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Eugene Emeralds: Pitcher/Prospect of the Year

Eugene Emeralds: Pitcher/Prospect of the Year

"He doesn't throw the hardest ball, but he knows what he can do," Eugene Emeralds manager Roy Howell explained of his best pitcher this year.

Clearly a no-brainer, Brent Carter was the best pitcher in Eugene this summer. Carter, a left-hander, was the University of Alabama's all-time leader in strikeouts and was selected by the Padres in the 16th-round in the 2005 draft. The first statistic that jumps out at you about Carter, 22, is his control. Carter only walked seven batters in 72 innings pitched, which came out to nearly a half a... Recommended Stories

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