Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:20:57 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams remaining an everyday player will be dependent upon him hitting left-handed pitching better. Last season, Adams hit .190/.231/.298 against southpaws. The Cardinals signed 1B Mark Reynolds in December as protection in case they need another option.
Fantasy Tip: The addition of Reynolds leaves Adams a short leash to prove he can perform better against lefties. That said, the fact he's being given an opportunity to prove himself should be viewed as a positive. Gamers are best served drafting Adams as a corner infielder or utility player.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:54:33 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams faced exaggerated defensive shifts last year and went the opposite way to left field with some regularity to beat it. However, manager Mike Matheny would like to see Adams attempt more bunts to beat the defensive shifts in 2015. "I don't want him to show it more. I want him to execute it more," said Matheny. "He showed it. It just wasn't very effective. He's going to have to lay it down and lay it down fair."
Fantasy Tip: Struggles versus left-handers aside, Adams should be a fine profit play once again in a very strong St. Louis lineup. If his work against the shift continues and he improves against southpaws, a breakout could be coming.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:48:00 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams could platoon with 1B Mark Reynolds in 2015. Adams had a .231 on-base percentage and a .298 slugging percentage in 130 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers last season. Adams did hit two huge home runs off Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw and San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner in the playoffs. Adams seemed to gain weight during the season last year, and the team could privately emphasize his conditioning more.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:18:59 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the NLDS Tuesday, Oct. 7, that proved to be the difference in the team's 3-2, series-clinching win.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:52:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (illness) and 3B Matt Carpenter (illness) are both back in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 22.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:47:37 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (illness) is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 20, due to a stomach illness.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:35:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (oblique) is considered day-to-day because of an oblique injury he suffered Saturday, Sept. 13.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:55:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams is out of the lineup Sunday, Sept. 14.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:42:22 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 12. 1B Xavier Scruggs is starting at first base and batting sixth.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:35:44 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (oblique) is in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Sept. 6.