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2014 Avg.
.272
 
Career Avg.
.293
Name  Matt Carpenter
Born  11/26/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  200
Number  13
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
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).
 
4/3/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter owns a .629 career average against Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Carpenter is 10-for-16, though without much power (two doubles, eight singles). The Cardinals have scored just one run in two games, so even with this favorable matchup it might be one to avoid until their bats start going.
 
10/3/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: St. Louis second baseman Matt Carpenter owns a .429 career average against Pirates righthander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Thursday will be the first time these two have met in a postseason environment. Overall, Carpenter hit .278 with six RBI in 72 at bats against Pittsburgh during the regular season.
 
9/4/2013 12:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter has been a doubles machine this season (45 two-baggers in 530 at bats). He'd be lucky to hit anything Wednesday versus Bronson Arroyo, though.
Insight: Arroyo tends to get the better of this matchup (1-for-15 for Carpenter). Hopefully, you have another second baseman at your disposal on Wednesday.
 
Hot9/3/2013 1:50:00 PM
Description: St. Louis second baseman Matt Carpenter is a lifetime .615 hitter (8-for-13) versus reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: He's batting .312 with a league-leading 103 runs, 164 hits and 45 doubles. He's also knocked in 67 RBI and posted an .854 OPS. All-in-all a special season. He's a must start on Tuesday.
 
Hot8/31/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: St. Louis second baseman Matt Carpenter is a lifetime .444 hitter versus Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: He's batting .311 with a league-leading 100 runs, 160 hits and 43 doubles. He's also knocked in 66 RBI and posted an .854 OPS. All-in-all a special season.
 

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