CF Ezequiel Carrera – L/L – 5’10” 180 lbs – NDFA ’05 – b. 6/11/87
Ezequiel Carrera skipped from the GCL in 2007 to the top of the St. Lucie batting order in 2008. He has a plus big league tool: top flight speed. He uses his blazing speed to good effect in all phases of his game. While he struggles to take the right routes on balls over his head or in the gaps, he can outrun his own initial hesitation to cover a lot of ground in center. When he yanks a ball down the rightfield line, like Jose Reyes, he’s more likely to land at third than second.
Carrera shows some developing plate discipline, but will need to become even more patient to profile as a true top of the order threat.
Likely ’09 start: AA