DOB: 11/26/1985 (30 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Galveston, Texas
Teams: St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Carpenter was born in Galveston, Texas. He grew up in a baseball family: his dad was a former college baseball player and a current high school coach and his mother played softball throughout her childhood. Matt ended up playing baseball at Lawrence E. Elkins High School with his dad as his coach. As a sophomore, he helped his team win the 2002 USA Today National Championship. After high school, Matt went onto Texas Christian University (TCU), where he broke school records (games played, at-bats) and finished second in multiple statistics (hits, doubles, and walks). Matt was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.
As A Player
Position: Third base/Second base
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Matt Carpenter is known for his versatility and his ability to get on base. In his career, Matt has played 382 games at 3rd base, 148 games at 2nd base, 49 games at 1st base, and 51 games in the outfield. Matt boasts an impressive life-time on-base percentage (OBP) of .375. This high OBP comes from his keen eye of the strike zone. In 2015, Baseball America ranked Matt 3rd amongst NL hitters for “Best Strike Zone Judgement". Recently, Matt has led the NL in base on balls (2014), doubles (2013 and 2015), hits (2013), and runs scored (2013). As a result of his consistent hitting that ranks among the best in the NL, Matt is a 2x NL All-Star and, in 2013, he was the Silver Slugger at 2nd base.