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Cy Young pitcher David Cone compares Corbin Carroll to Derek Jeter

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Corbin Carroll (7) hits his 25th home run against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning at Chase Field in Phoenix on Sept. 20, 2023.

It is hard to start your MLB career as well as Corbin Carroll has this season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Whether it be leading his team to their first playoff race since 2017, taking over the Rookie of the Year race, or becoming the first rookie in MLB history to swipe 50 bags and hit 25 home runs, Carroll is having himself a historical year.

Adding to the accolades, Cy Young-winning pitcher David Cone has drawn a compelling comparison between Carroll and Yankees icon Derek Jeter. While their positions on the field may differ, Cone recognizes Carroll’s exceptional leadership qualities.

“[Corbin Carroll] reminds me of Derek Jeter in 1996. By this time of year, he was already a leader in that clubhouse.”

Not only did Derek Jeter take home Rookie of the Year in 1996, but he also won his first World Series as the Yankees defeated the Braves in six games.

That is quite the comparison for someone who has not played an entire season in the majors yet.

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