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32 Matt Adams 1B

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
90%69%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
52715.28868553
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014STL1425275515215682611432.321.457.288

Player Updates

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Cardinals power hitter Matt Adams still working on bunting
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams was tasked with getting more comfortable with bunting this spring. So far, Adams is still learning the ropes and trying to put the ball on the ground, reports MLB.com.

"If I can get it down and it can be successful, it may move a couple of guys [on defense] to the left more, and that opens up the hole on the right side," Adams said. "I think if the situation calls for it, I'll try it. But I'm not going to sit here and worry about bunting. I'm not going to go out of my way to do it."

Adams knows it's not the strength of his game.

"Everybody is wondering if I'm going to bunt or not," Adams said. "I've been working on it in here, but my strength is driving the ball to the gaps."

Adams wants to be able to drive the ball everywhere in the park and has worked on his timing this offseason to do so.

"Last year, there were balls that if I was in the spot I am this year, I would have been able to drive them," said Adams, who had only one opposite-field home run and 11 extra-base hits to left last season. "Last year, I wasn't staying behind the ball and was getting out in front just to poke the ball into left field for a base hit. I went into the offseason working on staying behind the ball better, which enables me to drive the ball to left-center. I think that's going to help me out big-time."

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Cardinals' Matheny wants Heyward, Adams to gain confidence vs. LHPs
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals slugger Matt Adams is tired of hearing folks say he can't hit left-handed pitchers. But the numbers don't lie. He is batting just .197 off lefties in his major-league career, as opposed to .306 against righties.

“People think I can’t hit lefties,” he said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Coming up through the minors, I hit them. But that’s totally different. Hitting lefties in the minors and hitting lefties in the big leagues is different. The confidence for me is there, in the back of my mind. I know what I can do. That hasn’t changed. This is where I definitely have to focus and put the hammer to it.”

Adams isn't the only starter for St. Louis that struggles against lefties. Outfielder Jason Heyward hit just .169 against lefties in 2014. However, manager Mike Matheny isn't a fan of platooning either player.

“There are certain guys that you don’t want to platoon,” Matheny said. “There are guys you don’t want to have off the field, and I think that’s what they want. They want to be the guy who doesn’t come off the field. They want to be out there all the time. Both of them have shown it in the past that they can have success against left-handed pitching. It’s just a matter of getting them comfortable. With our lineup they’re going to throw a lot of (lefties) at us. Maybe that will help generate that confidence.”

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Matheny: Cardinals' Matt Adams must get comfortable with bunting
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday he hopes slugger Matt Adams will bunt more in 2015 as a way to beat infield shifts, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"I don't want him to show it more. I want him to execute it more," Matheny said. "He showed it. It just wasn't very effective. He's going to have to lay it down and lay it down fair.

"The guys have to buy into it. If he wants to keep hitting into the shift, don't try to beat it. The only way to beat it is what (Cubs first baseman Anthony) Rizzo did to us. He's got to make us think when he says, 'I'll take a single all day long.' It's smart, in my opinion.

"He's got to be confident. He worked a lot last year. We'll continue to work on it this year to see if he can become  more comfortable with it."

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Cardinals' Matt Adams hits solo shot in losing effort
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams hit a home run Thursday against the Giants.

Adams struck in the top of the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Adams clubbed a 78 mph curveball from Madison Bumgarner out to right for the solo shot. It was Adams' only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 

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Matt Adams smacks three-run home run in NLDS clincher
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams wenet 1 for 3 with a three-run home run in his team's 3-2 Game 4 win over the Dodgers Tuesday as the Cardinals advance to the National League Championship Series by a three-games-to-one margin.

The Cardinals could get nothing going against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw through the first six innings, but after two guys quickly reached base in the seventh, Adams delivered a blast into the home bullpen in right field to put St. Louis ahead for good. The Cardinals will face the winner of the Giants-Nationals series in the NLCS.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
First Basemen 16 52.42
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Dodgers2351 .250 .391 .217
vs Collmenter (Career)1101.0001.0001.000
vs RHP40612912 .349 .505 .318
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
10/6LAD3010010
10/7LAD3111300
10/11SF4000000
10/12SF3211110
10/14@SF4000000
10/15@SF4020100
10/16@SF3111110
Two Week Schedule
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@CHC
2:20 pm
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@Cin
7:10 pm
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@Cin
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@Cin
1:10 pm
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Mil
4:15 pm
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Mil
8:15 pm
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Mil
1:45 pm
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Cin
8:15 pm
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Cin
2:15 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week
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15

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6

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5

13

20

8

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18

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31

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26

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL278682121352400 .286 .384 .244
2013STL10829646841751238001 .335 .503 .284
2014STL1425275515215682611432 .321 .457 .288
Total 277909109257341325421833 .323 .465 .283
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012STL1B242322521012313 .987
2013STL1B746365059850270 .997
2014STL1B13313212041115809111 .993
Total  2312182079192314214194 .993
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012STL603300003
2013STL14014900009
2014STL34524170359
Total 545423703521
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013STL17635141431900 .269 .317 .222
2014STL3912013200 .417 .222 .222
Total 20726161562100 .291 .306 .222
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009R-Johnson City3211515426062592000 .406 .574 .365
2009ASX-Batavia311301645110427112100 .394 .523 .346
2010AFX-Quad Cities River Ba121464711444102288337851 .355 .541 .310
2011AA-Springfield Cardinal1154638013923232101409001 .357 .566 .300
2012AAA-Memphis Redbirds6725841852201850155731 .362 .624 .329
2013AA-Springfield Cardinal312131002--400 .250 .333 .250
Total 369144222445810428229310827083 .364 .563 .318
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
8/31/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Philipsburg, PA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
3

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