Barry L. Carter
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 160 lb.
- High School Chambersburg Area Senior High School
- Born 1947
Shortstop Barry Carter was the second player selected in the January 1966 amateur draft, by the New York Mets, out of a high school in Pennsylvania. In these very early days of the draft, the Mets, because of their terrible play, were drafting very high, but with little success: their first pick and the second overall pick in the 1965 amateur draft, P Les Rohr, only had a cup of coffee in the majors, and their top pick in the June draft in 1966, who was the first overall pick of the draft, was C Steve Chilcott who never made the majors. Carter was not destined to have a brilliant career either.
He played only two professional seasons, in 1966 and 1967, both with the Marion Mets of the Appalachian League. In 1966 he hit.164 in 26 games, then in 1967, he became a utility player and while he hit .313 in 27 games and scored 18 runs, he never returned for a third professional season.