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Matt Carpenter

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

2014 Stats

AVG

.272

HR

8

RBI

59

R

99

SB

5

2014 Preseason 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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Matt Carpenter Contract Information:

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

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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
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3-Year Averages     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)
# 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. 28 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Ari 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .375 .375 .750
Sep. 26 @Ari 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .375 .375 .750
Sep. 24 @ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .376 .376 .752
Sep. 23 @ChC 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .375 .376 .751
Sep. 22 @ChC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .372 .375 .747
Sep. 21 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 20 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 19 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .372 .374 .746
Sep. 18 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .373 .376 .749
Sep. 17 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .371 .377 .748
Sep. 16 Mil 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .374 .379 .753
Sep. 14 Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .373 .379 .752
Sep. 13 Col 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .373 .380 .753
Sep. 12 Col 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .374 .376 .750
Sep. 11 @Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .375 .378 .753
Sep. 10 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .374 .378 .752
Sep. 9 @Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .375 .383 .758
Sep. 8 @Cin 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .374 .378 .752
Sep. 7 @Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .374 .378 .752
Sep. 6 @Mil 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .372 .377 .749
Sep. 5 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .374 .383 .757
Sep. 4 @Mil 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .375 .382 .757
Sep. 3 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .373 .380 .753
Sep. 2 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 .276 .376 .386 .762
Sep. 1 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .376 .385 .761
Aug. 31 ChC 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .376 .386 .762
Aug. 30 ChC 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .374 .387 .761
Aug. 30 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .372 .388 .760
Aug. 29 ChC 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .371 .388 .759
Last 7 Days 20 4 7 1 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 2 .350 .458 .400 .858
Last 14 Days 44 7 12 1 0 1 3 8 11 0 0 0 1 2 .273 .377 .364 .741
Last 30 Days 95 17 23 2 0 1 9 22 20 0 0 1 1 3 .242 .387 .295 .682

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014183302201.262.361.725
2013197304221.294.467.820
201298135160.265.480.784

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014412696394.277.381.761
2013429967562.329.487.897
2012198311301.308.455.846

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014287494314.237.352.705
2013311736360.360.540.972
2012140233261.300.521.890

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014308504281.305.396.792
2013315535423.276.422.775
2012156213200.288.410.771
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
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3-Year Averages     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

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.272 AVG
GOOD
81% Contact Rate
GOOD
.324 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.375 SLG
WEAK
.103 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.86 BB/K
ELITE
13.4% BB Rate
ELITE
15.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.750 OPS
AVERAGE
.375 OBP
ELITE

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

Carpenter was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup.

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Carpenter (illness) is back in the lineup Monday against the Cubs, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Carpenter (illness) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Carpenter is out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

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Carpenter was 3-for-4, falling a triple short of the cycle while scoring twice and driving in three in the win over San Diego on Sunday.

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Carpenter went 3-for-5 while scoring twice Wednesday in a 5-2 victory over the Marlins.

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Carpenter (.288/.383/.400) picked up two hits, including a triple, and had three RBI against the Brewers on Friday.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a walk Tuesday, while hitting his fifth home run (a solo shot off Jake Odorizzi in the first inning) of the year in the Cardinals' 7-2 loss to the Rays.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 Saturday and clubbed his fourth home run of the season, the Cardinals' only run, in a loss to the Dodgers.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

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Carpenter is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

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Carpenter went 2-for-5 and hit his second home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Sunday's win over Toronto.

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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.