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Matt Carpenter

Matthew Martin Carpenter (twitter: @MattCarp13)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 26, 1985 in Galveston, TX
High School: Lawrence E Elkins HS (Missouri City, TX)
School: Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft.
Signed June 14, 2009. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 4, 2011 (Age 25.190, 17,574th in MLB history)   vs. CHC 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2011-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$52M (14-19) & 20 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.012, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Select Sports Group [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2011 25 STL NL 7 19 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .067 .263 .133 .396 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 /5
2012 26 STL NL 114 340 296 44 87 22 5 6 46 1 1 34 63 .294 .365 .463 .828 125 137 10 3 0 7 2 359/74 RoY-6
2013 ★ 27 STL NL 157 717 626 126 199 55 7 11 78 3 3 72 98 .318 .392 .481 .873 140 301 4 9 3 7 1 *45/39 AS,MVP-4,SS
2014 ★ 28 STL NL 158 709 595 99 162 33 2 8 59 5 3 95 111 .272 .375 .375 .750 110 223 3 8 2 9 2 *5/9D AS
2015 29 STL NL 23 106 93 21 34 14 1 3 15 0 1 12 13 .366 .434 .634 1.068 191 59 1 0 0 1 1 *5
5 Yrs 459 1891 1625 290 483 125 15 28 198 9 8 217 289 .297 .382 .444 .826 128 722 18 20 5 24 6
162 Game Avg. 162 667 574 102 170 44 5 10 70 3 3 77 102 .297 .382 .444 .826 128 255 6 7 2 8 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2011 25 STL NL 7 19 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .458 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /5
2012 26 STL NL 114 340 8 -0 0 -5 -3 0 0.1 11 11 1.1 .501 .500 1.5 -0.8 16 $480,000 359/74 RoY-6
2013 ★ 27 STL NL 157 717 34 3 1 0 4 42 4.3 21 63 6.4 .529 .528 6.6 0.3 63 $504,000 *45/39 AS,MVP-4,SS
2014 ★ 28 STL NL 158 709 10 -3 2 -2 3 10 0.8 22 31 2.9 .507 .507 3.3 -0.1 33 $1,000,000 *5/9D AS
2015 29 STL NL 23 106 11 1 -0 -1 0 11 1.1 3 14 1.4 .550 .507 1.5 -0.1 15 $3,750,000 *5
5 Seasons 459 1891 62 1 2 -9 4 61 6.1 57 118 11.6 .514 .512 12.8 -0.8 127 $5,734,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2011 25 STL NL 19 14 1 1.9 97 .091 .067 .257 .263 .324 .133 .400 .396 .724 15 .177 -1.6 -0.2 .429 .333 .067
2012 26 STL NL 340 227 50 5.9 99 .346 .294 .259 .365 .324 .463 .410 .828 .734 125 .620 12.2 1.2 .791 .284 .169 1.7
2013 27 STL NL 717 444 125 7.6 97 .359 .318 .259 .392 .324 .481 .402 .873 .727 140 .737 38.6 3.9 .880 .278 .163 4.7
2014 28 STL NL 709 450 94 5.6 96 .318 .272 .259 .375 .323 .375 .399 .750 .722 110 .629 13.8 1.4 .747 .266 .103 6.2
2015 29 STL NL 106 62 26 11.2 97 .397 .366 .259 .434 .323 .634 .403 1.068 .727 191 .851 12.4 1.2 1.148 .387 .269 .0
5 Yrs 1891 1197 296 6.6 97 .342 .297 .259 .382 .323 .444 .403 .826 .726 128 .688 75.4 7.6 .822 .281 .147 13.6
162 Game Avg. 667 422 104 6.6 97 .342 .297 .259 .382 .323 .444 .403 .826 .726 128 .688 27 3 .822 .281 .147 5

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 26 STL NL NLWC ATL W 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 STL NL NLDS WSN W 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 STL NL NLCS SFG L 3 12 9 3 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 2 .333 .500 .778 1.278 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 STL NL NLDS PIT W 5 21 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .053 .143 .053 .195 1 0 1 0 0 0
2013 27 STL NL NLCS LAD W 6 27 23 4 6 2 1 0 2 1 0 3 5 .261 .333 .435 .768 10 0 0 0 1 0
2013 27 STL NL WS BOS L 6 28 27 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .296 .286 .333 .619 9 0 0 0 1 0
2014 28 STL NL NLDS LAD W 4 17 16 4 6 3 0 3 7 0 0 1 4 .375 .412 1.125 1.537 18 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 STL NL NLCS SFG L 5 22 20 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 8 .200 .273 .400 .673 8 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (8 Series) 35 132 119 17 29 8 1 5 15 1 0 10 34 .244 .303 .454 .757 54 1 1 0 2 0
1 NLWC 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLDS 14 42 39 5 7 3 0 3 7 0 0 2 13 .179 .238 .487 .725 19 0 1 0 0 0
3 NLCS 14 61 52 9 13 4 1 2 5 1 0 8 15 .250 .344 .481 .825 25 1 0 0 1 0
1 WS 6 28 27 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .296 .286 .333 .619 9 0 0 0 1 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 STL NL 27 DNP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 28 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2011 25 STL NL 19 0.0% 21.1% 21.1% 5.3% 100% 1.00 3.8 0.83 1.00 58% 9% 0.0% 17%
2012 26 STL NL 340 1.8% 18.5% 10.0% 9.7% 38% 1.85 4.7 49.3 6.4 0.64 0.99 69% 22% 4.3% 3%
2013 27 STL NL 717 1.5% 13.7% 10.0% 10.2% 37% 1.36 6.4 56.9 8.0 0.66 0.79 73% 31% 3.6% 5%
2014 28 STL NL 709 1.1% 15.7% 13.4% 6.1% 27% 1.17 5.4 74.4 10.1 0.72 0.80 68% 31% 3.0% 6%
2015 29 STL NL 106 2.8% 12.3% 11.3% 17.0% 53% 1.08 7.2 31.0 6.2 0.62 0.84 74% 31% 6.3% 4%
5 Yrs 1891 1.5% 15.3% 11.5% 8.9% 35% 1.33 5.6 58.0 8.2 0.68 0.83 70% 29% 3.7% 5%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.7% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 2.49 4.6 36.2 8.5 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2011 25 STL NL -1.6 -0.2 19 -0.3 0.2 -0.5 1.23 -0.1 -0.1 -2.2 -0.2 0.85 -1.4 0.31 1
2012 26 STL NL 12.2 1.2 352 1.2 6.7 -5.5 1.03 1.1 0.1 9.5 1.0 1.00 10.3 1.28 31
2013 27 STL NL 39.4 4.0 745 4.5 13.6 -9.2 .88 4.4 0.7 52.4 5.2 0.90 46.7 0.94 2
2014 28 STL NL 14.6 1.5 725 2.8 12.5 -9.7 .96 2.1 0.9 26.1 2.6 0.92 23.1 0.83 2
2015 29 STL NL 12.4 1.2 113 1.9 3.3 -1.3 1.08 1.3 0.5 14.5 1.4 0.92 13.5 0
5 Yrs 77.0 7.7 1954 10.1 36.3 -26.2 .95 8.8 1.8 100.4 10.0 0.93 92.0 1.21 36

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2011 25 STL NL 0 0 0% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 STL NL 0 0 32% 134 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 11 39% 19 15 3 5 1 4 9 3 6
2013 27 STL NL 5 0 43% 342 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 3 1 3 0 29 51% 58 35 22 8 4 4 35 10 25
2014 28 STL NL 5 0 35% 397 5 3 63% 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 2 4 1 3 10 31% 46 37 9 10 5 4 30 15 14
2015 29 STL NL 1 0 42% 48 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 55% 4 0 3 3 1 2 4 3 1
5 Yrs 11 0 38% 929 9 8 53% 8 7 1 1 0 0 2 1 22 5 6 6 5 57 42% 127 87 37 26 11 14 78 31 46

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2011 25 STL NL 19 89% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 2 0 0% 8 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 STL NL 340 69% 87 1 0 31 8 0 7 1.28 6 0 9 1 5 3 3 0 1 0 0% 86 10 12% 51 18 35% 235 40 17% 24 15 63% 15 6 40% 0
2013 27 STL NL 717 69% 199 24 2 2 0 0 1 0.94 11 0 14 7 4 6 5 0 5 3 60% 74 4 5% 32 15 47% 307 68 22% 30 19 63% 14 10 71% 0
2014 28 STL NL 709 69% 162 22 4 2 1 0 0 0.83 8 0 8 6 2 4 4 0 6 2 33% 80 3 4% 44 17 39% 314 52 17% 27 20 74% 15 8 53% 0
2015 29 STL NL 106 74% 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 1 13% 4 1 25% 40 12 30% 3 3 100% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1891 70% 483 49 6 36 9 0 8 1.21 28 0 31 17 11 14 14 0 12 5 42% 251 18 7% 133 51 38% 904 172 19% 84 57 68% 44 24 55% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2011 25 STL NL 19 90 4.74 49 54.4% 40.8% 8.2% 28.6% 22.4% 59.2% 0.0% 32.2% 86.2% 10.5% 5.3% 1 0 15.8% 3 0 26.3% 5 2 3 1 75.0% 0 0 0
2012 26 STL NL 341 1399 4.10 858 61.7% 32.4% 12.4% 27.3% 28.0% 67.6% 1.5% 41.7% 81.7% 17.9% 5.6% 19 0 14.7% 50 17 9.7% 33 18 13 50 20.6% 0 0 0
2013 27 STL NL 717 2954 4.12 1817 61.6% 39.5% 7.4% 23.5% 29.6% 60.5% 0.4% 37.3% 87.7% 11.7% 3.8% 27 0 11.9% 85 23 11.3% 81 33 33 65 33.7% 0 0 0
2014 28 STL NL 711 3101 4.36 1859 60.1% 44.9% 6.6% 21.9% 26.6% 55.1% 0.5% 33.1% 88.0% 8.0% 5.5% 39 0 15.3% 109 9 12.2% 87 20 47 64 42.3% 0 0 0
2015 29 STL NL 107 455 4.25 276 61.2% 39.5% 6.9% 24.3% 29.3% 60.5% 2.2% 37.0% 88.6% 13.1% 2.8% 3 0 14.0% 15 4 9.3% 10 3 8 5 61.5% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1895 7999 4.22 4859 60.9% 40.3% 8.0% 23.6% 28.1% 59.7% 0.7% 36.4% 86.7% 11.5% 4.7% 89 0 13.8% 262 53 11.4% 216 76 104 185 36.0% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.9% 27.7% 15.9% 27.1% 29.4% 72.3% 1.4% 46.2% 78.1% 26.9% 4.6% 13.8% 8.3% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 25 7 19 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .067 .263 .133 .396 15 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 121 359 311 44 88 23 5 6 46 1 1 38 67 .283 .359 .447 .806 120 139 10 3 0 7 2
2013 27 278 1076 937 170 287 78 12 17 124 4 4 110 165 .306 .381 .470 .851 134 440 14 12 3 14 3
2014 28 436 1785 1532 269 449 111 14 25 183 9 7 205 276 .293 .379 .433 .811 125 663 17 20 5 23 5
2015 29 459 1891 1625 290 483 125 15 28 198 9 8 217 289 .297 .382 .444 .826 128 722 18 20 5 24 6

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2011 25 7 19 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 .067 .263 .133 .396 1 7
2012 26 114 346 300 47 91 23 5 6 49 1 36 63 .303 .376 .473 .849 54 114
2013 27 157 734 638 138 211 58 7 12 85 3 76 98 .331 .406 .500 .906 128 157
2014 28 158 723 604 108 171 35 2 8 65 5 100 111 .283 .387 .387 .774 91 158
2015 29 23 109 95 23 36 15 1 3 16 0 13 13 .379 .450 .653 1.102 28 23
5 Yrs 459 1931 1652 316 510 132 15 29 215 9 229 289 .309 .395 .459 .854 302 459
162 Game Avg. 162 682 583 112 180 47 5 10 76 3 81 102 .309 .395 .459 .854 107 459



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 NL (4, 46%)
0.46 Career Shares (478th)

Silver Sluggers
2013 NL (2B)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2015 Apr 19th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 NL  6.6 (8th)
2015 NL  1.4 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2013 NL  6.6 (5th)
2015 NL  1.4 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 NL  6.7 (2nd)
2015 NL  1.6 (1st)

Batting Average s c a p y
2013 NL  .318 (6th)
2015 NL  .366 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2013 NL  .392 (7th)
2014 NL  .375 (8th)
2015 NL  .434 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2015 NL  .634 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2015 NL  1.068 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
2013 NL  157 (10th)
2014 NL  158 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
2013 NL  626 (4th)
2014 NL  595 (10th)
2015 NL  93 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2013 NL  717 (2nd)
2014 NL  709 (1st)
2015 NL  106 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2013 NL  126 (1st)
2014 NL  99 (3rd)
2015 NL  21 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  199 (1st)
2015 NL  34 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
2013 NL  301 (3rd)
2015 NL  59 (2nd)

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  55 (1st)
2015 NL  14 (1st)

Triples s c a p y
2013 NL  7 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  72 (9th)
2014 NL  95 (1st)

Singles s c a p y
2013 NL  126 (5th)
2014 NL  119 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2013 NL  143 (8th)
2015 NL  191 (3rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
2013 NL  125 (3rd)
2015 NL  26 (1st)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  40 (5th)
2015 NL  12 (2nd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2013 NL  4.1 (5th)
2015 NL  1.2 (2nd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  73 (3rd)
2015 NL  18 (1st)

Times On Base s c a p y
2013 NL  280 (4th)
2014 NL  265 (3rd)
2015 NL  46 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2013 NL  .737 (9th)
2015 NL  .851 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2012 NL  7 (8th)
2013 NL  7 (5th)
2014 NL  9 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2013 NL  52.44 (3rd)
2015 NL  14.51 (1st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 NL  4.5 (5th)
2015 NL  1.9 (2nd)
Active  10.1 (49th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 NL  4.5 (5th)
2015 NL  1.3 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2013 NL  5.3 (3rd)
2015 NL  1.4 (1st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 12 (205), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 40 (635), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (713), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (864), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (178th), 11.6 career WAR/11.6 7yr-peak WAR/11.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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