Diamondbacks sign top prospect to $111 million deal after just 32 MLB games: reports
Corbin Carroll made his MLB debut in August, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are banking on him becoming a star.
After just 32 games in the big leagues, the outfielder signed an eight-year, $111 million deal, according to multiple reports.
The deal includes a club option for a ninth year that could bring the total value up to $134 million, ESPN reported.
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The 22-year-old was the 16th overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft and is listed as the second-best prospect in all of baseball.
After the draft, he hit .299 with an .896 OPS. The 2020 season was lost due to COVID-19, and he played in just seven games in 2021 due to a shoulder injury he suffered while hitting a home run.
In his first full minor league season, he rocketed from rookie ball to the big leagues. At three levels, he combined to hit .307 with a 1.036 OPS, blasting 24 homers in 93 games. The D-Backs called him up in August, and he held his own.
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During his short stint with the big league club, he slashed .260/.330/.500. Since he only played in 32 games, he is technically entering his rookie season, and he is the favorite to win NL Rookie of the Year.
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The Diamondbacks are hoping their rebuild is nearing a close with Carroll’s contract and the upcoming call-up of shortstop Jordan Lawlar, the 11th-ranked prospect in baseball. Lawlar was the sixth pick of the 2021 draft.
They also have 2022 second overall selection Druw Jones, the son of 10-time Gold Glover Andruw Jones, in the organization. recovering from an injury,