D. K. Carey joins the RailCats for his first season in independent baseball. Carey comes to the RailCats after spending four seasons in the Washington Nationals organization. He spent the last two seasons with the High-A Potomac Nationals. During the 2017 campaign, Carey hit .229 with three home runs, 21 RBIs, and a .356 on-base percentage, despite missing a month due to injury.
In 2016 with Potomac, he hit .209 with seven homers and 29 RBIs over 107 games, while drawing a team-high 63 walks. During the 2015 season, Carey played at Single-A Hagerstown, setting career highs in most offensive categories. He hit .234 with 18 doubles, eight home runs, 52 RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and a team-best 66 walks over 121 games. The outfielder started his professional career during the 2014 season, which he spent with the Short-A Auburn Doubledays. He hit .247 with three home runs and 18 RBIs over 47 games.
Carey was drafted by Washington in the 7th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of the University of Miami. Carey was named second-team All-ACC after leading the Hurricanes in batting average (.305), runs (53), hits (75), doubles (16), and total bases (114) during the 2014 season. He was previously drafted in the 21st round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Wheeler High School in Murietta, Georgia, but did not sign. Carey is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
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