Matt Carpenter 3B STL 4 days ago

Carpenter went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base in a 3-0 win against the Dodgers on Friday.

Carpenter continues to raise his impressive on-base percentage, having walked seven times in the past five games. While walks aren't a sexy fantasy stat, all those times on base help Carpenter score a ton of runs from his No. 2 spot in the Cardinals' batting order. He continues to be one of the more valuable players in fantasy, especially considering that he's eligible at both second and third base in most leagues.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 week ago

Carpenter went 1-for-3 on Sunday against the Royals with a pair of walks, two runs scored, two RBI and his eighth home run of the season.

The 29-year-old has been a tremendous source of counting stats this season, stolen bases aside, and has now accumulated 31 runs scored and 27 RBI to go along with the eight homers and a .986 OPS that ranks fourth in the National League. Carpenter will likely continue to produce these types of numbers in the middle of a potent Cardinals lineup.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a double and a walk Friday in the loss to Kansas City.

Carpenter has been one of the National Leagues best hitters this season, posting a .322/.386/.586 slash line in 37 games and 152 at-bats. He's also scored 29 runs, driven in 24 and racked up 25 extra-base hits, good for second in all of baseball.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Carpenter is out of the lineup for the first time since he missed four straight games from May 7-10 because of extreme fatigue. The cause of his fatigue was never discovered, but he seems to be doing just fine. Known primarily for his excellent contact and on-base skills, Carpenter oddly has 11 strikeouts, two home runs, two doubles and zero walks in 32 at-bats since rejoining the lineup. Given the small sample size and solid power, it's not yet cause for any concern. He's likely getting Tuesday off because the Cardinals played a 14-inning marathon Monday night.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 3 weeks ago

After striking out his first three times up, Carpenter hit his sixth homer of the year Thursday, a two-run shot that sent the Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland.

Carpenter found no luck against Trevor Bauer, but former Cardinal lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski came in to face him in the eighth and promptly gave up the homer. Carpenter endured a bizarre bout of fatigue last week, but appears to be over that and is having an impressive bounce-back campaign.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 3 weeks ago

Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and a RBI in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

He supposedly missed the last three games due to fatigue, which the team attributes to his tireless work ethic. It seemed like the time off served him well, and hopefully he will not need other similar multi-game breaks later in the season.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 3 weeks ago

Carpenter (undisclosed) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

While he Cardinals have yet to find the cause of his extreme fatigue, Carpenter is apparently feeling better, as he'll start at the hot corner Tuesday night, even though he could be used as a DH. There's still some uncertainty here, but owners will be happy to have Carpenter back in the lineup.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 3 weeks ago

Carpenter (undisclosed) is set to rejoin the team in Cleveland on Tuesday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

As expected, Carpenter will rejoin the Cardinals on Tuesday, but his condition is still somewhat up in the air as the team searches for the cause of his recent "extreme fatigue." The organization has not stated whether Carpenter will play Tuesday, but the fact that he'll be back with the team is certainly a step in the right direction.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 3 weeks ago

After running a number of tests, the Cardinals haven't found a virus causing Carpenter's extreme fatigue. Moreover, when asked if Carpenter had a cardiovascular issues, manager Mike Matheny said "he hasn't heard one thing about that...," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Carpenter is supposed to rejoin the Cardinals on Tuesday in Cleveland, but there's still some mystery involving his status.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 4 weeks ago

Carpenter is not with the Cardinals in Pittsburgh because he is dealing with "extreme fatigue", MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch reports.

Carpenter was out of the lineup Thursday against the Cubs, and he'll now miss an entire weekend series in Pittsburgh. He's presumably dealing with some kind of illness or medical condition, as it would otherwise be quite unusual for a player to miss four straight games due to fatigue. There's no guarantee Carpenter will be ready for Tuesday's game in Cleveland.