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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: 205 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 2011-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$52M (14-19) & 20 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.012, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: SSG Baseball [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2011 STL NL 25 3B 5 4 3 39.0 13 1 12 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -31 -31 3.00 2.60 .954 2.54 2.54
2012 STL NL 26 1B 44 30 22 281.0 331 316 12 3 32 .991 -1 -2 -5 -9 10.51 7.45 .992 9.29 9.18 RoY-6
2012 STL NL 26 3B 33 22 18 217.2 60 13 44 3 3 .950 3 2 16 11 2.36 1.73 .952 2.45 2.42 RoY-6
2012 STL NL 26 OF 21 13 5 108.1 23 19 1 3 0 .870 -1 -4 -8 -44 1.66 0.95 .987 2.11 2.09 RoY-6
2012 STL NL 26 RF 15 10 3 72.1 19 16 0 3 0 .842 -0 -3 -7 -50 1.99 1.07 .984 2.00 1.99 RoY-6
2012 STL NL 26 LF 7 3 2 36.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -10 -33 1.00 0.57 .988 1.82 1.81 RoY-6
2012 STL NL 26 2B 5 2 0 18.0 7 3 4 0 2 1.000 -0 -1 -20 -67 3.50 1.40 .984 4.75 4.72 RoY-6
2013 STL NL 27 2B 132 128 104 1108.0 590 211 370 9 97 .985 -4 0 -4 0 4.72 4.40 .984 4.72 4.72 AS,MVP-4,SS
2013 STL NL 27 3B 42 24 21 253.0 72 11 58 3 9 .958 4 1 21 5 2.45 1.64 .958 2.59 2.59 AS,MVP-4,SS
2013 STL NL 27 1B 2 1 0 11.2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 0 -103 7.71 5.00 .994 9.41 9.40 AS,MVP-4,SS
2013 STL NL 27 OF 2 1 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -189 0 2.57 1.00 .985 2.19 2.15 AS,MVP-4,SS
2013 STL NL 27 RF 2 1 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -189 0 2.57 1.00 .985 2.06 2.10 AS,MVP-4,SS
2014 STL NL 28 3B 156 155 144 1371.0 394 90 288 16 23 .959 0 -2 0 -2 2.48 2.42 .962 2.52 2.51 AS
2014 STL NL 28 OF 2 0 0 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -216 0 5.40 0.50 .980 2.16 2.10 AS
2014 STL NL 28 RF 2 0 0 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -216 0 5.40 0.50 .990 2.16 2.05 AS
2014 STL NL 28 DH 1 1 AS
2015 STL NL 29 3B 146 141 125 1244.0 325 77 234 14 25 .957 -2 -10 -2 -10 2.25 2.13 .955 2.46 2.44 MVP-12
2015 STL NL 29 2B 11 9 1 58.2 31 12 19 0 4 1.000 -1 -1 -18 -20 4.76 2.82 .986 4.79 4.74 MVP-12
2015 STL NL 29 1B 3 1 0 10.1 14 13 1 0 2 1.000 0 1 0 128 12.19 4.67 .994 9.23 9.23 MVP-12
2016 STL NL 30 3B 51 49 34 408.0 117 20 89 8 11 .932 -4 2 -12 6 2.40 2.14 .960 2.52 2.51
2016 STL NL 30 2B 15 15 12 131.0 65 25 40 0 12 1.000 -0 -1 -4 -9 4.47 4.33 .981 4.64 4.60
2016 STL NL 30 1B 11 3 1 35.1 43 41 2 0 5 1.000 0 0 15 0 10.95 3.91 .993 9.20 9.13
6 Seasons 3B 433 395 345 3532.2 981 212 725 44 71 .955 1 -8 0 -2 2.39 2.16 .958 2.50 2.49
4 Seasons 2B 163 154 117 1315.2 693 251 433 9 115 .987 -5 -3 -5 -2 4.68 4.20 .984 4.72 4.71
4 Seasons 1B 60 35 23 338.1 398 380 15 3 39 .992 -1 -2 -2 -7 10.51 6.58 .992 9.28 9.18
3 Seasons OF 25 14 5 117.0 26 21 2 3 0 .885 -2 -4 -22 -41 1.77 0.92 .987 2.12 2.10
3 Seasons RF 19 11 3 81.0 22 18 1 3 0 .864 -2 -3 -27 -44 2.11 1.00 .985 2.01 2.01
1 Season LF 7 3 2 36.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -10 -33 1.00 0.57 .988 1.82 1.81
1 Season DH 1 1
6 Seasons TOT 681 598 490 5303.2 2098 864 1175 59 225 .972 -8 -17 -2 -3 3.46 2.99 .974 3.47 3.59
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2011 STL NL 25 3B -1 -31 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -31 -1 0 0
2012 STL NL 26 1B -1 -5 -2 1 -3 1 -2 -9 -2 0 0
2012 STL NL 26 3B 3 16 3 2 1 0 2 11 2 0 0
2012 STL NL 26 RF -0 -7 1 1 -0 -1 -3 -50 -1 -1
2012 STL NL 26 LF -0 -10 -0 -0 -0 0 -1 -33 -1 0
2012 STL NL 26 2B -0 -20 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -67 -1 0
2013 STL NL 27 2B -4 -4 -6 -5 -1 2 0 0 0 2
2013 STL NL 27 3B 4 21 2 2 0 2 1 5 -1 0 1
2013 STL NL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 -1 -103 -1 0
2013 STL NL 27 RF -1 -189 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 -1 1
2014 STL NL 28 3B 0 0 0 2 -2 -2 -2 -2 1 1
2014 STL NL 28 RF -0 -216 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 STL NL 29 3B -2 -2 -2 -4 2 0 -10 -10 -10 0 0
2015 STL NL 29 2B -1 -18 -1 -0 -0 0 -1 -20 -1 0
2015 STL NL 29 1B 0 0 0 0 0 1 128 0 0 1
2016 STL NL 30 3B -4 -12 -4 0 -5 0 2 6 0 0 1
2016 STL NL 30 2B -0 -4 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -9 -1 0
2016 STL NL 30 1B 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 3B 1 0 -2 2 -4 2 -8 -2 -12 1 3
4 Seasons 2B -5 -5 -8 -5 -2 2 -3 -2 -3 2
4 Seasons 1B -1 -2 -2 1 -3 1 -2 -7 -3 0 1
3 Seasons RF -2 -27 -1 1 -2 -1 -3 -44 -2 0
1 Season LF -0 -10 -0 -0 -0 0 -1 -33 -1 0
6 Seasons TOT -8 -2 -12 -2 -11 6 -1 -17 -3 -21 3 4 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2011 STL NL 25 7 4 7 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012 STL NL 26 114 66 114 90 0 0 44 5 33 0 7 0 15 22 0 37 1
2013 STL NL 27 157 154 157 156 0 0 2 132 42 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0
2014 STL NL 28 158 156 158 156 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0
2015 STL NL 29 154 151 154 152 0 0 3 11 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2016 STL NL 30 69 67 69 69 0 0 11 15 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Seasons 659 598 659 628 0 0 60 163 433 0 7 0 19 26 1 49 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2011 STL NL 25 162 61% 83% 36% 18 72% 0 1 1 0 0 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2012 STL NL 26 884 60% 75% 31% 57 95% 1 13 11 0 2 44 36 6 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 100%
2013 STL NL 27 1050 55% 74% 34% 74 91% 1 11 10 1 0 58 44 12 1 0 3 0 2 1 3 9 8 1 9 0 0 0 8 88%
2014 STL NL 28 5740 57% 73% 32% 417 86% 2 90 73 5 12 288 243 39 2 2 16 1 13 2 14 23 19 0 22 1 1 0 32 72%
2015 STL NL 29 5174 59% 72% 33% 343 86% 2 77 65 5 7 234 188 40 2 2 14 0 8 6 10 25 20 2 25 0 0 0 13 54%
2016 STL NL 30 1736 61% 73% 34% 114 87% 1 20 12 2 6 89 71 15 1 2 8 0 4 4 6 11 9 0 10 1 1 0 7 86%
6 Seasons 14746 58% 73% 33% 1023 87% 7 212 172 13 27 725 592 114 6 6 44 1 28 15 34 71 59 3 69 2 2 0 65 72%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 87% 63%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2012 STL NL 26 71 52% 70% 42% 2 100% 0 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
2013 STL NL 27 4634 56% 72% 34% 423 92% 1 211 74 106 31 370 317 50 1 1 9 1 7 1 7 97 36 16 29 6 91 35 53 3 1 2
2015 STL NL 29 267 54% 73% 33% 21 90% 0 12 4 8 0 19 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 1 0
2016 STL NL 30 544 56% 76% 35% 47 91% 0 25 8 13 4 40 32 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 1 5 1 12 7 5 0 0 0
4 Seasons 5516 56% 73% 34% 493 92% 1 251 86 130 35 433 367 59 2 2 9 1 7 1 7 115 42 18 35 7 108 43 61 4 2 2
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2012 STL NL 26 1166 59% 78% 37% 58 95% 0 316 16 288 10 31 12 7 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 32 0 0 3 31 3 1 1 0 7 86%
2013 STL NL 27 50 44% 80% 26% 1 100% 0 10 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 STL NL 29 44 64% 68% 50% 1 100% 0 13 1 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 100%
2016 STL NL 30 142 53% 73% 37% 7 100% 0 41 3 38 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 100%
4 Seasons 1402 58% 77% 37% 67 96% 0 380 21 347 10 33 15 9 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 39 0 0 3 37 3 2 2 0 9 89%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 82%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2012 STL NL 26 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 2 20.0% 8 0 0.0% 0 320 62% 73% 33% 33 48%
2013 STL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 1 32 44% 78% 31% 4 50%
2014 STL NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 8 88% 88% 50% 2 50%
3 Seasons 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 13 3 23.1% 10 0 0.0% 1 360 61% 74% 34% 39 49%
MLB Averages 46.4% 2.3% 57% 75% 38% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2012 STL NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 1 151 66% 78% 36% 11 36%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 1 151 66% 78% 36% 11 36%
MLB Averages 63.5% 2.3% 57% 75% 38% 47%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 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%)
2015 NL (12, 6%)
0.52 Career Shares (445th)

Silver Sluggers
2013 NL (2B)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2015 Apr 19th NL Player of the Week
2016 Jun 5th NL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
2013 NL  429 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2014 NL  16 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2013 NL  132 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2013 NL  370 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2013 NL  97 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2014 NL  156 (2nd)
2015 NL  146 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2014 NL  90 (2nd)
2015 NL  77 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2014 NL  288 (1st)
2015 NL  234 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2014 NL  16 (2nd)
2015 NL  14 (4th)
2016 NL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2015 NL  25 (3rd)
2016 NL  11 (5th)

                           

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