Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Sep 01 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in a victory against the Pirates on Sunday.

The 27-year-old doesn't steal bases, but he's stuffed box scores in every other category, batting .312 with 10 homers, 66 RBI and 102 runs. Carpenter is six doubles away from becoming the the ninth player in Cardinals' history -- fifth different -- to reach 50.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Aug 22 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against the Braves on Thursday.

That's 42 doubles for Carpenter. He has a chance to become the ninth player -- fifth different -- to reach 50 for the Cardinals, joining Stan Musial (three times), Joe Medwick (twice), Albert Pujols (twice) and Enos Slaughter. The team record of 64, owned by Medwick, is almost certainly out of reach, though.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Aug 20 '13

Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Brewers.

It's just a routine day of maintenance. Kolten Wong will play second base and David Freese will play third.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Aug 15 '13

Matt Carpenter reached base in five out of six plate appearances Thursday against the Pirates, going 4-for-5 with an RBI triple, a walk and two runs scored.

Carpenter scored the winning run on a walkoff single by Matt Holliday in the 12th. Meanwhile, his double in the fourth inning was his 40th of the season. With a .315/.385/.480 batting line to go along with nine homers, 58 RBI and 90 runs scored, the 27-year-old has proven to be one of this season's best fantasy bargains.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jul 19 '13

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in a 9-6 victory against the Padres on Friday.

He ranks fifth in the NL with a .326 batting average and first with 73 runs. Carpenter, who has driven in 16 runs in just 51 July at-bats, is now batting a spectacular .326/.399/.506.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jul 11 '13

Matt Carpenter hit his ninth home run of the year Wednesday in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Astros.

The two-run shot to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning put the Cardinals ahead for good. Carpenter is batting .322/.394/.503 in 85 games this season and is on pace for 16 home runs, 76 RBI and 127 runs scored. He has been one of the most productive players in baseball in 2013 and is a deserving National League All-Star.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jul 04 '13

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in the rout of the Angels on Wednesday.

If the season ended today, it's Yadier Molina who would get MVP consideration on the Cardinals. Carpenter, though, would also be worthy of a spot on ballots, what with his .324 average, .398 OBP and 63 runs scored. He and Shin-Soo Choo have been the game's best leadoff hitters.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 24 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

He's tallied mulit-hit games in four of St. Louis' last five. Carpenter is 30-for-86 (.349) in June with nine RBI and eight extra-base hits, including two homers. The young second baseman's monster first half includes a .322/.403/.472 slash line, though fantasy owner are probably a bit disappointed by his lack of power and speed. Carpenter has six homers and one steal in 286 at-bats.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 13 '13

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Thursday's win over the Mets.

While Carpenter's 18-game hitting streak came to an end on Tuesday, he has now reached base in 22 straight games. His transition to second base has gone surprisingly well and he owns an impressive .327/.411/.478 batting line through 63 games. It would be a surprise if he didn't make the National League All-Star team next month.

Matt Carpenter 2B/3B STL Jun 05 '13

Matt Carpenter reached base five times in the Cardinals' loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Carpenter was hit by a pitch three times -- a franchise-first for the long-tenured Cardinals. He also had a triple to lead off the bottom of the opening frame and a single in the bottom of the 11th. The St. Louis second baseman is now batting .323/.407/.470 with 47 runs scored in 55 games played this season.