Latest Update Matt Carpenter Doubles, Homers, Drives in Three Mon Aug, 18, 04:14 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 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
A quick two-game 0-for-8 is a rarity for Carpenter, so to see him break out of it with a three-hit game shouldn't be new or surprising. What is a little surprising is Carpenter's home/road splits. The guy just doesn't perform well at home yet is batting .315 with four home runs and 22 RBI on the road this year.Analyst: Howard Bender
The on-base machine did it all today for the Cardinals, but don't expect many more stolen bases as he had four coming into this game and only stole three bases during the entire 2013 season. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Carpenter is now 9-for-23 with 5 RBI and three runs scored over his last six games as he tries to bounce back from a rather unimpressive first half. He is now slashing .288/.383/.400 with six home runs and 41 RBI through 410 at-bats, which gives him a lot of ground to make up in order to live up to his draft position following his breakout 2013 campaign. Analyst: Matthew Beck