Chris Carpenter # - SP

  • Age: 39
  • DOB: 1975/04/27
  • POB: Exeter, NH
  • Height: 6-6 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Drafted by Toronto in 1993 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsAn efficient starter with a tremendous frame, he induced tons of ground balls in his prime. Was an intense competitor. Owned a tremendous curve ball. Could log impressive inning totals. Was at times a dominant starter.
FlawsInjuries placed a slight damper on his career, and ultimately forced him out of baseball. As a result, his level of mound dominance via the strikeout wasn't quite what it could have been had he been a little less fragile.
Career potentialExcellent, and at times, dominant starter, when healthy.

Honours and Awards

2010Named to the All-Star Game
2009Tony Conigliaro Award (Best overcomes adversity through the attributes of spirit)
2009NL - Comeback player of the year
2006NL - Players Choice Awards (Outstanding Pitcher)
2006Named to the All-Star Game
2005NL - Cy Young Award (Best pitcher)
2005NL - Players Choice Awards (Outstanding Pitcher)
2005Named to the All-Star Game
2004NL - Players Choice Awards (Comeback Player of the Year)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/11/20Announced his retirement.
2013/10/31Missed the last 162 regular season and all 17 playoff games (right shoulder injury).
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/10/03Did not make the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster (injured).
2013/02/22Right shoulder injury, 60-day DL.
2012/10/06Added to the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster.
2012/10/05Not on the St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card playoff game roster.
2012/09/21Missed 150 games (shoulder injury).
2012/06/10Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).
2012/04/01Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 26th, 2012).
2011/09/13Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a two-year contract extension.
2009/05/20Missed 30 games (oblique injury).
2009/04/15Oblique injury, early September.
2008/09/29Missed the last 23 regular season games (right shoulder injury).
2008/09/12Right shoulder inflammation, day-to-day.
2008/09/01Missed 17 games (right shoulder injury).
2008/08/15Right shoulder injury, early September (retroactive to August 11th, 2008).
2008/07/30Missed 109 games (right elbow surgery).
2008/06/22Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow surgery).
2008/03/25Right elbow surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 21st, 2008).
2007/10/01Missed the last 161 regular season games (right elbow injury).
2007/04/09Right elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2007/04/03Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2006/12/04Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a five-year contract extension.
2006/08/07Right thumb injury, day-to-day.
2006/06/06Missed 15 games (back injury).
2006/05/30Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 20th, 2006).
2006/05/24Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/04/15Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a two-year contract extension.
2004/11/05St. Louis Cardinals exercised their contract option for next season.
2004/10/28Missed 15 games (nerve irritation in arm).
2004/10/23Not on the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster for the World Series.
2004/10/11Nerve irritation in arm, day-to-day.
2004/10/05Did not make the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster.
2004/08/20Missed 9 games (back injury).
2004/08/11Back injury, day-to-day.
2003/12/01Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2003/11/03St. Louis Cardinals declined their contract option for next season.
2003/09/29Missed 162 games (shoulder surgery).
2003/03/28Shoulder surgery, 60-day DL.
2002/12/13Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2002/10/09Refused minor league assignment from the Toronto Blue Jays and opted for free agency.
2002/09/30Missed 44 games (right shoulder injury).
2002/09/02Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
2002/08/15Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2002/06/22Missed 51 games (right shoulder tendinitis).
2002/04/25Right shoulder tendinitis, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 22nd, 2002).
2002/04/20Missed 13 games (shoulder injury).
2002/04/05Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 2nd, 2002).
2001/09/30Missed 3 games (right elbow injury).
2001/09/26Right elbow injury, day-to-day.


2002/12/13Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.
1993/06/03Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round in 1993.

Career Stats

2012St. LouisNL330200017.0167723121.123.71
2011St. LouisNL3434119042237.1243989116551911.263.45
2010St. LouisNL3535169010235.0214998421631791.183.22
2009St. LouisNL2828174031192.215649487381441.012.24
2008St. LouisNL430100015.116530471.301.76
2007St. LouisNL11010006.09550131.677.50
2007Palm BeachA22010004.17530141.856.23
2006St. LouisNL3232158053221.2194817621431841.073.09
2005St. LouisNL3333215074241.2204827618512131.062.83
2004St. LouisNL2828155010182.0169757024381521.143.46
2003Palm BeachA44010007.06311161.001.29
1999St. CatharinesA11000004.05220161.504.50
1994Medicine HatR15156300084.2764026339801.362.76


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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