Chris Carter

Hitter Breakdown – Chris Carter

Published On August 20, 2013 | By Daily Fantasy Source | Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Strategy

Chris Carter, 1B/LF, Houston Astros

Height:  6’4” Weight:  245 lbs.

Bats:  Right

26 Years Old

MLB Debut:  August 9, 2010

 

Profile:

Chris Carter is a first baseman and left fielder for the Houston Astros.  The Chicago White Sox selected him in the 15th round of the 2005 MLB amateur draft.  The Astros acquired him in February of 2013 in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.

In his career, he is batting .220, with 36 home runs and 92 RBIs in 613 ABs.  This season, he is hitting .228, with 17 home runs and 46 RBIs.  He has struck out 120 times already this season.

He had 16 home runs in only 218 ABs last season.

His OPS is 23 points higher vs. righties in his career.

He is batting only .168 at home this season.

Fantasy:

Carter is a boom or bust player. He can crush the ball, but strikes out often.  He is a great source of power, but is only a 2nd rate option because of his poor batting average.

Carter is a wildcard. He can hit a home run at any time, similar to Adam Dunn.  He has hit better against righties on the road, so that’s the likeliest home run opportunity for him.

Favorable Matchups:

He is 2-7 facing Joe Blanton with 2 home runs.

He is 4-11 vs. Doug Fister, with a home run and 2 RBIs.

Unfavorable Matchups:

He is 1-12 against Jason Vargas.

He is 0-10 vs. Matt Harrison.

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