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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 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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Lance McCullers
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Jake Buchanan
9Samuel Deduno
10Michael Feliz