Yankees 2013 21st round draft pick: Ethan Carnes


21st Round, 644th Overall: Ethan Carnes, LHP, Oklahoma, Year: JR, Bats: Left, Throws: Left, 6-foot-4, 205-pounds

An excerpt from Crimson and Cream Machine: Left-handed junior pitcher Ethan Carnes showed some serious potential at Howard College. In 2012 he posted a 6-1 record, as a starter, with a 3.81 ERA. He struck out 61 batters, opposed to 22 walks, in 56.2 innings of work last season.

“Carnes was a rotation starter for us last year and when we played defense behind him he was really effective,” Smith told me. “He would pitch 89-92 with good sink and would flash a plus breaking ball at times. He developed a good feel for the change up last year and had the ability to throw it in any count.”

Carnes had a 4.42 ERA with 26 strikeouts and seven walks in 36.2 innings.

MY TAKE: A lefty reliever with four pitches who doesn’t strike out a ton, but doesn’t walk a lot either. Doesn’t sound like much, but a lefty with good control can be valuable. How his pitches develop will determine what kind of pick this ends up being.

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One Response to Yankees 2013 21st round draft pick: Ethan Carnes

  1. LEVI CLARK says:

    As a baseball player, I can't comment, but as an outstanding young man I just met him at a wedding and you could not have asked for a more pleasant, outgoing person. So I predict that he will go far in whatever his future holds.
    L. Clark

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