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Matt Carpenter
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Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 147.83
Position: 3BBorn: 11/26/1985 Birthplace: Galveston, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 13th Round by Cardinals (2009)

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Oct. 10 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET20:50 ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST8:20 PM VEN4:50 UAE (+1)7:50 PM CT-Carpenter had a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.
Analysis: Carpenter has a knack for the long ball in October, as he homered four times with eight RBIs in nine games during last year's playoffs. He's just 1 for 7 so far in this series, however.
Sep. 24 4:24 PM PT5:24 PM MT6:24 PM CT7:24 PM ET19:24 ET23:24 GMT7:24 4:24 PM MST6:24 PM EST6:54 PM VEN3:24 UAE (+1)6:24 PM CT-Carpenter hit a pair of two-run homers in a 10-2 rout of Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Analysis: Carpenter is batting .452 with five of his career-high 26 homers in his last eight games. He has driven in 81 runs, also a personal best.
Sep. 18 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Carpenter had three hits and a home run for a second straight night in Thursday's win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: He's now up to 23 homers and 75 RBIs on the season and is playing well during the stretch run, having batted .353 (12 for 34) with seven extra-base hits and seven runs scored over his last eight games.
Sep. 17 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Carpenter was 3 for 4 with a home run and two doubles in Wednesday's 5-4 victory at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Carpenter owns a .894 OPS over his last 19 games with 12 runs scored.
Sep. 10 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Carpenter went 2 for 4 with a triple and his 72nd RBI Wednesday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Carpenter is showing some resurgent power this year with a .465 slugging percentage after a disappointing .375 mark in 2014. His 21 homers are only four fewer than he had hit in his career previously.
Sep. 6 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT-Carpenter went 2 for 3 and hit his 21st homer, a two-run shot in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: He's now up to 21 home runs and 71 RBIs this season. Carpenter's previous high for homers was 11 in 2013.
Aug. 25 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Carpenter broke a five-game hitless streak with his 19th homer Monday at Arizona.
Analysis: Carpenter is still batting just .080 in his last seven games with 11 strikeouts.
Aug. 15 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Carpenter went 2 for 4 and hit his 18th home run on Friday while extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
Analysis: Carpenter is hitting .368 with five home runs, three doubles and 10 RBIs during the streak that has lasted since Aug. 4.
Aug. 8 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Carpenter hit his 29th double in Saturday's 6-0 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: He has hit .412 since July 29 with five homers, six doubles and nine RBIs.
June 19 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Carpenter was 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Carpenter is hitting .432 with runners in scoring position so he is clutch.
June 11 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Carpenter was 2 for 5 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Carpenter entered hitless in 13 at-bats.
June 4 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Carpenter was 2 for 4 with two RBIs Wednesday against the Brewers.
Analysis: Carpenter is batting .314 with 29 RBIs in 48 games.
May 25 12:51 PM PT1:51 PM MT2:51 PM CT3:51 PM ET15:51 ET19:51 GMT3:51 12:51 PM MST2:51 PM EST3:21 PM VEN23:51 UAE2:51 PM CT-Carpenter hit a two-run homer Sunday.
Analysis: Carpenter is hitting .300 in his last 12 games.
May 15 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Carpenter delivered a go-ahead two-run home run in Thursday's 2-1 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Carpenter has cooled off somewhat after a hot start, batting just .161 in 31 at-bats over his last eight games.
May 8 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Carpenter has returned to the lineup after missing a weekend series in Pittsburgh because of fatigue. Carpenter was set to start Tuesday night at Cleveland and bat second.
Analysis: Carpenter remained in St. Louis for the games against the Pirates because he'd been feeling lightheaded and dizzy. An All-Star last year, he is batting .333 with five homers and 20 RBIs in 27 games for the team with the best record in the majors.
Apr. 13 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET21:39 ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST9:09 PM VEN5:39 UAE (+1)8:39 PM CT-Carpenter went 2 for 5 with four RBIs in Sunday's 7-5, 11-inning win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Carpenter has three two-hit performance in five games this season.
Apr. 6 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Carpenter had two hits with a RBI on Sunday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Carpenter is 6 for 15 in his last four games at Wrigley Field.

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