Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:55:01 -0700
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter has a nine-game hitting streak, dating back to Thursday, July 3. Carter has six home runs, 10 RBIs and nine runs, with a .371/.405/.914 slash line during the streak.
Fantasy Tip: Carter's power is legit, but he is a batting average anchor, too. He is an option in all formats when hot.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:02:48 -0700
Houston Astros OF George Springer (knee) was the designated hitter due to soreness in his right knee Sunday, July 13. 1B Chris Carter played left field for the first time since last season.
Mon, 05 May 2014 20:04:26 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter moved DH Chris Carter to the cleanup spot for the first time this season Monday, May 5, against the Detroit Tigers. He was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout. "We all know this guy probable has the most raw power on our team. If we can get him going in the middle of our lineup, it will really, really help the lineup," Porter said.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:27:51 -0700
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter, who is out of options, appears to be a locker for the roster. He is expected to serve primarily as the team's designated hitter.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:30:16 -0700
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter is working to cut down on his strikeout problem, chiefly by attacking pitches in the strike zone more frequently, regardless of count. He's 8-for-26 (.308) in the Grapefruit League this spring with three doubles, a home run and four RBI. Manager Bo Porter said Carter is picking up the ball better out of the pitcher's hand and has laid off pitches he would've hacked at last season.
Fantasy Tip: Carter drafters should pick him primarily for his ability to leave the yard, which is still excellent. Any BA improvement will be gravy and shouldn't be a guaranteed inclusion in what he offers.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:43:09 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter (hand) is dealing with a minor hand injury, and it forced him to miss his third consecutive game Tuesday, July 9. He is available as a pinch hitter, and he went through a full batting practice session Tuesday.
Wed, 22 May 2013 19:52:15 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said Wednesday, May 22, that he likes to use 1B Chris Carter at first base and 1B Carlos Pena as the designated hitter, even though Pena is the better defensive player, because he enjoys the option of moving Carter to the outfield late in games if needed.
Mon, 06 May 2013 16:40:23 -0700
Houston Astros OF Chris Carter will remain an everyday player, but he'll likely spend more time at first base and designated hitter now, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Fantasy Tip: With the Astros' outfield roster shuffle Monday, J.D. Martinez should receive regular playing time now that he's back from the disabled list, and he's a target for AL-only leaguers. Robbie Grossman, Jimmy Paredes and Trevor Crowe will likely battle for playing time for the other outfield spots, along with Brandon Barnes, if Carter isn't starting in the outfield. Grossman, Paredes and Crowe are all switch-hitters, too, so the playing time could be very fluid, and Bo Porter may choose to ride the hot hand.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:42:46 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said OF Chris Carter will get the day off against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, April 28.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:50:48 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Brett Wallace struck out eight times during the three-game series against the Texas Rangers that wrapped up Wednesday, April 3. OF Chris Carter struck out seven times in the series, while 1B Carlos Pena whiffed six times.