Matt Carpenter

FPPG: 7.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,900
FPPG: 7.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,900
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Matt Carpenter hitting seventh for Cardinals in postseason opener

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter will start in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round on Wednesday against right-hander Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Carpenter will serve as the designated hitter over Tyler O'Neill and hit seventh after sitting out the Cardinals' regular-season finale. He hit below .200 this year for the first time since becoming a full-time major leaguer. St. Louis' full lineup for their postseason opener: Kolten Wong 2B, Tommy Edman 3B, Paul Goldschmidt 1B, Dylan Carlson OF, Yadier Molina C, Paul DeJong SS, Carpenter DH, Dexter Fowler RF, Harrison Bader CF.

numberFire's models expect Carpenter to score 8.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday with a salary of $2,700. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cardinals currently have an implied total of 3.8 runs.