Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 1 week ago

Carter is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter tallied three home runs and nine RBI over his last eight games, but he also struck out 11 times over his last four contests, so manager Craig Counsell decided it was time for a day off. Ramon Flores will get the start at first base in Carter's place.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 1 week ago

Carter was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a losing effort against the Mets on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His two-run shot in the first inning put the Brewers in front, but that was all the offense they could muster. While his batting average (.247) is not a fantasy asset, his 13 home runs and 31 RBI hitting in the middle of the Milwaukee lineup are certainly useful.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Carter went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, one run and two RBI Sunday against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter's 11th bomb of the year gave the Brewers an early lead in a game they'd go on to win. Although it was his first homer in 10 games, he has six bombs this month, and his slugging percentage is at .592.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Carter is not in the lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter will get the day off Saturday, as the Brewers go with Jonathan Lucroy at first base, while Martin Maldonado steps in behind the plate. Carter has struggled of late, going hitless in his last six games (20 at-bats).

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Carter went 2-for-4 in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran slugger stayed hot despite his team's overall struggles, hitting safely for the fifth time in the last six games. Carter has also seen a power explosion in recent games, blasting half of his 10 homers on the season in the first six games of May. He's slashing .283/.345/.687 on the season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 4 weeks ago

Carter went 1-for-4 with his 10th homer of the year Thursday against the reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's joined a small crowd at the top of the NL homer list, with only Colorado's Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story sitting on more long balls. Five of Carter's have come in the last five games, and he's certainly capable of hitting them in bunches. More impressively, though, he's been able to cut his strikeout rate and is hitting a more-than-respectable .274 -- a dramatic improvement that looks like it may well actually be sustainable to some degree.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 4 weeks ago

Carter hit two home runs in Tuesday's win over the Angels, his eighth and ninth of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter is slugging a ridiculous .713 as the cozy Miller Park seems to be working quite well with his swing. Eight of Carter's nine homers have come in Milwaukee, which had the highest home run park factor in the league last year according to ESPN. Carter is now on pace for 56 home runs, and while that's probably a touch unrealistic, this start gives him a solid chance to challenge his career high of 37, set in 2014 with Houston.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 1 month ago

Carter went 3-for-5 Sunday with a double, three runs scored, three RBI and two home runs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's enjoying a big year so far with Milwaukee, hitting .278/.355/.671 with seven homers, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored. Carter's also struck out 27 times in 79 at-bats, of course, and his batting average will likely dwindle as the season progresses, but as long as he's depositing balls in the seats neither the Brewers nor anyone with fantasy shares in him will mind.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 1 month ago

Carter went 6-for-11 (.545) with a home run, four doubles, and two RBI in the Brewers' three-game series with the Phillies over the weekend.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter entered Friday's game with an .897 OPS, but he exited the weekend with a 1.050 OPS -- the sixth-best mark in the National League. He has hit in only the fourth and fifth spots in the order for the Brewers this year, and will no doubt continue to do so while he is hot.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 1 month ago

Carter went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBI against the Twins on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After hitting .199 with the Astros last season, expectations were low for Carter in Milwaukee, but he's surprised everyone with a .261 average and .970 OPS in the early going. Both those numbers would easily be career highs if he could maintain them, but it's more likely that his average will fall off into the .220-.230 range while he continues serving as a strong source of power numbers.