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Matt Carpenter

32-Year-Old First Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Stats

AVG

.177

HR

3

RBI

16

R

14

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Carpenter was a top-45 real-life hitter last season as measured by wRC+ (123), but his .241 average kept him outside the top 100 among hitters in terms of earned value in traditional fantasy formats. ...

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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:

Signed a one-year, $504,000 contract with the Cardinals in March of 2013.

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Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in the Cardinals' 5-1 victory over the Phillies on Sunday.

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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 145 622 497 91 120 56 31 2 23 69 2 1 109 125 2 5 9 .241 .384 .451 .835
2018 32 MAJ STL 39 158 130 14 23 13 10 0 3 16 0 0 25 42 0 2 1 .177 .310 .323 .633
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3-Year Averages     142 615 514 91 134 64 37 3 24 73 2 2 90 128 1 4 6 .261 .375 .484 .859
Career  (View All)     903 3,796 3,206 556 876 357 232 25 100 420 15 15 501 702 10 38 41 .273 .375 .455 .829

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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
May. 20 Phi 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .321 .351 .672
May. 19 Phi 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .310 .323 .633
May. 18 Phi 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .301 .315 .616
May. 17 Phi 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .297 .311 .608
May. 16 @Min 5 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .297 .303 .600
May. 15 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .286 .272 .558
May. 13 @SD Did not play.
May. 12 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .294 .282 .576
May. 11 @SD Did not play.
May. 10 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .296 .284 .580
May. 8 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .305 .295 .600
May. 7 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .315 .307 .622
May. 6 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .317 .316 .633
May. 5 ChC 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .320 .320 .640
May. 4 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .316 .312 .628
May. 2 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .319 .322 .641
May. 1 CWS 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .312 .330 .642
Apr. 29 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .155 .305 .274 .579
Apr. 28 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .317 .288 .605
Apr. 27 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .320 .299 .619
Apr. 26 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .323 .303 .626
Apr. 25 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 24 NYM 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .326 .306 .632
Apr. 22 Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .322 .319 .641
Apr. 21 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .325 .333 .658
Apr. 20 Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .329 .323 .652
Apr. 19 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .338 .333 .671
Apr. 17 @ChC 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .352 .352 .704
Apr. 15 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .333 .320 .653
Apr. 14 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Games 24 3 10 6 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .462 .667 1.129
Last 14 Games 41 3 11 7 0 0 5 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .333 .439 .772
Last 30 Games 88 6 18 10 0 1 9 11 25 0 0 1 0 1 .205 .300 .352 .652

Matt Carpenter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 10 9 23
2017 120 13 16 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
2018231040.130.174.484
2017109142121.202.321.664
2016148225200.270.446.809

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018107133120.187.355.665
20173887721571.253.487.883
20163255916480.271.532.920

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018719290.183.338.668
2017250439331.240.428.802
2016230369330.296.526.930

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018595170.169.305.591
20172474814361.243.474.867
20162434512350.247.486.842
Matt Carpenter vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ian Kennedy KC 16 4 2 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .563 .813

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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 622 497 17.5% 20.1% 0.87 75% .274 .210
2018 32 MAJ STL 158 130 15.8% 26.6% 0.60 68% .230 .146
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3-Year Averages     615 514 14.6% 20.8% 0.70 75% .301 .223
Career     3,796 3,206 13.2% 18.5% 0.71 78% .318 .182

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Matt Carpenter Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2015 10.3 1 - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 312 1 - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 949.3 1 14 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 20.7 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2015 58.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 318 -8 - -6 0 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 103 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 43 -3 - -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2015 1244 -10 32 -10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 431 2 15 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 111 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 139 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.60 BB/K
GOOD
15.8% BB Rate
ELITE
26.6% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.633 OPS
TERRIBLE
.310 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.177 AVG
TERRIBLE
.230 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.323 SLG
TERRIBLE
.146 ISO
WEAK

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

Carpenter went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run in a win over the Phillies on Friday.

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Carpenter went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and another two-bagger in a win over the Twins on Wednesday.

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Carpenter will bat seventh in the Cardinals' lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.

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Carpenter is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

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Carpenter is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres.

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Carpenter is out of the lineup against the Padres on Friday.

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Carpenter is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a walk in an extra-inning win over the Cubs on Saturday.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

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Carpenter is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

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Carpenter is out of the lineup against the Mets on Wednesday, Brian Stull of St. Louis Baseball Weekly reports.

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Carpenter will hit atop the order and play third base against the Reds on Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 drastically improved his patience at the plate. As a result, he finished the season with a .380 on-base percentage and was regularly the club's leadoff hitter. Naturally, the switch to hitting first came with a drop in RBI as he knocked in just 68 runs, nearly 20 fewer than he did in 2015, but he could move back down in the order following the addition of Dexter Fowler. He'll be highly valuable no matter where he hits in the order. It's worth noting that Carpenter dealt with an oblique injury that landed him on the disabled list for nearly a month in the second half of the season, but if he can stay healthy, Carpenter should have no problem reaching 20 home runs for the third straight year.

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.