#16 2020 Prospect: Carter Baumler – RHP

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Name: Carter Baumler
Position: RHP
Age as of 6/30/20: 18
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Current Grade: 20
Future Grade: 50
Ceiling Grade: 60

Most Likely Future Role: Starter
Ceiling: Occasional All-star

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Quick Scouting Report Update: The second high school overslot selection,  that most people did not think was signable after missing almost his entire senior year with mono and the COVID cancellations. The Orioles though had his number before they drafted him, and were able to sign him for $1,500,000. Talent wise he’s a steal as a 5th rounder as some scouts had labeled him a more athletic Zack Greinke.

That’s clearly high praise for a young pitcher, but Baumler brings a 92-94 fastball with a clean, athletic delivery with good spin rate that he will use up in the zone.  He offsets that with a very good feel for spinning the ball with different velocities, shapes and locations. His slider showed good hard spin and bite at one showcase event, but curveball has been rated as his best secondary offering at other events. He didn’t throw a changeup much but reportedly showed some feel for the pitch.

At 6-2, 195 he has nice athletic build with long limbs with plenty of projectability remaining. He has an easy arm action from a high 3/4’s arm slot and hides the ball well behind his body.

He’s an exciting arm to bring into the system and his current ceiling could be much higher if his fastball velocity ticks up.

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Tony Pente
Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.

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