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Matt Carpenter | Third Baseman | #13

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 13 (0) / STL
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Matt Carpenter drilled a go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of Tuesday's win over the Phillies.
Carpenter was hitless in his first three plate appearances, but he then tied the game up with a two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning before taking rookie flamethrower Seranthony Dominguez deep on an 0-2 count with two outs in the ninth to break a tie. He's homered four times over his last five games and now has 12 longballs on the season. Jun 19 - 10:37 PM

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Matt Carpenter slugged his 10th home run of the season as the Cardinals topped the Cubs 5-0 on Sunday night in St. Louis.

With the victory, the Cardinals were able to salvage one game from their three-game weekend set and snapped their four-game losing streak. Carpenter's solo blast off of Brian Duensing increased the Cardinals' lead to 3-0 in the seventh inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. The 32-year-old is now hitting .232/.332/.433 with 10 long balls and 26 RBI.
Jun 17 - 11:45 PM

Matt Carpenter is getting the night off Wednesday.

Jedd Gyorko is starting at third base and Harrison Bader is serving as the Cardinals' leadoff man in Wednesday night's series finale against the Padres.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Cardinals have one of the highest run totals heading into tonight, and with Carpenter out, Harrison Bader in the leadoff spot is a great DFS play in all formats. Eric Lauer is allowing a .326 avg to righties this year, and Bader homered off him last time they faced off a month ago.
Jun 13 - 3:52 PM

Matt Carpenter went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run scored and three walks in a win over the Reds on Friday.

He laced an RBI-single that plated Kolten Wong in the seventh inning. Carpenter was awful for about six weeks to start the season but has turned things around since then. The awful start is still reflected in his .228/.339/.411 slash line but that has been improving rapidly.
Jun 9 - 12:47 AM

Matt Carpenter belted a solo home run and reached base three times Tuesday against the Brewers.

Carpenter walked to lead off the game and then walked again with the bases loaded to force in a run in the second inning. His third trip to the plate resulted in his third home run over his last four games. Carpenter has raised his average 83 points over the last two weeks from .140 to .223. He's 21-for-52 (.404) with four home runs over that stretch.
May 29 - 11:24 PM

Matt Carpenter ripped a solo home run and added a bunt single Monday versus the Brewers.

Carpenter laid down a perfect bunt against the shift for a single in the third inning and then lined one over the right field wall in the fifth. The veteran infielder is now batting .408 with three longballs over his last 12 games. It's certainly time to pick him back up if he was dropped in your league.
May 28 - 5:45 PM

Matt Carpenter hit a pair of doubles, walked and scored a run in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Carpenter's resurgence continues, as he's now got multiple hits in six of his last 11 games. In those games, he's got nine doubles and two homers, scoring seven runs atop the Cardinals' lineup. His early struggles have had a chilling effect on his slash line, but it's up to .214/.328/.403 and climbing with his red-hot fortnight.
May 27 - 5:03 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 and snapped a solo home run during Saturday's win over the Pirates.

He led off the game with a solo shot against Pirates starter Trevor Williams. Carpenter was perhaps the worst hitter in baseball for the season's first month and a half but has been on fire the last 10 days or so. He's finally above the Mendoza line and streaking higher. He has a .206/.321/.387 slash line with five homers and 18 RBI on the season.
May 26 - 7:44 PM

Matt Carpenter finished 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Monday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Royals.

Carpenter was one of the coldest hitters in the majors through the first seven weeks of the 2018 regular season, but he has now logged two straight three-hit games and he has 13 hits over his last 24 at-bats. The 32-year-old corner infielder is locked-in and worth adding again in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 21 - 10:59 PM

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in a win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Carpenter was one of the worst regulars in baseball up until a few days ago, but a light seems to have flipped on this week. Since Wednesday, the infielder has 10 hits, including six doubles, in 20 at-bats. He's a good hitter with a terrific batting eye when right, and it appears he's feeling good at the dish now. Opportunistic owners in leagues where Carpenter was dropped would do well to snatch him up.
May 20 - 7:28 PM

Hitting out of the seventh spot in the Cardinals' batting order, Matt Carpenter doubled twice and added a single Wednesday versus the Twins.

One of Carpenter's doubles plated a run in the seventh inning. Carpenter sat out three straight games over the weekend and then went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to action Tuesday, so this was a nice step in the right direction. Amazingly, it was the three-time All-Star's first three-hit game since July 18 of last season.
May 16 - 5:19 PM

Matt Carpenter has been dropped to the seventh spot in the Cardinals' batting order Wednesday versus the Twins.

Carpenter went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to action Tuesday after sitting out the Cardinals' weekend series in San Diego to work on his swing. The 32-year-old is batting just .140/.286/.272 on the season.
May 16 - 10:50 AM

Matt Carpenter is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Twins.

Carpenter will start at first base and bat second after sitting out the Cardinals' weekend series in San Diego to work on his swing. The 32-year-old is batting just .145/.294/.282 in 34 games this season.
May 15 - 4:31 PM

Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday for the third straight game.

The Cards have been facing a lefty in two of those contests -- including Sunday's -- but Carpenter was on the bench Saturday against righty Tyson Ross, as well. He's batting an ugly .145/.294/.282 on the season. Jedd Gyorko -- who is hitting .348/.466/.652 -- is at third base for the third straight day.
May 13 - 1:07 PM

Matt Carpenter doubled and ripped a game-tying solo home run in Tuesday's victory over the White Sox.

Carpenter was surely anxious for the calendar to turn to May after he batted just .155 in April. His first game of the month was a good one, as his shot off of Joakim Soria to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning knotted things up. The Cardinals won it after Yadier Molina singled in Marcell Ozuna, who doubled.
May 1 - 11:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Francisco Pena
1B1Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Jack Flaherty
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Jordan Hicks
3Luke Gregerson
4Tyler Lyons
5Dominic Leone
6Matt Bowman
7Greg Holland
8Brett Cecil
9Sam Tuivailala
10John Brebbia
11Austin Gomber
12Mike Mayers
13John Gant