Henderson: Leave Matt Carpenter on the waiver wire

Colin Henderson dives into New York Yankees 3B Matt Carpenter's resurgence in New York and if his current production is sustainable.

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- Move over, Nestor Cortes. There's another glorious mustache reinventing himself in the Bronx as Matt Carpenter has taken to his new home. After being released earlier this year, the former all-star landed with the Yankees and has made the most of his opportunity going deep twice on Sunday while driving in 7 runs. This brings his total to 6 homers, 13 RBIs, and 10 runs scored on the year in just 24 at-bats across 10 games.

It's hard to argue with the results as Carpenter has 8 hits with the Yankees with 7 of those hits being the extra base variety. While his production has been stellar, don't go adding Carpenter to your roster just yet. Putting aside the fact that he simply can't keep this production up long term, the at-bats are simply not there on a weekly basis. He compiled a mere 6 plate appearances over the last week.

Now that Stanton is back in the lineup and looks like he may only play one to two games a week moving forward. That being said, when you know he will be in the lineup against a weaker righty, Carpenter makes a great low cost DFS play thanks to that short porch and home run swing. But for those in mixed leagues, let Carpenter sit on waivers.