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A 19th-round pick out of Virginia Tech in 2019, Kerry Carpenter bucked the odds by even reaching the majors. He continued to surprise in 2023 with 20 home runs, six steals and a 121 wRC+ in 459 plate appearances. The last of those 20 homers came Aug. 23 -- Carpenter went 34 games without a long ball to finish the season, slashing just .256/.313/.308 in that stretch. In addition to that disturbing trend, Carpenter managed just a .657 OPS against left-handed pitching for the season, leaving open the possibility for a strict platoon role. His overall body of work was impressive enough for Carpenter to project as a regular in Detroit between the corner outfield and DH, but it's understandable to still be skeptical, especially with the way last season ended for him. HIs home park does him no favors.

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2024 1272.5 21 8 29 11 .283
2023 312.52.6 57 20 64 32 6 .278
2022 692.2 16 6 10 6 .252
3y Avg. 1912.6 36 13 37 19 3 .273
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Has stress fracture in back

    Carpenter has been diagnosed with a lumbar spine stress fracture, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Carpenter was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier this week with what was called lumbar spine inflammation, but further testing appears to have revealed a more significant injury. The Tigers have not divulged a potential timetable for Carpenter's return, but his absence could be a lengthy one. Akil Baddoo should continue to see his playing time rise while Carpenter is on the shelf.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Lands on IL with back injury

    The Tigers placed Carpenter on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with lumbar spine inflammation. Carpenter first felt some soreness in his back over the weekend and had hoped it would dissipate in subsequent days, but that hasn't happened. As a result, he'll miss at least the next week and a half of action, with manager A.J. Hinch noting that Carpenter is without a clear timetable for a return while he awaits further testing, per Jason Beck of MLB.com. Akil Baddoo was called up from Triple-A Toledo and could see some time in the outfield while he's with the big club, but the Tigers might be more apt to lean on Wenceel Perez in right field and Matt Vierling in center during Carpenter's absence.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: On bench for opening game

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Pirates. Carpenter will hit the bench for the first game of the day but should be back in the starting nine for the second contest of the twin bill. With Carpenter on the bench for Game 1, Wenceel Perez will slide over from center field and start in right field.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Launches game-winning homer

    Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays. The 26-year-old slugger took Jose Berrios deep in the first inning, and while it was the only offense Detroit could muster, it was also all the team's pitching staff would need. Carpenter has found his power stroke in May, slugging five of his eight homers on the season in his last 13 games -- a stretch in which he's batting .325 (13-for-40) with 14 RBI.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Resting against lefty

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals. With a tough southpaw (Cole Ragans) taking the hill for Kansas City, the lefty-hitting Carpenter will retreat to the bench for the series finale. Mark Canha will replace Carpenter in right field.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Goes deep in loss

    Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run, an additional run scored and two total RBI in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Royals. Carpenter continued a strong month of May, as he's batting .325 this month with three home runs, nine runs scored and 10 RBI across 14 games. He's now up to six long balls overall to go along with a solid .893 OPS. Carpenter still sits regularly against southpaws, but he's producing enough against righties to be an effective fantasy contributor.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Sitting against southpaw

    Carpenter is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Carpenter has a 1.034 OPS with seven extra-base hits over his past eight games, but he'll receive Sunday off as lefty Jordan Montgomery pitches for Arizona. Wenceel Perez will shift to right field while Matt Vierling receives a start in center.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Racks up four RBI

    Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a triple, a double, four RBI and one run scored in Friday's 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks. Carpenter knocked in two runs with a third-inning triple and added a two-run double to cap a six-run rally in the fifth. The outfielder has gone 9-for-26 (.346) with seven extra-base hits and seven RBI over his last seven contests. That's put him at a .276/.328/.520 slash line with five home runs, 22 RBI, 15 runs scored, nine doubles and three triples through 41 contests as one of the Tigers' most productive hitters this season.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: On bench Tuesday

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins. The left-handed Carpenter will avoid a matchup with southpaw Ryan Weathers on Tuesday, as Wenceel Perez, Matt Vierling and Mark Canha will start across the outfield. Carpenter has hit safely in five straight games, batting 7-for-18 (.389) with two homers and five runs scored.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Goes deep twice in victory

    Carpenter went 2-for-5 with two homers and three total RBI against Houston in an 8-2 win Saturday. Carpenter capped a seven-run second inning for Detroit with a two-run shot to right field and added a solo homer in the fourth. The pair of long balls snapped an 18-game homerless stretch for the outfielder, who belted 20 home runs in his first full MLB season last year. Saturday's multi-homer game was the third of Carpenter's career.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Not starting Friday

    Carpenter is not in the starting lineup ahead of Friday's game against the Astros. He'll start the night in the dugout as the Tigers take on left-hander Framber Valdez. Carpenter is slashing .269/.330/.471 with three homers and 15 RBI in 36 games this season, and he's seen only 11 plate appearances against southpaws so far.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Doubles twice, scores in loss

    Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Guardians. Carpenter continued his solid play this season, as he's now batting .269 with an .801 OPS. He's collected eight doubles so far but only three home runs across 36 games. After breaking out for 20 long balls last year, Carpenter could dial up the power soon, which would only further enhance his fantasy value.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Not facing lefty

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Cleveland. As is customary, Carpenter will slide to the bench with southpaw Logan Allen on the mound for the Guardians. In his stead, Ryan Vilade will make his 2024 debut and handle right field.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Sitting versus southpaw

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees. Carpenter is in the midst of a 3-for-25 slump and will sit Sunday as lefty Nestor Cortes takes the mound for New York. Wenceel Perez will shift to right field while Parker Meadows starts in center.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Idle versus lefty

    Carpenter isn't in the Tigers' lineup versus the Cardinals for the last game of Tuesday's doubleheader. The Cardinals are starting southpaw Steven Matz on the bump, which sends Carpenter to the bench. With him on the bench, Wenceel Perez will occupy right field and bat seventh. Additionally, Mark Canha has the start as the designated hitter and will bat third.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Gets day off

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. The lefty-hitting Carpenter's absence from the lineup is likely a result of the Rays' plan to deploy southpaw Tyler Alexander as their primary pitcher out of the bullpen. With Carpenter on the bench for the first time since April 9, Riley Greene and Wenceel Perez will occupy the corner-outfield spots while Mark Canha serves as Detroit's designated hitter.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Collects four hits

    Carpenter went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the Twins. Carpenter doubled and scored in the first inning before knocking three singles the rest of the night. He's now 9-for-21 (.429) with five extra-base hits over his last five contests. This hot stretch has boosted his season slash line to .328/.371/.621 through 62 plate appearances.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Doubles, triples in Tuesday's win

    Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and an RBI in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. Carpenter was productive for Detroit, delivering his first triple and third double of the season while boosting his OPS to a robust .920. He was swapped out for pinch-hitter Matt Vierling in the eighth inning when Texas brought in a lefty reliever, and Carpenter's main limitation at this point is his lack of production against southpaws. He had a .657 OPS against them last season, compared to an .841 mark against righties, and the team has limited him to just two at-bats against lefties so far this year. Against righties, however, Carpenter is a potent offensive weapon.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Absent from lineup versus lefty

    Carpenter is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Jake Rogers will start at designated hitter versus lefty Martin Perez. Carpenter has yet to start a game against a southpaw this season.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Sitting against southpaw

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the A's. Carpenter will once again head to the bench as lefty JP Sears starts for the A's. Mark Canha will receive a turn as the designated hitter while Matt Vierling starts in the outfield.
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