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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
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Chris Carter hit his first home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Pop the champagne. Hug your loved ones. Find a kitten to pet. Chris Carter has finally hit a home run. The seventh inning homer off of J.A. Happ wasn't just his first home run of the season. It was his first hit that wasn't a single. And he had just four singles in 45 at-bats coming into the game. Carter finished the contest 2-for-4. If he's sitting on your bench, don't feel the need to start him immediately, but do follow his next few games closely to see if this is the beginning of a hot streak. Apr 23 - 1:17 AM

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Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

It appears to just be a day of rest for the struggling Carter, who is off to an ugly .075/.159/.075 start this season. Marwin Gonzalez is at first base Monday.
Apr 20 - 6:07 PM

Chris Carter did not record a hit in two at-bats in Saturday's win over the Angels.

Carter walked twice and fanned twice in the contest. He's managed just three hits in his first 36 at-bats. We've been through this dance a million times with Carter. When he's hot, his bat can almost single-handedly carry a fantasy team. And when he's not, he's almost worthless. We understand that some owners might want to jettison early on him, but we'd advise against that. The power will come eventually. Exercise patience.
Apr 18 - 11:47 PM

Chris Carter went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Athletics on Wednesday.

This is beginning to shape up like the first half of 2014 for Carter. He is 2-for-30 with no RBI and a 13/2 K/BB ratio so far. The Astros won't start sitting him, but they may drop him some in the lineup.
Apr 15 - 11:36 PM

Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

The streaky Carter is off to a rough start this season, going 1-for-19 with eight strikeouts. The Astros are going with Marwin Gonzalez at first base.
Apr 12 - 11:52 AM

Chris Carter went 3-for-3 with a homer and a double Sunday against the Pirates.

Carter is 7-for-12 with two homers in his last four games after opening the spring 1-for-13. The Astros are still undecided exactly how the lineup will be arranged around him, but Carter is locked into the cleanup spot this year.
Mar 22 - 4:49 PM

Chris Carter went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in the Astros' 13-7 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.

Carter had been 1-for-13 this spring. After his third hit today, he was removed for pinch-runner Carlos Correa. Correa then went 2-for-2 with a homer, giving the Astros a 5-for-5 day with six RBI from the third spot in the order.
Mar 17 - 5:22 PM

Astros and DH Chris Carter avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.175 million contract.

Carter turned in his best season to date in 2014, hitting 37 home runs and collecting 88 RBI. He also struck out 182 times, the primary drawback in the 28-year-old. He'll have a solid spot in the Astros' everyday lineup this year.
Jan 14 - 8:48 PM

Chris Carter hit his 37th home run of the 2014 season in Saturday's 10-1 over the Mariners.

The two-run home run off of Mariner starter Chris Young in the first inning was Carter's only hit of the game, as the slugger finished 1-for-4 with two RBI. Carter's second-half power surge has been well-documented in the media, but he'd gone into a little power drought as of late. Saturday's home run was his first since September 5. Even so, he's still slashing .291/.418/.473 in September. This constitutes his worst month since the All Star Break and tells you just how terrifying a batter Carter has been in the second half of the year. Overall, he's slashing .234/.314/.503.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Chris Carter went 1-for-3 with a walk and a steal versus the Mariners on Monday.

Carter has hit safely in seven straight games, going 10-for-25 (.400) with three homers, four walks and seven RBI in that stretch. The slugger loves facing Seattle pitching, batting .362 with five homers, four doubles and 13 RBI over 12 games heading into this game. He ranks second in the American League with 36 homers and seventh with a .526 slugging percentage. Carter has been one of the game's best hitters since the beginning of July.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 02:00:00 AM

Chris Carter had an RBI single and a two-run homer to lead the Astros to a 4-3 win over the A's on Saturday.

Carter has homered the last four times he's faced the A's, and he has seven homers and 20 RBI in 16 games versus his former team this year. One wonders just how much the A's will give him to hit during the final two games of the series.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 01:26:00 AM

Chris Carter went 3-for-4 with two more homers versus the Angels on Wednesday.

It's Carter's third two-homer game in a month, and he's up to 35 bombs for the season. It'd certainly be nice if he had more than 46 singles and 19 doubles to go along with them, but he's been a fantasy stud for a couple of months now.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 02:36:00 AM

Chris Carter hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning to lead the Astros to a stunning 4-2 win over the Athletics on Tuesday.

The Astros had been limited to one run by Athletics starter Jason Hammel, but an error and HBP put two runners on for Carter in the eighth inning. Carter made reliever Luke Gregerson pay with his 32nd home run of the season. Carter has now hit 11 homers in 24 August games. He's third in the league with his 32 homers, and Carter has 77 RBI. Barring a September collapse, 2014 will be a career year for the 27-year-old.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:04:00 PM

After striking out his first four times up, Chris Carter unloaded for his 30th homer of the year Tuesday, a three-run shot that gave the Astros a 7-4 win over the Yankees.

Carter got ahead of David Robertson 3-0 and then blasted the next pitch over the wall in left to surpass his 2013 total of 29 homers. 17 of his 30 have come since the beginning of July. Carter is the first Astro to hit 30 homers since Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee both got there in 2007.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:23:00 PM

Chris Carter hit two home runs and had five RBI in the Astros' 10-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Carter hit a two-run homer in the third inning before launching a three-run blast in the fifth. It was the continuation of a ridiculous heater for the 27-year-old, who is hitting .315 with 15 home runs, 36 RBI and 29 runs scored since the beginning of July. He's always possessed prodigious power, and his 28 home runs on the season are third-most in the American League behind only Jose Abreu and Nelson Cruz.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 12:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brad Peacock
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher