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Matt Adams

27-Year-Old First Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Stats

AVG

.316

HR

6

RBI

21

R

15

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Adams entered 2015 with a chance to cement his hold on the starting job at first base for years to come, but only hit .243/.281/.375 before going down with a quad injury that nearly ended his season. ...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Back
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 260   DOB: 8/13/1988
BORN: Philipsburg, PA   COLLEGE: Slippery Rock  DRAFTED: 23rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Adams Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Cardinals on a one-year deal in January 2016.

May 26, 2016  –  Matt Adams News

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Matt Adams Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 21 A QUA 121 510 464 71 142 63 41 0 22 88 5 1 33 78 0 9 4 .306 .351 .537 .888
2011 22 AA SPR 115 513 463 80 139 57 23 2 32 101 0 1 40 90 0 6 4 .300 .357 .566 .923
2012 23 AAA MEM 67 276 258 41 85 40 22 0 18 50 3 1 15 57 0 3 0 .329 .362 .624 .986
2012 23 MAJ STL 27 91 86 8 21 8 6 0 2 13 0 0 5 24 0 0 0 .244 .286 .384 .670
2013 24 AA SPR 3 12 12 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .583
2013 24 MAJ STL 108 319 296 46 84 31 14 0 17 51 0 1 23 80 0 0 0 .284 .335 .503 .838
2014 25 AAA MEM 4 15 15 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .267 .467
2014 25 MAJ STL 142 563 527 55 152 54 34 5 15 68 3 2 26 114 0 7 3 .288 .321 .457 .778
2015 26 MAJ STL 60 186 175 14 42 14 9 0 5 24 1 0 10 41 0 1 0 .240 .280 .377 .657
2016 27 MAJ STL 40 107 98 15 31 12 6 0 6 21 0 1 8 28 0 0 1 .316 .374 .561 .935
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3-Year Averages     103 354 332 38 92 32 19 1 12 47 1 1 19 78 0 2 1 .277 .316 .449 .765
Career  (View All)     377 1,266 1,182 138 330 119 69 5 45 177 4 4 72 287 0 8 4 .279 .321 .460 .781

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Matt Adams Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 25 ChC 5 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .374 .561 .935
May. 24 ChC 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .301 .363 .516 .879
May. 23 ChC 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .347 .500 .847
May. 22 Ari 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .340 .461 .801
May. 21 Ari 4 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .344 .477 .821
May. 20 Ari 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .337 .427 .764
May. 19 Col 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .425 .758
May. 18 Col Did not play.
May. 17 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .321 .416 .737
May. 15 @LAD Did not play.
May. 14 @LAD Did not play.
May. 13 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .325 .432 .757
May. 12 @LAA 6 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .342 .457 .799
May. 11 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .329 .453 .782
May. 10 @LAA Did not play.
May. 8 Pit Did not play.
May. 7 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .333 .467 .800
May. 6 Pit Did not play.
May. 5 Phi 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .339 .491 .830
May. 4 Phi 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .491 .824
May. 3 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .322 .463 .785
May. 2 Phi 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .345 .500 .845
May. 1 Was 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .320 .435 .755
Apr. 30 Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .306 .422 .728
Apr. 29 Was 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .289 .429 .718
Apr. 28 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .268 .342 .610
Apr. 27 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .270 .371 .641
Apr. 26 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .382 .660
Apr. 25 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 24 @SD 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .286 .394 .680
Last 7 Days 21 7 11 3 0 3 9 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 .524 .565 1.095 1.660
Last 14 Days 38 9 15 3 0 3 14 3 9 0 0 0 0 2 .395 .439 .711 1.150
Last 30 Days 66 13 24 4 0 5 18 7 15 0 0 0 0 2 .364 .425 .652 1.077

Matt Adams: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 32
2015 46
2014 133
2013 74
2012 24

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Matt Adams Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016183140.278.500.778
2015250010.200.240.499
201412193150.190.298.528

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201680125170.325.575.968
2015150145231.247.400.683
20144064612533.318.505.854

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201661116160.410.8031.274
20157361120.329.438.805
2014262278332.313.489.833

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016374050.162.162.367
201510284121.176.333.548
2014265287351.264.426.725
Matt Adams Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 21 A QUA 510 464 6.5% 15.3% 0.42 83% .330 .231
2011 22 AA SPR 513 463 7.8% 17.5% 0.44 81% .314 .266
2012 23 AAA MEM 276 258 5.4% 20.7% 0.26 78% .366 .295
2012 23 MAJ STL 91 86 5.5% 26.4% 0.21 72% .317 .140
2013 24 AA SPR 12 12 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .375 .083
2013 24 MAJ STL 319 296 7.2% 25.1% 0.29 73% .337 .219
2014 25 AAA MEM 15 15 0% 13.3% 0.00 87% .231 .067
2014 25 MAJ STL 563 527 4.6% 20.2% 0.23 78% .344 .169
2015 26 MAJ STL 186 175 5.4% 22% 0.24 77% .287 .137
2016 27 MAJ STL 107 98 7.5% 26.2% 0.29 71% .391 .245
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3-Year Averages     354 332 5.4% 22% 0.24 77% .331 .172
Career     1,266 1,182 5.7% 22.7% 0.25 76% .335 .181

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2016 Stat Review for Matt Adams    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.316 AVG
ELITE
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.391 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.561 SLG
ELITE
.245 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
WEAK
7.5% BB Rate
AVERAGE
26.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.935 OPS
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.374 OBP
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Matt Adams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Adams went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, two RBI and two runs in Wednesdays 9-8 loss to the Cubs.

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Adams hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in Monday's game against the Cubs.

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Adams is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.

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Adams is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

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Adams went 2-for-3 with four RBI in a 13-7 win over the Rockies on Thursday.

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Adams is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

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Adams is out of the lineup again Sunday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

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Adams is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

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Adams will get the start at first base in Wednesday's matchup with the Angels.

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Adams is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, MLB.com reports.

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Adams (knee) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Pirates, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports reports.

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Adams (knee) is out of the starting lineup Friday against the Pirates.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Adams returned solid value to owners that were able to snatch him up in the later rounds of fantasy drafts, posting a .288/.321/.457 line with 34 doubles, 15 home runs and 68 RBI while playing above average defense at first base. When the Cardinals traded Allen Craig to Boston at the deadline it solidified Adams' role as the team's everyday first baaseman. It's somewhat discouraging that he hit just .239/.308/.356 in 180 at-bats over the final two months of this season, dropping his average from .314 to .288 but his role is much clearer heading into 2015 than it was a year ago. It's likely that he could very easily be a top-12 first baseman in 2015 if he can stay healthy and develop a little more power, particularly if some of those doubles and triples (he had an unlikely five in 2014) clear the outfield wall for home runs.

2014

Adams had a very good 2013 in limited playing time, slamming 17 home runs and 14 doubles in just 319 plate appearances. His BABIP (.337) was somewhat high, meaning his .284 average could fall with a larger sample size, but Adams still makes plenty of hard contact, as evidenced by his .220 ISO. The power is here for Adams to be a 30-homer bat, but it might not happen in 2014, as his HR/FB (21.8%) may not be completely sustainable. That being said, it appears Allen Craig will play primarily in right field this season following the departure of Carlos Beltran, which should result in a significant increase in opportunities for Adams compared to last season. As the Cardinals' primary first baseman, Adams will have a good chance to crack the 500 at-bat plateau.

2013

The various injuries suffered by Lance Berkman gave Adams a one-month opportunity to show he belonged in the majors. Results were mixed, as he started out strong (hitting .296 in his first 16 games) before the league caught up with him. At least 13 RBI in a 27-game stint was helpful. Adams tore up the minors since Day 1, hitting .318 with 82 home runs in 1,430 at-bats in his four-year career. Unfortunately, he can't really play anywhere besides first base. While that's not as big of an issue with Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman gone, the Cardinals could opt to give the job to Allen Craig or sign a big-name veteran in the offseason. Adams will probably have to wait his turn again.

2012

Adams was pretty good in 2010, but he broke out in a big way playing for Double-A Springfield last year, belting 32 home runs and driving in 101 runs. He doesn't possess much speed, but if he can go 30-100-.300 every year, he won't have to. With Albert Pujols now in Anaheim, we could see Adams manning first base in St. Louis as early as this summer. Now 23, he'll likely head to Triple-A to begin the season while Lance Berkman takes on the everyday job in Pujols' absence.