Matt Carpenter, delivering one of his four hits (USAT Images)Matt Carpenter started at second base for the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon, his second appearance at the position this season. With another three starts at second (coming soon), Carpenter will be eligible at every non-pitching roster spot except short and catcher in Yahoo! leagues.
This fact, almost by itself, makes him an interesting name in fantasy circles, particularly if you’re involved in a league with limited bench spots.
But when you toss in the fact that Carpenter is lining missiles all over the yard, game after game after game, then we clearly have an actionable fantasy story.
Carpenter went 4-for-5 against the Reds on Wednesday with a homer, a double, two runs scored — his 10th and 11th this season — and two RBIs. He’s been a multi-hit machine in recent days (check the game log), raising his average to an even .400 and his OBP to .462.
The guy is scorching hot at the moment, yet widely available in our game.Read More »from Closing Time: Matt Carpenter, still raking; Kelvin Herrera, still saving