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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||26.00||.278||87.00||64.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||23||5||1|| .250|| .391|| .217|
|vs Collmenter (Career)||1||1||0||1.000||1.000||1.000|
|vs RHP||406||129||12|| .349|| .505|| .318|
|Last 10 Games|
Matheny: Cardinals' Matt Adams must get comfortable with bunting
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) 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."
Cardinals' Matt Adams hits solo shot in losing effort
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/17/14) 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.
Matt Adams smacks three-run home run in NLDS clincher
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/7/14) 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.
Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams back in the lineup
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/22/14) After sitting out with a stomach bug, both Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup for Monday's game at the Cubs. Neither player has appeared in a game since Friday.
Matt Carpenter, Matt Adams out Saturday with illness
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter and first baseman Matt Adams are not in the starting lineup Saturday due to stomach illness, MLB.com reports.
|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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