Update: Matt Carpenter contract extension is worth $52M for 6 years. The deal includes $18.5M club option or $2M buyout for 2020.

The Cardinals have now locked up their starting third basemen/utility infielder through the prime years of his career, which has to make prospective fantasy owners happy. Although this news will not change his fantasy value in standard leagues, this increases his value in dynasty leagues now that we know where he will be playing in the upcoming years. ANALYST: Matthew Beck