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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 Batting

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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 .750 112 223 3 8 2 9 2 *5/9D AS
2015 29 STL NL 154 665 574 101 156 44 3 28 84 4 3 81 151 .272 .365 .505 .871 135 290 5 6 0 4 5 *54/3 MVP-12
2016 30 STL NL 67 300 243 49 72 22 4 11 45 0 1 49 52 .296 .418 .556 .973 159 135 2 3 3 2 4 *543
6 Yrs 657 2750 2349 419 677 177 21 64 312 13 11 335 479 .288 .380 .463 .843 131 1088 24 29 8 29 14
162 Game Avg. 162 678 579 103 167 44 5 16 77 3 3 83 118 .288 .380 .463 .843 131 268 6 7 2 7 3

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 154 665 27 -1 0 -10 3 19 1.9 21 40 3.9 .513 .513 5.0 -0.9 50 $3,750,000 *54/3 MVP-12
2016 30 STL NL 67 300 21 1 -0 2 1 25 2.5 9 34 3.4 .539 .516 3.2 0.2 32 *543
6 Seasons 657 2750 99 1 2 -16 7 94 9.3 84 178 17.5 .515 .513 19.4 -1.4 194 $5,734,000

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
2015 29 STL NL NLDS CHC L 4 18 17 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 .235 .278 .412 .690 7 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (9 Series) 39 150 136 20 33 8 1 6 16 1 0 11 39 .243 .300 .449 .749 61 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
4 NLDS 18 60 56 8 11 3 0 4 8 0 0 3 18 .196 .250 .464 .714 26 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

Standard Fielding

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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 -11 6 2.40 2.14 .959 2.52 2.50
2016 STL NL 30 2B 13 13 10 114.0 57 23 34 0 11 1.000 1 0 8 0 4.50 4.38 .981 4.63 4.61
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 9.17 9.12
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 161 152 115 1298.2 685 249 427 9 114 .987 -4 -2 -4 -1 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 679 596 488 5286.2 2090 862 1169 59 224 .972 -6 -16 -1 -3 3.46 2.99 .973 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

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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 NL  6.4 (9th)
2016 NL  3.4 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2013 NL  6.4 (6th)
2016 NL  3.4 (2nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 NL  6.6 (2nd)
2015 NL  5.0 (8th)
2016 NL  3.2 (1st)

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

On-Base% s c a p y
2013 NL  .392 (7th)
2014 NL  .375 (8th)
2016 NL  .418 (2nd)

Slugging % s c a p y
2015 NL  .505 (8th)
2016 NL  .556 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2015 NL  .871 (8th)
2016 NL  .973 (1st)

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)

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

Runs Scored s c a p y
2013 NL  126 (1st)
2014 NL  99 (3rd)
2015 NL  101 (5th)
2016 NL  49 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  199 (1st)

Total Bases s c a p y
2013 NL  301 (3rd)
2015 NL  290 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  55 (1st)
2015 NL  44 (1st)
2016 NL  22 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
2013 NL  7 (7th)
2016 NL  4 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2015 NL  28 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  72 (9th)
2014 NL  95 (1st)
2015 NL  81 (8th)
2016 NL  49 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2015 NL  151 (7th)

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

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2013 NL  140 (8th)
2015 NL  134 (8th)
2016 NL  159 (1st)

Runs Created s c a p y
2013 NL  125 (3rd)
2015 NL  111 (7th)
2016 NL  61 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  39 (5th)
2015 NL  30 (6th)
2016 NL  23 (2nd)
Active  118 (48th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2013 NL  3.9 (5th)
2015 NL  2.9 (6th)
2016 NL  2.3 (2nd)
Active  11.8 (46th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  73 (3rd)
2015 NL  75 (4th)
2016 NL  37 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2013 NL  280 (4th)
2014 NL  265 (3rd)
2015 NL  243 (9th)
2016 NL  124 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2013 NL  .737 (9th)
2015 NL  .695 (7th)
2016 NL  .778 (1st)

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  52.09 (3rd)
2015 NL  41.00 (7th)
2016 NL  24.96 (3rd)
Active  151.67 (42nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 NL  4.4 (5th)
2015 NL  5.3 (6th)
2016 NL  2.4 (5th)
Active  15.8 (33rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 NL  4.4 (5th)
2015 NL  3.3 (9th)
2016 NL  2.3 (5th)
Active  12.9 (45th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2013 NL  5.2 (3rd)
2015 NL  4.0 (7th)
2016 NL  2.4 (4th)
Active  15.1 (39th)

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)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 49 (528), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 30 (634), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1032), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (122nd), 17.5 career WAR/17.5 7yr-peak WAR/17.5 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.5 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2012 26 St. Louis Cardinals $480,000 0.012 contracts
2013 27 St. Louis Cardinals $504,000 1.012 contracts
2014 28 St. Louis Cardinals $1,000,000 2.012 contracts
2015 29 St. Louis Cardinals $3,750,000 3.012 contracts
201630St. Louis Cardinals$6,500,0004.012
201731St. Louis Cardinals$10,000,000
201832St. Louis Cardinals$13,750,000
201933St. Louis Cardinals$14,750,000
202034St. Louis Cardinals*$18,500,000 $18.5M Team Option, $2M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2020
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,734,000Does not include future salaries ($45M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Matt Carpenter statistiques
Japanese: マット・カーペンター 統計
Polish: Matt Carpenter Statystyki
Russian: Карпентер, Мэтт Статистика

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