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Matt Carpenter

31-Year-Old Second Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Stats

AVG

.236

HR

14

RBI

40

R

39

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Consistency has been the name of the game for Carpenter, who recorded a batting average above the .270 mark for the third consecutive season. While this has become expected from the 30-year-old, he dr...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   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
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 129 566 473 81 128 63 36 6 21 68 0 4 81 108 3 4 5 .271 .380 .505 .885
2017 31 MAJ STL 69 299 242 39 57 28 13 1 14 40 1 1 50 63 0 3 4 .236 .371 .471 .842
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3-Year Averages     147 644 547 93 148 59 37 3 19 70 3 3 85 123 1 5 6 .271 .372 .453 .825
Career  (View All)     788 3,315 2,821 490 790 316 204 24 88 375 14 15 417 598 8 34 35 .280 .376 .463 .839

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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
Jun. 24 Pit 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .371 .471 .842
Jun. 23 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .372 .460 .832
Jun. 22 @Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .375 .468 .843
Jun. 21 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .376 .474 .850
Jun. 20 @Phi 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .383 .485 .868
Jun. 18 @Bal 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .377 .482 .859
Jun. 17 @Bal 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .371 .484 .855
Jun. 16 @Bal 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .371 .491 .862
Jun. 15 Mil 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .365 .475 .840
Jun. 14 Mil 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .239 .360 .465 .825
Jun. 13 Mil 5 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .352 .457 .809
Jun. 13 Mil 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .347 .434 .781
Jun. 11 Phi 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .344 .431 .775
Jun. 10 Phi 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .346 .429 .775
Jun. 9 Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .347 .428 .775
Jun. 8 @Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .345 .426 .771
Jun. 7 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .342 .409 .751
Jun. 6 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .341 .396 .737
Jun. 5 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .347 .404 .751
Jun. 4 @ChC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .349 .408 .757
Jun. 3 @ChC Did not play.
Jun. 2 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .351 .415 .766
Jun. 1 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .357 .425 .782
May. 31 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .360 .429 .789
May. 30 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .367 .440 .807
May. 29 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .226 .369 .445 .814
May. 28 @Col 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .366 .447 .813
May. 27 @Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .376 .463 .839
May. 26 @Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .373 .463 .836
May. 25 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .229 .374 .465 .839
Last 7 Games 22 5 2 1 0 1 2 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .375 .273 .648
Last 14 Games 48 11 14 8 0 3 10 14 10 0 0 1 0 0 .292 .460 .646 1.106
Last 30 Games 101 16 24 8 0 5 13 17 24 1 0 3 0 0 .238 .364 .465 .829

Matt Carpenter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 65 1 2
2016 45 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

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Matt Carpenter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017515191.157.294.612
2016148225200.270.446.809
2015184218291.228.429.752

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171913413310.257.518.905
20163255916480.271.532.920
20153908020553.292.541.926

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017129176231.240.465.812
2016230369330.296.526.930
20152954513432.278.502.866

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017113228170.230.478.875
20162434512350.247.486.842
20152795615412.265.509.876
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% .377 .171
2011 25 AAA MEM 535 434 15.7% 12.7% 1.24 84% .331 .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% .346 .169
2013 27 MAJ STL 717 626 10% 13.7% 0.73 84% .359 .163
2014 28 MAJ STL 709 595 13.4% 15.7% 0.86 81% .318 .103
2015 29 MAJ STL 665 574 12.2% 22.7% 0.54 74% .321 .233
2016 30 AA SPR 13 12 7.7% 30.8% 0.25 67% .429 .334
2016 30 MAJ STL 566 473 14.3% 19.1% 0.75 77% .307 .234
2017 31 MAJ STL 299 242 16.7% 21.1% 0.79 74% .256 .235
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3-Year Averages     644 547 13.2% 19.1% 0.69 78% .315 .182
Career     3,315 2,821 12.6% 18% 0.70 79% .324 .183

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Matt Carpenter Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 10.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 2B 58.7 -2 14 -1 -1 0 27 0 15 0 -2 1 0
2015 3B 1244 -13 224 -15 3 -16 668 -11 266 -3 -7 2 -10
2016 1B 312 0 29 -1 1 -1 148 -1 64 0 1 -3 0
2016 2B 318 -9 63 -8 -1 0 162 -5 84 4 -4 -2 -2
2016 3B 431 0 69 2 -1 1 244 3 99 2 1 3 -1
2017 1B 562.7 2 61 1 0 2 308 0 68 1 -1 1 2
2017 3B 6 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1
2015 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 3B 0 0 0 -10 0 -10
2016 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1
2016 2B 0 -1 -1 -6 0 -8
2016 3B 1 0 1 0 0 2
2017 1B 0 1 0 1 0 2
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Carpenter    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.79 BB/K
ELITE
16.7% BB Rate
ELITE
21.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.842 OPS
GREAT
.371 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.236 AVG
POOR
.256 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.471 SLG
GOOD
.235 ISO
GREAT

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

Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a run-scoring double, three walks and a run in Tuesday's 8-1 extra-inning win over the Phillies.

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Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Friday's 11-2 win over the Orioles.

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Carpenter 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Brewers.

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Carpenter went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers.

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Carpenter went a combined 4-for-8 with a double, a homer, a walk, three RBI and three runs in Tuesday's doubleheader against Milwaukee.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Thursday's loss to Cincinnati.

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Carpenter is batting leadoff Wednesday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Carpenter is out of Saturday's lineup against the Cubs, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a run in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Dodgers.

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Carpenter is back at first base and hitting third Sunday against the Rockies.

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Carpenter is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Giants.

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Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Cubs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 high but he also struck out a whopping 151 times on his way to matching his .272 average from 2014. Carpenter almost certainly promises to provide value to his fantasy owners in 2016, but what kind of value isn't completely known given the recent change in approach, and the real question is whether owners can still profit at his increased cost. He's only two years removed from hitting .318 with a .392 OBP and just 98 strikeouts. Locked up through 2020, Carpenter at 29 figures to be the Cardinals' starting third baseman for the foreseeable future. He will likely hit near the top of the lineup again and is a near lock for 100 runs as he's averaged 109 a season over his last three years.

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.