2015 stat line: 28 HRs 84 RBIs .272/.365/.505
2016 Steamer: 16 HRs, 59 RBIs, .269/.363/.426
Carpenter isn’t your typical third baseman. Carpenter hits out of the leadoff spot, and is the reason for the Cardinals continued success ever since he became a starter in 2012. The leadoff spot normally doesn’t see the offensive production the Carpenter shows, which makes him unique. 2016 will be no different for Carpenter, as he will continue to produce for this organization.