Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter #13

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  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 3"/215
  • Age: 30


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Matt Carpenter 2015 Postseason Stats

.235 1 1 0 .690

Matt Carpenter Postseason Career Stats

.243 6 16 1 .749

Matt Carpenter Stats

.272 28 84 4 .871

Matt Carpenter MLB Career Stats

.287 53 267 13 .828

Matt Carpenter Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Martin Carpenter
  • Born: 11/26/1985 in Galveston, TX
  • Draft: 2009, St. Louis Cardinals, 13th rd. (399th overall)
  • College: Texas Christian
  • Debut: June 4, 2011
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2015 Postseason Stats 17 3 4 1 1 0 .235 .278 .690
Postseason Career Stats 136 20 33 6 16 1 .243 .300 .749
2015 Stats 574 101 156 28 84 4 .272 .365 .871
MLB Career Stats 2106 370 605 53 267 13 .287 .375 .828
  • Status: Active

Matt Carpenter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Cardinals NL 665 381 89.48 245.51 0.16 17.31 44.24
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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October 20, 2015 at 11:02 AM ET

Carpenter swats 28 home runs in 2015

Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter finished the 2015 regular season with a .272 average, 28 home runs, 84 RBIs, 101 runs scored and four stolen bases.

September 30, 2015 at 4:22 PM ET

Carpenter hits 28th homer

Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in game one of a doubleheader against the Pirates on Wednesday.


Matt Carpenter Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 St. Louis NL
2014 St. Louis NL

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2013 St. Louis NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/20/2015 St. Louis NL

MLBPAA Cardinals Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2013 St. Louis NL
2014 St. Louis NL
2015 St. Louis NL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 St. Louis NL
2011 St. Louis NL

Topps Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Springfield TEX

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/26/2010 Springfield TEX
08/09/2010 Springfield TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Springfield TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Springfield TEX

Matt Carpenter Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2013 .318 6th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2015 28 8th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2013 78 25th in NL
2015 84 14th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2013 .873 10th in NL
2015 .871 8th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2013 .392 7th in NL
2014 .375 7th in NL
2015 .365 14th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2013 .481 16th in NL
2015 .505 8th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2013 126 1st in NL
2014 99 3rd in NL
2015 101 5th in NL


Season BB Rank
2013 72 9th in NL
2014 95 1st in NL
2015 81 8th in NL


Season H Rank
2013 199 1st in NL
2014 162 20th in NL
2015 156 23rd in NL


Season 2B Rank
2013 55 1st in NL
2014 33 22nd in NL
2015 44 1st in NL


Season 3B Rank
2012 5 24th in NL
2013 7 7th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2013 157 10th in NL
2014 158 5th in NL
2015 154 16th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2013 626 4th in NL
2014 595 10th in NL
2015 574 17th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2013 717 2nd in NL
2014 709 1st in NL
2015 665 11th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2013 301 3rd in NL
2015 290 9th in NL


Season SO Rank
2015 151 7th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 9 14th in NL
2014 8 22nd in NL
2015 6 24th in NL

Matt Carpenter Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 22, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals activated 3B Matt Carpenter from the 15-day disabled list.
June 18, 2012 sent 1B Matt Carpenter on a rehab assignment to Springfield Cardinals.
June 14, 2012 sent 3B Matt Carpenter on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
May 23, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals placed 1B Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list. Right oblique strain.
November 2, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals activated 1B Matt Carpenter.
June 15, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals optioned 3B Matt Carpenter to Memphis Redbirds.
June 3, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of Matt Carpenter from Memphis Redbirds.
April 6, 2011 Matt Carpenter assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
January 14, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster 3B Matt Carpenter to spring training.
May 10, 2010 Matt Carpenter assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
August 3, 2009 Matt Carpenter assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Quad Cities River Bandits.
July 1, 2009 Matt Carpenter assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Batavia Muckdogs.
June 19, 2009 Matt Carpenter assigned to Batavia Muckdogs from St. Louis Cardinals.
June 17, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals signed Matt Carpenter.

Matthew Martin Carpenter Bio Info

Graduated from Elkins High School in Prosper, Texas...was a 2004 baseball second team all-American and graduated as the school's all-time leader in hits...led his team to the USA Today Prep National Championship in 2002...played college ball at Texas Christian University... left as the TCU career leader in games played (241) and atbats (843) and was a three-time Mountain West Conf. selection...hit two home runs in the 2009 Austin Super Regional vs. #4 Texas...he and his wife, Mackenzie, reside in Prosper, Texas.


Played in a single-season high 158 games, 5th in the National League...Named to National League All-Star Team by manager selection, but did not play. It was his second-straight All-Star selection...Ranked among N.L. leaders in runs (99, 3rd), at-bats (595, 10th), on-base percentage (.375, 7th), singles (119, T9th) and plate appearances per walk (7.46, 3rd)...Led the Cardinals with 162 hits (20th in N.L.) and 47 multi-hit games (T14th). Hit 33 doubles and recorded 43 extra-base hits...Led the National League with 4.37 pitches/plate appearance...Led the National League with 95 walks, which was also the highest single-season total by a Cardinals third baseman...Became the first Cardinals player to lead the N.L. in walks since Mark McGwire (1998), first Cardinals left-handed batter since Stan Musial (1953) and the first N.L. player with less than 10 HR to do so since Brett Butler (1991)...Ranked T3rd in the N.L. with a single-season best nine sacrifice flies. Has 23 sac flies over the past three seasons, T6th in MLB and 2nd in the N.L. (Posey, SF 24)...Led the majors in percentage of pitches taken (66.9) and ranked 3rd in N.L. in fewest pct. of swings and misses (11.9)...Batted .305 on the road, 8th in the N.L...Hit two lead-off home runs: 6/18 vs. NYM (Colon) & 7/22 vs. TB (Odorizzi)...Recorded a hit in 14 consecutive games, 5/18-6/1 (23-59, .390, 7-2B, 3B, 3 RBI), 2nd longest hitting streak on the team...Tallied a career-high 5 hits at KC (6/4)...Agreed to a six-year contract extension with the team on March 8, with a club option for a 7th year...Started all nine postseason games at third base...Hit four home runs during the postseason, T5th in Cardinals franchise history for a single postseason (6-Larry Walker and Albert Pujols in 2004, 5-David Freese and Pujols in 2011)...Went 6-16 during the Division Series vs. Los Angeles Dodgers including 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 7 RBI...Had two hits in DS Game 1, a 6th inning solo home run and bases clearing double in the 7th that gave STL a 7-6 lead, both off Clayton Kershaw...Hit game-tying 2-run home run in the 8th during DS Game 2 and solo HR in Game 3, becoming the 1st ever Cardinal to hit a home run in 3 consecutive games of a single postseason series...Hit his 4th HR of the postseason with a solo shot in the 3rd of League Championship Game 2...All four home runs came from the leadoff spot, T3rd with Carl Crawford (LAD 2013) for the most all-time in a single postseason while hitting first in the order, trailing PHI Lenny Dykstra (6HR, 1993) and LAD Davey Lopes (5HR, 1978)...Led off LCS Game 4 with a double, his 8th extra-base hit of the postseason and all coming while hitting leadoff, tying him with OAK Rickey Henderson ('89), PHI Lenny Dykstra ('93) and NYY Derek Jeter ('09) for the most extra-base hits in a single postseason by a leadoff hitter.


Played in 157 games, batting lead-off in 136. Moved to leadoff role on 5/2 and remained there the rest of the season... Selected by vote of players to the National League All-Star team, his first selection. Came in the game at second base and was 0-for-2 at the plate... Led the Major Leagues in runs (126), hits (199), doubles (55), multi-hit games (63) and tied for the MLB lead with three-hit games (18)... Ranked among N.L. leaders in batting (.318, 5th), on-base pct (.392, 7th), walks (72, T9th) extra base hits (73, 3rd), total bases (301, 3rd), triples (7, 7th), singles (126, 5th) and sacrifice flies (7, T5th)... Honored with the Silver Slugger, presented by Louisville Slugger, awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league, voted on by Major League managers and coaches... His 55 doubles broke the Cardinals franchise record for a left-handed batter (Stan Musial, 53 in 1953). Became 21st player in MLB history with 55 or more doubles... 55 doubles also were the most by a Cardinals primary second baseman, eclipsing Rogers Hornsby's 46 in 1922 and most by a Cardinal since Albert Pujols' 51 in 2003 & '04... Batted .388 with runners in scoring position (45-for-116), ranking 4th in the N.L... Saw 4.12 pitches per plate appearance, 7th in N.L. and 2nd among primary N.L. lead-off hitters... Led N.L. in home batting (.360), and MLB in runs (70) and hits (112) at home. His 112 hits at Busch Stadium set a new stadium record... Posted .279 batting average with two strikes, the highest in the N.L., while his 37 RBI with two strikes ranked 5th in the league. Ranked 7th in the N.L. with 35 two-out RBI... His 63 multi-hit games were most by a Cardinal since Albert Pujols (63) in 2003... Became the first MLB player since Dustin Pedroia (2008) and sixth Cardinals player all-time to collect 50 doubles, 115 runs, and 180 hits in a single-season, joining Albert Pujols (2003 & 2004), Stan Musial (1946 & 1953) and Joe Medwick (1936)... His 69 RBI, 63 extra base hits, 110 runs, 178 hits and .486 slugging pct. were tops amongst all Major League leadoff men... His 69 RBI from the leadoff position were the most by a Cardinals #1 batter since Lou Brock had 76 in 1967 and his 63 extra base hits were the most since Brock had 66 in 1968... His 110 runs from the No. 1 position rank 2nd among Cardinals since 1974, trailing only Vince Coleman's mark of 121 in 1987...Tallied 30 or more hits in May (37), June (38), August (35) and September (38)... Put together career-best 18-game hitting streak (5/21-6/9), 2nd longest on the team and 6th longest in the National League... Set a Cardinals team record and tied an MLB record by getting hit by pitch three times in one game (6/4 vs. ARI)... Was a part of two of the Cardinals three back-to-back HR instances (4/26 wtih Carlos Beltran vs. PIT & 6/6 with Shelby Miller vs. ARI)... Turned 106 double plays, most by any N.L. middle infielder in 2013. Also played 42 games at 3B, two at 1B and two in RF... Started all 17 postseason games at second base...had a hit in 5 of 6 League Championship Series games vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers...reached base three times (2BBs, 1B) in LCS Game 1 and tripled in Game 2 to lead off the 1st...had RBI-2B in LCS Game 4 win to drive in team's first run of the game; also scored on Matt Holliday's home run...his 11-pitch at-bat in the 3rd inning of LCS Game 6 led to a double, he then scored the first run of the game; also had a sac fly...hit .296 (8-27) in the World Series vs. Boston with multi-hit games three times...his sac fly in WS Game 2 in the top of the 7th tied the game at 2...had two hits, scored both times during WS Game 3...singled twice and scored one of team's two runs in Game 4...had three hits in WS Game 6.

2012 Spent his first full season in the Majors with St. Louis where he excelled off the bench. Made 30 starts at 1B, 22 at 3B, 10 in RF, three in LF and two at 2B. Twenty five of his 45 RBI came at home. Had 11 pinch-hit RBI,T2nd in NL, and the most by a St. Louis rookie since Joe Frazier(15, 1954, team record). Was 8-for-31 (.258) as pinch hitter, 11 RBI and 5 doubles. Topped all National League rookies with a .365 on-base pct., finished 4th in batting avg.(.294),T4th in triples (5), 5th with 34 walks, 6th in slugging (.463), 7th in 2B's (22), 8th in RBI(46), T8th with 44 runs scored, T9th with 33 extra-base hits and 10th with 87 hits overall. Finished with 7 sacrifice flies, the most by Cardinals rookie since Albert Pujols had 7 in 2001. Ranked 3rd in all of MLB with .268 BA(44-164) when batting with two strikes. Injured his right oblique on 5/22 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list 5/23-6/22, missing 27 games. Played in six games between Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA) on a rehab assignment, going 4-17 (.235) with a home run and three RBI. Recorded first career stolen base on 7/24 vs. LAD. His HR snapped 6-6 tie in 4th inn. at CHI(7/27)& was GWRBI; had six GWRBI. Collected a career-best 4 hits twice: 4/15 vs. CHI and 8/12 at PHI. His season high hit streak occurred in September, hitting in 12-straight from 9/12-24 (17-42, .405, 3B, HR, 5 RBI). 2012 POSTSEASON: Had five pinch at-bats during the postseason...picked up an RBI,infield pinch-hit during the Wild Card game at Atlanta... came off the bench to play RF in Game 3 of the League Championship vs.San Francisco (Beltran injury) and hit 2-run HR in the 3rd to give Cards lead/win ... made his first postseason start in Game 4 of the LCS, starting at first-he walked twice, doubled, and scored twice...started Game 6 in SF at first base (Holliday injury) and reached base twice with single and BB. 2011 Began the season in Memphis (AAA) after a solid spring training in which he batted .333 (17-51), 7 RBI in 21 games while leading the team in triples (3)...Made 122 starts at third base and played in 130 games at Memphis, 2nd on the team in games played...Was purchased from Memphis on 6/3 and optioned back to Memphis following the game in Washington on 6/14...Made his Major League debut starting at third base vs. CHI (6/4)...Recorded his first Major League hit, a two-out double off Kerry Wood in the bottom of the 9th vs. CHI (6/4)...Started four of his seven games played in the Major Leagues, all at third base and was flawless in 13 total chances...Led the Pacific Coast League and all of Triple-A with 84 walks (ranked 8th in Minor League Baseball)...Ranked 4th in the PCL in on-base percentage (.417)...Batted .300 on the season, ranking 9th among Cardinals farmhands. Finished in the Cardinals Top 10 in on-base percentage (.417, 1st), runs (61, 10th), hits (130, 5th), doubles (29, 3rd) and RBI (70, T5th)...Reached base safely in 27 consecutive games from 5/5 to 6/2, batting .300 (27-90) with an on-base pct. of .441 during run...Posted a career-best five hits going 5-for-6 vs. Omaha (7/19). 2010 Named Cardinals 2010 Minor League Player of the Year, batting .309 with 13 home runs, 69 RBI and 31 doubles. Led all Cardinals minor leaguers with 93 runs, 153 hits and a .418 on-base percentage. Also tallied 41 multi-hit games, including 17 three-hit games. ... Played in 133 games, beginning the season with 28 at Palm Beach (A), before being promoted to Springfield on 5/10, where he played the rest of the season (105 games). ... Selected as a reserve to the North Squad in the Texas League All-Star game. Went 0-for-2, playing four innings at third base. ... Named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star team as the designated hitter. ... Honored as the Texas League Player-of-the-Week twice (7/19-25, .345, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 9 runs) and (8/2-8, .593, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 10 runs, 2 SB). ... Ranked 4th in the Texas Lg. in batting (.316) and walks (64), 3rd in on-base percentage (.412) and 5th in runs scored (76). ... Posted an on-base streak of 26 consecutive games (7/30-8/25), the fifth longest in the Texas League. ... Tallied a career-high four hits in a game twice (7/13 vs. MID & 8/6 at TUL). ... Hit safely in 21 of his first 23 games upon promotion to Springfield (.400, 38-for-95) with 11 multi-hit games. ... Led Texas League third basemen with a .973 fielding percentage (8 E, 293 TC), including assists (222), total chances (293) and games played at third base (104). ... Reached base safely in 25 of 28 games at Palm Beach including an 11-game hit streak (4/10-22) and a 10-game walk streak (4/17-27). 2009 Played in 70 games with three different affiliated teams, playing 9 games in Batavia (SS-R), 29 in Quad Cities (A), before finishing the season with 32 games at Palm Beach (A)...ascended through three levels of the Cardinals system, making him the highest promoted player from the 2009 draft class landing in Palm Beach (A)...recorded a hit in his first professional game (6/19 vs. AUB)...hit first professional home run off Tim Stronach (8/28 at STL) of St. Lucie.