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Chris Carter | First Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Carter is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Red Sox.
He'll take a seat in favor of Jonathan Singleton, who has seen his playing time increase in recent days. The 28-year-old Carter is hitting just .197/.311/.405 on the season with 15 homers, 40 RBI and a league-leading 107 strikeouts in 269 at-bats. Jul 4 - 11:38 AM

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Chris Carter swatted his 14th home run of the season in a 1-for-4 effort as the Astros downed the Royals 6-1 on Monday.

Carter added some superfluous offense with a solo shot off of Brandon Finnegan in the fifth inning for what turned out to be the Astros' final run. The slugger is hitting .198/.315/.405 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 76 games. It's worth noting that, through 76 games last season, he had a .189/.269/.421 batting line with 15 home runs and 35 RBI. He finished the year at .227/.308/.491 with 37 home runs and 88 RBI, so a summer surge may yet await him.
Jun 29 - 11:29 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

Carter connected off Masahiro Tanaka for a solo homer in the fourth inning. He also added an RBI double and scored a run in the second inning. Carter is up to 13 home runs and 37 RBI after a slow start to the year.
Jun 27 - 8:14 PM

Chris Carter is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.

Carter will take a seat against Adam Warren. Marwin Gonzalez gets the start at first base.
Jun 25 - 4:45 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Mariners.

According to Statcast, the home run traveled at a distance of 419 feet. Carter continues to whiff at an absurd rate, so he's sitting on a .206 batting average, but he has 11 home runs and 31 RBI through 60 games.
Jun 13 - 12:14 AM

Chris Carter is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch had indicated Friday that he would rest a few of his regulars over the weekend, which is the case here. Marwin Gonzalez will start in his place at first base and hit eighth for the Astros on Saturday.
Jun 6 - 10:07 AM

Chris Carter went 1-for-4 with a double and three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Always a whiff-prone hitter, Carter's strikeout numbers are impressively absurd this season. In 180 at-bats, he's struck out 75 times. When he does manage to put the ball in play, he's hitting .206/.310/.400 with 10 homers and 29 RBI.
Jun 4 - 5:26 PM

Chris Carter's two solo home runs provided the Astros with all the offense they needed to win Wednesday against the Orioles.

Carter's first home run put the Astros ahead 1-0 in the second inning. His second homer broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning. Both came against starter Miguel Gonzalez. Carter is on an 11-game hitting streak, bringing his triple-slash line up to .205/.311/.398 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI.
Jun 3 - 10:29 PM

Chris Carter went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

The home run was Carter's eighth of the season. After a miserable April, Carter's hitting .207/.304/.402 in May (87 at-bats). If he can get his power stroke going, it will make stomaching that average a lot easier. He's hit eight homers and driven in 27 runs this season.
May 30 - 7:00 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

Carter had an RBI single in the fourth inning before hitting a sacrifice fly in the sixth. While he still owns a miserable .185/.287/.333 batting line on the year, he's hitting .264 over his last 16 games. Hey, it's progress.
May 30 - 12:39 AM

Chris Carter hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Carter connected against A's starter Sonny Gray in the second inning. He's shown signs of life at the plate recently, as the homer was his second in his last four games. He's now got seven homers on the year, but he's capable of going on a tear on short notice.
May 20 - 12:30 AM

Chris Carter went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

With the Astros trailing 3-2 in the sixth inning, Carter stepped up and cracked a two-out, three-run homer off of Liam Hendriks. The Astros would hang on to win 6-5. The homer was Carter's sixth of the season and bumped his RBI total up to 16. The enigmatic slugger is currently holding a .158/.266/.325 batting line. Those numbers figure to improve eventually, but owners will have to wait for a legitimate hot streak.
May 16 - 10:26 PM

Chris Carter is batting eighth for the Astros on Wednesday night against the Giants.

Carter's bat has shown some signs of life over the last 10 days, but he's still hitting just .147/.250/.294 with 48 strikeouts in 31 total games this season. George Springer is at cleanup for Houston on Wednesday in his first game back from a concussion.
May 13 - 4:25 PM

Chris Carter hit his fourth homer in the ninth inning of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Rangers.

Carter has just two hits this month, but at least both have left the yard. He's batting .152 with four homers. If there's a silver lining, he was hitting .170 with four homers on this date a year ago.
May 6 - 11:03 PM

Chris Carter extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and a solo home run to help the Astros slug their way past the Padres on Tuesday.

Carter provided an insurance run in the fourth inning with an RBI single. He added a solo home run in the sixth inning as the Astros began to pull away. Before his current seven-game hitting streak began, Carter owned a .071/.152/.071 triple-slash line. It's now up to .176/.282/.279. He was slow out of the gate last season, too, but finished with 37 home runs, so don't give up on him yet.
Apr 29 - 1:42 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Lance McCullers
5Vincent Velasquez
6Dan Straily
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Samuel Deduno
9Roberto Hernandez