Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 33 (November 26, 1985) | 6' 3" | 205lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-95 2B-11 3B-76 DH-2 PH-5
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
STL AA 2012 3 10 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 .300 .462 .600 23 8 .250 n/a
STL AAA 2012 3 7 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 22 22 .200 n/a
STL NL 2012 114 296 44 87 34 63 22 5 6 46 1 1 .294 .365 .463 10 19 .346 40/24/36 11 11
STL NL 2013 157 626 126 199 72 98 55 7 11 78 3 3 .318 .392 .481 10 14 .359 39/27/34 27 30
STL NL 2014 158 595 99 162 95 111 33 2 8 59 5 3 .272 .375 .375 13 16 .318 41/24/35 16 19
STL NL 2015 154 574 101 156 81 151 44 3 28 84 4 3 .272 .365 .505 12 23 .321 30/29/42 25 26
STL AA 2016 4 12 2 4 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .385 .667 8 31 .429 n/a
STL NL 2016 129 473 81 128 81 108 36 6 21 68 0 4 .271 .380 .505 14 19 .307 31/26/43 16 17
STL NL 2017 145 497 91 120 109 125 31 2 23 69 2 1 .241 .384 .451 18 20 .274 27/22/51 13 15
STL NL 2018 156 564 111 145 102 158 42 0 36 81 4 1 .257 .374 .523 15 23 .291 26/27/47 25 25
Career 8yrs 1020 3640 653 998 578 818 264 25 133 485 19 16 .274 .377 .470 13 19 .317 n/a
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Hitter No. 38 in $5x5 (both leagues).

2018 Statcast averages

HIP: 399

Avg Exit Velocity: 90.6

Avg HR Distance: 392 (398 is average)

Avg Launch Angle: 21.4

Appears to have changed his launch angle abruptly in 2015.

Had one homer right down the left field line; all the others were to center or right. 

Bunted with great success for base hits and even beat the shift a number of times hitting grounders to the left side of the infield.

But by far the majority of the action was at or directly over the first baseman. An out or a trot around the bases was the likely result.

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Fangraphs: WAR 5.0 Bat 32 Field -2 Run 1 HR/FB 19% Pull 48% Hard 49%
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