One of the Phillies' newest farmhands is 23-year-old Tim Carver, who was drafted in the 19th round this year, out of the University of Arkansas. Signed by the Phillies this past week, Carver was immediately assigned to the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws, who have had considerable offensive concerns from Carver's main position, shortstop, all season long. Carver made his professional debut on Friday as the 'Claws' lead-off man.
A native of Fayetteville, AR, Carver is a great defender in the middle infield with exceptional range and a strong arm. Additionally, the 6-foot tall 185-pounder hit .299 this season, while hitting 2 homers, driving in 30 runs and stealing 15 bases with the Razorbacks'. His 79 hits led the team this year.
This weekend, I spoke with the righty hitting Carver, who reached base three times in his first professional contest, singling in his initial at bat and walking twice. Check out the media player below to hear that full interview.
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