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13 Matt Carpenter 3B

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%88%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
47321.27168810
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015STL15457410115628848115143.365.505.272
2016STL1294738112821688110804.380.505.271

Player Updates

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Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Named starting first baseman to begin season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter was told Tuesday that he will enter the 2017 season as the Cardinals' first baseman, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The Cardinals thought that the jumbled infield contributed to the team's uneven play throughout the year, so they decided to commit Carpenter to one position right out of the gate. This move definitely hurts Matt Adams' fantasy value, but it means that Jhonny Peralta and Jedd Gyorko will likely get to compete for St. Louis' starting third base job. All in all for Carpenter, however, it doesn't affect his value a ton for the 2017 campaign given his enormous position eligibility he'll carry over from 2016, but it could drop his 2018 stock considerably for those in dynasty leagues, as he'll now have to outperform big boppers like Edwin Encarnacion to garner fantasy value as a first baseman.

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Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Smacks 21st homer, knocks in four
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Carpenter went 1-for-2 with a home run, four RBI and two walks during Sunday's 10-4 win over the Pirates.

Carpenter put St. Louis ahead with his sixth-inning three-run homer, propelling his team to a 10-4 victory on the season's final day. The home run was his 21st of the season, and although Carpenter slumped after returning from an oblique injury in early August, he retained his pop with 19 extra-base hits over the season's final two months. Carpenter's overall numbers were excellent, as he finished at .271/.380/.505 -- nearly identical to his 2015 line of .272/.365/.505. When healthy, Carpenter is one of the better hitters in baseball with his combination of on-base skills and power.

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Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Returns to lineup Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

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

Carpenter sat out of Monday's contest because of pain in his right ring finger, but it seems that the infielder can swing a bat pain-free once again and can get back into action. Carpenter will slot back in at first base and lead off versus Cincinnati starter Robert Stephenson.

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Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Dealing with finger pain
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

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

The knob of the bat is apparently bothering Carpenter's finger when he swings, so the Cardinals will give him some time to rest and heal as they jockey for a wild-card spot. Consider the 30-year-old day-to-day for the time being.

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Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Out of lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Carpenter is not in the lineup Monday against the Reds.

Carpenter started the past four games, but after he went 2-for-17 with six strikeouts in that span, manager Mike Matheny decided to give the veteran the night off. Matt Adams will take over at first base for the evening.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Third Basemen 3 74 67.27
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Pittsburgh54163 .400 .556 .296
vs Vogelsong (Career)1770 .588.474.412
vs RHP3248816 .386 .534 .272
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25@CHC4010000
9/27CIN4111110
9/28CIN2000020
9/29CIN4110010
9/30PIT2110020
10/1PIT3010100
10/2PIT2111420
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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3
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5
6
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8
9
10
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Fantasy Points by Week
21

28

10

20

22

34

23

1

35

27

15

33

22

4

0
0
0
0
18

9

22

4

27

6

1

27

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011STL71501004400 .263 .133 .067
2012STL1142964487646346311 .365 .463 .294
2013STL1576261261991178729833 .392 .481 .318
2014STL158595991628599511153 .375 .375 .272
2015STL15457410115628848115143 .365 .505 .272
2016STL1294738112821688110804 .380 .505 .271
Total 7192579451733743353675351314 .376 .462 .284
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011STL3B5413112001.000
2012STL1B443033131612332 .991
2012STL2B52734021.000
2012STL3B332260134433 .950
2012STLOF21132319130 .870
2013STL1B2110100001.000
2013STL2B132128590211370997 .985
2013STL3B422472115839 .958
2013STLOF21211001.000
2014STL3B156155394902881623 .959
2014STLOF20110001.000
2015STL1B3114131021.000
2015STL2B119311219041.000
2015STL3B146141325772341425 .957
2016STL1B453532130416138 .997
2016STL2B403716760103422 .976
2016STL3B54521232095812 .935
Total  68665524841162125864269 .974
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2011STL10200000
2012STL225137703210
2013STL55730173914
2014STL33222392823
2015STL44329040655
2016STL36623943564
Total 191231192318311626
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL91434133500 .412 .571 .286
2013STL17698150441710 .263 .290 .217
2014STL9366104831200 .333 .722 .278
2015STL41734111500 .278 .412 .235
Total 391362033616113910 .300 .449 .243
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009ASX-Batavia93291530034201 .541 .563 .469
2009AFA-Palm Beach3211413256129102410 .286 .342 .219
2009AFX-Quad Cities29105113162010171320 .405 .390 .295
2010AA-Springfield Cardinal1053967612526312536488112 .412 .487 .316
2010AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals2899172852116261401 .441 .404 .283
2011AAA-Memphis Redbirds130434611302931270846854 .417 .463 .300
2012AA-Springfield Cardinal3103300133101 .462 .600 .300
2012AAA-Memphis Redbirds371100002200 .333 .143 .143
Total 3391197191358751128164210212199 .403 .450 .299
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/206
Birthdate:
11/26/1985
Age:
31
Hometown:
Galveston, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
6