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Apr 22, 2024 1 0 0 1 3
Apr 21, 2024 1 0 0 1 2.5
Apr 20, 2024 1 0 0 1 1.5
Apr 19, 2024 4 1 0 2 7.5
Apr 18, 2024 1 1 0 2 4.5

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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 56.52.5 7 3 13 3 .310
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: 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: Blasts third home run

    Carpenter went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rangers. Carpenter has been playing well lately, recording a .321 batting average and four extra-base hits across his last 10 games. While he generally sits against southpaws, Carpenter feasts on righties, and that should allow him to remain a solid fantasy asset moving forward. The 26-year-old broke out last year with 20 home runs, 64 RBI and an .811 OPS, and he could surpass all of those numbers in 2024.
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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: Hits second home run

    Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins. Carpenter got the scoring started for Detroit, hitting his second home run of the season in the first inning against Minnesota starter Joe Ryan with a runner on. Carpenter continues to crush righties to the tune of a .911 OPS this year, while he's only had two hitless at-bats against southpaws. Expect him to start most days moving forward except when a lefty is on the mound for the opponent.
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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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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Starting Saturday vs. right-hander

    Carpenter will start at designated hitter and bat in the cleanup spot Saturday against the White Sox. Carpenter did not start in the season opener Thursday with left-hander Garrett Crochet starting for the White Sox. Carpenter did pitch hit for Andy Ibanez in the eighth inning, and the former was able to reach base after being hit by a pitch. With right-hander Michael Soroka taking the mound for the White Sox on Saturday, Carpenter will start at DH and bat fourth in the lineup, while Mark Canha moves to left field and will bat fifth.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Sitting against left-hander

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Thursday's season opener versus the White Sox. The lefty-hitting Carpenter will take a seat with the White Sox sending left-hander Garrett Crochet to the bump. Mark Canha is in the designated hitter spot, while Matt Vierling will cover right field.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Playing defense Saturday

    Carpenter (hamstring) will play the outfield for the first time this spring in Saturday's game versus the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Carpenter returned to action in the designated hitter spot earlier this week after missing time with a strained hamstring, and he's now ready for defensive duties. The 26-year-old is likely to be the Tigers' primary DH this season but will also see time in the outfield.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Expected to play Tuesday

    Carpenter (hamstring) is included on the Tigers' travel roster for Tuesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. After ramping up his running progression last week, Carpenter is now ready for his first Grapefruit League action of the spring. He was diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain Feb. 23. The 26-year-old is expected to be in the lineup nearly every day between the outfield and designated hitter after breaking out to the tune of 20 homers in 459 plate appearances last season.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Managing hamstring issue

    Carpenter was diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain Friday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, though Carpenter will likely be held out of action for at least the first few days of the Grapefruit League schedule. The 26-year-old slugger, who hit 20 homers with an .811 OPS in 118 games last season, is considered day-to-day.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Idle against lefty

    Carpenter isn't starting Sunday against the Athletics. The lefty-hitting Carpenter will take a seat with fellow lefty JP Sears on the mound for the A's. Matt Vierling will move to right field while Carpenter rests, allowing Tyler Nevin to start at the hot corner.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Remains locked in Friday

    Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in Friday's win over the Angels. Carpenter now has at least one hit in 10 of the 13 games he's played this month, and he's batting .315 in September with seven RBI. It's been a standout season for the outfielder, who's batting .291 overall with an .852 OPS. Carpenter has also added 20 home runs this year to reach that mark for the first time in his brief MLB career.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Steals another base

    Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 10-3 win over the Yankees. The 26-year-old outfielder showcased his speed Thursday, legging out an infield single and swiping second base before scoring on a Tyler Nevin double. Carpenter didn't attempt any steals through the first 116 games of his career, but he has gained confidence on the bases lately, going 4-for-4 in stolen base tries over his last 12 games. Carpenter has posted a slash line of .320/.388/.558 across 50 second-half games, with 12 home runs, 36 RBI, 29 runs and four thefts across 201 plate appearances during that stretch.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Triples, scores in loss

    Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees. Carpenter was the only Detroit player to cross the plate as he continued his hot streak. The outfielder is batting .339 over his last 15 games with six extra-base hits and 10 RBI. For the season, he's now batting .291 with a robust .882 OPS and 20 home runs. Carpenter is enjoying a breakout campaign and figures to move up fantasy draft boards in 2024.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Doubles, reaches four times in win

    Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 10-0 win over the White Sox. The Tigers rolled all over Chicago, and Carpenter was right in the middle of the action. The outfielder has had a breakout season with a .289 batting average, .876 OPS and 20 home runs across 93 games. He's been even better over his last dozen appearances, batting .341 with a .931 OPS.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Keeps slugging Wednesday

    Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Cubs. Carpenter didn't hit a home run Tuesday, but he made up for that in a big way Wednesday, providing all of Detroit's offense. The outfielder has now gone deep in four of the last five games, and he has nine home runs this month overall in 21 contests. The power surge has allowed Carpenter to reach the 20-homer plateau for the first time in his career, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Homers in consecutive games

    Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Cleveland. Carpenter's solo shot in the seventh came on the 10th pitch of a battle that included five foul balls after beginning the at-bat down 0-2. Carpenter is now hitting .354 with seven home runs in the month of August and is establishing himself as a mainstay in the heart of the Tigers' lineup.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Hits 17th home run

    Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Guardians. Carpenter got things started with a three-run home run in the first inning, his 17th of the season. The outfielder has been on a power surge lately, with five of those long balls coming over his last eight games. Carpenter has earned a regular role in the middle of Detroit's lineup with his strong performance so far this year, as he's now batting .281 with an .862 OPS.
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Pops 16th home run

    Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Twins. Carpenter has been dialed in lately, as he's batting .412 over his last five games with four home runs. That's pushed the outfielder to 16 long balls for the season, which is 10 more than he had as a rookie last year. Carpenter has definitely taken a step forward after a promising debut in 2022, and he could be in line for an even bigger breakout in 2024.
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