Matt Carpenter
DH | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 210LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 13, #399, St. Louis Cardinals | Texas Christian

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 154 128 28 39 15 37 0 .305 .412 .727 1.139
12 Seasons 5379 4531 780 1192 170 613 27 .263 .369 .456 .825
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .305 15 37 0 1.139
12 Seasons .263 170 613 27 .825

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle 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 .285 .526 .372 .391 .476 35.8 22.7 12.2
2016 30 2390 372 42 11.3 7.4 90.7 111.1 18.2 43.0 .287 .543 .375 .398 .452 41.9 19.1 14.3
2017 31 2764 379 31 8.2 5 89.7 113.0 22.6 37.7 .255 .483 .361 .381 .412 37.2 20.1 17.5
2018 32 2853 410 56 13.7 8.3 90.7 109.4 21.6 44.1 .267 .542 .375 .391 .476 44.7 23.4 15.1
2019 33 2165 293 21 7.2 4.3 88.0 108.9 19.0 36.2 .219 .407 .315 .323 .378 31.1 26.1 12.8
2020 34 736 92 9 9.8 5.3 88.1 106.2 17.1 44.6 .212 .403 .293 .332 .393 36.3 28.4 13.6
2021 35 1123 131 15 11.5 6 90.0 106.9 21.1 45.0 .225 .427 .269 .341 .433 42.0 30.9 14.1
2022 36 723 95 13 13.7 8.4 89.8 107.7 22.4 41.1 .231 .485 .471 .362 .415 42.1 22.7 12.3
Player 15561 2199 226 10.3 6.3 89.6 113.0 19.8 41.4 .258 .494 .357 .373 .439 38.8 23.1 14.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 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, 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
Player 31.2 35.6 28.9 4.4 45.3 33.3 21.3 3.4 19.0 30.4 25.6 8.9 10.3 6.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 3.8 11 279 38.6 62 .300 .860 .527 20.0 19.4 12.8 .249 .673 .449 55.3
2022 Changeup -0.6 -1 105 14.5 14 .231 .385 .357 38.9 28.6 14.8 .211 .267 .242 11.1
2022 Slider 4.3 4 98 13.6 26 .250 .750 .475 35.6 34.6 20.9 .192 .394 .352 36.4
2022 Curveball 3.6 3 96 13.3 14 .364 .727 .511 9.7 14.3 5.3 .211 .320 .329 33.3
2022 Sinker 1.7 1 81 11.2 16 .375 .563 .403 20.0 12.5 8.7 .304 .395 .304 50.0
2022 Cutter 3.1 1 37 5.1 15 .333 .667 .411 14.3 26.7 26.7 .173 .372 .249 20.0
2022 Splitter -1.1 0 24 3.3 4 .250 .250 .225 28.6 25.0 9.1 .182 .200 .172 33.3
2022 N/A 100.0 1 1 0.1 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 -- .571 2.197 1.151 100.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 390 34.7 87 .187 .347 .301 26.3 27.6 20.2 .235 .518 .365 49.0
2021 Changeup -0.1 0 190 16.9 43 .158 .211 .223 26.7 23.3 16.1 .283 .405 .342 32.1
2021 Sinker -0.8 -1 164 14.6 40 .207 .276 .350 19.2 15.0 18.2 .293 .477 .414 54.2
2021 Slider -2.4 -4 150 13.4 36 .129 .226 .226 39.1 47.2 32.1 .161 .336 .277 21.4
2021 Curveball -0.4 -1 145 12.9 25 .100 .250 .256 47.1 56.0 36.8 .069 .121 .204 16.7
2021 Cutter -1.1 -1 67 6.0 14 .273 .273 .343 26.7 21.4 20.0 .302 .685 .474 50.0
2021 Splitter -3.7 -1 17 1.5 3 .000 .000 .000 55.6 100.0 42.9 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 234 31.8 61 .146 .333 .306 22.3 23.0 17.5 .221 .452 .369 38.2
2020 Changeup -3.8 -4 114 15.5 26 .077 .077 .069 50.0 34.6 25.7 .154 .195 .152 17.6
2020 Sinker 4.5 5 111 15.1 26 .400 .550 .481 20.8 15.4 13.3 .375 .641 .491 56.3
2020 Slider -0.1 0 104 14.1 24 .158 .316 .304 50.0 41.7 28.6 .125 .238 .265 22.2
2020 Curveball 3.0 3 98 13.3 12 .111 .222 .354 41.7 25.0 13.0 .103 .297 .295 33.3
2020 Cutter -0.2 0 51 6.9 14 .308 .462 .357 38.5 42.9 42.9 .303 .693 .431 57.1
2020 Splitter -3.6 -1 20 2.7 4 .250 .250 .225 12.5 50.0 15.4 .034 .065 .041 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 5 775 35.8 186 .269 .506 .391 22.6 20.4 16.8 .278 .582 .405 37.0
2019 Sinker 1.1 4 345 15.9 80 .375 .578 .448 16.9 16.3 17.3 .277 .488 .374 35.2
2019 Slider -2.0 -6 322 14.9 68 .121 .138 .201 31.7 41.2 21.9 .143 .194 .226 16.7
2019 Changeup -3.5 -11 311 14.4 84 .128 .192 .179 30.7 28.6 21.1 .175 .276 .226 22.2
2019 Curveball 1.5 3 196 9.0 28 .250 .583 .371 21.7 28.6 15.4 .144 .302 .240 35.3
2019 Cutter 0.3 0 108 5.0 23 .063 .063 .252 29.7 43.5 30.3 .126 .183 .305 33.3
2019 Splitter -2.7 -2 66 3.0 13 .083 .083 .069 47.4 53.8 24.1 .090 .111 .181 16.7
2018 4-Seamer 1.7 19 1,113 39.0 272 .308 .643 .442 15.0 16.9 15.2 .319 .672 .466 50.8
2018 Sinker -0.1 -1 570 20.0 128 .212 .356 .328 17.0 15.6 16.3 .300 .634 .448 54.1
2018 Slider -1.2 -5 396 13.9 82 .125 .250 .215 45.6 46.3 24.4 .132 .212 .216 26.5
2018 Changeup 1.1 4 324 11.4 85 .228 .481 .325 30.7 27.1 23.0 .247 .455 .328 26.8
2018 Curveball 2.6 6 229 8.0 37 .286 .714 .428 33.9 48.6 25.4 .126 .256 .189 41.2
2018 Cutter 4.4 7 158 5.5 36 .424 .879 .558 23.8 25.0 20.0 .280 .675 .423 50.0
2018 Splitter -3.3 -2 56 2.0 17 .188 .250 .221 27.3 23.5 15.4 .291 .398 .323 16.7
2017 4-Seamer 0.4 5 1,072 38.8 243 .259 .465 .393 16.2 16.9 13.6 .281 .538 .422 39.2
2017 Sinker 3.3 17 534 19.3 124 .375 .792 .542 13.0 14.5 15.5 .324 .696 .487 49.4
2017 Changeup -1.0 -3 333 12.0 76 .132 .206 .194 23.6 21.1 15.8 .234 .355 .288 28.3
2017 Slider -0.7 -2 305 11.0 68 .117 .200 .201 26.7 35.3 21.1 .154 .233 .227 30.6
2017 Curveball 3.2 9 266 9.6 44 .294 .588 .445 23.9 25.0 12.1 .207 .439 .365 34.8
2017 Cutter -0.3 0 135 4.9 31 .259 .370 .329 23.5 22.6 15.6 .280 .511 .379 35.0
2017 Splitter -1.8 -1 56 2.0 18 .077 .077 .218 36.0 27.8 23.8 .106 .125 .240 11.1
2017 Knuckleball -3.4 -1 24 0.9 6 .167 .667 .333 13.3 0.0 0.0 .266 .632 .367 16.7
! 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 36
2014 743 3,250 -13 -4 29 11 23
2015 678 2,855 17 -14 19 13 35
2016 560 2,366 5 -7 18 9 26
2017 613 2,730 -4 -17 28 16 22
2018 657 2,847 4 -17 29 12 28
2019 498 2,201 -15 -27 24 11 -7
2020 181 799 -6 -11 12 7 2
2021 248 1,123 -12 -13 12 6 -8
2022 152 721 5 5 7 4 21
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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 47.1 59.4 83.6 20.7 62.2 43.9 16.2 38.9 21.5 6.4 71.8
2016 2,390 46.2 57.2 89.1 22.5 60.6 43.9 14.8 38.5 19.1 6.0 65.3
2017 2,764 48.7 55.7 84.6 14.2 59.8 45.9 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 2,165 47.9 61.9 80.2 20.8 53.9 44.6 22.4 40.6 25.5 6.3 77.4
2020 736 46.7 61.1 74.2 20.3 43.0 41.7 24.4 39.4 33.1 5.9 60.5
2021 1,123 48.6 63.6 74.9 15.3 52.3 41.8 18.5 38.7 29.7 5.6 79.4
2022 723 53.1 63.2 81.8 16.6 50.0 40.1 19.0 41.4 23.7 9.4 80.9
Player 15,561 48.0 59.1 82.9 18.9 55.8 43.9 17.5 38.2 23.1 6.6 72.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.4 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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
2015 96 90 95 92 96 88 83 55 71 55 23 92 49 96 55
2016 98 92 95 93 98 84 87 80 81 78 53 95 69 87 45
2017 92 42 77 80 98 67 65 86 91 59 51 99 72 99 42 14
2018 96 73 96 97 96 96 94 81 69 85 35 94 50 94 40 4
2019 42 5 28 47 57 33 42 25 64 16 20 90 42 92 32 89
2020 54 11 41 57 69 41 63 38 34 34 19 84 14 85 23 83
2021 45 25
2022 36 23
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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 24.7 -4 10 24 8 38.1
2017 23.1 23 22.6 0 15 18 8 34.8
2018 22.4 36 35.9 0 16 32 11 30.6
2019 24.2 15 16.2 -1 8 18 4 26.7
2020 24.0 4 5.2 -1 2 7 0 0.0
2021 25.5 3 5.3 -2 4 7 1 33.3
2022 24.8 15 14.9 0 1 9 8 53.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 21 29 32 24 20 31 16 26 26 21 32 26 15 19 21 27 27 34 14 23 34 13 18 29 25 27 35 20 18 25 33
2017 23 20 31 19 23 24 23 22 25 20 25 23 17 17 23 24 23 25 11 24 30 20 18 23 23 23 24 20 23 23 31
2018 36 40 45 29 34 38 32 47 33 24 42 40 27 28 33 36 32 41 25 31 37 37 36 36 41 40 42 32 31 36 52
2019 15 15 20 14 16 13 19 21 19 11 18 17 8 13 14 19 13 21 12 16 20 15 12 15 15 19 19 15 20 15 22
2020 4 7 6 4 5 5 0 5 6 5 6 6 2 3 2 7 6 6 2 3 7 5 5 5 6 6 6 3 6 5 9
2021 3 8 6 3 6 8 3 8 3 6 6 9 1 2 1 5 8 9 2 2 5 5 5 9 8 3 8 2 6 4 9
2022 15 14 15 12 16 17 15 16 15 11 17 16 11 15 14 17 18 15 12 14 17 16 16 14 14 15 17 13 14 13 18
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 90.7 1.8 89.7 -1 90.7 1 88 -2.7 88.1 0.1 90 1.9 89.8 -0.2
Launch Angle 16.9 18.2 1.3 22.6 4.4 21.6 -1 19 -2.6 17.1 -1.9 21.1 4 22.4 1.3
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
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 5.7 42.1 0.1
Sweet Spot % 42.4 43 0.6 37.7 -5.3 44.1 6.4 36.2 -7.9 44.6 8.4 45 0.4 41.1 -3.9
xBA .285 .287 0.002 .255 -0.032 .267 0.012 .219 -0.048 .212 -0.007 .225 0.013 .231 0.006
BA .272 .271 -0.001 .241 -0.03 .257 0.016 .226 -0.031 .186 -0.04 .169 -0.017 .305 0.136
xwOBA .391 .398 0.007 .381 -0.017 .391 0.01 .323 -0.068 .332 0.009 .341 0.009 .362 0.021
wOBA .372 .375 0.003 .361 -0.014 .375 0.014 .315 -0.06 .293 -0.022 .269 -0.024 .471 0.202
xSLG .526 .543 0.017 .483 -0.06 .542 0.059 .406 -0.136 .403 -0.003 .427 0.024 .485 0.058
SLG .505 .505 0 .451 -0.054 .523 0.072 .392 -0.131 .314 -0.078 .275 -0.039 .727 0.452
K% 22.7 19.1 -3.6 20.1 1 23.4 3.3 26.2 2.8 28.4 2.2 30.9 2.5 22.7 -8.2
BB% 12.2 14.3 2.1 17.5 3.2 15.1 -2.4 12.8 -2.3 13.6 0.8 14.1 0.5 12.3 -1.8
Swing % 38.9 38.5 -0.4 34.6 -3.9 37.5 2.9 40.7 3.2 39.4 -1.3 38.7 -0.7 41.4 2.7
Whiff% 21.5 19.1 -2.4 19.5 0.4 24.1 4.6 25.5 1.4 33.1 7.6 29.7 -3.4 23.7 -6
In Zone % 47.1 46.2 -0.9 48.7 2.5 48.3 -0.4 48 -0.3 46.7 -1.3 48.6 1.9 53.1 4.5
Out of Zone % 52.9 53.8 0.9 51.3 -2.5 51.7 0.4 52 0.3 53.3 1.3 51.4 -1.9 46.9 -4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 20.7 22.5 1.8 14.2 -8.3 18.6 4.4 20.8 2.2 20.3 -0.5 15.3 -5 16.6 1.3
First Pitch Swing % 16.2 14.8 -1.4 13.2 -1.6 18.7 5.5 22.4 3.7 24.4 2 18.5 -5.9 19 0.5
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 55.8 -5.3 56.4 0.6 53.6 -2.8 54.7 1.1 60.1 5.4 51.4 -8.7 50.3 -1.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 550 186 33.8 .367 .392
2017 L 610 369 60.5 .321 .392
2018 L 659 549 83.3 .412 .368
2019 L 471 417 88.5 .294 .315
2020 L 168 163 97.0 .177 .296
2021 L 248 227 91.5 .444 .253
2022 L 152 136 89.5 .534 .467

Pitch Tempo