Latest Update Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk in the Cardinals victory against the Brewers on Sunday. Sun Sep, 07, 05:33 PM
A very good hitter with patience and the ability to get on base consistently with either walks or base hits. A doubles machine, he is versatile enough to play several different positions.
Flaws: : Took some time finding his everyday position at the major league level. Also, his power doesn't really stand out, especially at third base, nor does his base-stealing ability.
Carpenter is now slashing .275/.375/.382 with seven home runs, 55 RBI and 91 runs scored for the Cardinals, which is a far cry form his breakout 2013 campaign. However, he has still managed to dominate the runs scored category while chipping in around the other areas, so he should remain a steady starter the rest of the regular season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Carpenter hasn't had a day off since June 17, so with rosters expanding, he'll get a breather here. Daniel Descalso will fill in at third base Monday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Carpenter has dual eligibility which is a nice plus for fantasy owners. While his numbers have regressed he still has quality stats that deem him as an everyday starter in your line up.Analyst: Colby Conway
Carpenter had been stuck in a five-game 2-for-23 (.130) rut recently but appears to have pulled himself out these last two games in which he has the one home run with five RBI and a pair of runs scored. He obviously remains a high-end commodity if you're using him at second base like many of you should be doing and he's still a pretty good option at the hot corner too. He remains a must-start day-in and day-out.Analyst: Howard Bender