Pro Baseball: Matthew Martin Lee Carpenter, Memphis Redbirds
Matthew Martin Lee Carpenter went 0 for 3 in the Memphis Redbirds's 7-1 loss at the Nashville Sounds on Friday. Carpenter graduated from Fort Bend Elkins High School.
Carpenter is a 2004 graduate of Elkins High School. He played five seasons (2005 to 2009) of college baseball as Texas Christian University posting a career batting average of .312 with 24 home runs and 159 RBIs. Carpenter hit .349 in 241 at-bats as a sophomore (2006) before receiving a medical redshirt in 2007 after appearing in only eight games. He posted back-to-back 11 home-run seasons in 2008 and 2009, which hit also hit 23 doubles and six triples while hitting .333. Carpenter was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round (399th overall) of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. He quickly advanced through the St. Louis system making it to double-A Springfield of the Texas League by the end of 2010, his first full pro season. He was named a Texas League all-star DH after hitting .316 with 12 home runs and 53 RBIs in 105 games with Springfield. Carpenter was born Nov. 26, 1985 in Sugar Land.
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