Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Carter Hall '15, certified MLB agent
Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role? My story really started the day I was born. I have had the privilege to watch my dad coach at Georgia Tech since the day I was born, and I watched him impact so many lives. The days spent on that campus growing up and as a student-athlete is where my passion blossomed. After a spinal fusion my junior year at Georgia Tech, I knew my playing career was over, and I started to inquire about potential jobs in Major League Baseball front offices. I had conversations with a couple different teams, but I ultimately settled on the Blue Jays due to the thoroughness of their vetting process. I knew that if they took hiring this seriously, it was the place for me.
What does your day-to-day look like? The cool part about my job is that my day-to-day changes a lot throughout the year. In the spring and summer, I am typically attending high school or college games to identify the top players in that year’s draft and recruit them as clients. In the fall and winter, the focus shifts toward arbitration and free agent negotiations. Throughout the entire year, client relationships are always at the forefront of what we do. We want to ensure that our clients’ needs are consistently being met both on and off the field.
What is the most rewarding part of your career? The most rewarding part of my career is seeing people achieve their dreams. I’m in a unique position where I get to see the entirety of the player’s journey to the major leagues. Evaluating players as amateurs, seeing their lives change in the draft, and then helping them develop into big leaguers is extremely rewarding. Being a small part of that journey is an absolute honor.
What Wesleyan teacher had a profound impact on you? This might be against the rules, but can I mention two? The first is Mr. Greg Lisson, director of Christian life, who coached my eighth grade basketball team and was the class of 2015 Bible study leader for many years. Other than my parents, there is no person that has had such a profound impact on my faith. He really helped shape where my faith is today and is someone that I will always look up to. The other is Mr. Brian Krehmeyer, high school social sciences teacher and head varsity baseball coach. He taught me so many valuable life lessons throughout my four years with him. He empowered me to be myself on the field and helped me grow as a person off it. I’m forever thankful for these two.
What is your favorite baseball memory from Wesleyan? My favorite Wesleyan baseball memory is winning the state championship in 2015. To this day, I’ve never been around a closer group of players, and I’m so proud to call each one of them my brother. Also, winning it all in front of your home fans was such a unique experience. To be able to see and thank all the teachers, students, and fans that supported us our entire careers was the cherry on top.