Matt Carpenter OPS .800 – over or under?

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    AvatarCariocaCardinal
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    Carpenter seems to be written off by many here. Prior to last year he had an OPS of over .826 in 6 of his 7 full seasons including .897 in 2018.

    I’ll take the over on the .800 OPS for 2020.

    #117362
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Coincidentally, for an upcoming article, I prepared this table.

    Carpenter
    Age 33
    2019 OPS 0.726
    2019 OPS+ 91
    2019 OPS+ vs. career -36
    vs. 2018 -53
    vs. best prior -53
    vs. worst prior -21
    Career OPS 0.837
    OPS+ 127
    2018 OPS 0.897
    OPS+ 144
    Best OPS 0.897
    OPS+ 144
    Year 2018
    Worst OPS 0.750
    prior OPS+ 112
    Year 2014
    #117365
    AvatarNigel T
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    I will happily take the over. Muscles breed confidence, a strong throwing arm breeds fear in awkward vaudeville performers. This off season program will reanimate the monster.

    #117367
    Avataratripleshyofthecycle
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    If pressed, I take the over. I’m not sure if that is my heart speaking or not, though. I really want him to be great again, and not just because he’s important to my team. He seems like a good guy, and a guy who really works at his craft. I sure hope last year was just a blip.

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    Avatarmudville
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    Just want to mention that Carpenter needs 1100 PA in 2020 and 2021, with 550 of those PA’s happening in 2021, in order to collect an additional $18.5M in 2022. He had 492 plate appearances in 2019. I’ll take the over.

    #117385
    AvatarCardsFanInChiTown
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    Is hope for the over and expect the under an option? Forget the 30+ HR, I’d love the 50+ doubles guy with a high OBP.

    #117391
    Euro DandyEuro Dandy
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    Hope Carp’s off-season prep includes figuring out a way to handle the shift besides just hitting the ball ovet the fence. That could be a mental game changer.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Agreed, Euro. His (lack of) reaction to shifts is perplexing.

    #117410
    AvatarMinuteman3
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    Hope somebody can better educate him on launch angles. I am an old missile man but I don’t think teaching him the ins and outs of ballistic missile trajectories would help too much.

    #117413
    AvatarOnyxgem
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    under

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