Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 4 days 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 week 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.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Carter is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter has an extra-base hit in three straight games, and tallied six extra-base hits over his last six contests, but manager Craig Counsell decided it was time for Carter's first day off of the season. Regular catcher Jonathan Lucroy will get the start at first base Thursday in Carter's place.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Carter went 2-for-4 with a double and two-run homer in Friday's 6-4 victory over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran slugger victimized his former teammates, launching his first home run of the year in the first inning off Scott Feldman. Carter has at least one hit in each of the last three games and figures to offer plenty of power as Adam Lind's replacement at first base this season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Carter went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's win against the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was the first home run Carter has hit for his new team. After enjoying his best season as a pro in 2014, the first baseman took a big step backward last season due to an inability to make consistent contact and a high strikeout rate. Through his first three games, Carter is 2-for-9 (.222) with a home run, three RBI and three strikeouts.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 1 month ago

Carter is 9-for-42 (.214) with hour home runs and 10 RBI through 16 spring games.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter's batting line this spring is just about what one would expect -- a few home runs to go along with a meager batting average. He will be the Brewers' regular first baseman when the regular season kicks off next week.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 2 months ago

Carter is 2-for-7 with two home runs and three runs batted in through three spring games.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter's power numbers were down a bit last season, as he dipped from 37 home runs in 2014 to 24 in 2015, so it's good to see he's been muscling up in the early goings of spring training. The 29-year-old is expected to slot in as the Brewers' starting first baseman this season and will try to continue slugging at a high clip in the hitter-friendly Miller Park.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 4 months ago

Carter signed a one-year deal with the Brewers on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter had a disappointing follow-up last season to his 37-homer 2014 campaign, as the right-handed slugger posted a .199 batting average over 460 plate appearances. He'll now get a fresh start with Milwaukee, competing with the likes of Garin Cecchini for reps at first base. He could also be one of the first pinch-hit options off the bench, as Carter was primarily used as a DH during his time in Houston.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 5 months ago

The Astros non-tendered Carter on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter blasted 24 home runs last year and 90 in all with the Astros over the last three seasons, but he also struck out in bunches and hit just .199 last season, so the Astros decided not to offer him a contract for 2016. Carter is now a free agent and will hook on with a team that is intrigued by his power.

Chris Carter 1B/DH MIL 7 months ago

Carter went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in a 7-6 win over Seattle on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carter appears to be getting hos, as he has five homers in his last nine games. This is when the Astros need a hot stretch, but it wont salvage his season. Carter is batting just .196, but he does have 24 home runs in 378 at-bats. He simply can't stick around the majors batting below .200 and he'll need to fix that in the offseason if he wants an everyday job.