Latest Update Matt Carpenter hit 5th home run of the year Tuesday Tue Jul, 22, 11:44 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.
Another solid game for Carpenter who is batting .278 on the season. He hasn't been quite as consistent as he was last year, but he's been solid nonetheless. He remains one of the better options at second base.Analyst: David Kerr
Carpenter hasn't been producing at the level we had hoped in the first half of the season, but has managed to keep up a respectable pace to accompany his multi-position eligibility. He is now slashing .275/.369/.377 with four home runs and 31 RBI while taking 43 walks. Analyst: Matthew Beck
This will be just the second time Carpenter has been out of the lineup this season, so a well-deserved day of rest. It may also help snap him out of his 1-for-14 slump that he's currently in. Daniel Descalso will handle the work at third base Tuesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Carpenter, who is hitting .299 on the year, finally hit his second home run of the season Sunday. It was the third baseman's first since the fourth game of the season.Analyst: Michael Pichan