Latest Update Chris Carter hits 21st home run Tue Jul, 29, 08:01 AM
Is blessed with a huge frame. Patient, he has quick wrists and a fluid, short stroke that generates monster power. Has enough athleticism to play in the outfield, as well as first base.
Flaws: : Strikes out way too much, so he needs to start making more consistent contact in the big leagues. Also needs to keep refining his defensive fundamentals and find his niche.
Carter is now slashing .278/.372/.583 with two home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored since returning from the All-Star break, and with Monday night's home run, he now has eight in the month of July. Although he has certainly picked up the pace this summer, outside of the home run category he is going to hurt more than help if used in everyday lineups. However, until he cools off he should be targeted in all but the shallowest of fantasy formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Carter's second half surge continued on Thursday, having now hit safely in four straight games, while logging six extra-base hits (1 HR) and five RBI over that stretch. He currently owns a batting average north of .300 since returning from the All-Star break, which he will never be able to maintain considering his 35.8 strikeout rate, but with George Springer out of the lineup there will be more opportunities for Carter to drive in runs at least for short-term purposes. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Carter has been a doubles machine of late, having logged four two-baggers over his last two games while adding three RBI and two runs scored. Although his .212 average scares many potential owners away, there is no denying this guy's power. Sitting on a 15.6 AB/HR, Carter remains on track to reach 30 home runs for the first time in his career, and with power at a premium this day in age, he warrants ownership in all but the shallowest of league formats, even if he continues to hover around the Mendoza Line the rest of the way.Analyst: Matthew Beck
The slugger extended his current hit streak to seven games with home runs number 18 and 19 on the year. Carter has now clubbed six home runs in eight games this month with four multi-hit games, including three in a row, to raise his season average from .184 coming into the month to .203 after Friday's affair.Analyst: Michael Pichan