|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||630.00||12.00||.298||66.00||109.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||26||6||1|| .286|| .385|| .231|
|vs Collmenter (Career)||2||1||0|| .500||.400||.500|
|vs RHP||412||114||6|| .380|| .381|| .277|
|12/24/2014||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL|
Matt Kemp, OF SD
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Madison Bumgarner, SP SF|
|12/24/2014||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL||Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
|12/23/2014||Chris Archer, SP TB|
Matt Carpenter, 3B STL
Addison Russell, SS CHC
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Manny Machado, 3B BAL
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals discuss option of moving Carpenter down in lineup
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/14/14) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he has discussed with Mike Matheny the possibility of moving second baseman Matt Carpenter down in the lineup next season in an attempt to improve the offense.
Carpenter performed well in that role last season. however, scoring 99 runs with 95 walks and compiling an on-base percentage of .375.
Matt Carpenter homers, drives in four runs in Game 1 win
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/3/14) Cardinals third base Matt Carpenter went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 10-9 win over the Dodgers Friday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Carpenter knocked a solo home run in the sixth inning to reduce his team's deficit to four runs before the Cardinals exploded for eight runs in the seventh, three of which came on a bases-loaded double by the third baseman. He hit just eight home runs in the regular season while posting a .272/.375/.375 line in 595 at-bats.
Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams back in the lineup
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/22/14) After sitting out with a stomach bug, both Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup for Monday's game at the Cubs. Neither player has appeared in a game since Friday.
Matt Carpenter, Matt Adams out Saturday with illness
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter and first baseman Matt Adams are not in the starting lineup Saturday due to stomach illness, MLB.com reports.
Matt Carpenter chips in three RBI during 7-6 win
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/18/14) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter doubled, homered and drove in three runs during a 7-6 win Sunday against the Padres. He also finished with three hits and two runs.
Carpenter led off the bottom of the second inning with a home run off Odraismer Despaigne to put St. Louis ahead 5-0. He then added a two-RBI double in the sixth inning, which gave St. Louis a 7-4 lead.
He is batting .271 with one triple, one home run, five doubles, 10 RBI, 11 runs, nine walks and one stolen base in 16 August games.
Highlighting top third base prospects for 2015
Third base may be losing its luster at the major-league level, but it's where you'll find some of the best prospects in the game right now. Scott White ranks the top 10 at the position.
|2014 summary: It was apparent something was off for Matt Carpenter from the beginning of 2014. He was striking out every fourth at-bat in April, up from every sixth at-bat in 2013. He got that under control in May and hit 30 of his 33 doubles thereafter, coming closer to his MLB-leading 55-doubles pace from the year before while also leading the NL with 95 walks. But the decline in batting average of nearly 50 points from 2013 never righted itself, taking him from MVP candidate to also-ran.|
Playing time status: Though he didn't live up to his 2014 numbers, Carpenter was still one of the top leadoff men in the game, reaching base at a .375 clip and scoring 99 runs. The Cardinals have discussed dropping him to third in the lineup, which would change the distribution of his runs and RBI without altering his value overall. Just something to keep in mind if you consider him a category specialist in Rotisserie leagues.
2015 outlook: Most likely, Carpenter will never have another season like he had in 2013. But given his high contact rate and line-drive approach, 2014 might be the floor for him, at least during the prime of his career, and he still ranked eighth among third basemen in Head-to-Head points leagues and ninth in Rotisserie. You can draft him as such in 2015 and hope for the possibility of more, especially after his playoff power surge.
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