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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%: 95/90 | Average Draft Position: 192.63
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)520.0033.00.21990.0071.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
39130.23072562
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140800069300
2013061000514700
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Yankees1921 .150 .263 .105
vs McCarthy (Career)3222.667.667.667
vs RHP2766221 .282 .504 .225
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
08/21/2014Starling Marte, LF PIT
Chris Carter, DH HOU
08/21/2014Kyle Seager, 3B SEA
Michael Morse, LF SF
Bartolo Colon, SP NYM
Drew Stubbs, CF COL
Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD
Dan Haren, SP LAD
Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM
DJ LeMahieu, 2B COL
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Chris Sale, SP CHW
Wilin Rosario, C COL
David Robertson, RP NYY
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAA
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
Jake McGee, RP TB
08/21/2014Kennys Vargas, 1B MIN
Adam Wainwright, SP STL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Jose Abreu, 1B CHW
Jordan Lyles, SP COL
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
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8/11MIN3111110
8/12MIN4222500
8/13MIN4020100
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8/16@BOS4221200
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8/19@NYY5111300
8/20@NYY4000000
 
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Chris Carter's 30th homer a big one
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/20/14) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter continued his hot-hitting ways Tuesday, as he slugged the team to a 7-4 victory over the Yankees.

Carter was hitless with four strikeouts heading into the ninth inning, but made up for that with one swing. With the score tied at 4-4, Carter unleashed a three-run blast to put the Astros up for good.

Carter has established a new career-high with his 30th home run of the season, and he has 72 RBI to go with that, just 10 off his best total. He is hitting .233/.301/.519 in 110 games overall. 

Chris Carter one home run shy of 30
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/14) Astros DH Chris Carter is one home run shy of 30 after belting his 29th home run Saturday at Boston. Carter was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI.

Carter put Houston ahead 3-0 with a sac fly in the second inning before giving Houston a 6-3 lead with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Unfortunately, Houston would lose the game 10-7.

Carter has been on quite the power surge, homering 16 times in his last 35 games. He has a .741 slugging percentage and 1.123 OPS in that span. Carter is also batting .333 with seven doubles, 31 runs and 39 RBI in his last 35 games.

Does Chris Carter have staying power?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/13/14) If you've owned Chris Carter for any of the last five weeks, you're probably pleased with both him for hitting a bunch of home runs -- 15 in his last 31 games, to be exact -- and yourself for having the foresight to start this player whose batting average only recently eclipsed the Mendoza line.

Considering it's up to a not-so-embarassing .230 now, it feels like ancient history, but it was really only a month ago. In fact, at the start of it all, Carter was batting a ghastly .182 with a .664 OPS. Can a player really change that much that fast? Has Carter?

Yes and no. While he's not the .328 hitter he's been in his last 31 games, he was due for a big correction with the way his season started. And judging by his .262 BABIP, down from .311 last year and .295 the year before, he's still due for more.

Granted, the abundance of home runs might be skewing that number a bit -- they don't count as "balls in play" -- but who's to say he hasn't improved as a power hitter at age 27? He wouldn't be the first. Even with all his limitations, the potential to hit 40 home runs with full-time at-bats would make Carter kind of like another Mark Trumbo. You drafted Trumbo at the start of the year expecting to play him every week, hot or cold, right? I sure did.

So while Carter is sure to cool off at some point, I won't be so quick to drop him, particularly in Rotisserie leagues, when he finally does.

Chris Carter adds to home run total
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/14) Astros outfielder/first basemen Chris Carter belted two home runs Tuesday against the Twins.

Carter hit a two-run shot in the third inning, and struck again in his next at-bat. With two men on, Carter smashed an 81 mph slider out to left for the three-run homer. It was the sixth time this season Carter has hit more than one home run in a game. He finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and five RBI. 

He now has 28 home runs on the season -- one shy of his career-high of 29 from last year -- and 66 RBI. His batting average is up to .230 on the season thanks to a .315 clip since July 1.

Hitters to start in Week 20
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/10/14) Need a sleeper for Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 11-17)? Caleb Joseph, Chris Carter, Kolten Wong, Casey McGehee, Danny Santana and Corey Dickerson are all players to consider.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/22/14@ CLE7:05 pmCarlos Carrasco
8/23/14@ CLE7:05 pmDanny Salazar
8/24/14@ CLE1:05 pmTrevor Bauer
8/25/14OAK8:10 pmJason Hammel
8/26/14OAK8:10 pmJeff Samardzija
8/27/14OAK8:10 pmSonny Gray
8/28/14TEX8:10 pmNick Tepesch
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010OAK24708133772110 .256 .329 .186
2011OAK1544260022000 .174 .136 .136
2012OAK6721838521639398300 .350 .514 .239
2013HOU1485066411329827021220 .320 .451 .223
2014HOU112395569130723413821 .297 .511 .230
Total 36612331682757820015247451 .310 .463 .223
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010OAKOF22222725020 .926
2011OAK1B1196964415 .986
2012OAK1B555145343314629 .987
2013HOU1B615449147217245 .996
2013HOUOF51436461030 .953
2014HOU1B887971625 .975
2014HOUOF6612120001.000
Total  20219311951138411684 .987
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010OAK102310003
2011OAK00600001
2012OAK12011230014
2013HOU24222850418
2014HOU19120230517
Total 5635711209323
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 Hampshire2371613300531910.224.225.183
 
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