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Chris Carter | First Baseman | #33

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 15 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Carter homered twice and had three RBI as the Brewers edged the Angels 5-4 on Tuesday.
Carter hit a two-run homer in the third inning and added a solo shot in the fifth. He's now got nine home runs, third-most in the National League, with 21 RBI and 17 runs scored. The power production comes as a shock to no one; the fact that he's hitting .287/.356/.713 while doing it is the real story. That won't last, but the power should, for what it's worth. May 4 - 12:22 AM

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Chris Carter was locked in during Sunday's 14-5 obliteration of the Marlins, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of homers, three RBI and three runs scored.

Not only did Carter homer twice, he also hit his 10th double of the season. The streaky slugger went yard with a two-run shot in the third inning and followed that up with a solo dinger just an inning later. After being non-tendered by the Astros over the winter, Carter is slashing a silly .278/.355/.671 with seven homers and 18 RBI for the Brew Crew. Fantasy owners should luxuriate in this hot stretch, because winter is coming. It always does with Carter.
May 1 - 6:30 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored versus the Phillies on Friday night.

Finally getting everyday at-bats, Carter's fantasy stock is trending upwards. He drove in his 14th run of the season, which leads the Brewers and ranks sixth-best in the majors. His two hits raised his slash line to .259/.328/.593 in 64 PA. There's no reason to think the 6-foot-4 slugger won't continue to be a run producer in the middle of Milwaukee's order.
Apr 22 - 11:49 PM

Chris Carter hit an absolute laser to center field for a two-run homer in the seventh inning, highlighting a 2-for-5 night at the plate against the Twins on Wednesday.

Carter doubled, homered, and drove in three runs on Wednesday. His two-run homer was an integral part of the Brewers' four-run outburst in the seventh inning, a quartet of runs that ultimately put the game out of reach. He's hitting .261/.339/.630 with four home runs and has been an anchor in the middle of the Brewers' batting order thus far. Don't panic when the batting average falls, either. He'll still see everyday at-bats and should be a great source of power.
Apr 21 - 12:29 AM

Chris Carter smacked a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

It was his only hit in three trips to the plate, with one of the at-bats resulting in a strikeout. Carter has now gone deep three times in the early going and is sporting a .261 batting mark. He's probably going to pop 30 homers for the Brew Crew this season, but make sure you have others to help balance out his low average.
Apr 11 - 7:39 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s win over the Astros.

Carter, who was non-tendered by the Astros in December, exacted revenge against his former team by taking Scott Feldman deep in the first inning. The 29-year-old has now homered in back-to-back games and is 4-for-13 (.308) to begin the year. The power should stick around, but the average most definitely won’t.
Apr 9 - 12:27 AM

Chris Carter belted his first home run of the season Wednesday in a win against the Giants.

He knew exactly what to do with Jeff Samardzija’s 94 mph fastball, crushing it 389 feet for his first round-tripper of 2016. Fantasy owners know by now that Carter is basically a one-trick pony with great power numbers to go with a horrible batting average and huge strikeout totals. If you’re desperate for homers, Carter is worth a look. But under normal circumstances, there’s not much upside to his all-or-nothing approach.
Apr 6 - 5:48 PM

Chris Carter slugged a three-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs as the Brewers downed the Royals in Cactus League action on Thursday.

His fifth-inning homer off fireballer Kelvin Herrera was a line-drive shot which just made it over the fence in left-center field. The Brewers signed Carter for his power and he has been as advertised this spring by slugging four home runs. The 29-year-old is a .217 career hitter in the majors, so he’s not going to generate much excitement in fantasy leagues, but he’s a decent cheap power source in the late rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 24 - 7:06 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a solo homer against the Reds on Friday.

It was Carter’s third home run this spring. Power shouldn’t be a problem for him, especially in hitter-friendly Miller Park, but the question is whether he’ll do enough damage to make up for his low batting average. He figures to be trade bait for rebuilding Milwaukee if he proves useful during the first half.
Mar 18 - 7:12 PM

Chris Carter went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

Chris Carter, batting average machine? Well, probably not, but he's hitting .364 over 10 at-bats through four spring contests. The enigmatic slugger has notched two homers and five RBI to this point. Carter hasn't hit higher than .227 since 2012, but he's also crushed 90 homers across the last three seasons. The power is swell, even if his frigid/scalding nature can be infuriating for a fantasy owner.
Mar 9 - 6:45 PM

Chris Carter slugged his second home run of the spring Sunday in the Brewers' 6-5 win over the Indians.

It was a fourth-inning solo shot off Indians right-hander Cody Anderson. Carter has two home runs and three strikeouts in seven Cactus League at-bats, which is just about par for the course. He'll probably be a good source of power potential this season in Milwaukee, but fantasy owners should know what they're signing up for. Carter batted just .199 with the Astros in 2015.
Mar 6 - 6:26 PM

Chris Carter launched a two-run homer in an 8-7 Cactus League victory over the Giants.

Carter also struck out, so he’s already in midseason form. The 29-year-old was a surprise non-tender by the Astros back in November, but he has landed in a good situation with the Brewers. There’s 30-homer potential here, though his drag on your batting average is difficult to stomach in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 3 - 6:46 PM

Brewers signed 1B Chris Carter to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Carter registered a decent .734 OPS with 24 homers and 64 RBI in 391 at-bats last season for the Astros, with 41 of his 78 hits going for extra bases. He also cranked 37 home runs for Houston in 2014. But the 29-year-old slugger has never hit better than .227 in a full season, he plays poor defense at first base, and his career on-base percentage is just .312. Carter will offer the Brewers his trademark mix of strikeouts, power, and not-a-whole-lot-else in 2016. He could become midseason trade bait if he gets off to a hot start at the plate.
Jan 6 - 7:15 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have signed free agent first baseman Chris Carter to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Carter was a surprise non-tender by the Astros leading up to the Rule 5 Draft in early November. He was linked as a possible Indians' free agent target following his hitting the open market, but their interest cooled off. The Brewers shipped Adam Lind to the Mariners in early December, which leaves a first base opening for the 29-year-old to fill. While he's slugged 61 homers over the last two seasons, his all-or-nothing approach routinely leads to a ton of strikeouts and lopsided triple-slashes. To wit, he hit just .199/.307/.427 in 460 plate appearances in 2015.
Jan 6 - 6:28 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Tribe's interest has cooled in free agent sluggers Chris Carter and Pedro Alvarez.

Hoynes noted earlier in the month that the club was considering either of the two as a potential designated hitter. It appears as though that interest has waned though and they'll explore other types of hitters to fill out their roster.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 09:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Colin Walsh
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Yadiel Rivera
3B1Aaron Hill
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Ramon Flores
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Alex Presley
RF1Domingo Santana
2Michael Reed
Starting Pitcher
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Wily Peralta
3Matt Garza
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Corey Knebel
4Michael Blazek
5Tyler Thornburg
6Sam Freeman
7Yhonathan Barrios
8Carlos Torres
9Sean Nolin
10Zack Jones
11Blaine Boyer
12Chris Capuano
13David Goforth