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Matt Carpenter
2B | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 210LBS | Age: 35

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

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 178 149 13 28 3 20 1 .188 .315 .315 .630
11 Seasons 5154 4345 747 1146 155 575 26 .264 .369 .452 .821
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .188 3 20 1 .630
11 Seasons .264 155 575 26 .821

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 30 2807 427 39 9.1 89 109.5 16.8 42.4 .274 .506 .372 .378 .452 37.7 22.7 12.2
2016 31 2390 372 42 11.3 90.7 111.1 18.1 43 .283 .536 .375 .393 .444 42.8 19.1 14.3
2017 32 2764 379 31 8.2 89.7 113 22.6 37.7 .253 .478 .361 .378 .407 37.2 20.1 17.5
2018 33 2853 410 56 13.7 90.7 109.4 21.6 44.4 .265 .538 .375 .388 .471 44.7 23.4 15.1
2019 34 2165 293 21 7.2 88 108.9 19.3 36.2 .215 .398 .315 .318 .367 31.1 26.1 12.8
2020 35 736 92 9 9.8 88.2 106.2 17 44.6 .214 .404 .293 .333 .393 35.9 28.4 13.6
2021 36 795 94 13 13.8 91.4 106.9 20.5 45.7 .228 .441 .286 .346 .450 44.7 31.5 12.9
14510 2067 211 10.2 89.7 113 19.6 41.4 .256 .488 .354 .370 .431 39.3 23 14.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 445 56.0 100 80 20 12 5 1 2 21 60 0.250 0.289 0.413 0.632 0.357 0.443 92.6 23 25.3 18.4
2021 Breaking 203 25.5 46 41 4 2 1 0 1 26 15 0.098 0.089 0.195 0.131 0.188 0.163 79.9 18 48.6 43.3
2021 Offspeed 147 18.5 31 28 4 2 2 0 0 9 19 0.143 0.257 0.214 0.348 0.205 0.305 89.2 6 27.9 20.5
2020 Fastballs 398 54.3 101 81 19 11 5 0 3 24 57 0.235 0.272 0.407 0.537 0.356 0.410 90.8 17 24.4 19.2
2020 Breaking 199 27.1 36 28 4 2 1 0 1 13 15 0.143 0.118 0.286 0.257 0.295 0.276 87.1 21 46.7 22.4
2020 Offspeed 136 18.6 31 31 3 3 0 0 0 11 20 0.097 0.147 0.097 0.187 0.085 0.145 81.6 13 43.5 22.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 31.6 29 36.8 2.6 38.2 39.6 22 2.6 22.5 24.8 27.6 8.2 9.1
2016 32.8 33.9 30.4 3 46.5 35.5 18 3 20.7 28 26.9 8.1 11.3
2017 29 37.7 26.6 6.6 45.9 31.4 22.7 2.9 15.3 37.7 25.6 8.4 8.2
2018 28.3 37.8 28.5 5.4 47.6 30.7 21.7 3.2 15.6 30 25.1 11.5 13.7
2019 34.5 34.8 25.3 5.5 44.7 30.7 24.6 5.1 21.2 30.7 23.2 8.5 7.2
2020 38 35.9 26.1 0 52.2 29.3 18.5 3.3 23.9 32.6 26.1 4.3 9.8
2021 29.8 46.8 22.3 1.1 39.4 37.2 23.4 3.2 17 30.9 25.5 9.6 13.8
31.3 35.2 29.4 4.2 44.6 33.8 21.6 3.2 19.1 30.2 25.8 8.8 10.2
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Splitter -3.7 0 10 1.3 1 0 0 0 33.3 100 33.3 0
2021 Cutter -0.5 0 45 5.7 10 0.286 0.286 0.39 26.3 20 22.2 0.363 0.923 0.589 60
2021 Curveball -0.8 -1 104 13.1 21 0.105 0.263 0.205 48.3 61.9 44.8 0.072 0.125 0.142 16.7
2021 Slider -4.5 -4 99 12.5 25 0.091 0.136 0.17 48.8 52 41.9 0.104 0.136 0.177 11.1
2021 Changeup 0.2 0 137 17.2 30 0.148 0.222 0.213 27.3 26.7 19.5 0.266 0.361 0.315 31.6
2021 Sinker -0.4 -1 139 17.5 31 0.273 0.364 0.406 23.9 12.9 13.3 0.293 0.569 0.443 57.9
2021 4-Seamer 1.5 4 261 32.8 59 0.235 0.451 0.36 25.7 25.4 20 0.277 0.619 0.419 55.6
2020 Splitter -4 -1 17 2.3 4 0.25 0.25 0.225 16.7 50 16.7 0.034 0.065 0.041 0
2020 Curveball 1.4 1 100 13.6 12 0.111 0.222 0.279 41.7 25 13 0.103 0.297 0.295 33.3
2020 Cutter -0.2 0 51 6.9 14 0.308 0.462 0.357 38.5 42.9 42.9 0.303 0.693 0.431 57.1
2020 Slider 0 0 102 13.9 24 0.158 0.316 0.304 50 41.7 28.6 0.125 0.238 0.265 22.2
2020 Changeup -3.6 -4 119 16.2 27 0.074 0.074 0.067 46.4 33.3 24.3 0.164 0.205 0.16 16.7
2020 Sinker 3.9 5 128 17.4 30 0.375 0.625 0.483 20.8 16.7 14.7 0.394 0.764 0.527 57.9
2020 4-Seamer -0.2 0 219 29.8 57 0.136 0.273 0.292 22.5 22.8 16.9 0.197 0.368 0.342 35.5
2019 Splitter -2.6 -2 63 2.9 12 0.091 0.091 0.075 47.2 50 21.4 0.098 0.122 0.196 16.7
2019 Cutter 0.2 0 106 4.9 23 0.063 0.063 0.252 29.7 43.5 30.3 0.126 0.183 0.305 33.3
2019 Curveball 1.5 3 196 9 28 0.25 0.583 0.371 21.7 28.6 15.4 0.144 0.302 0.24 35.3
2019 Slider -1.8 -6 325 15 68 0.121 0.138 0.201 31.7 41.2 21.9 0.142 0.193 0.225 17.2
2019 Sinker 1.1 4 346 16 80 0.375 0.578 0.448 16.8 16.3 17.3 0.277 0.488 0.374 35.2
2019 Changeup -3.4 -11 313 14.5 85 0.127 0.19 0.176 31 29.4 21.7 0.173 0.272 0.224 22.2
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 6 774 35.7 186 0.269 0.506 0.394 22.6 20.4 16.8 0.275 0.576 0.402 36.8
2018 Splitter -3.1 -2 56 2 17 0.188 0.25 0.221 27.3 23.5 15.4 0.291 0.398 0.323 16.7
2018 Cutter 4.4 7 157 5.5 36 0.424 0.879 0.558 23.8 25 20 0.28 0.675 0.423 50
2018 Curveball 2.6 6 229 8 37 0.286 0.714 0.428 33.9 48.6 25.4 0.126 0.256 0.189 41.2
2018 Slider -1.1 -5 397 13.9 82 0.125 0.25 0.224 45.6 46.3 24.4 0.13 0.21 0.213 26.5
2018 Changeup 1.1 4 325 11.4 85 0.228 0.481 0.325 30.7 27.1 23 0.247 0.455 0.328 26.8
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 553 19.4 127 0.221 0.365 0.334 15.8 15.7 17.5 0.297 0.626 0.441 54.1
2018 4-Seamer 1.6 18 1129 39.6 273 0.304 0.638 0.442 15.6 16.8 14.7 0.316 0.667 0.464 50.8
2017 Knuckleball -3.4 -1 24 0.9 6 0.167 0.667 0.333 13.3 0 0 0.266 0.632 0.367 16.7
2017 Splitter -1.8 -1 56 2 18 0.077 0.077 0.218 36 27.8 23.8 0.106 0.125 0.24 11.1
2017 Cutter -0.2 0 135 4.9 31 0.259 0.37 0.329 23.5 22.6 15.6 0.28 0.511 0.379 35
2017 Curveball 3.2 9 266 9.6 44 0.294 0.588 0.445 23.9 25 12.1 0.207 0.439 0.365 34.8
2017 Slider -0.7 -2 305 11 68 0.117 0.2 0.201 26.7 35.3 21.1 0.155 0.234 0.227 30.6
2017 Changeup -0.9 -3 333 12 76 0.132 0.206 0.194 23.6 21.1 15.8 0.234 0.355 0.288 28.3
2017 Sinker 3.4 18 514 18.6 121 0.379 0.8 0.54 12 14.9 16.1 0.319 0.689 0.479 50
2017 4-Seamer 0.4 5 1092 39.5 246 0.258 0.462 0.392 16.6 16.7 13.4 0.281 0.535 0.422 38.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 355 1476 4 -13 11 7 9
2013 791 3242 -8 6 27 11 36
2014 743 3250 -13 -4 29 11 23
2015 654 2748 18 -14 18 13 34
2016 554 2337 6 -6 18 8 27
2017 613 2730 -3 -17 28 16 23
2018 657 2847 5 -16 29 12 29
2019 493 2181 -15 -26 23 11 -7
2020 182 803 -6 -12 12 7 1
2021 177 795 -4 -10 7 5 -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 2807 46.9 59.4 83.8 20.5 61.9 44.1 16.2 38.9 21.5 6.2 71.4
2016 2390 45.9 56.9 89 22.6 60.6 44 14.8 38.5 19.1 6 65.5
2017 2764 48.7 55.7 84.6 14.2 59.8 45.9 13.2 34.6 19.5 6.8 71.9
2018 2853 48.3 57.9 83.9 18.6 48.2 43.7 18.5 37.5 24.1 7 74.9
2019 2165 47.8 61.8 80.5 21 53.9 44.7 22.4 40.6 25.5 6.3 77.3
2020 736 46.7 61 74.3 20.4 43.8 41.6 24.3 39.4 33.1 5.8 60.5
2021 795 47.5 64 73.6 15.6 50.8 41.1 18 38.6 31.3 5 80
14510 47.5 58.7 83.1 19.1 55.9 44.1 17.3 38 23 6.4 72.1
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 94 84 94 91 96 88 83 56 60 23 92 49 54
2016 98 92 95 93 98 84 87 80 79 53 95 69 45
2017 91 41 77 80 98 67 65 86 59 51 99 72 42 18
2018 96 72 97 97 96 96 94 81 87 35 94 50 40 5
2019 40 5 26 46 53 34 43 25 16 20 90 42 32 84
2020 57 13 43 56 72 41 63 39 34 19 84 14 23 67
2021 24 15
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.2 15 15.4 0 11 15 5 33.3
2020 24 4 4.2 0 2 7 0 0
2021 25.5 3 4.6 -2 5 5 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 14 20 16 22 13 15 19 16 15 20 16 8 13 13 20 10 16 12 18 9 14 13 16 14 19 16 15 19 12 19
2020 4 8 6 5 7 4 3 3 6 5 6 5 1 3 2 5 2 5 2 3 2 3 2 5 5 6 4 3 5 4 7
2021 3 7 4 7 6 4 3 7 4 5 5 6 1 2 3 5 3 6 2 4 3 5 5 6 6 5 6 3 7 3 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89 90.7 1.7 89.7 -1 90.7 1 88 -2.7 88.2 0.2 91.4 3.2
Launch Angle 16.8 18.1 1.3 22.6 4.5 21.6 -1 19.3 -2.3 17 -2.3 20.5 3.5
Barrel % 9.1 11.3 2.2 8.2 -3.1 13.7 5.5 7.2 -6.5 9.8 2.6 13.8 4
Hard Hit % 37.7 42.8 5.1 37.2 -5.6 44.7 7.5 31.1 -13.6 35.9 4.8 44.7 8.8
Sweet Spot % 42.4 43 0.6 37.7 -5.3 44.4 6.7 36.2 -8.2 44.6 8.4 45.7 1.1
xBA 0.274 0.283 0.009 0.253 -0.03 0.265 0.012 0.214 -0.051 0.214 0 0.228 0.014
BA 0.272 0.271 -0.001 0.241 -0.03 0.257 0.016 0.226 -0.031 0.186 -0.04 0.188 0.002
xwOBA 0.378 0.393 0.015 0.378 -0.015 0.388 0.01 0.317 -0.071 0.333 0.016 0.346 0.013
wOBA 0.372 0.375 0.003 0.361 -0.014 0.375 0.014 0.315 -0.06 0.293 -0.022 0.286 -0.007
xSLG 0.506 0.536 0.03 0.478 -0.058 0.538 0.06 0.397 -0.141 0.404 0.007 0.441 0.037
SLG 0.505 0.505 0 0.451 -0.054 0.523 0.072 0.392 -0.131 0.314 -0.078 0.315 0.001
K% 22.7 19.1 -3.6 20.1 1 23.4 3.3 26.2 2.8 28.4 2.2 31.5 3.1
BB% 12.2 14.3 2.1 17.5 3.2 15.1 -2.4 12.8 -2.3 13.6 0.8 12.9 -0.7
Swing % 38.9 38.5 -0.4 34.6 -3.9 37.5 2.9 40.7 3.2 39.4 -1.3 38.6 -0.8
Whiff% 21.5 19.1 -2.4 19.5 0.4 24.1 4.6 25.5 1.4 33.1 7.6 31.3 -1.8
In Zone % 46.9 45.9 -1 48.7 2.8 48.3 -0.4 47.8 -0.5 46.7 -1.1 47.5 0.8
Out of Zone % 53.1 54.1 1 51.3 -2.8 51.7 0.4 52.2 0.5 53.3 1.1 52.5 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 20.5 22.6 2.1 14.2 -8.4 18.6 4.4 21 2.4 20.4 -0.6 15.6 -4.8
First Pitch Swing % 16.2 14.8 -1.4 13.2 -1.6 18.5 5.3 22.4 3.9 24.3 1.9 18 -6.3
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 55.8 -5.3 56.3 0.5 53 -3.3 54.7 1.7 59.8 5.1 53.9 -5.9
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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 658 549 83.4 .416 .368
2019 L 466 414 88.8 .305 .314
2020 L 168 163 97.0 .177 .296
2021 L 177 163 92.1 .392 .277

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