Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 4 hours ago

Carter is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

Carter will get a day off with the Astros employing a lefty-heavy lineup against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. Jonathan Singleton will get the start at first base Saturday afternoon.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 6 days ago

Carter went 2-for-4 Saturday with a double and his 13th home run of the season.

He continues to struggle to keep his batting average above .200, but if you can withstand the hit in that category Carter's still a solid power source. Jonathan Singleton's promotion could eventually cut into Carter's playing time, but Singleton's has even more trouble making contact in the majors than Carter has, so at least at the moment Carter's spot seems secure.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Carter had a double and a two-run homer during Wednesday's 8-4 win at Colorado.

Carter's 12th home run of the season came in the ninth inning off Rockies reliever John Axford. The sixth-year first baseman is hitting .206/.329/.411 through 65 games for the Astros thus far.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Carter went 2-for-3 with two runs, a walk and his 11th home run of the season on Friday.

Carter is striking out a preposterously high 34.7% of the time, but his two hits Friday finally raised his average over the .200 mark to .206. The 28-year-old slugged at least .451 in each of the last three seasons, so the Astros and fantasy owners alike are hoping Friday's performance sparks an improvement over the .407 mark he has posted so far this season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 4 weeks ago

In his return to the starting lineup Sunday, Carter walked twice, stole a base and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly during Houston's 7-6 loss to Toronto.

Despite a terrible .198 batting average, Carter is getting on base at a .305 clip this season thanks to an elite walk rate (13.2 percent). With 10 home runs, he's also on pace to surpass 30 home runs for the second consecutive season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 month ago

Carter is not in Houston's lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Carter hasn't had any health issues recently, playing in 31 straight games at first base, so he's just getting some rest. Marwin Gonzalez will get the start at first.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 month ago

Carter hit a two-run home run -- his seventh of the season -- off A's starter Sonny Gray during Tuesday's 6-4 win.

Carter didn't strike out during the game, which is arguably more impressive than the flash of power he displayed. It was only the seventh time in 38 games this season that he did not record a strikeout.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter had a standard-Carter game, going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts and a three-run bomb in the 6-5 win over Toronto on Saturday.

This is what Carter does as he has 51 strikeouts in just 116 at-bats, and six home runs in his 19 hits this season. Carter is due for a power surge soon, so this may just be the start of one after hitting 37 homers last season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter, who was dropped to eighth in the batting order Wednesday, went 1-for-2 with a walk during Houston's 4-3 win over San Francisco.

Carter is hitting a mere .116 with 23 strikeouts in 43 at-bats over the last 14 days, so it was only a matter of time before Astros manager A.J. Hinch dropped him in the batting order. Meanwhile, Jonathan Singleton leads all minor league players with 11 home runs and had 10 RBI in a game Wednesday. Carter's playing time may soon be in jeopardy if he does not show improvement at the plate.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 months ago

Carter hit his fifth home run of the season on Saturday, but it was his only hit in 11 at-bats over the weekend.

Carter fanned six times in those 11 at-bats, as his 38.8 percent strikeout rate and 56 percent contact rate are his lowest marks in any season with over 100 plate appearances.