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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||40.00||.232||92.00||77.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets||8||1||0|| .125|| .250|| .125|
|vs Colon (Career)||10||1||0|| .200||.100||.100|
|vs RHP||372||82||27|| .291|| .481|| .220|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, DH SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, RF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Jose Fernandez, SP MIA|
Chris Carter, DH HOU
|Michael Brantley, LF CLE|
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
|12/24/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Steve Pearce, 1B BAL
|Chris Carter, DH HOU|
|Last 10 Games|
Astros' Chris Carter to start spring training at first base
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/22/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Chris Carter will begin spring training starting at first base, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“(Carter will) start coming into camp … at first base, on the team fundamentals, the individualized defense, things like that,” Hinch said. “We’ll have him work a little bit early with some outfield stuff.”
In 2014, Carter hit .227 with a single-season best 37 home runs.
Gattis to play at 1B, DH for Astros; Bad news for Singleton, Carter?
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/21/15) With the signing of Colby Rasmus, the Astros have an even more crowded outfield, but it also means Houston won't have to lean on Evan Gattis to play primarly in left field.
In fact, Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow expects Gattis to occasionally play in left field, but to primarily play at first base and DH. Although, that doesn't bode well for playing time for Jon Singleton and Chris Carter.
“We don’t know what Gattis is going to look like in left field,” Luhnow said, per the Houston Chronicle. “If he’s good out there or adequate, I’m sure he’ll get some at-bats out there. Is he going to be our everyday left fielder? I can’t imagine that happening with the guys that we have, but we want to have that bat in the lineup.
“Guys that have options are going to have to prove to us that they belong in the big leagues. I don’t think it’s just Singleton. Like I said, we’ve got multiple options at every position on the diamond now. So, you know, players may not be playing their preferred position -- that puzzle will come together in spring training. We’re only guessing to try to figure it out right now.”
Astros, Chris Carter avoid arbitration
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/14/15) The Astros have avoided arbitration with designated hitter Chris Carter, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Carter is set to make $4.175 million next season. He's coming off a season in which he hit .227/.308/.491 over 507 at-bats. The 28-year-old hit 37 home runs.
Chris Carter goes deep twice Wednesday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/4/14) Astros first baseman Chris Carter belted two home runs Wednesday against the Angels.
Carter first struck in the second inning. He led off the inning by working a six-pitch at-bat against Jered Weaver. On the final pitch of the at-bat, Carter belted an 87 mph cutter out to left for the solo shot. He added a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning. This time, Carter took a 91 mph fastball out to right.
Carter finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and three RBI.
|2014 summary: Chris Carter was the Astros' primary designated hitter from the start last season, but his sluggish production led to occasional benchings through the first three months. Carter's power was evident, but heading into July he had just 30 hits that weren't home runs. As hit bat heated up in July, Carter virtually became an everyday player, and over the season's final three months, he batted .264 with 24 home runs. The 27-year-old finished as the Astros' team leader in home runs (37) and RBI (88).|
Playing time status: Carter may sit the occasional game in National League parks, but aside from that, he figures to be in the Astros' lineup on a daily basis.
2015 outlook: Even with a strong second half showing, Carter didn't crack the top 15 among first basemen in points leagues, but he just fell short of the top 10 in Rotisserie value. Carter won't have first-base eligibility to begin the season, but it would be an upset if he didn't gain it by midseason. Given how often he strikes out and pops up, it seems unlikely that Carter could bat around .260 for a full season, but even with an average around .230, he'd be worth a middle-round pick in standard mixed Rotisserie leagues. Points league owners, on the other hand, should restrain themselves until the later rounds.
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