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Carl Wise Working Hard to Find Success at Third Base

Hard working prospect looking for better results

Carl Wise Working Hard to Find Success at Third Base

September 29, 2016

Carl Wise looking for more success at third base. (Kyle Castle)

Carl Wise looking for more success at third base. (Kyle Castle)

 

Known for his work ethic and determination to succeed, Carl Wise has prepared himself for better results moving forward.

Currently striving to be the organization’s third baseman of the future, Wise is looking for improvements in both phases of the game. Despite, his continual efforts to be the best option at his position, the prospect is dealing with a little adversity.

Regarded more for his ability in the batter’s box, Wise has continued to work hard in the cage. The up-and-coming star maintained a .240/.291/.329 slash line in Lansing, where he recorded 73 hits in 304 at-bats in 2016.

Obviously, being a corner infielder requires some power for growth at the position. Understanding the importance of that aspect of his game, Wise notched 15 doubles and four home runs last season.

While his production numbers were respectable, the prospect is hoping to increase them more in future seasons.

“I feel my power will come,” explained Wise. “I feel more comfortable with it right now. I think it might take some time. Hopefully it’ll show up soon.”

His work ethic and potential to hit the long ball really impressed Lansing Lugnuts hitting coach Donnie Murphy.

“Carl is probably the hardest working guy on the team,” stated Murphy. “Carl continues to go out there every day and compete. He has a bunch of natural raw power that he hasn’t tapped into yet, but it’s progressing.”

Adjusting his game defensively for more success in the field, Wise showed some promising ability at the hot corner. Recording 131 assists and taken part in 16 double plays showcased the kind of determination that the prospect brings to the diamond every day.

Discussing the changes that he has made to his defensive approach, Wise describes what he does to advance in the field.

“I’m seeing the ball really well at third base,” said Wise. “I’m trying to stay smooth out there. I’m trying to stay quiet and not be so aggressive out there. I’m trying to control my body so I can see the ball better and it seems to be working.”

While Wise has a lot of upside that he’s still hoping to tap into; the 22-year old’s best attribute is his capability to be a great teammate.

“I try to stay positive all the time,” stated Wise. “From the time I get here in the morning, through batting practice, to game time I try to stay upbeat and focused. If I’m not playing that day I try to tell my teammates what I’m seeing and I’ll do whatever it takes to win the ball game.”

Currently preparing for more success in the Blue Jays Instructional League, Wise is taking advantage of extra instruction to help him hone his skills more next season.

Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays will definitely be watching for more production both offensively and defensively speaking from Carl Wise for years to come.