Negative No. 1: The Strikeouts
Remember when I said he has hit the sixth-most home runs since 2013? Well, Carter also owns the second-most strikeouts in that same span.
His strikeout rate in 2016 sat at a frustrating 32 percent — behind only Chris Davis (32.9 percent) of the Baltimore Orioles.
Carter, despite how much I hype up his power is a flawed player. Single dimensional, can’t run the bases well, can’t defend well and is basically the type of athlete Cashman has been trying to steer away from in recent years.
Throw his bat in the same lineup with Aaron Judge, and that’s a ton of strikeouts for a lineup that is suddenly reliant on righty power.