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Carlos Cortes

  • position INF/OF
  • height 5-7
  • weight 195
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Oviedo, Fla.
  • High school Lake Howell HS
  • position INF/OF
  • height 5-7
  • weight 195
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Oviedo, Fla.
  • High school Lake Howell HS

Carlos Cortes Bio

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AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2018 Preseason All-SEC second team
  • 2018 Greenville Regional All-Tournament team
  • 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2017 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 Baseball America Third-Team Preseason All-American
  • Rated No. 14 best prospect in the SEC for 2018 MLB Draft by D1Baseball
  • Rated No. 14 best prospect in the SEC for 2018 MLB Draft by Perfect Game
  • Rated No. 1 freshman in the SEC by Baseball America
  • Rated No. 1 impact freshman in the SEC by D1Baseball
  • Rated No. 13 best freshman in the nation by Perfect Game
  • Rated No. 25 best prospect in the 2017 Cape Cod League by Baseball America
  • Rated No. 35 best collegiate prospect for the 2018 MLB Draft by Baseball America
  • Rated No. 38 best prospect in the 2017 Cape Cod League by D1Baseball

2018 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Drafted in the third round of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the New York Mets
  • Played in 62 games with 61 starts for the Garnet and Black
  • Hit .265 with 53 runs scored, nine doubles, 15 home runs and 44 RBI
  • Drew 43 walks, which was tops on the team and tied for fifth in the SEC
  • Was tied for seventh in the conference with the 15 home runs
  • Tied for the SEC lead with 10 home runs in conference games
  • Had 27 runs scored and slugged .579 in SEC contests
  • Had 13 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI performances
  • Was 8-for-9 in stolen bases
  • Hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth, giving Carolina a 1-0 win over Missouri (May 13)
  • Was 4-for-5 with three runs scored and a walk in the Greenville Regional championship game win over UNC Wilmington (June 4)
  • Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in a win over Ole Miss (May 5)
  • Was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a Super Regional win over Arkansas (June 10)
  • Had three hits and scored three runs in a win over LSU (April 20)
  • Had three hits, including the game-winning home run, in a 3-2 win at Arkansas (April 12)
  • Was 3-for-4 with two RBI in a win over Tennessee (March 30)
  • Walked six times in the VMI series (Feb. 16-18)
  • Drove in four, including hitting his first home run of the season, in a 14-2 win over Charleston Southern (2/24)
  • Homered and drove in a pair vs. Furman (Feb. 27)

2017 (FRESHMAN)

  • Played in 50 games with 43 starts and hit .286 (48-for-168) with 27 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, a team-high 12 homers and 41 RBIs. .565 slugging percentage to go along with a .368 on-base percentage.
  • Hit three homers, drove in eight runs, scored five times and walked eight times in the SEC Tournament
  • 2-for-3 with a pair of homers and a career-high six RBI in 10-2 win vs. Missouri at the SEC Tournament (5/25)
  • 1-for-2 with four walks and a two-run homer in 7-4 win vs. Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament (5/23)
  • Hit .500 (6-for-12) in the Georgia series with three multi-hit games with three runs scored, three doubles and a RBI
  • 2-for-5 with a RBI and a double and a run scored in 10-0 win vs. Georgia (5/20)
  • 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in 5-4 loss to Georgia (5/19)
  • 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 6-3 loss to Georgia (5/18)
  • Tied career-high in hits going 3-for-4 with a homer, a run scored and a pair of RBI in 6-3 win over USC Upstate (5/16)
  • 2-for-4 with a homer in 5-3 loss at Missouri (5/13)
  • Two-run homer in 10-7 win vs. Liberty (5/10)
  • 2-for-4 with a run scored in 7-6 loss at LSU (5/7)
  • 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI in 5-1 win vs. Kentucky (4/29)
  • 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in 7-5 loss at Florida (4/22)
  • Two-run homer in 4-2 win at Florida (4/21)
  • 1-for-3 with a homer and two runs scored in 6-1 win over Mississippi State (4/16)
  • 3-for-5 with two homers and four RBI in 5-4 loss to Mississippi State (4/15)
  • 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in 20-5 loss to North Carolina (4/11)
  • 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in 6-1 win over Vanderbilt (4/8)
  • Two-run double in 6-1 win vs. Furman (4/4)
  • 2-for-3 with a triple, a grand slam and a career-high five RBI in 7-0 win at Auburn (4/1)
  • 3-for-4 with a RBI in 5-4 loss at Auburn (3/31)
  • 1-for-2 in 15-1 win at The Citadel (3/28)
  • Game-winning pinch-hit RBI sacrifice fly in 8-6 win over Winthrop (3/8)
  • 2-for-5 in 12-5 win over The Citadel (3/7)
  • 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored in 5-4 win vs. Charlotte (2/21)
  • First career hit, a RBI single in 5-1 win over UNCG (2/18)

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 2016 MLB Draft selection (20th round/New York Mets)
  • Rated No. 93 best overall prospect for the 2016 MLB Draft by D1Baseball
  • Rated No. 111 best overall prospect for the 2016 MLB Draft by MLB.com
  • Rated No. 128 best overall prospect for 2016 MLB Draft by Baseball America
  • Rated No. 18 best high school prospect in the nation by D1Baseball
  • Rated No. 23 best high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game
  • Rated No. 31 best high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America
  • Rated No. 2 best high school prospect in the state of Florida by Perfect Game
  • Rated No. 8 best high school prospect in the state of Florida by Baseball America
  • 2016 Orlandon Sentinel All-Area team
  • As a senior in 2016, hit .395 with 19 runs scored and 17 RBI. Also had three saves.
  • Played in 2015 Perfect Game All-American Classic
  • Helped lead Oviedo HS to 2015 high school state championship
  • Played for Orlando Scorpions Prime AAU team
  • AAU team finished runner-up at 2014 WWBA World Championship
  • Named to 2014 National Underclass Showcase All-Prospect team
  • An ambidextrous thrower, throws with his right hand when he plays infield and throws with his left hand when he plays in the outfield and pitches

PERSONAL

  • Born on June 30, 1997
  • Parents are Juan Cortes and Karina Valentin
  • Major is criminology and criminal justice
  • His older sister Sahrina is an outfielder on the softball team at the University of Tampa

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