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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: SSG Baseball [*]
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Career Home Runs

Matt Carpenter: 44 Career Home Runs

8 leading off, 0 walk-off, 7 tying, 19 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
STL44
 
vs RHP28
vs LHP16
 
Home22
Away22
 
Leverage
High Lev11
Medium Lev21
Low Lev12
22 Opps
CHC5
CIN5
COL4
PIT4
KCR3
MIL3
ARI2
SDP2
ATL2
LAD2
TBR1
OAK1
TEX1
LAA1
DET1
NYM1
PHI1
CLE1
WSN1
MIA1
39 Pitchers
Kyle Kendrick2
Gerrit Cole2
Chris Rusin2
Travis Wood2
Wily Peralta2
Billy Buckner1
Drew Hutchison1
Odrisamer Despaigne1
Logan Ondrusek1
Jhoulys Chacin1
J.J. Hoover1
Nick Tepesch1
Kyle Hendricks1
Vance Worley1
Franklin Morales1
Yordano Ventura1
Doug Fister1
Tommy Milone1
Kevin Gregg1
Wesley Wright1
15 Parks
Busch Std II22
GreatAmer BP3
Miller Pk3
Dodger Stad2
Wrigley Fld2
KauffmanStad2
PNC Pk2
PetCo Pk1
Chase Field1
Jacobs Fld1
SkyDome1
O.co Coliseum1
Angel Stad1
CitizensBank1
Nationals Pk1
Where Hit
919
813
8910
782
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
310
49
66
56
25
7+5
13
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms42
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st30
2nd9
7th4
6th1
Outs
021
113
210
 
DefPos
3B30
2B11
1B2
RF1
Bases
---28
1--7
-2-4
12-2
--32
-231
 
63 RBI
RISP9
0 on28
1 on13
2 on3
Any on16
Inning
110
26
37
42
56
65
73
84
Extra1
 
1-323
4-613
7-end8
RelScore
+4..5
+23
+14
Tied15
-18
-24
-33
-4..2
 
Ahead12
Tied15
Behind17
Before event,
for batter
Count
3-27
2-17
2-26
1-25
1-15
0-24
0-14
0-03
1-01
3-11
2-01

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 0.424 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 0.105 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 0.103 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 0.135 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 0.314 54% 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 0.465 72% 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 0.110 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
34 34 9 1 2015-07-10 STL @ PIT Gerrit Cole behind 0-1 t 3 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  2 1 5 0.199 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Pham Scores
35 35 10 1 2015-07-23 STL KCR Chris Young tied 2-2 b 3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  2 2 5 0.183 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Wong Scores
36 36 11 1 2015-07-30 STL COL Chris Rusin tied 1-1 b 2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  3 1 5 0.272 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Piscotty Scores; Martinez Scores
37 37 12 2 2015-07-30 STL COL Chris Rusin behind 4-5 b 5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  1 1 5 0.164 56% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
38 38 13 1 2015-07-31 STL COL Kyle Kendrick tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  1 1 5 0.105 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
39 39 14 1 2015-08-04 STL @ CIN Anthony DeSclafani behind 0-3 t 3 1 --3 5,(1-2)  2 1 5 0.127 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Grichuk Scores
40 40 15 1 2015-08-05 STL @ CIN J.J. Hoover behind 2-3 t 8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 1 5 0.266 45% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
41 41 16 1 2015-08-08 STL @ MIL Wily Peralta tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 5 0.103 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
42 42 17 1 2015-08-09 STL @ MIL Jimmy Nelson behind 1-3 t 7 2 -23 3,(1-1)  3 1 5 0.468 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Moss Scores; Piscotty Scores
43 43 18 1 2015-08-14 STL MIA Mike Dunn ahead 2-0 b 8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 5 0.031 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
44 44 19 1 2015-08-24 STL @ ARI Jhoulys Chacin behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 1 5 0.120 48% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)

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