Rangers acquire Carl Chester

Rangers acquire Carl Chester from Rays as the PTBNL

This was reported a couple of days ago but it’s better late than never right? The Rangers have acquired outfielder Carl Chester from Tampa Bay as the player to be named later to complete the Nate Lowe/Jake Guenther trade.

Here’s some information about him.

Carl Chester

AgeHeightWeightPosition BatsThrows
256’0200Centerfielder RightRight

He was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 38th round of the 2014 draft but instead of signing he attended the University of Miami.

In three college seasons, he hit a line of .298/.386/.401/.787 with 11 home runs and 84 RBI in 797 plate appearances. He also played 26 games where he slashed .227/.292/.340/.633 at the plate in the New England Collegiate League in 2015 for the Plymouth Pilgrims. The Pilgrims ceased operations in November of 2018.

Chester was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 12th round of the 2017 draft from the University of Miami.

He played for the Charlotte Stone Crabs (High-A) and the Montgomery Buscuits (Double-A) in 2019.

Some of Minor league career stats (spans 3 seasons)

GamesAt batsHome runsRBIStolen basesBase on BallsstrikeoutsBatting AverageOn-base percentageSlugging Percentage On-base plus slugging
3061155131465485232.284.340.397.737
stats from baseball-reference.com

In 2018, he played in the Australian Baseball League for the Perth Heat. Out of the 8 teams they finished in 1st place with a 24-16 record. Chester played in 40 games and hit .260 with 6 home runs and 27 RBI.

He has played in each Outfield position and has a fielding percentage of .986 with 9 errors and he has 15 assists. Carl Chester has not played above the Double- A level.

He did not play in 2020 and the Rangers have assigned him to Double-A Frisco where he will likely start the 2021 season and possibly move to Triple-A Round Rock later. We are excited to follow his journey with the Texas Rangers. Stay tuned here for updates.

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