Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:40:44 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (quadriceps) left the game early because of a right quadriceps contusion Wednesday, March 25, when he was hit by a pitch. Manager Mike Matheny said Carpenter was removed as a precaution.
Fantasy Tip: A bit of a down year in 2014 for Carpenter will have him as somewhat of a value in fantasy drafts in 2015. Look to take him in the later rounds as your third baseman. Hitting atop a solid lineup in St. Louis should continue to make him pretty productive across the board, minus power.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:13:17 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is looking for a balanced approach in the leadoff spot after he led the league in hits in 2013 and led the league in walks last season. "Now, it's finding the perfect balance to where I'm swinging the bat, I'm being aggressive, I'm trying to do damage, but at the same time, I'm a guy who can walk a lot, get on base and set the tone as a leadoff hitter. I think that's part of growing up as a baseball player. You learn and you adapt and you continue to try to figure out who you are as a hitter," Carpenter said. He became more aggressive in the playoffs, and that led to four home runs and four doubles in nine playoff games.
Fantasy Tip: Look to buy low on Carpenter as your fantasy third sacker in the later rounds of standard mixed leagues. Carpenter will never be a source of power at third base, but there is room for profit this year after a down year in 2014.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:12:08 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals are considering moving 3B Matt Carpenter out of the leadoff spot, in an effort to upgrade their offense. Carpenter could be moved to the No. 2 spot in the batting order, where some members of the organization believe the best hitter should hit, or he could be dropped to the No. 3 spot, with OF Matt Holliday becoming the cleanup hitter. "He's been so successful in the one hole," general John Mozeliak said. "He gets on base and along with that all of the positives of a leadoff hitter. But moving him deeper into that lineup is something that (manager Mike Matheny) has thought about in terms of implementing. It's just he and I talking out loud right now."
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:44:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, 2B Kolten Wong and OF Matt Holliday had leadoff doubles in the first, second and third innings. This marks the first occurrence of three leadoff doubles in the first three innings since the San Diego Padres did so on May 14, 2007 (Marcus Giles, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Khalil Greene).
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:52:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (illness) and 3B Matt Carpenter (illness) are both back in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 22.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:47:17 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (illness) is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 20, due to a stomach illness.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:31:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (wrist) suffered a left wrist injury in the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 9, while making a diving stop. He was checked out by a trainer but able to remain in the game.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:54:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco and 3B Todd Frazier, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon, New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton have been named as the reserves for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:15:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, 1B Matt Adams and 2B Kolten Wong are on the bench Tuesday, June 17, with the team facing a left-handed pitcher. Carpenter is 4-for-7 in his career against Niese, but manager Mike Matheny thinks Carpenter has been fatigued of late.
Wed, 14 May 2014 08:59:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter went 0-for-5 Tuesday, May 13, and is hitless in his last 13 at-bats.