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Matt Carpenter

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

2014 Stats

AVG

.277

HR

5

RBI

35

R

63

SB

3

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.

July 23, 2014  –  Matt Carpenter News

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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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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 100 449 382 63 106 29 23 1 5 35 3 1 55 73 1 5 6 .277 .373 .382 .755
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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)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 23 TB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .373 .382 .755
Jul. 22 TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .374 .381 .755
Jul. 20 LAD 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .371 .372 .743
Jul. 19 LAD 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .372 .375 .747
Jul. 18 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .374 .378 .752
Jul. 13 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .377 .382 .759
Jul. 12 @Mil 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .380 .385 .765
Jul. 11 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .377 .384 .761
Jul. 10 Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .379 .388 .767
Jul. 9 Pit 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .380 .389 .769
Jul. 8 Pit 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .380 .388 .768
Jul. 7 Pit 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .379 .387 .766
Jul. 6 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .375 .388 .763
Jul. 5 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .378 .393 .771
Jul. 4 Mia 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .380 .398 .778
Jul. 3 @SF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .381 .396 .777
Jul. 2 @SF 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .378 .389 .767
Jul. 1 @SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .374 .384 .758
Jun. 29 @LAD 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .281 .373 .385 .758
Jun. 28 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .369 .377 .746
Jun. 27 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .370 .369 .739
Jun. 26 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .372 .370 .742
Jun. 25 @Col 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .276 .373 .372 .745
Jun. 24 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .275 .372 .369 .741
Jun. 23 @Col 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .279 .378 .374 .752
Jun. 22 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .281 .375 .377 .752
Jun. 21 Phi 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .376 .378 .754
Jun. 20 Phi 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284 .378 .382 .760
Jun. 19 Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .376 .385 .761
Jun. 18 NYM 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .375 .386 .761
Last 7 Days 25 5 5 1 0 1 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .310 .360 .670
Last 14 Days 50 8 10 1 0 1 3 10 9 0 0 0 3 1 .200 .317 .280 .597
Last 30 Days 106 19 28 7 0 3 10 17 18 1 1 3 3 2 .264 .372 .415 .787

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 100 2 2
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
201411319081.283.363.739
2013197304221.294.467.820
201298135160.265.480.784

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014258424262.275.380.751
2013429967562.329.487.897
2012198311301.308.455.846

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014184291162.245.326.672
2013311736360.360.540.972
2012140233261.300.521.890

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014187323181.310.422.822
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 449 382 12.2% 16.3% 0.75 81% .332 .105
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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

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.277 AVG
GOOD
81% Contact Rate
GOOD
.332 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.382 SLG
WEAK
.105 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.75 BB/K
GREAT
12.2% BB Rate
ELITE
16.3% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.755 OPS
AVERAGE
.373 OBP
GREAT

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

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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Carpenter went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Royals.

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Carpenter went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored to extend his hitting streak to an NL-high 11 games as the Cardinals fell to San Francisco on Thursday.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday night's 4-0 win over the Reds.

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Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, an RBI and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Braves.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two RBI, one run scored, one double and one walk Monday against the Braves.

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Carpenter went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored Wednesday night against the Mets.

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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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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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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.