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Matt Carpenter

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

2018 Stats

AVG

.263

HR

20

RBI

44

R

58

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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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 90 383 323 58 85 48 28 0 20 44 0 0 56 90 0 2 2 .263 .373 .536 .909
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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)     954 4,021 3,399 600 938 392 250 25 117 448 15 15 532 750 10 38 42 .276 .377 .467 .844

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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. 19 @ChC 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .263 .373 .536 .909
Jul. 15 Cin 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .373 .530 .903
Jul. 14 Cin 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .372 .522 .894
Jul. 13 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .370 .510 .880
Jul. 11 @CWS 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .372 .515 .887
Jul. 10 @CWS 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .367 .511 .878
Jul. 8 @SF 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .365 .513 .878
Jul. 7 @SF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .363 .502 .865
Jul. 6 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .369 .510 .879
Jul. 5 @SF 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .373 .517 .890
Jul. 4 @Ari 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .263 .370 .509 .879
Jul. 3 @Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .363 .498 .861
Jul. 2 @Ari 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .361 .500 .861
Jul. 1 Atl 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .364 .502 .866
Jun. 30 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .363 .507 .870
Jun. 29 Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .366 .511 .877
Jun. 27 Cle 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .364 .513 .877
Jun. 26 Cle 5 5 5 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .362 .511 .873
Jun. 25 Cle 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .352 .475 .827
Jun. 24 @Mil 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .347 .467 .814
Jun. 23 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .342 .469 .811
Jun. 22 @Mil 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .344 .474 .818
Jun. 21 @Mil 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .341 .472 .813
Jun. 20 @Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .339 .461 .800
Jun. 19 @Phi 5 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .335 .465 .800
Jun. 18 @Phi 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .333 .450 .783
Jun. 17 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .332 .433 .765
Jun. 16 ChC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .424 .757
Jun. 15 ChC 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .340 .433 .773
Jun. 13 SD Did not play.
Last 7 Games 22 6 8 2 0 4 6 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 .364 .500 1.000 1.500
Last 14 Games 49 12 14 5 0 5 8 11 10 0 0 1 0 2 .286 .426 .694 1.120
Last 30 Games 103 28 34 11 0 12 21 22 25 0 0 1 0 4 .330 .452 .786 1.238

Matt Carpenter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 38 11 58
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
2018718490.225.479.839
2017109142121.202.321.664
2016148225200.270.446.809

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20182484915340.274.544.921
20173887721571.253.487.883
20163255916480.271.532.920

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018168299180.256.494.845
2017250439331.240.428.802
2016230369330.296.526.930

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181512810250.272.570.966
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
Jon Lester CHI-N 40 6 1 1 1 3 2 12 1 2 .150 .186 .300 .486

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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 383 323 14.6% 23.5% 0.62 72% .302 .273
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3-Year Averages     615 514 14.6% 20.8% 0.70 75% .301 .223
Career     4,021 3,399 13.2% 18.7% 0.71 78% .319 .191

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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 2017 949.3 1 14 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 192.7 3 - 4 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2017 103 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 83 -3 - -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 111 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 449 8 4 6 0 1 0 1 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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0.62 BB/K
GOOD
14.6% BB Rate
ELITE
23.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.909 OPS
ELITE
.373 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.263 AVG
WEAK
.302 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.536 SLG
ELITE
.273 ISO
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Matt Carpenter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's loss to the Reds.

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Carpenter went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in a loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

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Carpenter slugged a three-run home run in a pinch-hit at-bat during a loss to the Giants on Sunday.

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Carpenter is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, two walks and three runs scored Thursday against the Giants.

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Carpenter went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, two doubles, a walk and a run in a win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

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Carpenter went 5-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three RBI and five runs scored in Tuesday's 11-2 win over the Indians.

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Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in a win over the Indians on Monday.

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Carpenter went 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and two walks in a 8-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

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Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Thursday against the Brewers.

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Carpenter went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI, a home run and a double in Tuesday's 7-6 win over Philadelphia.

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Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in an extra-inning loss to the Phillies on Monday.

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Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-0 victory over the Cubs on Sunday.

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Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

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Carpenter is on the bench Wednesday against the Padres.

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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.