Matt Carpenter - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Contract, Salary, Height
Matt Carpenter is an American professional baseball who is the third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). On 26th May 2022, the New York Yankees signed him to a major-league contract. Initially, the Cardinals selected him in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB draft from Texas Christian University (TCU). In 2011, he made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is a three-time MLB All-Star Game selection, he became the first Silver Slugger Award winner at second base in Cardinals franchise history. On July 18, 2022, Carpenter was named AL Player of the Week, succeeding teammate Aaron Judge.
What is Matt Carpenter Known For?
- Being a professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).
- Known for being one of the few major leaguers to not wear batting gloves during games, Carpenter has said that he has not worn them in organized baseball except for one game during college in Colorado Springs while visiting Air Force.
Who are Matt Carpenter's Parents?
Matt Carpenter was born on November 26, 1985, with the birth name of Matthew Martin Lee Carpenter in Galveston, Texas, USA to his parents, Tammie and Rick Carpenter. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. His present age is 36 as of 2021. He spent his childhood in Texas with his sibling; brother, Tyler. His brother was a minor league baseball player in the New York Mets organization. Both of his parents are from a sports background. His mother played softball in her youth. The Carpenter family spent seven years in La Marque, Texas, where Rick Carpenter taught and coached at La Marque High School before moving to Fort Bend Dulles High School and eventually at Fort Bend Lawrence E. Elkins High School. His father coached there for another fifteen. years. He also coached three other major leaguers: James Loney, Kip Wells, and Chad Huffman. He played for the Elkins High School baseball team. He helped lead the team to a 35–1 record and the USA Today National Prep Championship in 2002 and was named the District Sophomore of the Year that year. Next, he played college baseball at Texas Christian University and majored in communications. During his freshman year as an athlete, Carpenter played 50 games and batted .289, with 27 runs batted in (RBI), eight doubles (2B), and one home run (HR) with 11 multi-hit games and eight multiple-RBI games. He finished second on the team with a .349 average, one home run, and 36 RBIs in 62 games in his next season. His junior season was cut short after eight games due to a tearing a ligament in his elbow while throwing from first base. During his RS-junior season, he played in all 63 games and finished with a .283 batting average, team-high 11 home runs, and 46 RBI and ranked third on the team with 48 runs scored. His fifth-year senior season included a .333 batting average, .472 on-base percentage (OBP), and .662 slugging percentage (SLG) with 11 home runs. During his collegiate career, he broke school career records for games played (241) and at-bats (843), and finished second in hits (263), doubles (57), and walks (BB, with 150).
Carpenter is a Christian. He has said, "There was so much relief in [surrendering my life to Christ]. From that point on, literally, like it changed me. … The game of baseball I have no control over. The game of life I have no control over. All I have is my faith. If you're looking for some solid ground or some rock to hold onto, there's only one way and that's through Him."
Matt Carpenter Career Timeline
- Matt was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.
- He spent his first professional season with various A-level teams, including the Batavia Muckdogs, Quad Cities River Bandits, and the Palm Beach Cardinals.
- He returned to Palm Beach to begin his 2010 season. With the team, he played over 28 games, he hit .283 while also drawing 26 walks, placing his OBP at .441.
- With the team, Springfield Cardinals; he played 105 games & batted .316 with 76 runs scored, 26 doubles, 12 home runs, 53 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases.
- He started the 2011 season in the minor leagues with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds of Pacific Coast League (PCL). With the team, he spent 130 total games with Memphis, batting .300 with 12 home runs, seventy RBIs, 84 walks, a .417 on-base percentage, and a .483 slugging percentage.
- He made his major league debut on June 4, 2011. He played seven games, collecting one double, a .067 batting average, and four walks in his 2011 season.
- In July 2012, he made his first appearance at second base since turning professional.
- He played in 114 games for the season, tallying 340 plate appearances and batting .294 with six home runs, 46 RBIs, 22 doubles, a .365 OBP, and .463 SLG.
- He hit his first career postseason home run on October 17, 2012, during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the San Francisco Giants.
- He finished the 2013 season leading the Major Leagues in hits (199), doubles (55), and runs (126), while batting .318.
- The club then signed Carpenter to a six-year, $52 million extension to run through 2019 on March 6, 2014. Included was an option for 2020 worth $18.5 million.
- For the 2014 season, he batted .271 with a .375 OBP, .375 SLG, 33 doubles, eight home runs, 59 RBIs, 99 runs scored, and 95 walks in 158 games.
- He reached 20 home runs for the first time in his career on August 30, 2015, in a 7–5 win over the Giants.
- His first career walk-off home run came on May 7, 2016, in a 6–4 win over Pittsburgh.
- He ended his 2016 season having appeared in 129 games, and batting .271 with a career-high .885 OPS, twenty home runs, 36 doubles, and 68 RBIs.
- The Cardinals made Carpenter their primary first baseman to begin the 2017 season.
- In his 2017 season, he had the lowest ground ball percentage of all major league hitters (26.9%). Over 145 games for the 2017 season, he batted .241/.384/.451 with 23 home runs and 69 RBIs.
- He became the first player in Cardinal franchise history, and second in Major League history, to hit three home runs and two doubles in a single game during his 2018 season.
- He finished the 2018 campaign batting .257 with 36 home runs and 81 RBI in 156 games.
- On 10th April 2019, he signed a two-year, $39 million contract extension to remain with the Cardinals. The deal included a vesting option for 2022 worth $18.5 million by reaching 1,100 plate appearances in 2019–20.
- He hit .226/.334/.392 with 15 home runs and 46 RBIs over 129 games in his 2019 season.
- He appeared in 50 games, with new career-lows in his entire slash line of .186/.325/.314 in his 2020 season.
- For the 2021 season, he batted .169/.305/.275 with three home runs and 21 RBIs over 207 at-bats.
- Following the season's end, the Cardinals declined his option for the 2022 season, making him a free agent for the first time in his career.
- Next, he signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers with an invitation to major-league spring training on 18th March 2022.
- On 19th May 2022, the Rangers released him after he batted .275 with six home runs over 21 games.
- On 26th May 2022, the New York Yankees signed him to a major-league contract.
- He became the first Yankees outfielder with seven RBIs in a game against the Red Sox since Joe DiMaggio accomplished the feat in 1940.
- On 18th July 2022, he was named AL Player of the Week, succeeding teammate Aaron Judge.
Matt Carpenter Awards and Achievements
- 3× All-Star (2013, 2014, 2016)
- Silver Slugger Award (2013)
Who is Matt Carpenter Wife?
Matt Carpenter is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Mackenzie Carpenter on December 10, 2011, in Missouri City, Texas, the United States, in a lavish wedding ceremony. Jake Arrieta is the groomsman in their lovely wedding ceremony. They were together since their college time. The Carpenters' first child, a daughter, was born May 25, 2016. Mackenzie gave birth to their second child, a boy, on November 20, 2017. Today, the couple is enjoying their present life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight.
How Rich is Matt Carpenter?
Matt Carpenter is a successful baseballer whose net worth is around $35 Million as of 2022. The club, St. Louis Cardinals signed a six-year, $52 million extension to run through 2019 on March 6, 2014. Included was an option for 2020 worth $18.5 million. On April 10, 2019, Carpenter signed a two-year, $39 million contract extension to remain with the Cardinals. The deal included a vesting option for 2022 worth $18.5 million by reaching 1,100 plate appearances in 2019–20. He made career earnings of $51,459,000 playing with the team, St. Louis Cardinals (2009-2019). His present annual salary is more than $1 Million at present. He is living a lavish lifestyle at present and he possesses expensive assets and properties. He is currently residing in his luxurious house in the States.
How tall is Matt Carpenter?
Matt Carpenter is a handsome baseballer. He stands at the height of 1.90 m or 6 feet 2 inches and his current weight is 91 kg (200.6 lbs). His body type is athletic and he frequently does exercises to maintain his body a lot. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown.
Trivias About Matt Carpenter You Need To Know.
- He is a left-handed batter and right-handed thrower.
- Matthew Martin Lee Carpenter is his real name.
- He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.
- Sagittarius is his zodiac sign.