Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:34:20 -0800
Major League Baseball announced its Silver Slugger Awards for the National League Wednesday, Nov. 6. The winners were Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter, Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond, Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer and Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:42:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter has managed just one hit in 15 at-bats with a walk and six strikeouts through the first four games of the National League Division Series. Manager Mike Matheny said he feels it is just a matter of time before Carpenter finds his rhythm. "What he's guilty of is caring too much and feeling like he's got to do something extra special, and that's a trap that many young players fall into," Matheny said.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:30:22 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter broke the franchise's single-season record for doubles by a left-handed hitter Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He currently has 54 doubles, shattering the record previously set by Stan Musial in 1953.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:25:12 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is starting at second base and hitting sixth in the lineup for his major league debut Friday, Aug. 16. 2B Matt Carpenter was moved to third base and 3B David Freese is on the bench. However, Wong won't play every day, but the team will try to get him frequent playing time. It could mean decreased time for Freese. A platoon situation could emerge between Freese, who hits right-handed, and the left-handed hitting Wong. "All we're trying to do is maximize what we have," manager Mike Matheny said. "Kolten has been our most consistent guy in Triple-A. ... And in order to use him, we're going to have to be creative and guys are going to have to understand that we're trying to help our club as a whole." Wong won't take over the leadoff spot from Carpenter when he's in the lineup. Wong was hitting .303 with a .369 on-base percentage and 20 stolen bases at Triple-A Memphis.
Fantasy Tip: Wong can do a little bit of everything, and with semi-regular playing time, he could be a nice weapon for fantasy owners for the rest of the season. He should be owned in all NL-only and most deep mixed leagues. Freese, whose power has failed to come around this year, should be benched or outright cut in shallow leagues.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:08:55 -0700
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey and 2B Marco Scutaro, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals 1B Allen Craig and 2B Matt Carpenter, Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez and OF Andrew McCutchen, Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura and OF Carlos Gomez, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer and Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown have been named as reserves for the National League team in the 2013 All-Star Game.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:29:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday, 1B Allen Craig and 2B Matt Carpenter are out of the lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader Saturday, June 1.
Thu, 02 May 2013 15:30:34 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese is back in the lineup Thursday, May 2, and 2B Matt Carpenter is hitting leadoff. Carpenter had three hits Wednesday, May 1, and Freese hasn't hit the ball out of the infield in 13 straight at-bats. He's hitless in his last 16 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: It's probably safest to keep Freese out of your fantasy lineup until he gets things going. By now, if you own Freese, you should have made alternate plans at the hot corner to deal with his slow start.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:36:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (side) returned to the lineup Sunday, April 28, one day after side tightness forced him from a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I felt good, so I'm back in there," Carpenter said. "Obviously, I felt something [on Saturday], and it was an awkward swing. I was stretching the rest of the game, but I didn't think it was anything serious. I felt pretty good about it."
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:55:49 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals INF Matt Carpenter will start at third base with 3B David Freese (back) out. INF Daniel Descalso will start at second base.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:54:52 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter could open the season starting at third base if 3B David Freese (back) isn't ready for the start of the year. The team will have Freese play in minor league games for the rest of spring training in case they need to backdate a disabled list stint.
Fantasy Tip: Carpenter has played extremely well this spring and has made a nice transition to second base. Even if Freese is ready for the season, Carpenter should see enough time to be worth a late selection in deep mixed leagues.