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January 24, 2017

Player Profile

Matt Carpenter

by Scooter Hotz


Player Background

Matt Carpenter was drafted by St. Louis in the 13th round in 2009 out of TCU and made his major-league debut two years later in 2011, playing seven games with the Cardinals before establishing himself as a regular in 2012. Playing his first minor-league season at the relatively old age of 24, his first assignment was High-A Palm Beach. He excelled there, showing bat-to-ball skills, plate discipline and doubles power, earning a promotion to Double-A Springfield after a month where he hit .316/.412/.487 over the last hundred games of the season. He posted a similar line in Triple-A in 2010, hitting .302/.419/.465 over 535 plate appearances in what would be his final season in the minors aside from a few rehab stints later in his career.

As a major-leaguer, Carpenter has been a productive, consistent and versatile part of the Cardinals’ lineup for five full seasons. His fantasy value and reliability are easy to see in this table:

Year

Age

G

R

HR

RBI

SB

BA

OBP

SLG

2012

26

114

44

6

46

1

0.294

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