New York Yankees infielder Matthew Martin Lee Carpenter (born November 26, 1985) is an American professional baseball player (MLB). With the St. Louis Cardinals, he made his MLB debut in 2011.
Carpenter is a 6’3″ (1.91 m) left-handed hitter and a 205-pound right-handed pitcher (93 kg).
As a fixture in the team’s lineup since 2013, Carpenter has played a lot of first base, second base, and third base combined.
The Cardinals drafted him from Texas Christian University in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB draft (TCU). TCU’s record-breaker in games and at-bats, as well as in hits, doubles, and walks, he was named to the All-Mountain Western Conference second team three times in a row.
That year, he was named the Cardinals’ organization’s Most Valuable Player. His parents are Rick and Tammie Carpenter, and he was born on November 26, 1985, in Galveston, Texas.
The older Carpenter is a former collegiate baseball player who became a high school baseball coach. When she was younger, his mother used to play softball.
Matt Carpenter taught and coached at La Marque High School in Texas for seven years before relocating to Lawrence E. Elkins High School. R
Matt remained there for an additional fifteen years as a coach. They have won nine district titles, six regional and three state tournaments as well as a national championship.
In addition to James Loney, Kip Wells and Chad Huffman, he coached three additional major leaguers. Until 2019, Rick Carpenter served as the head football coach at Prosper High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Tyler Carpenter, Carpenter’s younger brother, played minor league baseball with the New York Mets.
How Much Does Matt Carpenter Make?
The annual salary of $18,500,000 for Matt Carpenter does not include a signing bonus of any kind.