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Chris Carpenter

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Chris Carpenter in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 230   DOB: 4/27/1975   BORN: Exeter, NH   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Carpenter Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year $63.5 million contract with the Cardinals in December 2006. Cardinals have a $15 million option for 2012.

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Carpenter officially announced his retirement Wednesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Chris Carpenter Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 30 MAJ STL 33 33 4 241.7 204 76 18 213 51 21 5 0 2.83 1.06
2006 31 MAJ STL 32 32 3 221.7 194 76 21 184 43 15 8 0 3.09 1.07
2007 32 A Pal 2 2 0 4.3 7 3 0 4 1 0 1 0 6.23 1.85
2007 32 MAJ STL 1 1 0 6.0 9 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 7.50 1.67
2008 33 AA SPR 1 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0.00 1.25
2008 33 AAA MEM 1 1 0 5.7 4 2 0 5 1 0 1 0 3.18 0.88
2008 33 MAJ STL 4 3 0 15.3 16 3 0 7 4 0 1 0 1.76 1.30
2009 34 MAJ STL 28 28 1 192.7 156 48 7 144 38 17 4 0 2.24 1.01
2010 35 MAJ STL 35 35 0 235.0 214 84 21 179 63 16 9 0 0 0 3.22 1.18
2011 36 MAJ STL 34 34 2 237.3 243 91 16 191 55 11 9 0 0 0 3.45 1.26
2012 37 MAJ STL 3 3 0 17.0 16 7 2 12 3 0 2 0 0 0 3.71 1.12
2013 38 AA Spr 1 1 0 2.2 6 2 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 3.64
2013 38 AAA Mem 1 1 0 3.1 9 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 3.55
3-Year Averages MAJ   18 18 1 127.2 129 49 9 101 29 5 5 0 0 0 3.47 1.24
Career  (View All) MAJ   336 319 14 2,138.0 2097 881 213 1642 590 141 87 0 3.71 1.26

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Chris Carpenter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012304310210.385
201145572271111927.265

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201242806202.150
2011511108271301429.275

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20126.00107214.501.50
2011118.0430933153.051.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201211.00105113.270.91
2011110.36608723114.161.35
Chris Carpenter Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 30 MAJ STL 33 33 241.7 7.93 1.90 4.18 0.67 75.5% 2.83 3.06 .284
2006 31 MAJ STL 32 32 221.7 7.47 1.75 4.28 0.85 1.77 74.5% 3.09 3.37 .282
2007 32 A Pal 2 2 4.3 8.31 2.08 4.00 0.00 62.5% 6.23 2.05 .460
2007 32 MAJ STL 1 1 6.0 4.50 1.50 3.00 0.00 3.67 50% 7.50 2.72 .393
2008 33 AA SPR 1 1 4.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .121
2008 33 AAA MEM 1 1 5.7 7.94 1.59 5.00 0.00 60% 3.18 3.02 .267
2008 33 MAJ STL 4 3 15.3 4.11 2.35 1.75 0.00 2.00 85% 91.9 MPH 1.76 3.10 .306
2009 34 MAJ STL 28 28 192.7 6.73 1.78 3.79 0.33 2.24 78.1% 93.0 MPH 2.24 2.79 .272
2010 35 MAJ STL 35 35 235.0 6.86 2.41 2.84 0.80 1.74 75.4% 91.4 MPH 3.22 3.81 .285
2011 36 MAJ STL 34 34 237.3 7.24 2.09 3.47 0.61 1.64 73.4% 92.5 MPH 3.45 3.24 .322
2012 37 MAJ STL 3 3 17.0 6.35 1.59 4.00 1.06 0.95 70.6% 90.5 MPH 3.71 4.20 .280
2013 38 AA Spr 1 1 2.2 20.45 8.18 2.50 4.09 85.7% 6.75 7.29 .806
2013 38 AAA Mem 1 1 3.1 5.81 5.81 1.00 0.00 63.6% 10.80 3.85 .572
3-Year Averages MAJ   18 18 127.2 7.15 2.05 3.48 0.64 73.2% 3.47 3.22 .318
Career MAJ   336 319 2,138.0 6.91 2.48 2.78 0.90 73% 3.71 3.81 .300

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Chris Carpenter (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bobby Abreu NY-N 17 10 3 11 1 2 0 .588 1.235 1.846
Chris Young NY-N 18 11 2 5 1 3 0 .611 1.111 1.761
Joey Votto CIN 36 15 2 4 7 8 0 .417 .639 1.162
Kelly Johnson NY-A 21 8 1 2 5 9 0 .381 .619 1.138
Garrett Jones MIA 25 10 1 4 1 4 0 .400 .680 1.103
Neil Walker PIT 20 7 2 2 1 3 0 .350 .650 1.031
Chase Utley PHI 15 7 0 1 0 1 0 .467 .533 1.000
Ryan Doumit ATL 30 8 2 4 2 7 0 .267 .667 .979
Lyle Overbay MIL 19 7 0 2 1 2 0 .368 .579 .979
Prince Fielder TEX 26 8 2 4 5 8 0 .308 .538 .976

Best Matchups for Chris Carpenter (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Kemp LA 19 4 0 0 2 7 0 .211 .263 .549
Clint Barmes PIT 20 3 1 2 1 4 0 .150 .350 .540
Koyie Hill PHI 20 4 0 1 0 7 0 .200 .300 .500
Jay Bruce CIN 36 7 0 3 2 6 0 .194 .250 .487
James Loney TB 21 5 0 1 0 3 0 .238 .238 .476
Brandon Phillips CIN 54 9 0 8 2 9 0 .167 .259 .470
Nyjer Morgan CLE 23 4 0 4 1 1 0 .174 .261 .469
Rafael Furcal MIA 21 5 0 1 0 8 0 .238 .238 .465
Jimmy Rollins PHI 25 5 0 0 0 4 0 .200 .200 .400
Aaron Harang ATL 16 1 0 1 0 5 0 .063 .063 .125

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

Carpenter (shoulder) plans to retire this offseason, MLB Network reports.

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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak thinks it is unlikely that Carpenter (shoulder) will be able to return to the Cardinals this season, 101 Sports St. Louis reports.

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Carpenter (shoulder) has put his rehab assignment on pause due to lingering soreness in his right hand, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Carpenter (shoulder) threw 3.1 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Memphis on Saturday, allowing four runs on nine hits against Oklahoma City.

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Carpenter (shoulder) will make his second rehab start Saturday at Triple-A Memphis, FOX Sports reports.

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Carpenter will continue his rehab with the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate, Mike Ceide of WREG-TV reports.

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Carpenter went 2.2 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out five for Double-A Springfield Monday.

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Carpenter (shoulder) will begin a 30-day rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Springfield.

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Carpenter (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Last year we wrote in this space that Chris Carpenter may have finally put the "injury prone" label behind him for good. We spoke too soon. Carp missed almost the entire season with a nerve issue in his neck and shoulder, but managed to make six starts in the regular season and postseason. It's hard to make much of those six starts - none went more than six innings - other than the fact that they were even made at all. He'll be 38 in April, so be careful - he's probably never going to be the ace he once was.

2012

With 97 starts in his last three years, Carpenter may have put the "injury prone" label behind him for good. He's not as good as he once was - he gave up more than a hit an inning for the first time since 2002 - but a 3.45 ERA and 191:55 K:BB ratio in 237 innings is nothing to sneeze at. Adam Wainwright is expected to return this year, meaning the burden won't be as great on Carpenter. He might have one or two more 15-win seasons left in him, but keep in mind that he racked up 273.1 innings while helping the Cards to the World Series in 2011.

2011

Is Carpenter still an injury risk? His career-high 35 starts last year seem to indicate that he's not, but considering that he's nearly 36, he'll probably come at a slight discount. He shouldn't. After a 16-9 season, he has now won at least 15 games in each of his last five full seasons, and he's still providing near-elite ERA, WHIP and strikeout totals. If he comes at that discount, make sure you're in the bidding.

2010

After two injury-filled seasons, it looked like the Chris Carpenter we knew and loved was gone. Then came 2009, in which he managed to start 28 games, win 17 of them, and lead the National League in ERA. He'll always be an injury risk, but it looks like the 2004-2006 Carpenter is back. In his last four full seasons, he's 68-22 with a 2.90 ERA, 1.066 WHIP, and 693:170 K:BB ratio in 838 innings.

2009

Carpenter has pitched all of 21.1 innings in the last two seasons. After coming back from 2007 Tommy John surgery last July, Carpenter lasted just three starts before going on the DL with a strained shoulder. He made one relief appearance in September - the Cardinals were making noise about having him close down the stretch - he was shut down. After all that, he had elbow surgery in November, putting the beginning of 2009 in doubt. We all know how good he can be when healthy, but his 2004-2006 seems long ago.

2008

To anyone who paid full price for Carpenter last year: you have our sympathies. After coming into 2007 as arguably the top pitcher in the National League, Carpenter suffered an elbow injury on Opening Day and didn't pitch again, before ultimately having Tommy John surgery in July. Your best bet is to get him cheap and stash him until 2009, as he probably won't pitch in a big league game until August.

2007

Carpenter has put together three fantastic years with St. Louis after coming over from Toronto. In 93 starts for the team, he's 51-18 with a 3.10 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. His control continues to improve, climbing to more than four strikeouts for every walk in 2006. The Cardinals signed him to a five-year, $65 million contract extension in December, a bargain when you consider some of the money being thrown out to mediocre pitchers. Expect Carpenter to be an elite starter again in 2007.

2006

Three years removed from shoulder surgery, the big righty won the NL Cy Young. Although a repeat performance in 2006 might be asking a little too much, Carpenter should have solid numbers once again as long as he can stay healthy. His strong 213/51 K/BB ratio shows he's as dominant as his win totals led everyone to believe.

2005

Carpenter is more than back from 2002 shoulder surgery. He's better. Carpenter was the Cardinals' best starter in 2004, leading the team in strikeouts and, among starters, ERA and walks. Late-season arm troubles kept him out of the post-season, something Cardinal fans will not soon forget, but the team felt good enough about Carpenter's recovery to pick up his 2005 option.

2004

Chris Carpenter and Steve Ontiveros have the exact same number of letters in their names.

2003

Carpenter will miss at least the first few months of the season following shoulder surgery. He's worth nothing more than a late round reserve pick right now given his shoulder, though early healthy reports this spring should begin to surface and give us an idea on when he might be back for the Cardinals.