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Matt Adams

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Washington Nationals

2018 Stats

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.194

HR

2

RBI

4

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4

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Adams began the 2017 season on the bench for the Cardinals, making just 53 trips to the dish through May 19. But then Freddie Freeman got hurt and the Braves came a-calling. Adams hit .314 with 10 hom...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 245   DOB: 8/13/1988   BORN: Philipsburg, PA   COLLEGE: Slippery Rock   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Adams Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Nationals in December of 2017.

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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
2017 28 MAJ ATL 100 314 291 42 79 40 20 1 19 58 0 0 19 71 0 3 1 .271 .315 .543 .858
2017 28 MAJ STL 31 53 48 4 14 3 2 0 1 7 0 0 4 17 0 1 0 .292 .340 .396 .736
2017  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ATL/STL 131 367 339 46 93 43 22 1 20 65 0 0 23 88 0 4 1 .274 .319 .522 .841
2018 29 MAJ WAS 17 44 36 4 7 4 2 0 2 4 0 0 7 14 0 0 1 .194 .341 .417 .758
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3-Year Averages     103 292 270 32 69 29 16 0 13 47 0 0 19 70 0 2 1 .256 .305 .459 .764
Career  (View All)     603 1,897 1,756 210 473 188 105 6 77 279 4 4 119 442 0 15 7 .269 .316 .468 .783

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Matt Adams Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 23 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .341 .417 .758
Apr. 22 @LAD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .375 .469 .844
Apr. 21 @LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .359 .452 .811
Apr. 20 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .342 .452 .794
Apr. 18 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 17 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 16 @NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .351 .467 .818
Apr. 15 Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .353 .481 .834
Apr. 14 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .333 .481 .814
Apr. 13 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .379 .565 .944
Apr. 12 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .393 .591 .984
Apr. 11 Atl 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .211 .400 .632 1.032
Apr. 10 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 9 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 8 NYM 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .350 .500 .850
Apr. 7 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .357 .545 .902
Apr. 5 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .385 .600 .985
Apr. 4 @Atl 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .417 .667 1.084
Apr. 3 @Atl 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .800 1.229
Apr. 2 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 1 @Cin Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Cin 4 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .800 1.133
Mar. 30 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Games 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522
Last 14 Games 20 1 4 0 0 1 1 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .333 .350 .683
Last 30 Games 36 4 7 2 0 2 4 7 14 0 0 1 0 0 .194 .341 .417 .758

Matt Adams: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 5 3 3
2017 62 19 19 2
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
201840000.000.000.000
20176153120.180.377.583
20164663130.283.522.822

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018324240.219.469.844
20172784117530.295.554.896
20162513113410.243.462.773

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018181110.167.389.707
20171822212320.264.527.849
20161562011290.250.526.832

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018183130.222.444.808
2017157248330.287.516.831
2016141175250.248.411.723
Matt Adams vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ty Blach SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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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% .322 .231
2011 22 AA SPR 513 463 7.8% 17.5% 0.44 81% .308 .266
2012 23 AAA MEM 276 258 5.4% 20.7% 0.26 78% .360 .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% .338 .169
2015 26 MAJ STL 186 175 5.4% 22% 0.24 77% .285 .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% .286 .222
2017 28 MAJ ATL 314 291 6.1% 22.6% 0.27 76% .294 .272
2017 28 MAJ STL 53 48 7.5% 32.1% 0.24 65% .419 .104
2017  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ATL/STL 367 339 6.3% 24% 0.26 74% .311 .248
2018 29 MAJ WAS 44 36 15.9% 31.8% 0.50 61% .250 .223
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3-Year Averages     292 270 6.5% 24% 0.27 74% .296 .203
Career     1,897 1,756 6.3% 23.3% 0.27 75% .316 .199

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Matt Adams Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2015 352 5 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 601.7 1 25 3 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 502 2 12 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 502 2 - 3 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 13 -1 12 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 13 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 48 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 34.3 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 34.3 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 95 -3 - -2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 95 -3 - -2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 23 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
15.9% BB Rate
ELITE
31.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.758 OPS
WEAK
.341 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.194 AVG
TERRIBLE
.250 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.417 SLG
WEAK
.223 ISO
GOOD

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

Adams went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's extra-innings loss to the Braves.

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Adams will start at first base and bat cleanup Wednesday against the Braves.

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Adams went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored, two strikeouts and a walk Saturday against the Reds.

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Adams (leg) will start at first base and bat fourth Sunday for the Nationals in their Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Adams was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to leg cramps, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Adams (foot) went 3-for-3 with a triple and RBI in Sunday's game against the Tigers.

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Adams (foot) is expected to return to the field Friday or Saturday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Adams has been removed from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins due to a foot blister, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Adams will agree to a one-year, $4 million deal with Washington on Wednesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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The Braves declined to tender Adams a contract for 2018, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 just 69 starts, all of which came at first base. His production at the plate left much to be desired, and with Matt Carpenter set to take on the starting role at first base in 2017, Adams' outlook for playing time seems bleak. There's always a chance he could be traded, but Adams is unlikely to play against southpaws no matter where he is, as he owns a .212 average and .595 OPS in his career against lefties. Given his growing injury history and declining role, Adams is now more of an NL-only consideration, with any mixed-league relevance holding on by a thread.

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.