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Chris Carter
Birthdate: 12/18/1986 (30 y, 3 m, 10 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/245     Position: 1B/DH
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 15, Pick: 15, Overall: 455, Team: Chicago White Sox
Contract: $3.5M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Carter went 0-for-3 with a walk and one RBI in Thursday's game. (3/16/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Carter’s lone season with Milwaukee was a big one, as he showed both sides of his best self by leading the National League in strikeouts (206) and home runs (41). His contact woes led to a .222 average, in line with his career norm, but his huge power fueled a .499 slugging percentage that represented his best mark in a full season. It is worth noting that Carter has always been capable of drawing his share of walks to offset his modest average, and an 11.8% walk rate (also near his career mark) afforded him a .321 on-base percentage. Additionally, Carter has always preferred facing lefties, and that did not change last year: he held a .875 OPS against southpaws vs. a still-strong .803 mark against righties. The slugger’s biggest change might have come in the form of hitter-friendly Miller Park, as he held an .862 OPS with 24 home runs there while putting up a .776 OPS with 17 homers on the road. Carter signed with the Yankees to battle for 1B/DH time and he is likely to be the same player he has always been. The 30-year-old combines a low batting average with serious power, making him an option in all fantasy formats and a particularly better one in those that substitute on-base percentage. (Dylan Higgins)

The Quick Opinion: Carter had a very Carter season in 2016, stockpiling strikeouts when he wasn’t sending the ball over the fence. The career .218 hitter will never hit for a good average, but his dependable power and ability to draw some walks makes him worth considering in every league, especially in Yankee Stadium.

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