RotoWire Partners

Matt Carpenter

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

2016 Stats

AVG

.269

HR

20

RBI

63

R

80

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Carpenter hit like a third baseman upon moving to the position in 2015, and he swatted a career-best 28 home runs and delivered a league-leading 44 doubles. His .505 slugging percentage was a career h...

Read more about Matt Carpenter

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 206   DOB: 11/26/1985   BORN: Galveston, TX   COLLEGE: TCU   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

Matt Carpenter Contract Information:

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

September 27, 2016  –  Matt Carpenter News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Carpenter (finger) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Matt Carpenter – simply subscribe now.

Matt Carpenter
Matt Carpenter Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 154 665 574 101 156 75 44 3 28 84 4 3 81 151 0 4 6 .272 .365 .505 .870
2016 30 AA SPR 4 13 12 2 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .333 .385 .667 1.052
2016 30 MAJ STL 127 557 468 80 126 62 36 6 20 63 0 4 79 106 3 2 5 .269 .379 .500 .879
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Matt Carpenter
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Matt Carpenter
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Matt Carpenter
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Matt Carpenter
3-Year Averages     156 694 598 108 172 63 44 4 15 73 4 3 82 120 1 6 7 .288 .377 .450 .826
Career  (View All)     717 3,007 2,574 450 731 287 191 23 73 330 13 14 365 533 8 29 31 .284 .376 .461 .837

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

No No No
Matt Carpenter Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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. 30 Pit 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .379 .500 .879
Sep. 29 Cin 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .376 .498 .874
Sep. 28 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .376 .498 .874
Sep. 27 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .270 .375 .500 .875
Sep. 26 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 25 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .375 .496 .871
Sep. 24 @ChC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .376 .498 .874
Sep. 23 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .380 .503 .883
Sep. 21 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .382 .508 .890
Sep. 20 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Col 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .383 .510 .893
Sep. 18 @SF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .383 .512 .895
Sep. 17 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .384 .512 .896
Sep. 16 @SF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .385 .514 .899
Sep. 15 @SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .384 .513 .897
Sep. 14 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .385 .517 .902
Sep. 13 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .276 .388 .522 .910
Sep. 12 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .389 .525 .914
Sep. 11 Mil 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .391 .529 .920
Sep. 10 Mil 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .278 .390 .525 .915
Sep. 9 Mil 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .390 .527 .917
Sep. 8 Mil 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .389 .520 .909
Sep. 7 @Pit 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .389 .519 .908
Sep. 6 @Pit 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .391 .523 .914
Sep. 5 @Pit 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .276 .390 .514 .904
Sep. 4 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .390 .516 .906
Sep. 3 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .393 .521 .914
Sep. 2 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .394 .525 .919
Aug. 31 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .395 .528 .923
Aug. 30 @Mil 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .399 .534 .933
Last 7 Games 21 3 4 2 0 1 1 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 .190 .370 .429 .799
Last 14 Games 45 5 11 3 0 1 2 6 12 0 1 0 0 1 .244 .333 .378 .711
Last 30 Games 102 12 21 7 0 3 5 11 27 0 2 2 0 1 .206 .296 .363 .659

Matt Carpenter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 43 40 54 1
2015 3 11 146
2014 156 2 2 1
2013 2 132 42 2 2
2012 44 5 33 21 7 15
2011 5

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Matt Carpenter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016146204160.260.411.768
2015184218291.228.429.752
2014183302201.262.361.725

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163205916470.272.538.922
20153908020553.292.541.926
2014412696394.277.381.761

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016223348280.291.511.909
20152954513432.278.502.866
2014287494314.237.352.705

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162434512350.247.486.842
20152795615412.265.509.876
2014308504281.305.396.792
Matt Carpenter Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 665 574 12.2% 22.7% 0.54 74% .324 .233
2016 30 AA SPR 13 12 7.7% 30.8% 0.25 67% .429 .334
2016 30 MAJ STL 557 468 14.2% 19% 0.75 77% .310 .231
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Matt Carpenter
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Matt Carpenter
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Matt Carpenter
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Matt Carpenter
3-Year Averages     694 598 11.8% 17.3% 0.68 80% .339 .162
Career     3,007 2,574 12.1% 17.7% 0.68 79% .334 .177

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No No

2016 Stat Review for Matt Carpenter    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.269 AVG
AVERAGE
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.310 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.500 SLG
GREAT
.231 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.75 BB/K
ELITE
14.2% BB Rate
ELITE
19.0% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.879 OPS
ELITE
.379 OBP
ELITE

St. Louis Cardinals Roster

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

Carpenter is dealing with pain in his right ring finger, Mark Saxon of ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter is not in the lineup Monday against the Reds.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter (back) was a late addition to Tuesday's lineup.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter exited Monday's game against the Cubs in the seventh inning with tightness in his back, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter will hit third in the Cardinals' batting order Monday against the Cubs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Brewers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter hit a game-tying pinch-hit solo homer in his only at-bat Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a solo homer and three runs Sunday against the Athletics.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Carpenter is in the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

Subscribe now to see our 2016 outlook.

2015

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 Cardinals. Carpenter scored 99 runs while hitting .272/.375/.375 in 2014, but he lost his eligibility at second base with the permanent position switch. His BABIP fell from .359 to .318, explaining some of the decrease in his numbers, but he did see his walk rate tick up to 13.4%. Even though he doesn't provide much pop Carpenter, proved to be a solid third baseman in a year where there were few options at the position. It's possible the Cardinals could move him down into the second or third spot in the lineup, giving him a chance to drive in more runs. Regardless of where he lands in the order, Carpenter will look to deliver another top-10 season at the hot corner in 2015.

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.