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Matt Carpenter

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

2014 Stats

AVG

.275

HR

1

RBI

9

R

11

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 proto...

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

April 17, 2014  –  Matt Carpenter News

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Carpenter returned to the lineup Thursday, going 2-for-5 with a walk and pair of runs scored.

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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 15 65 51 11 14 1 0 0 1 9 1 0 11 13 0 2 1 .275 .400 .333 .733
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Carpenter
3-Year Averages MAJ   92 357 312 56 95 35 26 4 5 41 1 1 36 55 1 4 4 .304 .379 .462 .841

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Matt Carpenter Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @Mil 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .400 .333 .733
Apr. 15 @Mil 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .397 .327 .724
Apr. 14 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .407 .348 .755
Apr. 13 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .295 .411 .364 .775
Apr. 12 ChC 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .431 .375 .806
Apr. 11 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .435 .371 .806
Apr. 9 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .425 .375 .800
Apr. 8 Cin 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .321 .472 .429 .901
Apr. 7 Cin 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .452 .417 .869
Apr. 6 @Pit 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .423 .429 .852
Apr. 5 @Pit 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .455 .471 .926
Apr. 4 @Pit 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .412 .500 .912
Apr. 3 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .182 .490
Apr. 2 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
Mar. 31 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 23 3 5 0 0 0 6 4 5 1 0 0 2 1 .217 .310 .217 .527
Last 14 Days 48 11 14 0 0 1 9 10 12 1 0 1 2 1 .292 .410 .354 .764
Last 30 Days 51 11 14 0 0 1 9 11 13 1 0 1 2 1 .275 .400 .333 .733

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16
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
2013197304221.294.467.820
201298135160.265.480.784
201110000.000.000.500

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013429967562.329.487.897
2012198311301.308.455.846
2011140000.071.143.378

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013311736360.360.540.972
2012140233261.300.521.890
201190000.111.222.422

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013315535423.276.422.775
2012156213200.288.410.771
201160000.000.000.333
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 65 51 16.9% 20% 0.85 75% .351 .058
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3-Year Averages MAJ   357 312 10.1% 15.4% 0.65 82% .357 .158

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Carpenter    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.275 AVG
GOOD
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.351 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.058 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.85 BB/K
ELITE
16.9% BB Rate
ELITE
20.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.733 OPS
WEAK
.400 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Matt Carpenter (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tommy Milone OAK 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 2.000 2.667
Ervin Santana ATL 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 .667 1.667 2.417
Gerrit Cole PIT 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 .667 1.667 2.417
Vance Worley PIT 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Wade Miley AZ 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 .800 1.200 2.000
Heath Bell TB 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.250 2.000
Stephen Strasburg WAS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Matt Reynolds AZ 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.833
James Shields KC 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Wily Peralta MIL 9 5 1 1 3 0 0 .556 1.000 1.667

Worst Matchups for Matt Carpenter (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kris Medlen ATL 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .167
Chris Rusin CHI-N 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Dunn MIA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Resop BOS 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Sean Marshall CIN 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Beckett LA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Cole Hamels PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Randy Choate STL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Cumpton PIT 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon McCarthy AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Carpenter is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, according to FOX Sports Midwest.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 and drove in three runs while swiping his first base of the season in the Cardinals' 6-4 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in the Cardinals win over Cincinnati on Tuesday.

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Carpenter was 2-for-3 with a walk and two-run home run in the Cardinals loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

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Carpenter has signed a six-year extension with the Cardinals worth an estimated $52 million, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Carpenter and the Cardinals are working on a multi-year extension, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Carpenter will bat out of the top spot during the Cardinals' first spring training game Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Carpenter and the Cardinals may discuss a contract extension this spring as the third-baseman enters his final season before arbitration, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.