Chris Carter
1B NYY
1 week ago

Carter went 0-for-3 with a walk and one RBI in Thursday's game.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger was back in the lineup Thursday after missing a few games with an illness, but his struggles at the plate continued. He is just 4-for-28 (.143) with one home run and three RBI through 12 games this spring, which isn't helping his bid for playing time over Greg Bird and Matt Holiday.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
1 week ago

Carter was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to an illness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He'll be replaced by Greg Bird in the lineup while he works his way back. The slugger isn't helping his bid for playing time, as he is just 4-for-25 (.160) with one homer through 11 games this spring. Consider him day-to-day until the Yankees specify otherwise.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
2 months ago

Carter agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees worth $3 million, Bob Nightengale of the USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

As long as he passes an upcoming physical, 2016's National League home run leader is slated to join the Bronx Bombers. However, Carter will be joining a crowded depth chart. Carter's defensive struggles don't make a compelling case for him to get frequent starts at first base over Greg Bird. However, coming off a season where he mashed 41 home runs, his power could prove to be a valuable asset in the hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. Because of this, it's likely that he'll split time at the DH spot with Matt Holliday, although he may appear at first base should the Yankees face a southpaw.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
2 months ago

Carter's agent, Dave Stewart, said Tuesday that his client might soon entertain offers from teams in Japan, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. "I think at some point we have to make it a serious consideration," Stewart said. "It's getting late there, too. Those teams are filling their spaces, too."

EDGE Analysis

Despite hitting 41 homers last season, Carter found himself non-tendered for the second straight offseason as Milwaukee decided he wasn't worth upward of $8 million. Of course, the value of the power and walks has been largely negated by the swing and miss in Carter's game -- he led the NL with 206 strikeouts last season -- and his defensive deficiencies. According to Stewart, the Rays appear to be Carter's best major-league possibility remaining.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
4 months ago

Carter is officially a free agent after the Brewers non-tendered him.

EDGE Analysis

The Brewers had been reported by Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball to still be looking for trade partners for Carter, but those efforts apparently failed. That's not too large of a surprise, considering Milwaukee was negotiating with little leverage since they had already designated him for assignment, but that's also not a good sign for Carter's market as a free agent. Carter should still be able to find a team that values his right-handed power and can stomach the whiffs and poor defensive value.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
4 months ago

The Brewers designated Carter for assignment Tuesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

After revealing Monday that they had no intention of tendering Carter a contract for the 2017 season due to the expected salary increase he was due in arbitration, the Brewers signed Korean import Eric Thames to a three-year deal Tuesday to serve as their new everyday first baseman. In order to clear a 40-man spot for Thames, Carter was designated for assignment, which will allow the Brewers to see if any other teams are interested in trading for the slugger before he becomes a free agent. While Carter made a major splash for fantasy owners last season with 41 homers and 94 RBI, his sky-high strikeout rate and poor defense makes him far less attractive in real-life terms, hence the Brewers decision to move on from him.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
4 months ago

The Brewers have decided not to tender Carter a contract for next season, accoridng to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, and he will become a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Carter set career bests with 41 home runs, 94 RBI, and 160 games played last season, his first with the Brewers, but he also struck out 206 times and posted just a .222 batting average, so the Brewers decided to let him go rather than pay him a hefty sum in salary arbitration. Despite Carter's penchant for punch outs, his durability and pop figure to garner him some attention on the free agent market.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
6 months ago

GM David Stearns said Tuesday that the Brewers intend to re-sign Carter this offseason, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter was non-tendered by the Astros last offseason after hitting .199 in 2015, but he got back on track in his first year in Milwaukee by hitting 41 home runs, which represented both a career best and tied him for the league lead. Carter will be due a raise from the $3 million he made in 2016, but the Brewers can offer him arbitration, so he could still come at a bargain. Carter is a trade candidate this offseason, but the Brewers do not have another definitive first-base option at the ready, so signs point to him serving as the team's regular first baseman again in 2017.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
6 months ago

Carter hit his 39th homer, a two-run shot, in a 2-for-3 game with two walks Tuesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Carter now has nine home runs in September as he continues to build on a career high in homers. His 39 leads the National League and trails only Edwin Encarnacion (42) among all major leaguers. Carter's .321 OBP, however, is the worst among any major league first baseman with 25 home runs -- he's as one-dimensional as it gets.

Chris Carter
1B NYY
6 months ago

Carter went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and walk in Saturday's 11-3 victory over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman put a capper on the Brewers' offensive outburst with a 436-foot shot to left that brought home Manny Pina, Jonathan Villar and Scooter Gennett. Carter now has 15 RBI in September, equaling his second-best monthly total on the season in just 16 games. Carter is now just two homers and two RBI away from equaling his career bests in those respective categories.