Xorge (pronounced Jorge), has been around for a long time in the Mets Minor League Scene. A senior sign out of Arizona State University the catcher Carrillo has been backup for many starters over the last six seasons, and has earned himself an invite to Spring Training.
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R/R, 6’1″ 235 lbs, 4/12/1989 (27), Drafted out of Arizona State University in the 14th Round of the 2011 Draft.
Okay, Carrillo’s tenure is WAY too long for me to actually profile, especially for a player who has been shuttled from Binghamton to Vegas and back for the past three seasons. Nevertheless, he has his own talents, and was given a big league invite to Spring Training.
The Mexican born Carrillo sported a .262/.331/.354 in 1201 plate appearances. Carrillo has an aggressive approach that had him swinging at the balls he sees in the zone. He does offer good contact and a short swing, compiling a 14.7% career strikeout rate, but has below-average bat speed, raising questions on how much he taps into some of his power and his ability to hit in the future in general. In his pre-draft report, Carrillo had some power he hasn’t really tapped much into until his Age-26 season where he belted 10 homers, but has never really hit for much power in general.
He’s much more of a defensive player, moving well behind the plate with soft hands. He doesn’t control the running game very well with an above-average arm, but he does frame well and call good games.
He should be finally playing in Vegas this year, backing up Kevin Plawecki, and we’ll see him in Spring Training.
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