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Matt Carpenter

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

AVG

.258

HR

20

RBI

69

R

80

SB

3

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While Carpenter wasn't able to repeat his unlikely 2013 season when he posted a terrific 6.9 WAR and racked up a gaudy 126 runs he delivered another very good season, this time at third base for the C...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 11/26/1985   BORN: Galveston, TX   COLLEGE: TCU   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Carpenter Contract Information:

Carpenter signed a six-year extension with the Cardinals worth an estimated $52 million in March of 2014.

August 30, 2015  –  Matt Carpenter News

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Matt Carpenter Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 24 A+ PAL 28 129 100 17 28 8 5 2 1 17 0 1 26 14 1 0 2 .280 .438 .400 .838
2010 24 AA SPR 105 472 396 76 125 41 26 3 12 53 11 2 64 88 4 4 4 .316 .412 .487 .899
2011 25 AAA MEM 130 535 434 61 131 44 29 3 12 70 5 4 84 68 3 6 8 .302 .419 .465 .884
2011 25 MAJ STL 7 19 15 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 .067 .263 .133 .396
2012 26 AA SPR 3 13 10 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 .300 .462 .600 1.062
2012 26 AAA MEM 3 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
2012 26 MAJ STL 114 340 296 44 87 33 22 5 6 46 1 1 34 63 0 7 3 .294 .365 .463 .828
2013 27 MAJ STL 157 717 626 126 199 73 55 7 11 78 3 3 72 98 3 7 9 .318 .392 .481 .873
2014 28 MAJ STL 158 709 595 99 162 43 33 2 8 59 5 3 95 111 2 9 8 .272 .375 .375 .750
2015 29 MAJ STL 128 554 473 80 122 54 33 1 20 69 3 3 72 121 0 4 5 .258 .359 .459 .818
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3-Year Averages     143 586 505 89 149 48 36 4 8 61 3 2 67 90 1 7 6 .295 .379 .430 .809

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Matt Carpenter Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 4 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .359 .459 .818
Sep. 2 Was 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .360 .462 .822
Sep. 1 Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .361 .462 .823
Aug. 31 Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .361 .465 .826
Aug. 30 @SF 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .361 .467 .828
Aug. 29 @SF 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .358 .458 .816
Aug. 28 @SF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .358 .457 .815
Aug. 27 @Ari 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .359 .458 .817
Aug. 26 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .359 .458 .817
Aug. 25 @Ari 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .359 .460 .819
Aug. 24 @Ari 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .358 .462 .820
Aug. 23 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 .260 .358 .457 .815
Aug. 22 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .361 .461 .822
Aug. 21 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .264 .364 .465 .829
Aug. 19 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .365 .469 .834
Aug. 18 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .368 .474 .842
Aug. 17 SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .369 .477 .846
Aug. 16 Mia 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .368 .478 .846
Aug. 15 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .367 .478 .845
Aug. 14 Mia 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .370 .483 .853
Aug. 13 Pit 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .369 .475 .844
Aug. 12 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .367 .475 .842
Aug. 11 Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .368 .477 .845
Aug. 9 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .365 .478 .843
Aug. 8 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .366 .473 .839
Aug. 7 @Mil 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .367 .467 .834
Aug. 6 @Cin 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .366 .461 .827
Aug. 5 @Cin 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .365 .460 .825
Aug. 4 @Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .363 .454 .817
Aug. 2 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .362 .445 .807
Last 7 Days 28 6 7 3 0 1 2 5 11 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .364 .464 .828
Last 14 Days 53 11 10 4 0 2 6 9 25 0 1 1 1 2 .189 .313 .377 .690
Last 30 Days 113 21 27 7 0 7 17 17 41 0 1 1 1 3 .239 .341 .487 .828

Matt Carpenter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 3 5 123
2014 156 2 2 1
2013 2 132 42 2 2
2012 44 5 33 21 7 15
2011 5

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Matt Carpenter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015151155221.232.397.721
2014183302201.262.361.725
2013197304221.294.467.820

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153146515472.274.494.873
2014412696394.277.381.761
2013429967562.329.487.897

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015241379341.274.469.837
2014287494314.237.352.705
2013311736360.360.540.972

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152244311352.246.455.810
2014308504281.305.396.792
2013315535423.276.422.775
Matt Carpenter Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 24 A+ PAL 129 100 20.2% 10.9% 1.86 86% .318 .120
2010 24 AA SPR 472 396 13.6% 18.6% 0.73 78% .382 .171
2011 25 AAA MEM 535 434 15.7% 12.7% 1.24 84% .336 .163
2011 25 MAJ STL 19 15 21.1% 21.1% 1.00 73% .091 .066
2012 26 AA SPR 13 10 23.1% 7.7% 3.00 90% .250 .300
2012 26 AAA MEM 9 7 22.2% 22.2% 1.00 71% .200 .000
2012 26 MAJ STL 340 296 10% 18.5% 0.54 79% .357 .169
2013 27 MAJ STL 717 626 10% 13.7% 0.73 84% .364 .163
2014 28 MAJ STL 709 595 13.4% 15.7% 0.86 81% .324 .103
2015 29 MAJ STL 554 473 13% 21.8% 0.60 74% .307 .201
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3-Year Averages     586 505 11.4% 15.4% 0.74 82% .346 .135

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2015 Stat Review for Matt Carpenter    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.258 AVG
WEAK
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.307 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.459 SLG
GREAT
.201 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.60 BB/K
GOOD
13.0% BB Rate
ELITE
21.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.818 OPS
GREAT
.359 OBP
GREAT

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Matt Carpenter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in a 5-3 win over Arizona on Thursday.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the win over Arizona on Monday.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in a 3-1 win over the Marlins on Friday.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's defeat to the Brewers.

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Carpenter's only hit Saturday was a lead-off home run to help the Cardinals top the Brewers, finishing 1-for-4.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 to go with a solo homer and two walks Wednesday against the Reds.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 and provided the Cardinals with the entirety of their offense by launching a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to Cincinnati.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and a walk in a 7-0 win over the Rockies on Friday.

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Carpenter exploded for two homers, four runs, and four RBI as part of a 4-for-5 performance in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

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Carpenter will bat seventh Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Carpenter is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

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Carpenter will likely get the start at second base in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Carpenter is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

The Cardinals got a lot more than they were expecting from Carpenter when the 28-year-old utility man excelled in his first year at second base, hitting .318 in 717 plate appearances. He's not a prototypical leadoff hitter in that he does not offer great speed, but most of his advanced stats suggest that his 2013 season was not a fluke. As long as he's hitting near the top of the Cardinals' stacked lineup, he should be good for 100-plus runs again in 2014. Even with a move to third base following the trade of David Freese to Anaheim, Carpenter will offer fantasy owners flexibility by qualifying at second base as well this season.

2013

It seems like Carpenter had a better year than his numbers showed. You may scoff at the 44 runs and 46 RBI from a corner infielder, but he did that in just 296 at-bats and qualifies at first, third and outfield (and possibly second base) in most leagues. Further, the 27-year-old has regularly posted an on-base percentage north of .400 in the minors. With Lance Berkman out of the picture, Carpenter could get the opportunity to win the everyday job at first base this season and post numbers reminiscent of Mark Grace.

2012

Carpenter spent a couple of weeks with the Cardinals in June, but managed a single hit in 15 at-bats. That's the bad news. The good news is he had a 4:4 BB:K ratio in that stint, which perfectly illustrates his main strength as a hitter - his batting eye. With an 84:68 BB:K ratio with Triple-A Memphis leading to .419 OBP, Carpenter has the potential to be a good hitter at the major league level. His power isn't immense, especially for a corner infielder, and he's already 26, but if he can continue to get on base, he should be able to make a dent in the majors.