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Birth Date4-27-1975
Height6' 6"
Weight230 lbs
Age39 years, 3 months, 1 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1997 TOR 22 14 13 81.3 75.3 6.0 3 7 0 0 7 1 374 108 55 46 7 147 37 37 2 55 5.09 4.35 4.77 9.7 1.0
1998 TOR 23 33 24 175.0 152.3 22.7 12 7 0 0 11 3 742 177 97 85 18 277 61 60 5 136 4.37 4.14 4.66 19.2 1.5
1999 TOR 24 24 24 150.0 150.0 0.0 9 8 0 0 14 1 663 177 81 73 16 271 48 47 3 106 4.38 4.20 4.78 27.4 2.4
2000 TOR 25 34 27 175.3 156.7 18.7 10 12 0 0 11 1 795 204 130 122 30 349 83 82 5 113 6.26 5.66 6.64 -7.0 -1.0
2001 TOR 26 34 34 215.7 215.7 0.0 11 11 0 0 17 4 930 229 112 98 29 375 75 70 16 157 4.09 4.66 5.70 4.3 0.3
2002 TOR 27 13 13 73.3 73.3 0.0 4 5 0 0 5 2 327 89 45 43 11 139 27 27 4 45 5.28 5.05 5.72 3.7 0.3
2004 SLN 29 28 28 182.0 182.0 0.0 15 5 0 0 18 2 746 169 75 70 24 271 38 36 8 152 3.46 3.76 4.61 11.3 1.5
2005 SLN 30 33 33 241.7 241.7 0.0 21 5 0 0 27 1 953 204 82 76 18 310 51 51 3 213 2.83 2.87 3.87 37.3 4.0
2006 SLN 31 32 32 221.7 221.7 0.0 15 8 0 0 19 2 896 194 81 76 21 301 43 40 10 184 3.09 3.40 4.33 24.7 2.2
2007 SLN 32 1 1 6.0 6.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 29 9 5 5 0 10 1 1 1 3 7.50 3.18 3.34 1.5 0.1
2008 SLN 33 4 3 15.3 14.3 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 63 16 5 3 0 19 4 4 0 7 1.76 2.97 4.18 1.4 0.2
2009 SLN 34 28 28 192.7 192.7 0.0 17 4 0 0 22 0 750 156 49 48 7 214 38 37 7 144 2.24 2.73 3.63 30.4 2.7
2010 SLN 35 35 35 235.0 235.0 0.0 16 9 0 0 25 1 969 214 99 84 21 331 63 59 13 179 3.22 3.71 4.50 3.8 0.4
2011 SLN 36 34 34 237.3 237.3 0.0 11 9 0 0 21 3 996 243 98 91 16 332 55 50 6 191 3.45 3.03 3.67 28.5 2.7
2012 SLN 37 3 3 17.0 17.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 2 0 72 16 7 7 2 28 3 3 2 12 3.71 4.14 4.16 1.5 0.2
Career3503322219.32171.048.314494001992193052205102192722033746276048516973.763.814.62197.718.5

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1997 TOR MLB 14 13 81.3 4.77 98 .295 .275 .345 .429 .268 .370 94 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0
1998 TOR MLB 33 24 175.0 4.66 103 .259 .274 .340 .438 .268 .305 94 19.3 1.9 19.2 1.5
1999 TOR MLB 24 24 150.0 4.78 111 .265 .274 .344 .437 .264 .329 101 27.0 2.5 27.4 2.4
2000 TOR MLB 34 27 175.3 6.64 67 .284 .274 .347 .442 .266 .309 93 -5.7 -0.5 -7.0 -1.0
2001 TOR MLB 34 34 215.7 5.70 82 .267 .266 .333 .428 .264 .306 99 3.6 0.4 4.3 0.3
2002 TOR MLB 13 13 73.3 5.72 85 .290 .263 .335 .423 .266 .325 103 3.0 0.3 3.7 0.3
2004 SLN MLB 28 28 182.0 4.61 95 .231 .261 .325 .427 .260 .277 94 14.5 1.4 11.3 1.5
2005 SLN MLB 33 33 241.7 3.87 116 .215 .263 .327 .414 .260 .279 100 35.4 3.6 37.3 4.0
2006 SLN MLB 32 32 221.7 4.33 106 .221 .265 .329 .425 .260 .271 94 25.3 2.5 24.7 2.2
2007 SLN MLB 1 1 6.0 3.34 131 .297 .280 .338 .433 .268 .375 101 1.7 0.2 1.5 0.1
2008 SLN MLB 4 3 15.3 4.18 111 .220 .257 .328 .405 .258 .308 101 2.3 0.2 1.4 0.2
2009 SLN MLB 28 28 192.7 3.63 113 .202 .257 .323 .404 .257 .269 92 26.4 2.7 30.4 2.7
2010 SLN MLB 35 35 235.0 4.50 86 .254 .253 .316 .397 .262 .278 89 5.3 0.6 3.8 0.4
2011 SLN MLB 34 34 237.3 3.67 108 .247 .252 .311 .389 .256 .312 96 25.4 2.7 28.5 2.7
2012 SLN MLB 3 3 17.0 4.16 102 .261 .252 .312 .413 .263 .264 99 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2013 SFD AA 1 1 2.7 5.30 91 .407 .246 .306 .399 .260 .556 113 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 MEM AAA 1 1 3.3 4.06 96 .452 .274 .344 .417 .276 .600 82 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1997 TOR MLB 3 7 0 14 13 81.3 108 37 55 7 49% .370 12.0 4.1 0.8 6.1 1.78 5.09 9.7 1.0
1998 TOR MLB 12 7 0 33 24 175.0 177 61 136 18 51% .305 9.1 3.1 0.9 7.0 1.36 4.37 19.2 1.5
1999 TOR MLB 9 8 0 24 24 150.0 177 48 106 16 46% .329 10.6 2.9 1.0 6.4 1.50 4.38 27.4 2.4
2000 TOR MLB 10 12 0 34 27 175.3 204 83 113 30 53% .309 10.5 4.3 1.5 5.8 1.64 6.26 -7.0 -1.0
2001 TOR MLB 11 11 0 34 34 215.7 229 75 157 29 58% .306 9.6 3.1 1.2 6.6 1.41 4.09 4.3 0.3
2002 TOR MLB 4 5 0 13 13 73.3 89 27 45 11 51% .325 10.9 3.3 1.4 5.5 1.58 5.28 3.7 0.3
2004 SLN MLB 15 5 0 28 28 182.0 169 38 152 24 54% .277 8.4 1.9 1.2 7.5 1.14 3.46 11.3 1.5
2005 SLN MLB 21 5 0 33 33 241.7 204 51 213 18 55% .279 7.6 1.9 0.7 7.9 1.06 2.83 37.3 4.0
2006 SLN MLB 15 8 0 32 32 221.7 194 43 184 21 55% .271 7.9 1.7 0.9 7.5 1.07 3.09 24.7 2.2
2007 SLN MLB 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 9 1 3 0 67% .375 13.5 1.5 0.0 4.5 1.67 7.50 1.5 0.1
2008 SLN MLB 0 1 0 4 3 15.3 16 4 7 0 56% .308 9.4 2.3 0.0 4.1 1.30 1.76 1.4 0.2
2009 SLN MLB 17 4 0 28 28 192.7 156 38 144 7 57% .269 7.3 1.8 0.3 6.7 1.01 2.24 30.4 2.7
2010 SLN MLB 16 9 0 35 35 235.0 214 63 179 21 52% .278 8.2 2.4 0.8 6.9 1.18 3.22 3.8 0.4
2011 SLN MLB 11 9 0 34 34 237.3 243 55 191 16 48% .312 9.2 2.1 0.6 7.2 1.26 3.45 28.5 2.7
2012 SLN MLB 0 2 0 3 3 17.0 16 3 12 2 44% .264 8.5 1.6 1.1 6.4 1.12 3.71 1.5 0.2
2013 SFD AA 0 1 0 1 1 2.7 6 2 5 1 30% .556 20.2 6.8 3.4 16.9 3.00 6.75 0.2 0.0
2013 MEM AAA 0 1 0 1 1 3.3 9 2 2 0 67% .600 24.3 5.4 0.0 5.4 3.30 10.80 0.4 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 207 0.4783 0.4251 0.8523 0.6364 0.2315 0.9206 0.6800 0.1477
2009 2620 0.5065 0.4625 0.7942 0.5953 0.3248 0.8924 0.6095 0.2041
2010 3513 0.4981 0.4491 0.8033 0.6120 0.2864 0.9066 0.5842 0.1942
2011 3586 0.5033 0.4759 0.7977 0.6438 0.3049 0.8907 0.5985 0.1988
2012 259 0.4865 0.4556 0.8390 0.5952 0.3233 0.9067 0.7209 0.1525
Career101850.50140.46170.80090.6190.30260.89760.60120.1964

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-26 2012-09-21 60-DL 179 150 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2012-07-19 -
2012-03-25 2012-03-25 Camp 0 0 - Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2012-03-10 2012-03-26 Camp 16 0 - Neck Neurological Injury - -
2011-03-02 2011-03-16 Camp 14 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-09-16 2010-09-20 DTD 4 4 Right Thigh Cramps Hamstring -
2010-08-09 2010-08-09 DTD 0 0 - Back Abrasion Getting Kicked During Brawl -
2010-06-29 2010-07-03 DTD 4 4 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-04-15 2009-05-20 15-DL 35 30 Left Ankle Strain Oblique -
2009-03-30 2009-04-06 Camp 7 0 - Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-11-04 2008-11-04 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2008-11-04
2008-09-03 2008-09-29 DTD 26 23 Right Shoulder Neurological Injury Brachial Plexus -
2008-08-11 2008-09-02 15-DL 22 18 Right Shoulder Strain Teres Major -
2008-03-21 2008-07-30 60-DL 131 109 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-07-24
2007-07-24 2007-07-24 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-07-24
2007-04-02 2007-10-01 60-DL 182 161 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2007-05-08
2006-08-27 2006-09-01 DTD 5 4 - General Medical Dehydration - -
2006-08-05 2006-08-09 DTD 4 4 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball - -
2006-08-04 2006-08-04 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball Off Thumb -
2006-05-20 2006-06-06 15-DL 17 15 Right Shoulder Inflammation Scapulothoracic Bursitis -
2006-04-04 2006-04-08 DTD 4 3 - Low Back Spasms - -
2005-10-05 2005-10-12 DTD 7 0 Right Hand Cramps Dehydration -
2005-09-19 2005-09-23 DTD 4 3 Low Back Tightness -
2004-09-19 2004-10-28 DTD 39 15 Right Upper Arm Neurological Injury Musculocutaneous Nerve Biceps -
2004-08-11 2004-08-20 DTD 9 9 Low Back Spasms -
2003-07-29 2003-07-29 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Scar Tissue 2003-07-29
2003-03-28 2003-09-29 60-DL 185 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2002-09-02
2002-08-14 2002-09-30 60-DL 47 44 Right Shoulder Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2002-09-02
2002-04-22 2002-06-21 60-DL 60 52 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2002-04-02 2002-04-20 15-DL 18 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2001-09-10 2001-09-20 DTD 10 2 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2000-09-17 2000-09-29 DTD 12 11 Right Face Laceration Batted Ball - -
1999-09-12 1999-10-04 DTD 22 19 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 1999-09-16 -
1999-08-28 1999-09-11 15-DL 14 12 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1999-06-03 1999-06-28 15-DL 25 23 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SLN $12,500,000
2012 SLN $8,500,000
2011 SLN $15,000,000
2010 SLN $14,500,000
2009 SLN $14,000,000
2008 SLN $10,500,000
2007 SLN $8,500,000
2006 SLN $5,000,000
2005 SLN $2,000,000
2004 SLN $300,000
2003 SLN $300,000
2002 TOR $3,450,000
2001 TOR $2,583,333
2000 TOR $733,333
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$97,866,666
14 yrTotal$97,866,666

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
16 y 80 dBob LaMonte2 years/$21M (2012-13)

Details
  • 2 years/$21M (2012-13). Agreed to extension with St. Louis 9/11, re-working option year of previous deal. 12:$8.5 million, 13:$12.5 million. $2M annually deferred without interest. Retired 11/13.
  • 5 years/$63.5M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option. Signed extension with St. Louis 12/06. 07:$8.5M, 08:$10.5M, 09:$14M, 10:$14.5M, 11:$15M, 12:$15M club option, $1M buyout. $8M deferred without interest ($2M annually, 2009-12). Award bonuses: $0.25M for Cy Young ($0.1M for 2nd or 3rd, $50,000 for 4th, 5th). $50,000 each for All-Star, LCS or WS MVP, Gold Glove.
  • 2 years/$13M (2006-07), plus 2008 club option. Signed extension with St. Louis 4/05. 06:$5M, 07:$7M, 08:$8M club option, $1M buyout. 2008 option guaranteed with 200 IP in 2007 or 350 IP in 2006-07 or 525 IP in 2005-07. 2008 salary increases by $1M with 400 IP in 2006-07. Performance bonus: $0.1M for 170 IP in '06, $0.2M for 180 IP in '06, $0.2M for 190 IP in '06, $0.25M each for 200, 210 IP in '06, $0.5M for 220 IP in '06. Award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2004), plus 2005 club option. Re-signed by St. Louis 12/03. 04:$0.3M, 05:$2M club option, $0.2M buyout. $0.5M in 2004 performance bonuses ($50,000 for 10 starts, $0.1M for 20 start, $0.15M for 30 starts, $0.2M for 34 starts.) $2.55M in 2005 performance bonuses ($0.3M for 2010 starts, $0.4M for 20 starts, $0.45M for 25 starts, $0.5M for 30 starts, $0.55M for 34 starts). St. Louis exercised 2005 option 11/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003), plus 2004 club option. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/02. 03:$0.3M, 04:$2M club option, $0.2M buyout. 2003 salary increases to $0.5M on Major League roster. $2M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2002). Re-signed by Toronto 1/02 (avoided arbitration, $4.5M-$3.1M). Refused assignment to Triple-A 10/02.
  • 3 years/$3.55M (1999-01).
  • Drafted by Toronto 1993 (1-15) (Trinity HS, Manchester, N.H.).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-02-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Carpenter will make ____ starts for the cardinals in 2009.
(Jack Bauer from Washington)
27 (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)are you taking injury questions? if so, here's one!! What is the 2009 outlook for a 35 year old Chris Carpenter? odds he gets back to 90% of his peak form?
(makewayhomer from Boston)
80%? He made a HUGE leap in command from his first rehab start to second and command is the biggest issue post-TJ.

BTW, I heard the term "Tommy John graduate" today. Stupidest term I've heard in weeks. (Will Carroll)
2008-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will - what exactly did happen with Prior? Some of us are having an argument and can't remember/find enough of the details. I seem to remember that he had some undiagnosed structural damage, while others seem to think that it was just 'normal wear and tear that everyone pitches through', thus solidifying the argument that Prior was a wuss. What was the real story?
(Jeff Haack from Madison)
He had cuff and labrum tears that were corrected surgically in early 07. They were significant, but not massive. Very comparable, I'm told, to Chris Carpenter in ... 01? 02? (Will Carroll)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, My DL spot is empty. Any suggestions on guys to scoop up and stick there? (Not sure it matters, but I'm in a 10 teamer vanilla.)
(akachazz from DC)
don't push it but feel free to roll the dice and make the cut when a guy you do want to keep gets hurt. Chris Carpenter? Don't over think it since you are in a ten teamer anyway. (Mike Siano)
2008-03-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'm sure you're hearing this from everyone...but what are you seeing with Pujols' value in light of all the surgery talk? I'm in a 10-team 5x5 league that keeps 2 players per team, and I'm sure that Pujols won't be kept in that league. Given that, how far do you let him go before you give it a shot?
(stevedevries from Boston, MA)
Got into a good discussion about this with the Fantasy 411 guys and Will Carroll. I still see Pujols as a late-first, early-second pick. It really comes down to your risk tolerance.

The critical factor is the Cards' performance. They probably can't win anything this year, but you could make a case for 2009. So there's not much reason for Pujols to put that season at risk once we know 2008 is a dead issue.

So Pujols' playing time is as much tied to Chris Carpenter's comeback, and Rick Ankiel's development, and Colby Rasmus' playing time, as his own elbow. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-02-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)G'Day! I, the greatest still-living vocalist of Australian Rock, wants to know what to expect out of Francisco Liriano and Chris Carpenter this year. If only that nice boy from INXS were still alive.
(Angry Anderson from Perth, AU)
Lots of questions about Liriano, so I'll try to address that here...

Carpenter won't be back prior to the All-Star Break. I'd pencil him in for 10-15 starts, with increasing responsibility in each one, and a season that's nothing particularly special.

Liriano? All the health reports I've heard are positive, but still also hear things about his mechanics that worry me. I don't think I'm sufficiently expert to evaluate the risk that his delivery poses. If he's healthy, I expect him to be devastating, perhaps after a few bumpy starts as he gets his sea legs back. (Gary Huckabay)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chris Carpenter threw 10,882 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Cutter (87mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph). He also rarely threw a Change (85mph).