Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter Fantasy

Healthy
0.166 297th
2019
3.1 312th
2019
0.326 290th
2019
0.726 302nd
2019
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Height / Weight
6' 3" / 205 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
11/26/1985 (34)
Experience
9
College
Texas Christian

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Last 10 Games

Matt Carpenter News

Matt Carpenter Could Preserve Health In DH Spot

MLB.com's David Adler projects St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter to be the team's primary designated hitter with the universal DH in play this year. Carpenter has been in the MVP conversation multiple times in his career, most recently in 2018, but injuries caused him to struggle to a .226/.334/.392 slash line in 2019. Brad Miller is another candidate for the role, and Carpenter's and Tommy Edman's versatility could allow players like Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong to get days off their feet. Top prospect Dylan Carlson could factor into the equation if he gets called up during the shortened campaign. With better health, it wouldn't be surprising to see Carpenter return to his slugging ways.

19 days ago
Matt Carpenter Expected Back in the Lineup Soon

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter (back) is expected back in the lineup soon. "Sunday-ish" was the prediction made by Cardinals manager Mike Shildt. Originally, Carpenter said he expected to be ready to return on Saturday, but now that has been delayed by at least a day. The team doesn't seem overly concerned, with Shildt saying Carpenter would be playing if it were a regular season game, but it's still something to keep a close eye on given Carpenter's previous injury issues with his back.

4 months ago
Matt Carpenter Expects to Play on Saturday

Updating a previous post, St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter(back) referred to being scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup as "super preventative" and says he expects to play on Saturday. Carpenter was removed from the lineup just a few minutes before the first pitch of Wednesday's game, but apparently it's not much of a concern. He did miss some time due to injury last season and has dealt with back injuries for several years now, but it seems like he'll be good to go for the weekend and should be fine for Opening Day, assuming no further setbacks. Carpenter struggled in 2019 but could be a decent source of offense in deeper mixed leagues if he can stay on the field in 2020.

4 months ago