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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, 17,572nd 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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Career Home Runs

Matt Carpenter: 72 Career Home Runs

12 leading off, 1 walk-off, 9 tying, 29 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
STL72
 
vs RHP49
vs LHP23
 
Away39
Home33
 
Leverage
High Lev14
Medium Lev33
Low Lev25
24 Opps
CIN9
PIT9
CHC7
MIL7
COL5
LAA4
KCR4
ARI3
ATL3
LAD3
OAK2
SDP2
SEA2
NYM2
TBR1
SFG1
TEX1
DET1
PHI1
CLE1
60 Pitchers
Gerrit Cole3
Wily Peralta3
Yordano Ventura2
Kyle Kendrick2
Chris Rusin2
Zack Greinke2
Travis Wood2
Anthony DeSclafani2
Brandon Finnegan2
Jimmy Nelson2
Neftali Feliz1
Billy Buckner1
Drew Hutchison1
Jason Hammel1
David Goforth1
Odrisamer Despaigne1
Logan Ondrusek1
Jhoulys Chacin1
J.J. Hoover1
Nick Tepesch1
18 Parks
Busch Std II33
PNC Pk5
Miller Pk5
Wrigley Fld4
Angel Stad4
Dodger Stad3
GreatAmer BP3
KauffmanStad3
Chase Field2
Safeco Fld2
PetCo Pk1
Turner Fld1
O.co Coliseum1
Nationals Pk1
AT&T Pk1
Jacobs Fld1
SkyDome1
CitizensBank1
Where Hit
932
8921
816
783
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
313
412
212
512
610
17
7+6
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms64
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st57
2nd9
7th4
4th1
6th1
Outs
037
119
216
 
DefPos
3B45
2B18
1B7
PH1
RF1
Bases
---46
1--13
12-4
-2-4
-233
--32
 
105 RBI
RISP13
0 on46
1 on19
2 on7
Any on26
Inning
114
26
313
42
510
69
76
86
95
Extra1
 
1-333
4-621
7-end18
RelScore
+4..9
+32
+26
+16
Tied23
-110
-26
-34
-4..6
 
Ahead23
Tied23
Behind26
Before event,
for batter
Count
3-212
0-110
1-28
2-18
2-28
0-07
1-17
0-25
3-14
1-02
2-01

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2012 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11112012-04-15STLCHCLendy Castilloahead 6-2b 52-2-3,(0-2) 2630.04398%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Beltran Scores
22212012-05-11STLATLMike Minorbehind 0-2b 22---1,(0-0) 1750.10639%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
33312012-05-15STLCHCJames Russelltied 5-5b 81---1,(0-0) 1730.30486%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
44412012-07-27STL@CHCTravis Woodtied 6-6t 40---1,(0-0) 1750.12963%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
55512012-09-12STL@SDPClayton Richardbehind 0-2t 601--4,(1-2) 2290.25050%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Jay Scores
66612012-09-14STL@LADChris Capuanoahead 1-0t 22---4,(2-1) 1740.10768%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2013 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77112013-04-10STLCINLogan Ondrusekahead 6-0b 62--34,(2-1) 2240.008100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Kozma Scores
88212013-04-21STL@PHIKyle Kendricktied 0-0t 11---7,(3-2) 1240.10959%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
99312013-04-26STLPITJonathan Sancheztied 0-0b 10---6,(3-2) 1140.10765%Lead-OffHome Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
1010412013-05-28STL@KCRErvin Santanaahead 2-1t 60---3,(0-2) 1140.12078%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1111512013-06-06STLARIMatt Reynoldsahead 11-2b 50---3,(0-2) 1140.001100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1212612013-06-23STLTEXNick Tepeschtied 0-0b 60---7,(2-2) 1140.18075%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
1313712013-06-30STL@OAKTommy Miloneahead 3-2t 30---4,(1-2) 1140.10472%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1414812013-07-03STL@LAABilly Bucknerahead 10-2t 72---4,(2-1) 1140.002100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
1515912013-07-10STLHOUWesley Wrightbehind 3-4b 711--4,(2-1) 2140.43778%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Cruz Scores
16161012013-08-24STLATLJulio Teheranbehind 0-1b 10---5,(1-2) 1150.11155%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
17171112013-09-22STL@MILWily Peraltabehind 0-4t 31---2,(1-0) 1140.05917%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
2014 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818112014-04-04STL@PITGerrit Colebehind 0-3t 511--2,(0-1) 2150.16931%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Miller Scores
1919212014-06-08STL@TORDrew Hutchisonahead 2-0t 22-2-3,(1-1) 2150.14284%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Cruz Scores
2020312014-06-18STLNYMBartolo Colontied 0-0b 10---3,(1-1) 1150.10865%Lead-OffHome Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
2121412014-06-28STL@LADZack Greinkebehind 0-7t 32---2,(0-1) 1150.0143%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2222512014-07-22STLTBRJake Odorizzitied 0-0b 10---5,(3-1) 1150.10865%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2323612014-07-25STL@CHCTravis Woodbehind 3-5t 50---4,(2-1) 1150.11835%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
2424712014-08-17STLSDPOdrisamer Despaigneahead 4-0b 20---5,(2-2) 1150.03993%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
2525812014-09-13STLCOLFranklin Moralesahead 2-0b 22-2-2,(0-1) 2150.12988%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Miller Scores
2015 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2626112015-04-12STL@CINKevin Greggtied 5-5t 1111--6,(3-2) 2150.42493%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF); Wong Scores
2727212015-04-19STLCINMike Leaketied 0-0b 10---4,(2-1) 1150.10365%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2828312015-04-22STL@WSNDoug Fistertied 0-0t 10---7,(2-2) 1150.10160%Lead-OffHome Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
2929412015-05-03STLPITVance Worleytied 0-0b 40---7,(3-2) 1250.13369%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
3030512015-05-05STLCHCKyle Hendricksbehind 1-4b 5112-2,(0-1) 3250.30954%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Wong Scores; Bourjos Scores
3131612015-05-14STL@CLEMarc Rzepczynskibehind 0-1t 811--4,(2-1) 2250.45972%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bourjos Scores
3232712015-05-16STLDETDavid Pricebehind 0-1b 11---6,(2-2) 1250.10853%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
3333812015-05-24STL@KCRYordano Venturaahead 2-1t 601--3,(1-1) 2250.16687%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Wong Scores
3434912015-07-10STL@PITGerrit Colebehind 0-1t 31-2-3,(2-0) 2150.19960%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Pham Scores
35351012015-07-23STLKCRChris Youngtied 2-2b 301--3,(0-2) 2250.18077%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Wong Scores
36361112015-07-30STLCOLChris Rusintied 1-1b 2212-3,(1-1) 3150.26881%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Piscotty Scores; Martinez Scores
37371222015-07-30STLCOLChris Rusinbehind 4-5b 50---5,(1-2) 1150.16056%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
38381312015-07-31STLCOLKyle Kendricktied 0-0b 10---6,(2-2) 1150.10365%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
39391412015-08-04STL@CINAnthony DeSclafanibehind 0-3t 31--35,(1-2) 2150.12735%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Grichuk Scores
40401512015-08-05STL@CINJ.J. Hooverbehind 2-3t 81---5,(2-2) 1150.26645%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
41411612015-08-08STL@MILWily Peraltatied 0-0t 10---6,(3-2) 1150.10360%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
42421712015-08-09STL@MILJimmy Nelsonbehind 1-3t 72-233,(1-1) 3150.46866%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Moss Scores; Piscotty Scores
43431812015-08-14STLMIAMike Dunnahead 2-0b 80---6,(3-2) 1150.03298%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
44441912015-08-24STL@ARIJhoulys Chacinbehind 0-1t 31---7,(3-2) 1150.11948%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
45452012015-08-30STL@SFGChris Hestontied 0-0t 10---2,(0-1) 1150.10561%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
46462112015-09-05STLPITArquimedes Camineroahead 2-0b 701--2,(1-0) 2150.06597%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bourjos Scores
47472212015-09-16STL@MILWily Peraltaahead 2-0t 30---3,(1-1) 1150.08481%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
48482312015-09-17STL@MILDavid Goforthahead 5-0t 62---2,(0-1) 1150.02197%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
49492412015-09-19STL@CHCZac Rosscupbehind 1-5t 901--5,(1-2) 2150.0397%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Garcia Scores
50502512015-09-23STLCINBrandon Finneganahead 1-0b 311--1,(0-0) 2140.16284%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Cruz Scores
51512622015-09-23STLCINBrandon Finneganahead 4-0b 501--4,(1-2) 2140.03598%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Lynn Scores
52522712015-09-27STLMILJeremy Jeffresstied 1-1b 71---7,(3-2) 1150.23078%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
53532812015-09-30 (1)STL@PITGerrit Colebehind 1-6t 60---2,(0-1) 1150.0317%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
2016 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5454112016-04-10STL@ATLJose Ramirezahead 9-6t 91-231,(0-0) 3130.017100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Garcia Scores; Diaz Scores
5555212016-04-17STLCINJon Moscotbehind 2-3b 50---5,(3-1) 1150.15657%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
5656312016-04-25STL@ARIZack Greinkebehind 5-11t 72---5,(2-2) 1150.0092%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
5757412016-05-07STLPITA.J. Schugeltied 4-4b 911--4,(1-2) 2150.367100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Diaz Scores
5858512016-05-10STL@LAAHector Santiagotied 0-0t 10---5,(3-1) 1150.10160%Lead-OffHome Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
5959622016-05-10STL@LAAA.J. Achterahead 6-0t 60---3,(1-1) 1150.01199%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
6060712016-05-12STL@LAAJered Weaverbehind 3-5t 5012-2,(0-1) 3150.28065%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Wong Scores; Diaz Scores
6161812016-05-15STL@LADAlex Woodtied 0-0t 32---5,(2-2) 1150.12558%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
6262912016-05-19STLCOLScott Obergahead 10-7b 80-236,(3-2) 3150.009100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Wong Scores; Moss Scores
63631012016-06-10STL@PITNeftali Felizbehind 0-2t 8012-1,(0-0) 3140.44375%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Fryer Scores; Garcia Scores
64641112016-06-21STL@CHCJason Hammeltied 1-1t 30---6,(3-2) 1140.11762%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
65651212016-06-26STL@SEADonn Roachahead 5-3t 61---6,(3-2) 1140.08986%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
66661322016-06-26STL@SEAVidal Nunoahead 10-6t 92---1,(0-0) 1140.01099%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
67671412016-06-28STL@KCRYordano Venturaahead 3-2t 50---2,(0-1) 1140.11275%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
68681512016-08-10STLCINAnthony DeSclafanitied 0-0b 10---2,(0-1) 1130.10165%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
69691612016-08-24STLNYMJacob deGromtied 0-0b 10---6,(3-2) 1130.10165%Lead-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
70701712016-08-28STLOAKAndrew Triggsbehind 1-5b 31---4,(2-1) 1130.06820%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
71711812016-09-06STL@PITTony Watsonbehind 5-6t 92---3,(0-2) 14PH0.36140%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
72721912016-09-09STLMILJimmy Nelsonbehind 0-3b 321--5,(3-1) 2130.18439%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Martinez Scores

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