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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2011-2014
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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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 22, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1275. Chuck Hinton… #1276. Darby O'Brien… #1277. Mike Epstein… #1278. MATT CARPENTER… #1279. Jim Pagliaroni… #1280. Hector Lopez… #1281. Lip Pike… 

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 .750 111 223 3 8 2 9 2 *5/9D AS
4 Yrs 436 1785 1532 269 449 111 14 25 183 9 7 205 276 .293 .379 .433 .811 125 663 17 20 5 23 5
162 Game Avg. 162 663 569 100 167 41 5 9 68 3 3 76 103 .293 .379 .433 .811 125 246 6 7 2 9 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 35 -1 0 0 4 38 3.9 21 60 6.0 .527 .526 6.1 0.3 60 $504,000 *45/39 AS,MVP-4,SS
2014 ★ 28 STL NL 158 709 11 -3 2 -2 3 11 0.9 22 32 3.0 .507 .507 3.3 -0.1 34 $1,000,000 *5/9D AS
4 Seasons 436 1785 53 -4 2 -8 4 47 4.6 54 101 9.9 .512 .512 10.9 -0.8 109 $1,984,000

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
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

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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 0 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 -202 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 -202 0 5.40 0.50 .990 2.16 2.05 AS
2014 STL NL 28 DH 1 1 AS
4 Seasons 3B 236 205 186 1880.2 539 115 402 22 35 .959 7 0 4 0 2.47 2.19 .960 2.52 2.51
2 Seasons 2B 137 130 104 1126.0 597 214 374 9 99 .985 -4 -1 -4 -1 4.70 4.29 .984 4.72 4.72
2 Seasons 1B 46 31 22 292.2 341 326 12 3 32 .991 -1 -3 -5 -12 10.39 7.35 .992 9.30 9.19
3 Seasons OF 25 14 5 117.0 26 21 2 3 0 .885 -1 -4 -10 -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 -26 -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
4 Seasons TOT 444 380 317 3416.1 1503 676 790 37 166 .975 0 -8 0 -2 3.86 3.30 .977 3.81 3.86
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-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 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 1938 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 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) 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 1938 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%)
0.46 Career Shares (478th)

Silver Sluggers
2013 NL (2B)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2013 NL  6.0 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 NL  6.1 (3rd)

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)

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)

Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  199 (1st)

Total Bases s c a p y
2013 NL  301 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  55 (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  140 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2013 NL  125 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2013 NL  39 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2013 NL  3.9 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  73 (3rd)

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

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

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)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 NL  4.5 (5th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 NL  4.4 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2013 NL  5.2 (3rd)

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)

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

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

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2014 NL  16 (2nd)

                           

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 - 10 (241), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 24 (935), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (735), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1017), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (199th), 9.9 career WAR/9.9 7yr-peak WAR/9.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
201529St. Louis Cardinals$3,750,0003.012
201630St. Louis Cardinals$6,500,000
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)$1,984,000Does not include future salaries ($48.8M)
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.

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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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