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23 Chris Carter DH
Height/Weight: 6-4/248 | Birthdate: 12/18/1986 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 43/33 | Average Draft Position: 192.93
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)520.0033.00.21990.0071.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
29219.21244361
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140800017300
2013061000514700
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Oakland3281 .359 .500 .250
vs Samardzija (Career)3301.6671.0001.000
vs RHP1893711 .268 .434 .196
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/24/2014Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Aaron Harang, SP ATL
07/24/2014Nathan Eovaldi, SP MIA
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Joakim Soria, RP DET
Justin Verlander, SP DET
James Shields, SP KC
Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL
Ben Zobrist, 2B TB
Dillon Gee, SP NYM
07/24/2014George Springer, RF HOU
Logan Forsythe, 2B TB
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
Ben Zobrist, 2B TB
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Alex Gordon, LF KC
Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
7/8@TEX4222200
7/9@TEX4120000
7/11BOS4222200
7/12BOS4010100
7/13BOS3010000
7/18@CHW4000000
7/19@CHW3000010
7/20@CHW3220111
7/22@OAK5030200
7/23@OAK4110110
 
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Latest News
Chris Carter having a pretty productive July
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/14) Astros DH Chris Carter doubled twice for the second straight game during a 3-2 win Tuesday at Oakland. He finished 3 for 5 with two RBI.

Carter has totaled six multi-hit games in July. He is batting .333 (18 for 54) with a .373 on-base percentage, .759 slugging percentage and 1.132 OPS in 14 games this month. He also has five doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI, 11 runs, three walks and 18 strikeouts.

Chris Carter still impossible to trust
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/17/14) Chris Carter has homered six times in his last eight games to make him the sixth-best hitter in Head-to-Head leagues and the fifth-best in Rotisserie during that stretch, which is great.

Now who wants to bet on him doing it again in his next eight?

We've seen this before from him -- too many times before -- so we know what comes next: a two-week stretch when he collects just three hits, striking out every other at-bat. How do you think his batting average got to be .223 last season? How do you think it got to be .205 this season? He has five more singles than home runs, for crying out loud.

And that's the catch with him: He can hit you bunches of home runs, sure, but because he does absolutely nothing in between, he's inevitably sitting for you when he hits those home runs.

Maybe he won't cool off this week. Maybe the requisite slump won't come until the last week of July or the first week of August. But rest assured, it'll come, so unless you're willing to ride it out with him, you might as well not even bother with him. I don't know about you, but I'd have to be pretty desperate for power to take that hit in batting average.

Chris Carter clubs two more homers
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/14) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter has found his swing in recent games, as he put together his second multi-homer game in three days Friday against the Red Sox.

Carter went deep twice in an 8-3 loss to the Red Sox, clubbing a pair of solo home runs. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two driven in along with one strikeout in the loss.

Carter has a seven-game hitting streak active, and has clubbed six home runs in that span. He now has 19 on the season, ranking eighth in the American League, while hitting .203/.280/.470 in 266 at-bats. 

Chris Carter goes yard twice Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/14) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter hit two home runs Friday against the Red Sox.

Carter's first blast came in the sixth inning. He worked a six-pitch at-bat from John Lackey, homering on a 92 mph fastball. In his next at-bat Carter managed another solo shot, this time off reliever Craig Breslow. Carter finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI. 

Chris Carter goes deep twice Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/14) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter's power surge continued Tuesday, as he clubbed two more home runs in an 8-3 win over the Rangers.

Carter went 2 for 4 in the game, with each of his hits leaving the yard for a solo home run in the win. Carter now has 17 home runs overall, including four in his last four games, with seven RBI in that span.  

Carter is hitting .194/.274/.446 in 258 at-bats on the season. 

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/25/14MIA8:10 pmBrad Hand
7/26/14MIA7:10 pmTom Koehler
7/27/14MIA2:10 pmJacob Turner
7/28/14OAK8:10 pmJesse Chavez
7/29/14OAK8:10 pmJeff Samardzija
7/30/14OAK2:10 pmJason Hammel
7/31/14TOR8:10 pmDrew Hutchison
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010OAK24708133772110 .256 .329 .186
2011OAK1544260022000 .174 .136 .136
2012OAK6721838521639398300 .350 .514 .239
2013HOU1485066411329827021220 .320 .451 .223
2014HOU86292366219442710611 .288 .473 .212
Total 34011301482466717214544241 .309 .449 .218
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010OAKOF22222725020 .926
2011OAK1B1196964415 .986
2012OAK1B555145343314629 .987
2013HOU1B615449147217245 .996
2013HOUOF51436461030 .953
2014HOU1B887971625 .975
2014HOUOF11330001.000
Total  19718811861129411684 .987
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010OAK102310003
2011OAK00600001
2012OAK12011230014
2013HOU24222850418
2014HOU17113820515
Total 5435071109321
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 R-Bristol6523333661701037176421 .350 .485 .283
2006 R-Great Falls6925137752111559347044 .398 .570 .299
2006 A-Kannapolis134646301551700 .231 .261 .130
2007 A-Kannapolis1264678413627325936711232 .383 .522 .291
2008 A-Stockton137506101131324391047715640 .361 .569 .259
2009AA-Midland1254901081654122410182119135 .435 .576 .337
2009AAA-Sacramento13547142041431401 .293 .519 .259
2010AAA-Sacramento River Cat1254659212029231947313811 .365 .529 .258
2011AAA-Sacramento River Cat7529655811821872428551 .366 .530 .274
2011AFA-Stockton Ports6243800374800 .429 .708 .333
2012AAA-Sacramento River Cat7227648771911253387451 .367 .486 .279
Total 8263108572879209151826394428573716 .377 .535 .283
2014AA-New Hampshire1651210300321000.241.255.196
 
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