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Matt Adams

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

2016 Stats

AVG

.249

HR

16

RBI

54

R

37

SB

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Adams had a hard time staying healthy in the second half of the season, as he frequently dealt with back soreness and spent time on the DL with an inflamed shoulder. He was limited to 118 games and ju...

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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.

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Adams agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal with the Cardinals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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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 AAA MEM 5 20 16 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .188 .350 .438 .788
2016 27 MAJ STL 118 327 297 37 74 34 18 0 16 54 0 1 25 81 0 3 2 .249 .309 .471 .780
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3-Year Averages     106 357 333 35 89 33 20 1 12 48 1 1 20 78 0 3 1 .267 .308 .441 .750
Career  (View All)     455 1,486 1,381 160 373 141 81 5 55 210 4 4 89 340 0 11 5 .270 .314 .455 .770

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Matt Adams Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 2 Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .249 .309 .471 .780
Oct. 1 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .310 .471 .781
Sep. 30 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 29 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .311 .473 .784
Sep. 28 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .312 .475 .787
Sep. 27 Cin 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .313 .476 .789
Sep. 26 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .311 .464 .775
Sep. 25 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .313 .469 .782
Sep. 24 @ChC 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .253 .314 .471 .785
Sep. 23 @ChC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .312 .469 .781
Sep. 21 @Col 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .309 .468 .777
Sep. 20 @Col 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .306 .463 .769
Sep. 19 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 18 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 17 @SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .302 .454 .756
Sep. 16 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 15 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .297 .452 .749
Sep. 14 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 13 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .298 .453 .751
Sep. 12 ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .302 .460 .762
Sep. 11 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .302 .460 .762
Sep. 10 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .303 .463 .766
Sep. 9 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .304 .465 .769
Sep. 8 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .305 .466 .771
Sep. 6 @Pit 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .306 .470 .776
Sep. 5 @Pit 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .305 .460 .765
Sep. 4 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .305 .451 .756
Sep. 3 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .306 .453 .759
Last 7 Games 7 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .125 .571 .696
Last 14 Games 17 4 5 2 0 2 5 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 .294 .409 .765 1.174
Last 30 Games 44 7 11 2 0 4 10 4 14 0 0 1 1 0 .250 .320 .568 .888

Matt Adams: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 86
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
20164663130.283.522.822
2015250010.200.240.499
201412193150.190.298.528

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162513113410.243.462.773
2015150145231.247.400.683
20144064612533.318.505.854

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161562011290.250.526.832
20157361120.329.438.805
2014262278332.313.489.833

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016141175250.248.411.723
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 AAA MEM 20 16 20% 15% 1.33 81% .167 .250
2016 27 MAJ STL 327 297 7.6% 24.8% 0.31 73% .290 .222
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3-Year Averages     357 333 5.6% 21.8% 0.26 77% .317 .174
Career     1,486 1,381 6% 22.9% 0.26 75% .323 .185

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Matt Adams Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 352 7 39 6 0 7 154 1 58 1 1 0 4
2016 1B 601.7 4 72 2 2 2 326 0 130 -1 -1 2 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 5 0 5
2016 1B 0 0 -2 3 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Matt Adams    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
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7.6% BB Rate
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24.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.780 OPS
AVERAGE
.309 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.249 AVG
WEAK
.290 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.471 SLG
GOOD
.222 ISO
GOOD

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Matt Adams

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Matt Adams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Adams went 1-for-2 with a walk in Friday's 5-0 loss to the Cubs.

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Adams went 2-for-6 with a two-run homer as part of a 12-run effort by the Cardinals to top the Pirates on Monday.

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The Cardinals activated Adams (shoulder) from the disabled list Friday.

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Adams was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday due to left shoulder inflammation, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Adams was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to left shoulder soreness, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Adams is out of the starting lineup for a third consecutive game Saturday against Atlanta.

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Adams is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Adams is out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds.

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Adams is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets.

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Adams went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Adams went 1-for-6 with a walk and a walkoff solo shot in the bottom of the 16th inning to down the Dodgers on Friday night.

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Adams is out of the lineup for Monday's series opener with the Padres.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

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. Adams managed to return in September and logged 31 at-bats over the season's final month, but still finished the year with a disappointing slash line, hitting just 14 extra-base hits in 175 total at-bats. Adams is still just 27 and the Cardinals haven't brought in a big name to replace him, so there's a possibility he rights the ship in 2016 and delivers the 20-plus home run power and solid secondary numbers that owners were hoping for in 2015. He may, however, lose out on at-bats to Stephen Piscotty, if Piscotty is forced to first base due to a logjam in the outfield, or if manager Mike Matheny decides he has seen enough of Adams struggling against left-handers and implements a strict platoon.

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.