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Doug Carpenter worked hard, made AA, later as coach, scout

Doug Carpenter 1990 Lakeland Tigers card

After four seasons in the Yankees organization and his release, Doug Carpenter signed on with independent single-A Miami for 1987, with hopes of moving to the Orioles system, The Palm Beach Post wrote.

He knew he just needed to perform, he told The Post.

"It's like anywhere else," Carpenter told The Post. "You've got to put the numbers on the board, hope they notice, and see what happens."

Carpenter's playing days, however, were about done, seeing just brief time the next two seasons. But he did go on to a post-playing career, as one of the guys out noticing, as a coach and scout.

Carpenter's baseball career began in 1983, taken by the Yankees in the 32nd round of the draft out of Florida International University in Miami.

He started between short-season Oneonta and single-A Greensboro. He got into 31 games between them and hit .163.

Carpenter then played all of 1984 at Greensboro and then split 1984 and 1985 between single-A Fort Lauderdale and AA  Albany-Colonie. He hit .305 in 71 games at Albany-Colonie in 1985 and then .258 in 60 games there in 1986.

With Miami in 1987, he saw 97 games and hit .290. He then also saw 15 games with the Orioles at single-A Hagerstown. He then saw 11 games with the Twins at AA Orlando in 1988 and 16 games at independent Reno in 1989 to end his playing career.

Carpenter then turned coach with the Tigers at high-A Lakeland in 1990. He's credited as coaching there for two seasons. He turned scout for 1992 with the Expos, staying  there through at least 1997. He later scouted for the Dodgers.

Doug Carpenter 1990 Lakeland Tigers card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,737
Made the Majors:1,265-33.9%
Never Made Majors:2,472-66.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:523
10+ Seasons in the Minors:310

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