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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)   vs. CHC 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2011-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed (team option), 6 yrs/$52M (14-19) & 20 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.012, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Select Sports Group [*]
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Career Home Runs

Matt Carpenter: 21 Career Home Runs

3 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 7 go ahead
1 Tm
STL21
 
vs RHP12
vs LHP9
 
Away11
Home10
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev10
Low Lev9
16 Opps
CHC3
PIT2
ATL2
LAD2
ARI1
KCR1
NYM1
PHI1
OAK1
TEX1
SDP1
LAA1
CIN1
HOU1
TOR1
MIL1
21 Pitchers
Julio Teheran1
James Russell1
Billy Buckner1
Drew Hutchison1
Clayton Richard1
Zack Greinke1
Mike Minor1
Chris Capuano1
Matt Reynolds1
Travis Wood1
Logan Ondrusek1
Nick Tepesch1
Jonathan Sanchez1
Lendy Castillo1
Tommy Milone1
Kyle Kendrick1
Gerrit Cole1
Ervin Santana1
Wesley Wright1
Wily Peralta1
11 Parks
Busch Std II10
Dodger Stad2
NetworkAssoc1
PetCo Pk1
Wrigley Fld1
SkyDome1
Angel Stad1
KauffmanStad1
CitizensBank1
PNC Pk1
Miller Pk1
Where Hit
910
85
895
781
General field locations when available.
 
 
Pitches
46
35
13
23
7+2
61
51
Pitches in PA when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms21
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st13
7th4
2nd3
6th1
Outs
09
27
15
 
DefPos
2B11
3B7
1B2
RF1
Bases
---15
1--3
-2-2
--31
 
27 RBI
RISP3
0 on15
1 on6
Any on6
Inning
14
23
33
41
53
64
72
81
 
1-310
4-68
7-end3
RelScore
+4..4
+21
+13
Tied6
-12
-22
-31
-4..2
 
Ahead8
Tied6
Behind7
Before event, for batter
Count
2-14
0-23
1-23
0-03
3-22
1-12
0-12
1-01
2-21

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 0.108 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 0.108 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 0.183 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 0.105 73% 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 0.442 79% 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 0.112 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 0.140 83% 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)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

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