Monday, February 22, 2016
Matthew Martin Carpenter born on November 26, 1985, is an American Professional Baseball Third Baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals selected him in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB Draft from Texas Christian University (TCU). The team called him up to the majors for the first time on June 3, 2011, and he made his MLB debut the following night at Busch Stadium. He has been their primary leadoff hitter since early in the 2013 season. Carpenter has also appeared at first base second base right field and left field. A three time second-team All Mountain West Conference selectee, he broke TCU's school record for games played and at bats and is second in hits doubles and walks. He was the Cardinals organization Player of the Year in 2010. A two-time MLB All Star Game selection, he became the first Silver Slugger Award winner at second base in Cardinals franchise history after leading the major leagues in hits runs scored and doubles in 2013.