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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter on paternal leave

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:30:35 -0700

Updating an earlier report, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is away from the team Wednesday, May 25, awaiting the birth of his first child. He's likely to be placed on the paternity leave list.

Fantasy Tip: The team heads to Washington Thursday, and Carpenter could miss a couple of games. Look for Jedd Gyorko to see increased time, and he's a low-end option depending on the matchup.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter sits

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:13:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25, with 2B Kolten Wong hitting leadoff. SS Ruben Tejada is playing third and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Wong has a .265-1-3 line this month and will be greeted by Jake Arrieta today. The leadoff spot gives Wong some luster, but the matchup is terrible. Tejada doesn't hit enough to use in DFS today.

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Cardinals | No Brandon Moss, Matt Adams

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:45:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1Bs Brandon Moss and Matt Adams are not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 3B Matt Carpenter is starting at first base, and SS Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Moss and Adams have been splitting time at first base, but the left-handed hitters will receive the night off against the southpaw, so sub them out where you can in seasonal leagues. Adams has swung the better bat of late with a .314/.368/.429 slash line and 11 RBI through 38 plate appearances in May. Tejada is nothing more than a desperation flier in all fantasy formats Friday.

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Cardinals | Career night for Matt Carpenter

Thu, 19 May 2016 20:15:02 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, a career-high six RBI and two runs scored in a 13-7 win over the Colorado Rockies Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Carpenter is at the top of St. Louis' potent lineup, you can expect him to remain one of the top fantasy third basemen.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter homers twice

Wed, 11 May 2016 00:49:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter hit two home runs Tuesday, May 10, in an 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: Carpenter had a .256-4-19 line entering the game, off the pace of his 27-homer season of a year ago. He's now back on that pace, so you could say what a difference one game makes. Carpenter is one of the better third baseman to own in fantasy leagues when healthy, and he is also a strong option in daily leagues as well.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter on the bench

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:58:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Wednesday, May 4. SS Ruben Tejada will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada has gone 2-for-9 over the last seven days and hitting only .188 this season. He posted decent numbers against left-handed pitchers last season but is not a strong option for most owners.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss out of the lineup

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:57:08 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Brandon Moss is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Wednesday, April 27. 3B Matt Carpenter will start in first base, while SS Ruben Tejada will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada is hitting only .143 in his limited playing time this season and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter with day off

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:10:40 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is out of the lineup Saturday, April 23, with 2B Kolten Wong sliding up into the leadoff spot. 1B Brandon Moss is also in there hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Wong is hitting just .222 but faces a relative unknown in Cesar Vargas. In the leadoff spot, he has some upside. Moss has been all or nothing with a .189-4-10 line. He's worth a midrange flyer.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter likely to lead off

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:21:00 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is likely to remain the team's leadoff hitter this year. St. Louis had considered moving Carpenter to the middle of the order after he led the team with 28 home runs and 84 RBI in 2015. His on-base percentage in the leadoff spot since 2013 is .386, which is second highest among all leadoff hitters in that span. 2B Kolten Wong isn't ruled out for the leadoff spot in the future, though.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Carp to match or improve upon his career-high 28 dingers. His altered offensive approach led to much less contact, but he's still hitting the ball hard often. Expect some regression, but Carpenter remains a fine third base option once the top tier of third baseman are gone.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter prefers leadoff spot

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:27:10 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter prefers to stay in the leadoff spot. "I take a lot of pride in setting the tone for, OK, you're getting the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup today and here goes, right now," Carpenter said. The Cardinals struggled to score runs last year, so moving Carpenter down in the order a bit in 2016 has been discussed.

Carpenter's .378 on-base percentage since 2013 in the leadoff spot is the 12th-best in baseball and highest of any leadoff hitter. His .453 slugging percentage is the highest of any full-time leadoff hitter over that span, and his 132 doubles leads the majors since 2013. 2B Kolten Wong and OF Stephen Piscotty are other leadoff options this year.

Fantasy Tip: The Cards are likely to boot Carpenter from the leadoff spot this year. In a better run-producing spot, don't expect another season of close to 30 home runs from the sudden free hacker. He's also making less contact with his altered approach, so some regression is expected. Keep that in mind when drafting him in the early rounds.

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