Robert (Rob) Carson III graduated from Hattiesburg High School (MS) in 2007, where he was the baseball MVP and recipient of the Tiger Award, given to the player who exemplifies leadership, sportsmanship and team spirit...Hit over .300 all four years in high school...Also enjoys playing football.
Appeared in 14 games out of the bullpen across two big league stints with the New York Mets...Did not record a decision and pitched to an 8.24 ERA (19.2 IP - 18 ER) with seven walks and eight strikeouts... Pitched two or more innings in six of 14 appearances and stranded seven of 11 inherited runners... Was charged with at least one earned run in 10 of 14 appearances including a career-high five earned runs in one inning of work on April 27 vs. Philadelphia.
Was with the Mets on three separate times during the year: April 24-April
26, May 17-May 25 and August 21 until the end of the year, ...Made his major league debut with 1.0 scoreless inning with one walk at
Toronto on May 18...With runners in scoring position, the opposition hit .143 (2-14) against
him...With runners on, opposing batters hit .231 (6-26) against him...Was not scored on in 11 of his last 14 appearances...Did not allow a run in six straight games from August 22-August 30 (3.2
innings)...Pitched 2.0 innings twice during the year, May 24 vs. San Diego and
September 8 vs. Atlanta...In his last appearance of the year on September 25, he worked 0.1 inning
vs. Pittsburgh...Left the contest with a left elbow strain...An MRI the next
day was negative...Did not pitch for the remainder of the year...Struck out 37 batters in 35.2 innings in 31 games for Binghamton (AA) of
the Eastern League, an average of 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings...Worked in 10 games for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League from
July 27-August 18...Had 15 strikeouts in 15.2 innings.
Made 24 starts and one relief appearance for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League. ... Worked 4.0 innings out of the bullpen in his last outing of the year, September 5 vs. Reading. ... Pitched a season-high 7.0 innings twice: May 14 at Trenton and July 15 vs. New Hampshire. ... Was 1-3 with a 3.79 ERA (eight earned runs/19.0 innings) in four April games. ... Picked up his first victory of the year in his second start, April 17 vs. New Hampshire. ... In 5.0 innings, he allowed four
hits, one run, earned, with four walks and four strikeouts. ... Struck out a season-high eight twice, both in 6.0 innings of work: April 22 at New Hampshire and July 25 at Portland.
Was named Savannah's Sterling Award winner, emblematic of the top player on his team. ... Named to the South Atlantic League (A) All-Star team. ... Struck out 90 in 131.2 innings.