Latest Update Matt Carpenter continues to rake during the playoffs Mon Oct, 13, 01:18 AM
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's incredible post-season continues. He's batting .333 through six games and is sitting on four home runs, eight RBI and a .360 on-base percentage. He was a huge part of beating the Dodgers in the NLDS and he is now continuing the trend here against the Giants.Analyst: Howard Bender
The home run was Carpenter's third in three days. He's now 6-for-12 with a whopping seven RBI and four runs scored in the NLDS. He's likely to get postseason helium that will carry over into next Spring. Just remember on draft day that this guy slashed .272/.375/.375 with just eight home runs and five steals after being universally drafted as a top-5 option at second base. Don't buy into the hype. Analyst: Spencer Silva
While the broadcasters for the NLDS were going on and on about how Carpenter destroys the Dodgers, none of them had the good sense to check his .231/.286/.385 slash line with one home run and one RBI and 10 strikeouts over 26 at-bats against them this season. Perhaps they were just caught up in the excitement as he is having a phenomenal series through the first two games. He is currently 4-for-8 with a double, two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored. Not too shabby, eh? The rest of the Cards are going to have to follow suit as he is not going to be able to do it all on his own.Analyst: Howard Bender
Carpenter failed to have the same success in 2014 that he had during his career year last season by hitting .272 with 99 runs, eight home runs, 59 RBI and five stolen bases. The output in today's contest already tops his output in 17 games during the Cardinals playoff run last year. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba