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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||32.00||.272||94.00||76.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Ramirez (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||244||72||14|| .356|| .520|| .295|
|03/09/2014||R.A. Dickey, SP TOR|
Michael Cuddyer, RF COL
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
|Matt Adams, 1B STL|
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS CLE
Brandon Workman, RP BOS
Taylor Jordan, SP WAS
Oswaldo Arcia, LF MIN
|03/09/2014||Anibal Sanchez, SP DET|
Matt Adams, 1B STL
|Greg Holland, RP KC|
|03/08/2014||Matt Adams, 1B STL||Javier Baez, SS CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Cardinals players arriving to camp early |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/11/14) Cardinals hitters Oscar Taveras and Matt Adams, and pitcher Trevor Rosenthal have already reported to camp, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The team's official report date for pitchers and catchers is February 12. Position players are to report February 17. It's encouraging that all three players showed up early, as they are all facing crucial seasons.
Adams is looking to capitalize after a breakout season. He's set to be the team's primary first baseman this season, and will get a full workload for the first time in his career. Adams hit .284/.335/.503 in 296 at-bats last season.
Taveras enters the year looking to break camp with the major-league club. While he's the team's best prospect, the Peter Bourjos trade may have pushed him out of a starting role. But if Taveras can play well enough during the spring, he could easily find himself in some type of role once the season begins.
Rosenthal will look to improve after a strong rookie season. He wound up closing games at the end of last year, but was used as a starter early last spring. It's unclear if the team will try to utilize Rosenthal as a starter again, or if he's strictly a bullpen guy now. He put up a strong 2.63 ERA in 75 1/3 innings.
|Matt Adams happy with offseason workout results |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/19/14) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams said he lost about six pounds this offseason, but he did reshape his body and slim down by dropping body fat, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"I’m sticking with it," he said of the program he followed this winter. "It benefited me last year, and I want to gain ground on it this year and keep it going. It’s a combination of doing some good workouts with my guys in contact with Pete (Prinzi) and going from there."
|Matt Adams gets the start over Allen Craig |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(10/26/13) As expected, Matt Adams was in the starting lineup over Allen Craig at first base in Game 3 of the World Series against the Red Sox in St. Louis.
Craig, who is working back from a foot injury, served as the designated hitter in Game 1 and 2. He could be available as a pinch hitter and may see some action in the outfield or first base in Game 4 and 5 for the Cardinals.
|Matt Adams homers in Game 5 win |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/9/13) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams extended his team's two-run lead to four runs with a two-run home run in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Pirates, which the Cardinals would go on to win 6-1.
Adams had yet to drive in a run in the series before Wednesday's eighth-inning homer, yet he played an important part in his team's advancement to the National League Championship Series by hitting .316/.381/.526 and scoring three times in 19 at-bats.
Adams enters the NLCS against the Dodgers with zero at-bats against Game 1 starter Zack Greinke and Game 2 starter Clayton Kershaw in his career.
|Matt Adams ending on a high note |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/26/13) If there's one player whose September performance has dramatically improved his stock for 2014, it's Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams.
I already liked him as a sleeper with Carlos Beltran entering free agency but thought I was reaching when I ranked him 20th at the position for 2014 just a couple weeks ago. He had done OK in a part-time role but hadn't exactly made headlines since homering three times way back in Fantasy Week 2 (April 8-14).
But since taking over at first base for an injured Allen Craig Sept. 4, that's all he's done, batting .338 (26 for 77) with eight homers and a 1.038 OPS. Maybe he just needed the repetition of an everyday role to lock in the swing that made him a .318 hitter with a .927 OPS over his minor-league career.
If there's an organization I trust with the development of young hitters, it's the Cardinals. They've struck gold the last two years with Allen Craig and Matt Carpenter, and you could argue Adams has a better pedigree than both. He's 25 and proving he's ready right at the time they have an opening for him. It's like they planned it all along.
I'm beginning to wonder if 20th is high enough.
Marlins, Alvarez beat Wainwright, Cardinals
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Henderson Alvarez retired all nine batters he faced in his first start since pitching a no-hitter on the final day last season, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-3 victory over a Cardinals split-squad Friday.
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Fernandez helps Marlins beat Cardinals 5-4
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Hours before taking the mound Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals, Jose Fernandez crossed paths with manager Mike Redmond in the Miami Marlins clubhouse.
Fernandez helps Marlins beat Cardinals 5-4
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Jose Fernandez struck out two in two scoreless innings Friday, and the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in the spring training opener for both teams.
|In 2012, the Cardinals gave Allen Craig, an intriguing part-timer with an impressive minor-league track record, an everyday role, and he went on to finish 19th in NL MVP voting. In 2013, they gave Matt Carpenter, who had a similar history but was in some ways less established than Craig, an everyday role, and he went on to finish fourth in NL MVP voting. Maybe Matt Adams will win the darn thing in 2014. The Cardinals freed up first base for him this offseason by letting Carlos Beltran walk, allowing Craig to shift to the outfield, and you can understand why. Adams fared well in an every-fifth-day sort of apprenticeship role for the first five months last year but really hit his stride when he got to fill in for an injured Craig in September, batting .315 with eight home runs and a .952 OPS in 92 at-bats for the month. He's a different type of player than both Craig and Carpenter, projecting to hit 30-plus homers over a full season, but judging from his .318 batting average over five minor-league seasons, he may not be just a one-trick pony. Because of his limited experience, Adams will slip to the late rounds in some drafts, but those who buy what the Cardinals are selling will target him among the Anthony Rizzo class of first basemen.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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