Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter #13

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  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 3" /205
  • Age: 32


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Matt Carpenter 2018 Stats

564 .257 36 81 4 .897

Matt Carpenter MLB Career Stats

3640 .274 133 485 19 .847

Matt Carpenter Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Martin Carpenter
  • Nickname: Carp
  • Born: 11/26/1985 in Galveston, TX
  • Draft: 2009, St. Louis Cardinals, 13th rd. (399th overall)
  • College: Texas Christian
  • Debut: 6/4/2011
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2018 Stats 564 111 145 36 81 4 .257 .374 .897
MLB Career Stats 3640 653 998 133 485 19 .274 .377 .847
  • Status: Active

Matt Carpenter 2018 Splits

Last 7 Games 26 5 4 1 4 3 7 0 .154 .290 .346
Last 15 Games 55 12 8 1 4 7 20 0 .145 .266 .236
Last 30 Games 106 24 20 2 10 21 36 2 .189 .331 .283
Last 7 Games 26 5 4 1 4 3 7 0 .154 .290 .346
Last 15 Games 55 12 8 1 4 7 20 0 .145 .266 .236
Last 30 Games 106 24 20 2 10 21 36 2 .189 .331 .283
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
9/28 @ CHC 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
9/29 @ CHC 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
9/30 @ CHC 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
9/28 @ CHC 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
9/29 @ CHC 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
9/30 @ CHC 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
2018 Games by Position: 1B (95) 2B (11) 3B (76)

Matt Carpenter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Launch Angle (deg)
2018 Cardinals NL 677 401 90.7 392 21.6
MLB Avg - - - - 88.4 398 12.4
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Launch Angle (deg)
2018 Cardinals NL 677 401 90.7 392 21.6
MLB Avg - - - - 88.4 398 12.4


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Matt Carpenter Stats

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Matt Carpenter Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Matt Carpenter Statcast Events


Matt Carpenter Zone Charts

Matt Carpenter Pitch Breakdown [Catcher Perspective]
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Matt Carpenter Home Run Breakdown [Catcher Perspective]
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Matt Carpenter Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 St. Louis NL
2014 St. Louis NL
2016 St. Louis NL

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2013 St. Louis NL

NL Player of the Month

Month Team League
07/2018 St. Louis NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/20/2015 St. Louis NL
06/05/2016 St. Louis NL
07/22/2018 St. Louis NL
08/05/2018 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
2018 36 3rd in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2013 78 25th in NL
2015 84 14th in NL
2018 81 23rd in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2013 .873 10th in NL
2015 .871 8th in NL
2016 .885 11th in NL
2018 .897 6th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2013 .392 7th in NL
2014 .375 7th in NL
2015 .365 14th in NL
2016 .380 12th in NL
2017 .384 13th in NL
2018 .374 10th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2013 .481 16th in NL
2015 .505 8th in NL
2016 .505 14th in NL
2018 .523 9th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2013 126 1st in NL
2014 99 3rd in NL
2015 101 5th in NL
2017 91 17th in NL
2018 111 3rd in NL


Season BB Rank
2013 72 9th in NL
2014 95 1st in NL
2015 81 8th in NL
2016 81 7th in NL
2017 109 2nd in NL
2018 102 4th 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
2016 36 15th in NL
2018 42 4th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2012 5 24th in NL
2013 7 7th in NL
2016 6 16th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2013 157 10th in NL
2014 158 5th in NL
2015 154 16th in NL
2018 156 16th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2013 626 4th in NL
2014 595 10th in NL
2015 574 17th in NL
2018 564 21st in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2013 717 2nd in NL
2014 709 1st in NL
2015 665 11th in NL
2017 622 22nd in NL
2018 677 11th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2013 301 3rd in NL
2015 290 9th in NL
2018 295 8th in NL


Season SO Rank
2015 151 7th in NL
2018 158 8th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 9 14th in NL
2014 8 22nd in NL
2015 6 24th in NL
2017 9 17th in NL

Matt Carpenter Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 26, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals activated 3B Matt Carpenter.
April 25, 2017 1B Matt Carpenter roster status changed by St. Louis Cardinals.
August 5, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals activated 1B Matt Carpenter from the 15-day disabled list.
July 31, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals sent 2B Matt Carpenter on a rehab assignment to Springfield Cardinals.
July 7, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals placed 2B Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list. Right oblique strain.
May 28, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals activated 2B Matt Carpenter from the paternity list.
May 26, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals placed 3B Matt Carpenter on the paternity list.
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...Led Elkins High School to the USA Today Prep Nation-al Championship in 2002. Was a 2004 second team all-American and graduated as the high school's all-time leader in hits...Played college ball at Texas Christian University and left as the TCU career leader in games played (241) and at-bats (843) and was a 3-time Mountain West Conference selec-tion. Hit two home runs in the 2009 Austin Super Regional vs. No. 4 Texas...Named by the MLB Players Alumni Association as the Cardinals Heart and Hustle Award winner in 2013, 2014 and 2015, given to players who demonstrate a passion for the game and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game...Serves on the MLB player advisory board for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, the foundation dedicated to educating young people about the dangers of performance enhancing drugs...His father, Rick, the baseball coach at Prosper (TX) High School, was named Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) in 2014 and had Elkins High School baseball field named after him in 2015...His brother Tyler played college baseball at UT-San Antonio and two years in the Mets organization...Matt is one of a select few players who do not wear batting gloves...He and his wife, Mackenzie, and their daughter, Kinley and son Kannon, reside in Fort Worth, Texas.


Posted a career and team-high 109 walks, the 8th player in Cardinals history (15th instance) to post 100 or more walks. Ranked 2nd in the N.L. in walks. Was 6th-highest season walk total in Cardinals history... Appeared in a team-high 145 games, starting 110 at 1B, 16 at 3B and 13 at 2B...Led the Cardinals in doubles (31) and extra base hits (56)...Hit three lead-off home runs (6/24 vs. PIT off Gerrit Cole, 9/20 at CIN off Rookie Davis, 9/26 vs. CHI off Jake Arrieta), bringing his career total to 15, 2nd-most in Cardinals history...Smacked 30 doubles and drew over 70 walks for the 5th consecutive season...Hit 30 doubles, 20 home runs, 100 walks, joining Albert Pujols (2008-10), Stan Musial (1949, 53-54) and Jim Edmonds (2004) as the only Cardinals to achieve those marks...Had an extra base hit in 7 straight games (6/10-16), the longest streak by a Cardinal in 2017...Walked a career-high four times on 9/12 vs. CIN...Scored in eight straight games (4/30-5/8) tying the Cardinals season high...Had a season-high 21-game on-base streak (6/22-7/18), his longest in-season on-base streak since 2013...Twelve of his 23 home runs tied the game or gave the Cardinals the lead...Of his 23 home runs, 12 were solo home runs...Hit first career grand slam vs. TOR (4/27 - G1) off J.P. Howell, a one-out walk-off shot in the 11th inning. His 4th career walk-off RBI and 2nd career walk-off home run. Was Cardinals first walk-off extra inning grand slam since Tom Herr (4/18/1987 vs. NYM).


Earned 3rd selection to the National League All-Star Team, but did not play due to injury...Led the Cardinals with a .380 on-base percentage and .505 slugging percentage...Hit 36 doubles in 2016 and has 168 over the past four seasons, the most of any MLB player...Became the first player in MLB history to start at least 40 games each at first base, second base and third base during a season in which he hit 20 or more home runs...Batted .377 in Interleague games, ranking 6th in MLB. His .339 career batting average in Interleague games leads active players and ranks 4th all-time...Ranked 7th in the National League with 81 walks. Is the only N.L. player with 80 or more walks in each of the last three seasons (2014-16)...Tallied his 4th-straight season with 70 walks and 30 doubles, joining Mike Trout and Josh Donaldson as the only three players in MLB to do so from 2013-16...Ranked T5th in MLB (T3rd NL) with 23 multiple walk games...Posted 32 multiple hit games and has 193 over the past four seasons (T8th MLB). • Hit three lead-off home runs in 2016 (5/10 at LAA, 8/10 vs. CIN, 8/24 vs. NYM) and has 12 in his career. Ranks T16th among active MLB players in lead-off HR...Has 42 home runs from No. 1 spot in the lineup over the last two seasons, ranking 3rd in the Majors behind Brian Dozier (49) and Charlie Blackmon (46)...Batted 3rd in eight games following Matt Holliday going on the DL (8/12), from 8/13-23, and was 7-32 (.219) with a double...Hit six triples, ranking 2nd on the team and his most since hitting seven in 2013...Was named National League Player of the Week (5/30-6/5), batting .560 (14-25) with five doubles, two triples, three RBI and an OPS of 1.497, included back-to-back four-hit games at MIL (5/30-31). Occured following the birth of his first child...Scored in a team-high seven straight games twice (9/5-11 & 6/3-10), matching his career high...Tied team-high with 3 BB in 1st career game batting in the No. 3 position at ARI (4/26)...Hit his first career walk-off home run vs. PIT (5/7), a two-run shot off A.J. Schugel...Recorded a career-high 6 RBI vs. COL (5/19), going 3-5 with two doubles...Reached base safely in 18 straight games (6/3-26) posting a .400 BA, .530 OBP and hit safely in 17 of the 18 games, with two walks in the game he did not record a hit...The Cardinals were 17-2 in games during which Carpenter homered...Doubled and scored in the 1st inning and connected for a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to lead St. Louis to a 6-4 win vs. PIT (5/7)...Carpenter was the first player in franchise history to hit a walkoff home run after having led off the first inning with an extra-base hit...last in MLB was Angel Pagan (SF) vs. COL 5/25/13...Compiled back-to-back four-hit efforts at Milwaukee (5/30-5/31), becoming the first Cardinal to achieve feat since Bernard Gilkey (6/30-7/1/1993 vs. PHI)...Recorded four-hit, four-run, two-triple, two-RBI game on 5/31 at MIL, becoming the 11th player in MLB history and the first since Atlanta's Willie Harris (7/21/07 vs. STL) to do so...Hit 11 doubles in May, tied for the National League high with Jon Jay and Jonathan Villar...Led the N.L. with a .491 OBP in June (T7th highest OBP mark in June in franchise history) and ranked T2nd in walks (23) and 10th in batting average (.349)...Tallied a extra base hit in 6-straight games 6/4-10, with a double in five straight games. Ranked T5th among MLB players in consecutive games with doubles...Hit two home runs and a triple for the first time in his career at SEA (6/26), the 2nd time in his career with 11 total bases (7/30/15 vs. COL)...Missed 24 games on the disabled list (7/7-8/4) with a right oblique injury...Hit game-tying pinch-hit HR (No. 18) in 9th inning at PIT (9/6) for his 1st career PH home run, and in the process set the team MLB single-season PH-HR record with 15. Was part of a three-home run barrage in the 9th inning in a Cardinals 9-7 comeback win...Homered on 3-0 count to give St. Louis the lead in final regular season game vs. PIT (10/2). His first career homer on a 3-0 count.


Led the team with 84 RBI and 28 home runs; the 28 home runs were a career high and most by a left-handed hitting STL third baseman in franchise history and the most by a STL left-handed batter since Jim Edmonds in 2005 (29)…Garnered votes for the Most Valuable Player Award by Baseball Writers of America (12th place finish)…Led the National League and St. Louis in doubles (44) and led the team in runs (101, 5th)…Collected 51 multi-hit games, T5th in the N.L. ..Had 7-straight multi-hit games 4/12-19 (.467, 14-30) and at least one in each game was an extra-base hit, the first since MIL's Paul Moliter in 1991 to do so (also 7 games) and joins Ripper Collins in 1935 as the only Cardinals to accomplish the feat…Had five-straight games with a double 4/13-18 (7 doubles)…Led the club in walks (81, 8th), on-base pct. (.365, 14th) and a career-high slugging pct. (.505, 8th)…Saw 4.22 pitches/plate appearance, 3rd in the N.L. and was 4th in the league in percentage of pitches taken (61.0)…Led the Cardinals with 14 game-winning RBI, T7th in the league…Batted .327 (36-110) with runners in scoring position, 12th in the N.L…Scored two+ runs in 21 games, the team going 17-4 in those contests…Hit five lead-off home runs, tying the club single-season record held by Lou Brock and Ray Lankford…In 80 games batting leadoff, hit .312 (98-314, 22 HR) with 22 HR to set a STL record, breaking Lou Brock's 1968 (21) mark. ..Played at second base for the first time since 2013 on 7/7 at CHI; made 9 starts and played 11 games at second…Started at first base on 8/27 for the first time since 2013, moved to 1st on two other occasions…Batted .293 with 22 hits vs. A.L. teams in 2015. Has a career .328 average in interleague play, the 2nd-highest among active players (min. 250 PA)…Had a 12-game hit streak 4/12-25 (.423) and was named National League Player of the Week during that span (week of 4/13-19). Also had a 10-game hit streak 8/4-14 (.368)…Missed four games due to extreme fatigue 5/7-10…Had his 1st career multi-HR game 7/30 vs. COL when he went 4-5 (2 HR, 2B) and scored 4 times. Had a season-high 4 RBI on 4 occasions (also 4/12, 5/5 & 9/23)…Was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on 9/17 at MIL…Named by MLB Player's Alumni Association as the Cardinals 2015 Heart and Hustle Award winner, an honor he's received 3-straight years. One player from each MLB team is chosen based on their passion, desire and work ethic on and off the field.


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.