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Matt Adams
Birthdate: 8/31/1988 (28 y, 6 m, 28 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/230     Position: 1B
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 23, Pick: 18, Overall: 699, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $2.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Adams played in left field for the final four innings of Wednesday's 6-1 Cactus League victory over the Nationals, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Matt Adams is now 28 years old and has never hit more than 17 homers in a season. He looked to have 30-homer power when he hit those 17 homers in 319 plate appearances back in 2013, but when given the job full-time in 2014, he hit just 15 over the whole season. He lost 2015 to injuries, but did manage 16 homers last year in half a season's worth of playing time. He's never been one to take a lot of walks, so his power and batting average need to justify a position in the lineup. The Cardinals have already announced that Matt Carpenter, the Cardinals best offensive player, will be playing full-time at first base - the only position Adams plays. Barring a trade, a major injury or two, or an otherworldly spring training that justifies putting Adams at first and returning Carpenter to third, Adams looks to be the odd-man out in the Cardinals infield. If he were to get starting time with the Cardinals, or more likely another team, 20-homer power, but not much else seems like a decent possibility. He hasn't hit for a high average in several years, and when the only position you can play is first base, there are going to be better alternatives out there. (Craig Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Adams can only play first base and barring a trade or a few injuries, he won't get much playing time. Even if a trade comes, he might only bring 20-homer power in a platoon role.

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Total- - -- - -- - -- - --2.4-1.3-0.90.8 0.7-3.10.1  3.8 -0.8
2012-06-21STL@DET81B-0.2-0.2-0.3       0.4  
2012-06-20STL@DET81B0.0-0.2    0.0   0.0  
2012-06-19STL@DET71B-0.6      -0.2  -0.2  
2012-06-17STLKCR61B-0.4-0.1    -0.2      
2012-06-15STLKCR71B-0.3-0.1   0.0-0.2   1.2  
2012-06-14STLCHW71B-0.1 0.3   -0.3-0.3  0.1  
2012-06-10STLCLE51B0.0-0.6    -0.4-0.1  0.1  
2012-06-09STLCLE51B     -0.3-0.4      
2012-06-08STLCLE9PH     0.4 0.0     
2012-06-06STL@HOU71B-0.5-0.2    0.0-0.1     
2012-06-05STL@HOU61B0.3     -0.41.4     
2012-06-04STL@NYM9PH-0.2      0.0     
2012-06-03STL@NYM7PH-0.3         0.1  
2012-06-02STL@NYM71B-0.2           -0.8
2012-06-01STL@NYM71B0.3     -0.5   0.0  
2012-05-30STL@ATL51B- -0.4-0.1      
2012-05-29STL@ATL61B 0.2   -0.30.1-0.3  -0.1  
2012-05-28STL@ATL51B0.00.4   -  0.7  
2012-05-27STLPHI71B0.1 0.00.8 1.4-0.3-0.3     
2012-05-26STLPHI61B  -1.1       0.4  
2012-05-25STLPHI71B0.50.70.4   0.00.0     
2012-05-24STLPHI71B0.0-0.1-0.1   -0.1-0.5  -0.2  
2012-05-23STLSDP71B-0.1 -0.30.0 0.0 0.0  1.2  
2012-05-22STLSDP61B0.0    0.2-0.20.1  0.1  
2012-05-21STLSDP61B-0.3-1.4     0.0  0.0  
2012-05-20STL@LAD71B0.30.2    0.00.0