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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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Career Home Runs

Matt Carpenter: 33 Career Home Runs

6 leading off, 0 walk-off, 4 tying, 13 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
STL33
 
vs RHP20
vs LHP13
 
Home17
Away16
 
Leverage
High Lev6
Medium Lev16
Low Lev11
21 Opps
CHC5
CIN3
PIT3
SDP2
KCR2
ATL2
LAD2
ARI1
TBR1
COL1
OAK1
TEX1
LAA1
DET1
NYM1
PHI1
CLE1
WSN1
HOU1
MIL1
32 Pitchers
Travis Wood2
David Price1
Julio Teheran1
James Russell1
Billy Buckner1
Jake Odorizzi1
Drew Hutchison1
Clayton Richard1
Zack Greinke1
Mike Minor1
Chris Capuano1
Odrisamer Despaigne1
Matt Reynolds1
Logan Ondrusek1
Nick Tepesch1
Kyle Hendricks1
Vance Worley1
Jonathan Sanchez1
Franklin Morales1
Yordano Ventura1
14 Parks
Busch Std II17
Dodger Stad2
Wrigley Fld2
KauffmanStad2
PetCo Pk1
Jacobs Fld1
GreatAmer BP1
SkyDome1
O.co Coliseum1
Angel Stad1
CitizensBank1
PNC Pk1
Miller Pk1
Nationals Pk1
Where Hit
915
899
88
781
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
49
36
25
7+4
63
13
53
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms33
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st20
2nd8
7th4
6th1
Outs
016
19
28
 
DefPos
3B19
2B11
1B2
RF1
Bases
---22
1--6
-2-3
12-1
--31
 
45 RBI
RISP5
0 on22
1 on10
2 on1
Any on11
Inning
18
25
33
42
55
65
72
82
Extra1
 
1-316
4-612
7-end5
RelScore
+4..5
+22
+14
Tied11
-14
-23
-32
-4..2
 
Ahead11
Tied11
Behind11
Before event,
for batter
Count
2-17
3-24
0-14
2-24
0-23
1-23
0-03
1-13
1-01
3-11

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2012-04-15 STL CHC Lendy Castillo ahead 6-2 b 5 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  2 6 3 0.043 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Beltran Scores
2 2 2 1 2012-05-11 STL ATL Mike Minor behind 0-2 b 2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 5 0.106 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
3 3 3 1 2012-05-15 STL CHC James Russell tied 5-5 b 8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 3 0.304 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
4 4 4 1 2012-07-27 STL @ CHC Travis Wood tied 6-6 t 4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  1 7 5 0.129 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
5 5 5 1 2012-09-12 STL @ SDP Clayton Richard behind 0-2 t 6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  2 2 9 0.250 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Jay Scores
6 6 6 1 2012-09-14 STL @ LAD Chris Capuano ahead 1-0 t 2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 7 4 0.107 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2013 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 2013-04-10 STL CIN Logan Ondrusek ahead 6-0 b 6 2 --3 4,(2-1)  2 2 4 0.008 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Kozma Scores
8 8 2 1 2013-04-21 STL @ PHI Kyle Kendrick tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 2 4 0.109 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
9 9 3 1 2013-04-26 STL PIT Jonathan Sanchez tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 4 0.107 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
10 10 4 1 2013-05-28 STL @ KCR Ervin Santana ahead 2-1 t 6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  1 1 4 0.120 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
11 11 5 1 2013-06-06 STL ARI Matt Reynolds ahead 11-2 b 5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  1 1 4 0.001 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
12 12 6 1 2013-06-23 STL TEX Nick Tepesch tied 0-0 b 6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  1 1 4 0.180 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
13 13 7 1 2013-06-30 STL @ OAK Tommy Milone ahead 3-2 t 3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  1 1 4 0.104 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
14 14 8 1 2013-07-03 STL @ LAA Billy Buckner ahead 10-2 t 7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 4 0.002 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
15 15 9 1 2013-07-10 STL HOU Wesley Wright behind 3-4 b 7 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  2 1 4 0.437 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Cruz Scores
16 16 10 1 2013-08-24 STL ATL Julio Teheran behind 0-1 b 1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  1 1 5 0.111 55% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
17 17 11 1 2013-09-22 STL @ MIL Wily Peralta behind 0-4 t 3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  1 1 4 0.059 17% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
2014 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 2014-04-04 STL @ PIT Gerrit Cole behind 0-3 t 5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 1 5 0.169 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Miller Scores
19 19 2 1 2014-06-08 STL @ TOR Drew Hutchison ahead 2-0 t 2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  2 1 5 0.141 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Cruz Scores
20 20 3 1 2014-06-18 STL NYM Bartolo Colon tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 5 0.107 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
21 21 4 1 2014-06-28 STL @ LAD Zack Greinke behind 0-7 t 3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 5 0.014 3% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
22 22 5 1 2014-07-22 STL TBR Jake Odorizzi tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 1 5 0.107 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
23 23 6 1 2014-07-25 STL @ CHC Travis Wood behind 3-5 t 5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 5 0.118 35% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
24 24 7 1 2014-08-17 STL SDP Odrisamer Despaigne ahead 4-0 b 2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 1 5 0.039 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
25 25 8 1 2014-09-13 STL COL Franklin Morales ahead 2-0 b 2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  2 1 5 0.129 88% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Miller Scores
2015 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 2015-04-12 STL @ CIN Kevin Gregg tied 5-5 t 11 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  2 1 5 0.425 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF); Wong Scores
27 27 2 1 2015-04-19 STL CIN Mike Leake tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 1 5 0.106 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
28 28 3 1 2015-04-22 STL @ WSN Doug Fister tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  1 1 5 0.105 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
29 29 4 1 2015-05-03 STL PIT Vance Worley tied 0-0 b 4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  1 2 5 0.137 69% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
30 30 5 1 2015-05-05 STL CHC Kyle Hendricks behind 1-4 b 5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  3 2 5 0.315 53% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Wong Scores; Bourjos Scores
31 31 6 1 2015-05-14 STL @ CLE Marc Rzepczynski behind 0-1 t 8 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  2 2 5 0.478 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bourjos Scores
32 32 7 1 2015-05-16 STL DET David Price behind 0-1 b 1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  1 2 5 0.111 52% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
33 33 8 1 2015-05-24 STL @ KCR Yordano Ventura ahead 2-1 t 6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  2 2 5 0.167 87% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Wong Scores

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