|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||520.00||33.00||.219||90.00||71.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||23||4||1|| .310|| .391|| .174|
|vs Kazmir (Career)||8||3||0|| .500||.545||.375|
|vs LHP||99||23||8|| .319|| .535|| .232|
|07/22/2014||Garrett Richards, SP LAA|
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
|Hanley Ramirez, SS LAD|
Kyle Seager, 3B SEA
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
|07/22/2014||Chris Carter, DH HOU||C.J. Cron, DH LAA|
|07/22/2014||Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE|
Carlos Beltran, DH NYY
|Francisco Lindor, SS CLE|
Manny Banuelos, SP NYY
Jesus Montero, DH SEA
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Jose Tabata, LF PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|Chris Carter hits grand slam in loss |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) Astros designated hitter Chris Carter blasted his second career grand slam in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Angels. Carter's 403-foot shot to center in the third inning was his 15th homer of the season and gave him 35 RBI.
Carter also homered Friday, but is hitting just .189/.270/.426 on the year.
|Though the Athletics never seemed willing to commit to Chris Carter, who was considered their top prospect once upon a time, the Astros turned over an everyday job to him right away, playing him at first base, left field, DH -- wherever they could find at-bats for him, really. What does defense matter for a rebuilding club, right? Unfortunately, defense wasn't the only shortcoming for the hulking 27-year-old. Carter led the majors with 212 strikeouts, whiffing nearly every two at-bats. He won't hit for average if he keeps that up, and he's old enough now that you have to assume he will. A high walk rate helps offset the low batting average in real life, but in Fantasy, walks only count in Head-to-Head leagues, where the strikeouts already destroy Carter's value. Nope, his best use is as a home run specialist late in Rotisserie leagues. His 29 home runs last year were tied for 15th-most in baseball, and that was with him hitting an inexplicable .164 at Minute Maid Park, which is a great venue for right-handed power hitters. Of course, with top prospects George Springer and Jonathan Singleton entering the fold, Carter could get the squeeze if he slumps early, but for the price of a late-round pick, he's not too much of a gamble.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/23/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|7/24/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|7/25/14||MIA||8:10 pm||Brad Hand|
|7/26/14||MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|7/27/14||MIA||2:10 pm||Jacob Turner|
|7/28/14||OAK||8:10 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|7/29/14||OAK||8:10 pm||Jeff Samardzija|