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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||40.00||.232||92.00||77.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||17||3||1|| .263|| .353|| .176|
|vs Pomeranz (Career)||4||1||0|| .250||.250||.250|
|vs LHP||26||3||1|| .233|| .231|| .115|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF 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, 1B HOU
|Michael Brantley, LF CLE|
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
|12/24/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Steve Pearce, 1B BAL
|Chris Carter, 1B HOU|
|Last 10 Games|
Astros first baseman Chris Carter goes deep in win Sunday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5:30 pm ET) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 1 for 3 at the plate in Houston's 7-6 win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Carter did his damage in the third when he ripped a two-run blast off of J.A. Happ over the left field wall, his third of the season. Carter boosted his average to .159 with eight RBI in 82 at-bats.
Chris Carter out of Astros' lineup Saturday, Jonathan Villar in at SS
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/2/15) First baseman Chris Carter is out of the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Mariners with Marwin González getting the start instead.|
Carter has started at first base 20 of the Astros' 23 games this season.
With Jed Lowrie recently placed on the disabled list, Jonathan Villar will make his second straight start at shortstop on Saturday.
"Villar played very good shortstop (Friday)," manager A.J. Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle. "I want to keep him in the mix. I wanted Marwin to face Walker. He's had limited time against him, but he's had a little bit of success. We have to keep our guys fresh. One of the downsides of carrying 12 position players is the lack of rest you can get your guys. There's only three bench players, especially with (Evan) Gattis being the primary DH.
"So when I can get Carter off his feet for a day and it matches up well with Villar and Gonzo that’s good."
Astros' Chris Carter credits coaches full-time first baseman role
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/1/15) Making the adjustment this season as the team's full-time first baseman, the Astros' Chris Carter credits first base coach Rich Dauer and bench coach Trey Hillman with assisting him in the transition, per the Houston Chronicle.|
“Richie and Trey have been there helping me out since spring training putting the reps in and being at first base every day and working with me,” Carter said. “Their dedication and being out there working with me every day has helped.”
Carter has started 19 of the Astros' 23 games at first base this season while only starting 14 times at first in 2014.
Astros' Carter homers Tuesday, extends hit streak to seven games
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Astros first baseman Chris Carter hit a two-run homer off Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne during a 14-3 win Tuesday. He finished 2 for 3 with one walk.
Carter has hit safely in seven straight games. He is batting .346 (9 for 26) with one double, two home runs, six RBI, five runs, five walks and seven strikeouts in that span.
Astros' Chris Carter replaces Evan Gattis at DH
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Astros DH Evan Gattis is not listed in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at Oakland. After 11 straight starts at DH, Gattis heads to the bench, replaced at DH by first baseman Chris Carter.
Marwin Gonzalez gets his third start of the year at first base, batting eighth in the lineup.
The Astros are +105 money line underdogs at Oakland.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/4/15||TEX||8:10 pm||Ross Detwiler|
|5/5/15||TEX||8:10 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|5/6/15||TEX||8:10 pm||Colby Lewis|
|5/7/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Hector Santiago|
|5/8/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|5/9/15||@ LAA||9:05 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|5/10/15||@ LAA||3:35 pm||Garrett Richards|