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Matt Adams
Birthdate: 8/31/1988 (28 y, 6 m, 23 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 may get a look in the outfield during Wednesday's spring training game,'s Jenifer Langosch reports. (3/22/2017)
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- - -- - -- - -- - --2.63-3.14-3.4819.62 2.29-6.570.34  9.77 -13.71
2012-06-21STL@DET81B-10.81-21.24-5.32       20.88  
2012-06-20STL@DET81B-0.58-6.42    -0.03   -3.78  
2012-06-19STL@DET71B-7.21      -17.74  -21.24  
2012-06-17STLKCR61B-8.36-3.50    -2.75      
2012-06-15STLKCR71B-6.65-1.72   -3.78-7.12   62.02  
2012-06-14STLCHW71B-3.78 5.42   -28.64-6.68  3.64  
2012-06-10STLCLE51B-0.63-14.05    -11.12-5.70  4.07  
2012-06-09STLCLE51B     -4.30-9.44      
2012-06-08STLCLE9PH     41.77 3.52     
2012-06-06STL@HOU71B-5.63-9.84    -1.25-2.31     
2012-06-05STL@HOU61B4.63     -12.42143.17     
2012-06-04STL@NYM9PH-11.41      -3.78     
2012-06-03STL@NYM7PH-11.59         2.72  
2012-06-02STL@NYM71B-23.19           -13.71
2012-06-01STL@NYM71B4.42     -8.05   0.00  
2012-05-30STL@ATL51B-20.214.796.283.52 -5.00-13.84      
2012-05-29STL@ATL61B 3.89   -10.993.19-7.36  -2.45  
2012-05-28STL@ATL51B2.0713.46   -7.08-0.294.86  37.49  
2012-05-27STLPHI71B1.75 -3.7839.38 139.39-14.33-34.68     
2012-05-26STLPHI61B  -27.37       20.88  
2012-05-25STLPHI71B17.9533.8413.84   3.522.07     
2012-05-24STLPHI71B-0.12-4.74-5.70   -11.76-8.20  -17.12  
2012-05-23STLSDP71B-6.74 -28.66-3.78 -0.70 3.52  23.53  
2012-05-22STLSDP61B-0.70    3.87-19.853.19  0.68  
2012-05-21STLSDP61B-9.66-23.36     3.52  2.38  
2012-05-20STL@LAD71B6.545.21    -3.783.52