Latest Update Carter is now playing DH and Krauss moves to 1B. Order stays same. Carter with a minor ailment Wed Sep, 24, 06:02 PM
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.
The team wasn't specific as to the nature of Carter's ailment but it's obviously not serious enough to pull him out of the lineup. Continue to use Carter, business as usual.Analyst: Howard Bender
Carter continues to have himself a great finish to the 2014 season, as he is now slashing .271/.355/.561 with 18 home runs and 47 RBI over his last 214 at-bats. His recent production has moved him into must-start status and should remain there over the final week of the regular season as he has now just three long balls away form 40 home runs. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Since returning from the All-Star break Carter is slashing .284/.357/.619 with 17 home runs, 45 RBI and 32 runs scored over 176 at-bats. Although he is a career .225 hitter, Carter has shown he can get the job done more frequently at the plate down the stretch and warrants a start in most fantasy formats as long as he keeps producing at a high rate. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Don't look now but the guys with the .234 average has himself a four-game nit streak working and has three home runs over his last two games. Dealing with Carter's batting average and streakiness can be tough for fantasy owners, particularly those in head-to-head leagues. But roto owners fare much better as they can offset the average throughout the season and his contribution to the counting stats -- 36 home runs and 84 RBI -- easily make up for the average shortcoming. You've rolled with him this long, why stop now?Analyst: Howard Bender