David Carpenter
David Carpenter
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cincinnati Reds
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for David Carpenter in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Reds in December of 2019.
Inks deal with Cincinnati
PCincinnati Reds  AAA
December 20, 2019
Carpenter signed a contract with the Reds on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Carpenter spent little time in the major leagues in 2019 with Texas, allowing two runs on four hits and two strikeouts over 3.1 innings of relief work. The details of Carpenter's deal aren't yet clear, but he'll likely have a chance to win a roster spot during spring training.
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2019
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does David Carpenter generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does David Carpenter generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
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BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
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BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .364 13 1 2 4 2 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .000 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .364 13 1 2 4 2 0 0
2019vs Right .000 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
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ERA on Road
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ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 7.71 3.00 2.1 0 0 0 3.9 11.6 0.0
Since 2017Away 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
2019Home 7.71 3.00 2.1 0 0 0 3.9 11.6 0.0
2019Away 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does David Carpenter compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
0.50
 
K/9
5.4
 
BB/9
10.8
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
5.40
 
WHIP
2.40
 
BABIP
.351
 
GB/FB
6.00
 
Left On Base
50.0%
 
Exit Velocity
98.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.7%
 
Spin Rate
2211 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
61.5%
 
Swinging Strike
7.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Picked up from the Yankees in June after he was designated for assignment, Carpenter gave the Nationals an effective month of middle relief before shoulder inflammation ended his season. A right-hander with a mid-90s fastball and slider, his K/9 fell through the floor in 2015 without any obvious cause, as his velocity showed no erosion from the two years prior when he was a key part of the Braves bullpen, so it's fair to wonder if his shoulder was bothering him long before he hit the DL in July. If he's able to return to health, Carpenter, now back with Atlanta on a minor league deal (NRI), could end up playing a part in a bullpen without many set roles entering spring training.
Although on the surface Carpenter appeared to take a significant step back from his tremendous 2013 campaign, with his ERA jumping close to 180 points, his FIP and xFIP rose by just 11 and eight points, respectively. The right-hander trimmed his walk rate to 6.2%, from 7.8% in 2013, averaged better than a strikeout per inning (9.9 K/9) and proved plenty capable in high-leverage situations, finishing second on the team in holds with 19 behind Jordan Walden (20). It's impossible to expect Carpenter to ever post numbers like he did in 2013 again in his career -- he benefited greatly from a 90.2% strand rate and .260 BABIP -- but he should continue to play a significant role for the Yankees following a January trade, though he may see fewer chances at holds with the later innings already accounted for.
The Braves' decision to claim Carpenter off waivers from the Red Sox in November of 2012 paid huge dividends, as the right-hander went on to post career-best numbers across the board in his first season with Atlanta. Carpenter recorded a minuscule 1.78 ERA, with a 10.1 K/9 and a 90.2% strand rate in 56 appearances after his late-April callup. It was an incredible turnaround following a disastrous 2012 campaign, which saw the Astros of all teams dump Carpenter, but his turnaround perhaps should not have come as much of a surprise, as his previous-year numbers suffered from a .422 BABIP, and he improved his swinging-strike rate to 11.6%. After being used in long relief immediately upon his promotion to the Braves, Carpenter was tasked with recording more high-pressure outs later in the year, and he went on to notch all 12 of his holds after Aug. 1. He won't see opportunities to close so long as Craig Kimbrel is healthy, but Carpenter will likely work near the back-end of the bullpen this season.
After a breakthrough season in 2011, Carpenter struggled last year with a 6.07 ERA as he walked too many batters and was later traded to Toronto. Since Carpenter throws in the mid-90s and still had a good strikeout rate (8.6 K/9), he's a decent bounceback candidate if he can limit the free passes. However, he landed with the Braves in the offseason and will have a hard time winning a role in Atlanta's deep bullpen this spring. He may just add depth at Triple-A.
Carpenter posted his best season in relief yet, including a lights-out stretch in Triple-A where he went 18.2 innings without allowing an earned run. His solid strikeout rate will be a fantasy asset in deeper leagues, even if he doesn't find his way into the closer role. Carpenter is a nice sleeper heading into 2012: the 26-year-old averages nearly 94 mph with his fastball and should have plenty of chances to grab one of the many openings in the Astros' 2012 bullpen. Even though Brett Myers has been moved into the bullpen to open the year as the Astros' closer, Carpenter may be the next in line for saves in Houston if Myers suffers an injury or ends up getting traded this season.
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Outrighted to minors
PTexas Rangers  AAA
August 21, 2019
Carpenter was sent outright to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
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Designated for assignment
PTexas Rangers  AAA
August 19, 2019
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Returning to majors
PTexas Rangers  AAA
August 13, 2019
Carpenter had his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Sent outright to Triple-A
PTexas Rangers  AAA
June 10, 2019
Carpenter cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.
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Designated for assignment
PTexas Rangers  AAA
June 8, 2019
Carpenter was designated for assignment Saturday.
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