Former TCU baseball player Matt Carpenter selected as MLB All-Star


    Former TCU baseball player Matt Carpenter will be first Horned Frog since 1999 to play in Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game.

    Carpenter, an alumnus of 2009, has a .320 batting average, 105 hits, 25 doubles and 36 RBI. The Cardinals' second baseman is listed as the first reserve on the National League All-Star roster, with Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips listed as the starting second baseman.

    Carpenter is the first TCU alum to play in the All-Star game since Jeff Zimmerman, who was a relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers and an All-Star selection in 1999.

    Carpenter was a three-time All-Mountain West selection for TCU from 2006-2009. He finished his collegiate career with a .312 batting average and the all-time leader position in at-bats (843) and games played (241) for the Horned Frogs. He is second all-time in overall hits, doubles and walks as well.

    After being selected in the 13th round by the Cardinals in 2009, Carpenter moved through the farm system and has spent three years in the majors. Originally a third baseman with TCU, Carpenter now serves as a leadoff hitter and second baseman for the Cardinals.

    Carpenter was a nominee for Rookie of the Year in 2012 and placed sixth in the overall vote.