in 36 attempts.[15]

Arizona Diamondbacks (2022–present)

The Diamondbacks promoted Carroll to the major leagues on August 29, 2022.[22] He made his debut later that day, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He went 1–for-5 with a two-RBI double.[23] On September 7, Carroll hit his first career home run, a solo shot off of San Diego Padres starter Yu Darvish.[24] In 2022 with Arizona, he batted .260/.330/.500 in 104 at bats, playing primarily left field, and was the seventh-youngest ballplayer in the National League.[25] He had the fastest sprint speed of any major league player, at 30.7 feet/second.[26][27]

On March 11, 2023, Carroll signed a contract extension worth $111 million over eight years with the Diamondbacks.[28] On June 29, 2023, it was announced Carroll would be a starting outfielder in the 2023 All-Star Game, his first career All-Star appearance.[29][30] Carroll became the first rookie in major league history to record 25 home runs and 50 stolen bases in one season.[31] In Game 7 of the 2023 National League Championship Series, Carroll went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, becoming the second-youngest player in MLB history with at least three hits and two steals in a playoff game, just behind Ty Cobb when he did it in the 1908 World Series at 21 years old.[32] Carroll won the National League Rookie of the Year Award by a unanimous vote, becoming the first Diamondbacks player to win the award (the Diamondbacks were the only remaining franchise to not win it at the time).[33]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Chiusano, Scott (April 6, 2023). "Even big leaguers get dropped off by their parents". MLB.com.
  3. ^ Holmes, C. J. (July 11, 2019). "'I knew I was ready': Diamondbacks top pick, Corbin Carroll, launches his pro career". The Athletic.
  4. ^ a b "Star Times baseball: Lakeside's Corbin Carroll in elite class for players from Washington". seattletimes.com. The Seattle Times. May 20, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
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  6. ^ 林宏翰 (September 22, 2022). "台美混血卡洛爾登大聯盟 從媽媽身上學到聰明打球". Central News Agency. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
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  8. ^ "Diamondbacks loading up on pitchers with early MLB draft picks". azcentral.com. June 3, 2019.
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  11. ^ Piecoro, Nick; Fitzgerald, Katherine. "Diamondbacks sign draftees Carroll and Walston; Lamb heads to Reno". azcentral.
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  13. ^ Horton, Joshua (August 11, 2019). "Lakeside grad impresses in his return to the Northwest". heraldnet.com.
  14. ^ Evanson, Wade. "Hillsboro Hops all smiles at Media Day". pamplinmedia.com.
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  16. ^ West, Jenna (June 30, 2020). "2020 Minor League Baseball Season Canceled". Sports Illustrated.
  17. ^ Mark Polishuk. "D'Backs Prospect Corbin Carroll To Miss Rest Of 2021 Season". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
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  19. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Corbin Carroll gets scout's look at big league games". AZCentral.com. October 31, 2021.
  20. ^ "Amarillo Sod Poodles Opening Day Roster Revealed". MiLB.com. April 6, 2022.
  21. ^ "Diamondbacks' Corbin Carroll: Advances to Triple-A". CBSSports.com. July 9, 2022.
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  27. ^ "Statcast Sprint Speed Leaderboard". baseballsavant.com.
  28. ^ Gilbert, Steve (March 11, 2023). "Top prospect Carroll signs 8-year extension with D-backs". MLB.com.
  29. ^ Jude, Adam (June 29, 2023). "Diamondbacks rookie, Lakeside grad Corbin Carroll selected NL starter for All-Star Game in Seattle". Seattle Times. Retrieved July 10, 2023. Republished by the Yakima Herald
  30. ^ Gilbert, Steve (June 29, 2023). "NL ROY favorite Carroll earns starting nod at All-Star Game". MLB.com. Retrieved July 10, 2023.
  31. ^ "Diamondbacks' Corbin Carroll becomes first rookie in MLB history to record 25 home runs, 50 stolen bases". CBSSports.com. September 20, 2023.
  32. ^ Olson, Kellan. "Corbin Carroll posts historic 3-hit night in D-backs' Game 7 vs. Phillies". arizonasports.com. Retrieved October 25, 2023.
  33. ^ Gilbert, Steve (November 13, 2023). "Carroll takes home D-backs' first Rookie of Year Award unanimously". MLB.com. Retrieved November 14, 2023.