St. Louis Cardinals
2015 Avg.
.400
 
Career Avg.
.296
Name  Matt Carpenter
Born  11/26/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  13
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
Hot4/19/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a home run in the, 2-1, victory over the Reds on Sunday night.
Insight: Carpenter hit a solo home run to leadoff the bottom of the first. Kolten Wong hit a sacrifice fly that scored the winning run for the Cardinals in the eighth. Carpenter is hitting .400 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats this season.
 
Hot4/18/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career 15-for-25 (.600) against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Carpenter has posted back-to-back two-hit games and now sees a pitcher he owns in Bailey who is making his first appearance of the season. That's a great matchup for Carpenter and he's a must-start.
 
4/16/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was 2-for-4 with an RBI-double in the seventh inning versus the Brewers on Thursday.
Insight: Carpenter also scored on Matt Holliday's single in the first inning. He is hitting .364/.432/.576 with one home run and seven RBI in eight games this season.
 
4/12/2015 5:22:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was the hero Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: His 2-for5 afternoon included the game-winning two run homer in the 11th inning. Carpenter finished with four RBIs and two runs scored as well.
 
4/7/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .000 hitter (0-for-11) against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.
Insight: The best news we can tell you is that he has walked four times in their matchups. Carpenter started the season Sunday night with a couple of singles in five trips, but has an unfavorable matchup on Tuesday and probably should be avoided.
 
Hot10/15/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .500 hitter Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Carpenter has five hits in 10 at-bats versus Vogelsong. He also has a triple and RBI. Carpenter has seven extra-base hits, including four home runs, in seven postseason games this year.
 
Hot10/7/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is an RBI machine in the 2014 postseason.
Insight: Carpenter added two hits, including his third home run of the series, in Monday's 3-1 Cardinals victory. He's batting .500 in the three games with seven RBI. The seven RBI matches the total for his entire 26-game postseason career heading into this season.
 
10/5/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the eighth in a losing effort against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday.
Insight: Carpenter hit his second home run of the series, a massive bomb to right center to tie the score 2-2. The Dodgers retook the lead in the bottom of the inning on Matt Kemp's solo shot. Carpenter is 4-for-8 with six RBI and three runs in addition to his two bombs as the series goes to St. Louis tied 1-1.
 
10/3/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter had massive night at the plate.
Insight: He took Clayton Kershaw deep in the sixth inning, but the big blow came in the seventh, with a bases-clearing double, which gave the Cardinals a 7-6 lead. Carpenter finished his impressive night with four RBI, and was the biggest reason why St. Louis has a 1-0 series lead.
 
9/4/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is hitting .400 (6-for-15) with a home run and two RBI in his career against Brewers starters Wily Peralta.
Insight: Carpenter has not been able to live up to the high expectations he set last season when he led the league in runs (126), hits (199) and doubles (55). He is hitting .274 with 142 hits, 32 doubles and 89 runs.
 
7/25/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Carpenter has homered twice in the last three games after not hitting one since June 28. He's on pace to bat .282 with 37 doubles, 10 homers, 57 RBI, 103 runs and a .768 OPS, down from .318 with 55 doubles, 11 homers, 78 RBI, 126 runs and an .873 OPS last season.
 
6/20/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .429 hitter (9-for-21) with four extra-base hits against Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Carpenter's numbers are down significantly from last season. He's batting .286 with 46 runs, 3 HR, 27 RBI and a .761 OPS. Last year he led the NL in runs scored (126), hits (199) and doubles (55).
 
6/18/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Carpenter received Tuesday off after going 4-for-34 (.118) from June 6-16.
 
6/17/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has gone 4-for-34 (.118) over his last nine games and is not in Tuesday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Carpenter is batting .283 with 25 RBI and 44 runs scored. He won't match last year's totals, but most people expected a drop in production after his career year. Daniel Descalso will get the start.
 
Hot6/3/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has racked up 27 hits in his last 73 at-bats (.370).
Insight: Carpenter has compiled 11 multi-hit efforts in his last 18 games and raised his average from .256 to .292 in that span. He still has just one home run in 233 at-bats this season, but he's doubled 14 times and scored 38 runs.
 
5/25/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter has collected a mere two hits in 13 lifetime at bats versus Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: That's not what you want to see. Neither is Carpenter's puny .275 batting average, which is 43 points lower than what he hit last season. Your best bet Sunday would probably be to leave Carpenter on your team's bench.
 
5/23/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .591 hitter (13-for-22) against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Carpenter's numbers are way down from last season. He's batting just .266 with a .695 OPS after batting .318 and leading the league in runs, hits and doubles in 2013. Perhaps this matchup will help.
 
4/16/2014 1:01:00 PM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter is out of the lineup Wednesday. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, mlb.com
Insight: Carpenter will get his first day off of the season. He went 0-for-5 over his last two games to drop from .295 to .265 but has 11 runs, nine RBI and 11 walks this season.
 
4/14/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter is done for the rest of the night on Monday. He was ejected for arguing a called third strike. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, mlb.com
Insight: Carpenter went 0-for-2 with a walk against the Brewers. He's hiting .283 with a homer, nine RBI and 10 runs this season.
 
4/8/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter is a .579 career average against Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Carpenter is 11-for-19, though without much power (two doubles, nine singles). Fantasy owners hope he'll get close to last year's breakout season (.318, 126 runs, 199 hits, 78 RBI).