Matt Carpenter
DH | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 4" 224LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 13, #399, St. Louis Cardinals | Texas Christian
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 154 128 28 39 15 0 .305 .412 .727 1.139
2023 237 188 18 33 5 1 .176 .322 .319 .641
2024 34 30 3 7 0 0 .233 .303 .267 .570
14 Seasons 5,650 4,749 801 1,232 175 28 .259 .367 .450 .817
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .305 15 0 1.139
2023 .176 5 1 .641
2024 .233 0 0 .570
14 Seasons .259 175 28 .817
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 29 2807 427 39 9.1 5.9 88.9 109.5 16.9 42.4 .282 .523 .372 .389 .472 35.8 22.7 12.2
2016 30 2390 372 42 11.3 7.4 90.7 111.1 18.2 43.0 .284 .540 .375 .397 .450 41.9 19.1 14.3
2017 31 2764 379 31 8.2 5.0 89.7 113.0 22.6 37.7 .253 .480 .361 .379 .409 37.2 20.1 17.5
2018 32 2853 410 56 13.7 8.3 90.7 109.4 21.6 44.1 .265 .540 .375 .389 .473 44.7 23.4 15.1
2019 33 2166 293 21 7.2 4.3 88.0 108.9 19.0 36.2 .216 .403 .315 .321 .374 31.1 26.2 12.8
2020 34 736 92 9 9.8 5.3 88.1 106.2 17.1 44.6 .209 .400 .293 .330 .388 36.3 28.4 13.6
2021 35 1123 131 15 11.5 6.0 90.0 106.9 21.1 45.0 .223 .425 .269 .340 .431 42.0 30.9 14.1
2022 36 723 95 13 13.7 8.4 89.8 107.7 22.4 41.1 .230 .484 .472 .360 .413 42.1 22.7 12.3
2023 37 1014 126 14 11.1 5.9 87.0 107.6 24.4 35.7 .173 .334 .293 .309 .341 31.0 28.3 17.3
2024 38 144 20 0 0.0 0.0 87.9 102.9 27.3 30.0 .181 .284 .264 .244 .298 50.0 29.4 8.8
Player 16720 2345 240 10.2 6.2 89.5 113.0 20.1 41.0 .250 .480 .352 .366 .430 38.5 23.5 14.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 31.6 29.0 36.8 2.6 38.2 39.6 22.0 2.6 22.2 25.1 27.9 8.2 9.1 5.9
2016 32.8 33.9 30.4 3.0 46.5 35.2 18.0 3.0 20.7 28.0 26.6 8.1 11.3 7.4
2017 29.0 37.7 26.6 6.6 45.9 31.4 22.7 2.9 15.3 37.7 25.6 8.4 8.2 5.0
2018 28.3 37.8 28.5 5.4 47.6 30.7 21.7 3.2 15.6 30.0 24.9 11.5 13.7 8.3
2019 34.5 34.8 25.3 5.5 44.7 30.7 24.6 5.1 21.8 31.1 23.2 8.5 7.2 4.3
2020 38.0 40.2 21.7 0.0 52.2 29.3 18.5 3.3 23.9 32.6 25.0 4.3 9.8 5.3
2021 30.5 43.5 22.1 3.8 43.5 36.6 19.8 3.1 17.6 30.5 26.7 10.7 11.5 6.0
2022 27.4 40.0 25.3 7.4 57.9 23.2 18.9 6.3 14.7 32.6 22.1 9.5 13.7 8.4
2023 27.8 40.5 19.0 12.7 51.6 28.6 19.8 7.9 14.3 43.7 17.5 4.8 11.1 5.9
2024 35.0 25.0 20.0 20.0 35.0 45.0 20.0 10.0 25.0 30.0 15.0 20.0 0.0 0.0
Player 31.0 35.7 28.3 5.0 45.5 33.1 21.2 3.7 18.8 31.1 25.1 8.8 10.2 6.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 0 59 41.0 16 .333 .333 .325 28.1 25.0 26.7 .213 .349 .269 45.5
2024 Curveball 4.5 1 23 16.0 2 .000 .000 .350 50.0 50.0 20.0 -- -- .350 --
2024 Sinker -9.1 -1 15 10.4 6 .000 .000 .117 0.0 33.3 40.0 .232 .317 .314 66.7
2024 Changeup -3.8 -1 14 9.7 5 .200 .400 .250 36.4 40.0 50.0 .096 .179 .113 66.7
2024 Cutter -2.3 0 12 8.3 3 .500 .500 .533 28.6 0.0 0.0 .260 .355 .416 50.0
2024 Sweeper -0.3 0 11 7.6 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 14.3 -- -- .000 --
2024 Split-Finger -0.9 0 5 3.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .072 .081 .066 0.0
2024 Slider 0.2 0 4 2.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2024 Knuckleball 2.5 0 1 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -2 332 32.7 79 .208 .509 .403 23.4 13.9 11.6 .222 .539 .442 40.0
2023 Slider -2.1 -3 137 13.5 31 .115 .154 .189 42.1 41.9 24.1 .078 .096 .157 7.1
2023 Sinker 1.5 2 132 13.0 29 .273 .455 .436 23.5 17.2 17.2 .317 .652 .476 58.8
2023 Cutter -1.4 -2 120 11.8 28 .136 .227 .246 16.9 21.4 18.2 .092 .171 .234 23.5
2023 Curveball -1.5 -2 118 11.6 19 .063 .063 .158 36.8 47.4 26.5 .064 .075 .162 14.3
2023 Changeup 0.9 1 107 10.6 31 .267 .400 .310 30.0 35.5 26.8 .238 .340 .262 21.1
2023 Sweeper -4.7 -2 37 3.6 9 .000 .000 .000 36.4 77.8 38.9 .010 .016 .011 0.0
2023 Split-Finger -10.5 -3 25 2.5 10 .100 .100 .090 43.8 50.0 45.5 .146 .209 .151 20.0
2023 Slurve 1.2 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 3.8 11 286 39.6 62 .300 .860 .527 20.5 19.4 12.6 .248 .672 .448 55.3
2022 Changeup -0.5 -1 101 14.0 13 .250 .417 .385 35.3 23.1 11.5 .223 .284 .256 11.1
2022 Curveball 3.7 3 92 12.7 14 .364 .727 .511 9.7 14.3 5.3 .210 .319 .329 33.3
2022 Sinker 1.5 1 75 10.4 16 .375 .563 .403 18.2 12.5 8.7 .302 .393 .302 50.0
2022 Slider 8.8 5 59 8.2 17 .333 1.083 .612 40.7 29.4 21.7 .208 .486 .411 42.9
2022 Cutter 1.0 0 48 6.6 17 .286 .571 .359 18.5 29.4 27.8 .154 .327 .223 18.2
2022 Sweeper -1.1 0 29 4.0 7 .167 .333 .279 25.0 42.9 18.8 .210 .319 .295 33.3
2022 Split-Finger -1.2 0 28 3.9 5 .200 .200 .180 37.5 40.0 16.7 .141 .156 .134 33.3
2022 Slurve 3.3 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -1 393 35.0 88 .176 .324 .299 26.7 27.3 19.7 .225 .510 .367 48.0
2021 Changeup -0.1 0 190 16.9 43 .158 .211 .223 26.7 23.3 16.1 .280 .401 .339 32.1
2021 Sinker -0.9 -1 161 14.3 39 .233 .333 .355 17.6 15.4 20.0 .311 .494 .409 56.0
2021 Slider -2.7 -4 142 12.6 35 .069 .138 .191 41.7 48.6 32.1 .133 .239 .251 16.7
2021 Curveball -0.5 -1 142 12.6 24 .100 .250 .238 47.1 58.3 40.0 .069 .120 .183 16.7
2021 Cutter -0.3 0 69 6.1 13 .300 .300 .369 22.6 15.4 12.5 .332 .754 .510 50.0
2021 Split-Finger -3.8 -1 17 1.5 3 .000 .000 .000 55.6 100.0 42.9 -- -- .000 --
2021 Sweeper 7.2 1 7 0.6 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 0.0 0.0 0.0 .533 1.705 .915 50.0
2021 Slurve -30.9 -1 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 239 32.5 63 .160 .340 .310 21.6 22.2 17.3 .239 .465 .378 38.9
2020 Changeup -3.8 -4 114 15.5 26 .077 .077 .069 50.0 34.6 25.7 .148 .188 .146 17.6
2020 Sinker 4.1 4 106 14.4 24 .389 .556 .483 22.2 16.7 13.8 .333 .617 .472 57.1
2020 Slider -1.1 -1 99 13.5 23 .111 .111 .230 55.3 43.5 29.4 .118 .209 .259 12.5
2020 Curveball 3.0 3 98 13.3 12 .111 .222 .354 39.1 25.0 13.0 .103 .296 .294 33.3
2020 Cutter 0.8 0 46 6.3 13 .333 .500 .385 33.3 38.5 41.7 .322 .744 .459 57.1
2020 Split-Finger -3.7 -1 20 2.7 4 .250 .250 .225 12.5 50.0 15.4 .034 .065 .041 0.0
2020 Sweeper 5.7 1 10 1.4 2 .500 2.000 1.000 25.0 50.0 33.3 .100 .360 .179 100.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 6 780 36.0 187 .269 .506 .393 22.5 20.3 16.8 .276 .579 .405 37.0
2019 Sinker 1.0 3 338 15.6 78 .381 .587 .451 16.4 15.4 16.4 .279 .492 .372 35.2
2019 Slider -2.0 -6 322 14.9 65 .125 .143 .199 31.4 40.0 20.6 .146 .198 .223 16.7
2019 Changeup -3.4 -10 310 14.3 84 .128 .192 .179 30.7 28.6 21.2 .171 .271 .223 22.2
2019 Curveball 1.4 3 196 9.0 29 .240 .560 .359 21.7 31.0 17.0 .137 .288 .230 35.3
2019 Cutter 0.3 0 100 4.6 23 .063 .063 .252 28.6 43.5 31.3 .124 .181 .304 33.3
2019 Split-Finger -2.7 -2 68 3.1 14 .077 .077 .064 48.7 57.1 25.8 .082 .102 .168 16.7
2019 Sweeper 4.4 0 6 0.3 2 .000 .000 .350 100.0 50.0 50.0 -- -- .350 --
2019 Slurve -0.4 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 18 1,113 39.0 272 .308 .643 .442 15.0 16.9 15.2 .317 .669 .464 50.8
2018 Sinker -0.1 -1 570 20.0 128 .212 .356 .328 17.0 15.6 16.3 .297 .631 .446 54.1
2018 Slider -1.2 -5 386 13.5 81 .127 .254 .218 46.4 45.7 24.7 .133 .214 .217 26.5
2018 Changeup 1.2 4 323 11.3 84 .231 .487 .329 30.3 26.2 22.2 .249 .460 .330 26.8
2018 Curveball 2.6 6 228 8.0 37 .286 .714 .428 33.9 48.6 25.7 .125 .254 .188 41.2
2018 Cutter 4.1 7 164 5.7 37 .412 .853 .543 23.5 27.0 20.4 .270 .653 .410 50.0
2018 Split-Finger -3.6 -2 57 2.0 18 .176 .235 .208 29.4 27.8 18.5 .270 .370 .302 16.7
2018 Sweeper 4.9 0 3 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Slurve -1.1 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 4 1,075 38.9 244 .258 .462 .391 16.1 16.8 13.5 .278 .533 .419 38.9
2017 Sinker 3.3 18 531 19.2 123 .379 .800 .547 13.2 14.6 15.8 .324 .699 .488 50.0
2017 Changeup -1.0 -3 333 12.0 76 .132 .206 .194 23.6 21.1 15.8 .230 .351 .285 28.3
2017 Slider -0.6 -2 292 10.6 65 .121 .207 .200 26.8 33.8 20.4 .158 .240 .226 30.6
2017 Curveball 3.1 9 270 9.8 45 .286 .571 .436 23.9 26.7 12.6 .200 .426 .356 34.8
2017 Cutter -0.3 0 140 5.1 32 .259 .370 .341 23.1 21.9 15.6 .278 .509 .388 35.0
2017 Split-Finger -2.5 -1 60 2.2 20 .067 .067 .195 39.3 30.0 26.1 .089 .107 .213 10.0
2017 Knuckleball -3.5 -1 24 0.9 6 .167 .667 .333 13.3 0.0 0.0 .258 .623 .360 16.7
2017 Slurve -7.8 0 3 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 Sweeper 0.0 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 355 1,476 4 -14 11 7 8
2013 791 3,242 -8 6 27 11 35
2014 743 3,250 -13 -4 29 11 23
2015 678 2,855 17 -14 19 13 35
2016 560 2,366 6 -7 19 8 25
2017 613 2,730 -4 -17 27 16 22
2018 657 2,847 4 -17 29 12 28
2019 498 2,201 -14 -27 24 10 -6
2020 181 799 -6 -12 14 7 2
2021 248 1,123 -12 -14 12 6 -8
2022 164 772 4 3 7 4 18
2023 237 1,014 -13 -8 7 4 -9
2024 34 144 -2 -2 2 0 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,807 47.2 59.4 83.6 20.6 62.0 43.9 16.2 38.9 21.5 6.3 71.2
2016 2,390 46.6 57.1 88.8 22.3 60.7 44.1 14.8 38.5 19.1 6.2 66.0
2017 2,764 48.7 55.7 84.6 14.2 59.8 45.8 13.2 34.6 19.5 6.8 71.9
2018 2,853 48.3 57.9 83.9 18.6 48.2 43.7 18.7 37.5 24.1 7.0 74.9
2019 2,166 47.9 61.9 80.0 20.9 54.1 44.8 22.4 40.7 25.5 6.3 77.6
2020 736 46.7 61.1 74.2 20.3 43.0 41.4 24.4 39.4 33.1 5.9 60.5
2021 1,123 48.6 63.6 74.9 15.3 52.3 41.7 18.5 38.7 29.7 5.6 79.4
2022 723 53.1 63.2 81.8 16.6 50.0 39.9 19.0 41.4 23.7 9.4 80.9
2023 1,014 49.1 60.4 81.1 21.1 43.1 43.9 20.3 40.4 28.3 7.7 79.5
2024 144 48.6 71.4 78.0 20.3 53.3 39.6 20.6 45.1 27.7 7.6 63.6
Player 16,720 48.1 59.2 82.7 19.0 54.9 43.9 17.6 38.4 23.5 6.6 73.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 95 88 95 92 96 88 83 55 72 55 23 92 49 96 53
2016 97 90 94 93 98 84 87 80 81 78 53 95 69 88 45 39
2017 92 38 75 80 98 67 65 86 91 59 51 99 72 99 42 14
2018 96 71 96 97 96 96 94 81 70 85 34 94 50 94 40 4
2019 39 4 27 46 53 33 42 25 64 16 19 90 42 91 31 88
2020 53 9 40 57 66 41 63 38 34 34 19 84 14 85 24 83 5
2021 45 25 2
2022 36 21
2023 32 9
2024 9 2
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.0 21 25.8 -5 10 26 7 33.3
2017 23.1 23 23.5 -1 19 19 7 30.4
2018 22.4 36 37.3 -1 17 34 11 30.6
2019 24.2 15 16.2 -1 8 17 5 33.3
2020 24.0 4 5.1 -1 2 7 0 0.0
2021 25.5 3 5.1 -2 4 7 1 33.3
2022 24.8 15 14.9 0 2 8 8 53.3
2023 24.4 5 4.8 0 5 6 1 20.0
2024 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
Player 23.2 122 132.7 -11 68 124 40 32.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 21 27 24 32 27 17 28 28 20 15 22 32 29 26 24 32 13 20 30 29 28 17 35 35 26 20 27 36 35 28 13
2017 23 23 20 26 26 23 26 21 18 20 23 30 21 22 24 26 19 20 25 26 24 24 32 25 22 22 23 34 24 25 10
2018 36 50 25 44 34 33 41 43 28 29 33 45 41 31 36 43 41 38 37 43 40 31 52 41 36 32 33 35 42 34 27
2019 15 21 16 18 18 18 21 16 12 8 15 19 17 14 17 14 14 13 13 18 14 19 23 18 16 15 12 21 20 17 10
2020 4 5 6 6 5 6 7 5 2 2 2 6 7 5 5 4 6 5 5 6 6 6 8 5 5 3 6 6 7 3 2
2021 3 8 6 5 4 3 5 7 2 1 1 6 8 4 4 7 4 5 8 4 8 6 9 8 4 2 8 5 8 2 2
2022 15 16 11 17 15 15 16 16 15 13 14 15 14 14 16 17 16 16 14 15 14 14 17 17 14 13 18 16 14 14 11
2023 5 5 2 5 6 5 5 7 5 3 3 5 5 4 7 5 7 6 4 6 5 4 9 7 3 3 4 2 5 4 2
2024 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 122 155 110 153 135 120 149 143 102 91 113 158 142 120 133 148 120 123 136 147 139 121 185 156 126 110 131 155 156 127 77
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 90.7 1.8 89.7 -1.0 90.7 1.0 88.0 -2.7 88.1 0.1 90.0 1.9 89.8 -0.2 87.0 -2.8 87.9 0.9
Launch Angle 16.9 18.2 1.3 22.6 4.4 21.6 -1.0 19.0 -2.6 17.1 -1.9 21.1 4.0 22.4 1.3 24.4 2.0 27.3 2.9
Barrel % 9.1 11.3 2.2 8.2 -3.1 13.7 5.5 7.2 -6.5 9.8 2.6 11.5 1.7 13.7 2.2 11.1 -2.6 0.0 -11.1
Hard Hit % 35.8 41.9 6.1 37.2 -4.7 44.7 7.5 31.1 -13.6 36.3 5.2 42.0 5.7 42.1 0.1 31.0 -11.1 50.0 19.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 42.4 43.0 0.6 37.7 -5.3 44.1 6.4 36.2 -7.9 44.6 8.4 45.0 0.4 41.1 -3.9 35.7 -5.4 30.0 -5.7
xBA .282 .284 0.002 .253 -0.031 .265 0.012 .216 -0.049 .209 -0.007 .223 0.014 .230 0.007 .173 -0.057 .181 0.008
BA .272 .271 -0.001 .241 -0.030 .257