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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, 17,574th 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 2011-2016
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: 67 Career Home Runs

10 leading off, 1 walk-off, 8 tying, 27 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
STL67
 
vs RHP45
vs LHP22
 
Away38
Home29
 
Leverage
High Lev14
Medium Lev29
Low Lev24
24 Opps
CIN8
PIT8
CHC7
MIL6
COL5
LAA4
KCR4
ARI3
ATL3
LAD3
SDP2
SEA2
TBR1
SFG1
OAK1
TEX1
DET1
NYM1
PHI1
CLE1
57 Pitchers
Gerrit Cole3
Wily Peralta3
Yordano Ventura2
Kyle Kendrick2
Chris Rusin2
Zack Greinke2
Travis Wood2
Brandon Finnegan2
Neftali Feliz1
Billy Buckner1
Drew Hutchison1
Jason Hammel1
David Goforth1
Odrisamer Despaigne1
Logan Ondrusek1
Jhoulys Chacin1
J.J. Hoover1
Nick Tepesch1
Kyle Hendricks1
Vance Worley1
18 Parks
Busch Std II29
Miller Pk5
PNC Pk4
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
930
8919
815
783
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
312
411
211
511
69
17
7+6
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms59
2·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st53
2nd9
7th4
6th1
Outs
035
118
214
 
DefPos
3B45
2B18
1B3
RF1
Bases
---42
1--12
12-4
-2-4
-233
--32
 
99 RBI
RISP13
0 on42
1 on18
2 on7
Any on25
Inning
112
26
311
42
510
69
76
86
94
Extra1
 
1-329
4-621
7-end17
RelScore
+4..9
+32
+26
+16
Tied21
-19
-26
-33
-4..5
 
Ahead23
Tied21
Behind23
Before event,
for batter
Count
3-211
0-19
1-28
2-28
0-07
1-17
2-17
0-24
3-13
1-02
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 0.142 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 0.108 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 0.108 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 0.103 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 0.101 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 0.133 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 0.309 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 0.459 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 0.108 53% 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 0.166 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 0.180 77% 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 0.268 81% 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 0.160 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 0.103 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 0.032 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 0.119 48% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
45 45 20 1 2015-08-30 STL @ SFG Chris Heston tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 5 0.105 61% Lead-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
46 46 21 1 2015-09-05 STL PIT Arquimedes Caminero ahead 2-0 b 7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  2 1 5 0.065 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bourjos Scores
47 47 22 1 2015-09-16 STL @ MIL Wily Peralta ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 5 0.084 81% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF)
48 48 23 1 2015-09-17 STL @ MIL David Goforth ahead 5-0 t 6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 5 0.021 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
49 49 24 1 2015-09-19 STL @ CHC Zac Rosscup behind 1-5 t 9 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  2 1 5 0.039 7% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Garcia Scores
50 50 25 1 2015-09-23 STL CIN Brandon Finnegan ahead 1-0 b 3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 1 4 0.162 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Cruz Scores
51 51 26 2 2015-09-23 STL CIN Brandon Finnegan ahead 4-0 b 5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  2 1 4 0.035 98% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Lynn Scores
52 52 27 1 2015-09-27 STL MIL Jeremy Jeffress tied 1-1 b 7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  1 1 5 0.230 78% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
53 53 28 1 2015-09-30 (1) STL @ PIT Gerrit Cole behind 1-6 t 6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 5 0.031 7% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
2016 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
54 54 1 1 2016-04-10 STL @ ATL Jose Ramirez ahead 9-6 t 9 1 -23 1,(0-0)  3 1 3 0.016 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Garcia Scores; Diaz Scores
55 55 2 1 2016-04-17 STL CIN Jon Moscot behind 2-3 b 5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 1 5 0.157 57% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
56 56 3 1 2016-04-25 STL @ ARI Zack Greinke behind 5-11 t 7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  1 1 5 0.009 2% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
57 57 4 1 2016-05-07 STL PIT A.J. Schugel tied 4-4 b 9 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  2 1 5 0.367 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Diaz Scores
58 58 5 1 2016-05-10 STL @ LAA Hector Santiago tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 1 5 0.100 60% Lead-Off Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
59 59 6 2 2016-05-10 STL @ LAA A.J. Achter ahead 6-0 t 6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 1 5 0.011 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
60 60 7 1 2016-05-12 STL @ LAA Jered Weaver behind 3-5 t 5 0 12- 2,(0-1)  3 1 5 0.277 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Wong Scores; Diaz Scores
61 61 8 1 2016-05-15 STL @ LAD Alex Wood tied 0-0 t 3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  1 1 5 0.126 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
62 62 9 1 2016-05-19 STL COL Scott Oberg ahead 10-7 b 8 0 -23 6,(3-2)  3 1 5 0.009 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Wong Scores; Moss Scores
63 63 10 1 2016-06-10 STL @ PIT Neftali Feliz behind 0-2 t 8 0 12- 1,(0-0)  3 1 4 0.447 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Fryer Scores; Garcia Scores
64 64 11 1 2016-06-21 STL @ CHC Jason Hammel tied 1-1 t 3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 4 0.118 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
65 65 12 1 2016-06-26 STL @ SEA Donn Roach ahead 5-3 t 6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  1 1 4 0.089 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
66 66 13 2 2016-06-26 STL @ SEA Vidal Nuno ahead 10-6 t 9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 1 4 0.009 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
67 67 14 1 2016-06-28 STL @ KCR Yordano Ventura ahead 3-2 t 5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 1 4 0.111 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)

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