07-19-2007, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Prospect Profile: Scott Carroll
Scott Carroll didn't realize how important baseball was till it was taken away from him.
The two sport star from Liberty High School began at Purdue as a quarterback-only with the promise he could branch out if his grades were good.
The baseball carrot that made Purdue seem appealing was never within reach and neither was playing time at quarterback.
That's why Carroll ended up at Missouri State in Springfield, starring in football, yet knowing baseball would eventually re-define his future.
Waiting is nothing new, which is why he's un-signed and un-phased, two weeks after the 2007 amateur draft.
Carroll was taken by the Cincinnati Reds in the 3rd round, a year after being picked in the 16th by the Angels.
Scott was used to seeing scouts at all of his games.
But he can't recall a conversation with anyone from the Reds.
After the draft, the team did try to entice him to sign in time to start the season opener for the Billings, Montana (Class A) Mustangs on Tuesday.
Carroll admitted he doesn't know much about Billings baseball, except for the fact that's where George Brett jumped off a bus in 1971 to begin his pro journey.
The Mustangs still play at Cobb Field, the team's home since 1948, although a new stadium will be in place for 2008.
Carroll is no history major.
He's in communications and marketing, two semesters short of graduation.
He knows the value in a 6'5 pitcher (who grew 1/2 an inch last year) who's fastball can hit 95.
Carroll also added 15 pounds of muscle over the past year to reach 225.
Approaching his 23rd birthday, Scott's arm feels remarkably fresh with only six months wear 'n tear in college baseball.
Last year, facing aluminum bats, his earned run average was remarkably under 3.
He tied for the team lead in innings pitched at 89.
81 strikeouts to go with 25 walks.
Beyond a better working knowledge of a weekly routine that includes weights and long toss, Carroll added a slider that's made his fastball even more effective.
It adds up to a health paycheck.
Eventually, which is fine.
After all, waiting is what Scott Carroll does best.
Drafted - Selected by Los Angeles Angels in 16th Round (492nd overall) of 2006 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) ... Selected by Cincinnati Reds in 3rd Round (104th overall) of 2007 amateur entry draft (June-Reg)
Round 3: 104 Overall - Scott Carroll - RHP Missouri St.
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 220 lbs.
Information has been slightly tough to find but here is what I have been able to track down. He throws 91-93 consistantly and has touched 94-95 in the past at times. He put on 15 pounds of muscle between this year and last year, mostly in his lower body, which has allowed him to last longer into games this year. He throws two different versions of a splitter, one which dives in against left handed batters and then one that is more straight and kind of works as a change up type pitch against right handers. He also throws a curveball, but it is not one of his better pitches.
^Credit goes to Doug on this scouting report, as it was the only one I could find. Thanks Doug!
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Last edited by 11larkin11; 07-19-2007 at 04:03 PM.