MLB Barometer: Surprise, Surprise
MLB Barometer: Surprise, Surprise

This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.

I thought he was done.

As April turned into May, Matt Carpenter's month-long slump to begin the season, paired with a recent history of back and shoulder problems made me believe that he wasn't going to become the old, boring, bounce-back candidate I had expected him to be during draft season.

I've never been victory lap guy, but I'm ready to take the L when I'm wrong.

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Derek VanRiper
Derek is the Director of Media for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).
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