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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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SeasonJunGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2012Jun16454686101381016000100.178
2013Jun204650136403894011000300.283
2014Jun165862191021610162011020210.328
2016Jun1863671511103693017010000.238
TotalJun7021222555338113274210055030610.259

SeasonJunBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2012Jun2.2 %34.8 %0.06.178.196.267.462.089.2501-4.2.20222
2013Jun8.0 %22.0 %0.36.283.340.565.905.283.31383.0.390152
2014Jun3.2 %17.7 %0.18.328.339.7071.046.379.302136.2.440186
2016Jun4.5 %25.4 %0.18.238.269.397.665.159.2736-1.9.28474
TotalJun4.4 %24.4 %0.18.259.289.491.779.231.286283.1.334112

SeasonJunGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Jun0.6713.8 %34.5 %51.7 %6.7 %6.7 %10.0 %0.0 %20.7 %65.5 %13.8 %13.8 %65.5 %20.7 %16854114
2013Jun1.5520.0 %48.6 %31.4 %0.0 %27.3 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %51.4 %5.7 %8.6 %45.7 %45.7 %21085125
2014Jun1.1720.4 %42.9 %36.7 %5.6 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %46.9 %44.9 %8.2 %16.3 %44.9 %38.8 %20662144
2016Jun1.1010.6 %46.8 %42.6 %10.0 %15.0 %9.1 %0.0 %27.7 %42.6 %29.8 %23.4 %59.6 %17.0 %28786201
TotalJun1.0916.3 %43.8 %40.0 %6.3 %20.3 %4.3 %0.0 %35.6 %49.4 %15.0 %16.3 %53.1 %30.6 %871287584