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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
2883 posts

Matt Carpenter, StL 3B/1B/OF
6'3 200, 27 years old, swings lefty, hitting in the 2-hole in a good lineup. Hit .294 with 22 doubles, 5 triples, 6 HR in half a season last year.

Is hitting .400 with 5 doubles and a HR this year to go along with 6 RBI and 11 runs scored.

Some of the experts pan his lack of HR's and SB's, but looking at his minor league numbers, I see no reason why he can't be a .300 hitter with 100 runs, 80 RBIs, and 15 HR with upside for 20-25 HR.

Your thoughts?

Member since Jul 2005
71009 posts

re: Matt Carpenter, StL 3B/1B/OF
He's also about to gain 2B elig. Pick him up if hes available.

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Atlanta Braves Fan
Who Dat. Roll Tide.
Member since Dec 2010
7944 posts

re: Matt Carpenter, StL 3B/1B/OF
Yeah, really like the guy in that lineup. The 2B eligibility is going to make him a great asset.
This post was edited on 4/11 at 9:45 am

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Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jan 2006
43225 posts

re: Matt Carpenter, StL 3B/1B/OF
He's the NL Ben Zonbrist

God's Country
Member since Dec 2007
6439 posts

re: Matt Carpenter, StL 3B/1B/OF
Picked him up last week and he killed it for me yesterday

Cody Rambus
Missouri Fan
Columbia, Mo
Member since Mar 2013
1630 posts

re: Matt Carpenter, StL 3B/1B/OF
Yes 2b eligibility will help me out a ton since Reyes went down and have to move Asdrubral to my SS hole. So I will have Phillips at 2b and Asdrubral at SS and Carpenter at 2b/ss position.

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