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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||26.00||.278||87.00||64.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Fiers (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||104||27||4|| .284|| .413|| .260|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals 1B Matt Adams breaks out of slump with home run
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's 9-0 win against the Mets.
Adams took a 3-1 pitch deep to right field for his fourth home run of the season. It's his first homer since April 30. Before this game, he'd been in a slump. After going 2 for 5 with three RBI, Adams is nw hitting .250/.277/.379.
Since May 1, however, Adams has a batting average of just .182.
Kolten Wong back in leadoff spot, Matt Adams at cleanup for Cards
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) With Peter Bourjos resting after facing left-hander Jonathon Niese, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny inserted second baseman Kolten Wong back in the leadoff spot Wednesday night against the Mets.
With Wong back in the leadoff spot, Matheny moved Randal Grichuk to the eighth spot. Matt Adams also returned to the lineup and is batting cleanup against Bartolo Colon and the Mets.
Wong is hitting .339 (21 for 62) with four homers and 13 RBI over his last 16 games. Adams is hitting .105 (4 for 38) with nine strikeouts over his last 13 games played.
Cardinals 1B Matt Adams sits on Tuesday vs. left-hander
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/19/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will be out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Mets. Mark Reynolds will get the start in his place.
With the Mets throwing a left-hander on the mound Tuesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was quick to dismiss any thoughts of a possible platoon. He told MLB Network Radio that he does believe Adams will hit left-handed pitching on a "consistent basis".
Nevertheless, Adams will sit on Tuesday. This season, Adams has just three hits (zero home runs) in 20 at-bats against left-handed pitching.
Cardinals 1B Matt Adams not in starting lineup on Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/15/15) Despite facing a right-hander on the mound Friday, Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is absent from the starting lineup against the Tigers. Adams typically sits against left-handers, but Mark Reynolds will get the start at first base while batting fifth on Friday.
No injury has been reported as of yet, so it appears to just be a day of rest after starting five straight games.
Cardinals' Adams in lineup vs. lefty, Heyward drops to eighth
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates despite his team facing a southpaw.
It's just the third start of the season, including Opening Day, for Adams against a lefty. He's just 2 for 16 this season against southpaws. Adams usually cedes first base to Mark Reynolds in matchups against lefties, but Reynolds is manning third base with Matt Carpenter sidelined.
Right fielder Jason Heyward has been dropped to eighth in the lineup for Sunday's game. It's the first time this season the lefty hitter has batted eighth, as he's generally served as the team's No. 6 hitter over the two weeks after opening the season as the No. 2 hitter.
The Cardinals are underdogs (+105) in Pittsburgh Sunday.
|2014 summary: After he hit 17 home runs in only 296 at-bats as a rookie in 2013, the projections had Matt Adams hitting 30-plus home runs in his first season as a full-timer last year. He barely made it halfway, casting doubt about his upside at age 26.|
Playing time status: One of the refrains of the Adams detractors is that he can't hit left-handed pitchers, which has certainly been true to this point in his career. He hit .190 with a .528 OPS against them in 2014 compared to .318 and .854 against righties. The Cardinals seem to be a little squeamish themselves, signing right-handed slugger Mark Reynolds as a possible platoon partner for Adams.
2015 outlook: Adams was a masher in the minors and started off his big-league career that way as well, so assessing him on last year alone isn't entirely fair. He's at an age, though, where players typically settle into who they're going to be, and without big-time power, he doesn't have much to fall back on. He doesn't walk at all, and though it hasn't cost him yet, his poor plate discipline could bring down his batting average. With power scarcer than ever, Adams' upside still makes him a middle-round pick on Draft Day, but understand he's no lock to meet it.
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