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Matt Adams | First Baseman | #18

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Slippery Rock
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 23 (0) / STL
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Matt Adams went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Reds.
He opened the scoring in the second inning by homering off starter Sal Romano. Adams had a nice run of fantasy value while Freddie Freeman was on the disabled list but his playing time has been diminishing of late. Matt Kemp is expected to be activated from the disabled list soon so Adams will probably function as power off the bench most days. He has a .273 batting average with 17 home runs and 54 RBI. Aug 19 - 12:10 AM

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Matt Adams hit a two-run homer off the bench Thursday against the Rockies.

Even with Matt Kemp out, Adams hasn't started a game in five days, and now the Braves are expected to activate Kemp on Friday. As a result, pinch-hitting seems like all Adams is going to do for the foreseeable future. The homer today was his first since July 23. He's hitting .211 with three homers in 71 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Aug 17 - 6:48 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Braves' lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Adams is a novice outfielder and the Braves feel the dimensions at Coors Field might be tricky for him. He'll be limited to pinch-hitting until the Braves return home on Friday, at which point Matt Kemp is expected to return from a hamstring injury.
Aug 16 - 4:55 PM

Matt Adams will not start any of the Braves' four games in left field in Colorado this week.

The club thinks the outfield in Colorado is just too big for Adams to handle. It's a bummer for Adams' fantasy owners, as they probably figured they could count on a Coors Field boost this week. Danny Santana is in left field Monday and Lane Adams could draw a start there Tuesday.
Aug 14 - 6:30 PM

Matt Adams went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Adams came through with an RBI single in the sixth inning, the only hit he would collect in the contest. For the season as a whole, he is slashing .275/.318/.511 with 16 homers and 51 RBI in 96 games. He has been scuffling of late, managing just six hits in his last 31 at-bats.
Aug 11 - 11:32 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-3 with an RBI as the Braves' left fielder Tuesday against the Phillies.

They were Adams' first hits of the month. Past the hot streak that opened his Braves career, Adams is hitting .248 with three homers and a 28/6 K/BB ratio in 105 at-bats in his last 33 games. He's a fair stopgap at first base, but his bat isn't good enough to make his glove palatable in left field.
Aug 8 - 10:53 PM

Matt Adams said Thursday that he's over the migraine issues that left him unable to start the last two days.

Adams exited Tuesday's game and has been limited to one pinch-hitting appearance the last two days, but it appears he's feeling back to 100 percent. He's slated to see the bulk of the starts in left field until Matt Kemp (hamstring) returns.
Aug 4 - 9:01 AM

Matt Adams (illness) is not in the Braves' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

Adams hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game with dizziness, though he'll be available to pinch-hit on Thursday. With Freddie Freeman moving back to first base full-time, Adams figures to see most of his playing time in left field going forward. Sean Rodriguez will handle left field and bat seventh Thursday against All-Star left-hander Alex Wood.
Aug 3 - 4:13 PM

Matt Adams (illness) is out of the Braves' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Dodgers.

Adams left Tuesday night's game after experiencing some dizziness. Danny Santana is in left field and Freddie Freeman is at first base for the Braves on Wednesday.
Aug 2 - 3:24 PM

Matt Adams left Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with dizziness.

Adams was playing the outfield for the first time in months. Danny Santana replaced him in left at the start of the sixth inning with Sean Rodriguez covering for Santana at third base. Adams went hitless in two at-bats before exiting. Consider him day-to-day.
Aug 1 - 9:27 PM

Matt Adams will start in left field Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Adams has exclusively played first base since being acquired by the Braves, but he made five starts in left field for the Cardinals earlier this year. It wasn't pretty, but the Braves are willing to give it a shot. Danny Santana will start at third base Tuesday while Freddie Freeman slides back over to first.
Aug 1 - 3:48 PM

Matt Adams clocked a game-tying three-run home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Dodgers.

Adams stepped to the plate with two out and two on against Kenley Jansen, then did the unthinkable by socking a three-run home run to tie the game at 4-4. The Braves would go on to lose in 10 innings. For the season as a whole, Adams is hitting .288/.333/.560 with 16 homers and 47 RBI in 84 games between the Cardinals and Braves.
Jul 23 - 8:18 PM

Matt Adams is absent from the Braves' starting lineup for Friday night's showdown against the Dodgers.

Adams will get a breather with All-Star southpaw Alex Wood on the hill for the Braves. Freddie Freeman is sliding over to start at first base while Sean Rodriguez starts at the hot corner.
Jul 21 - 7:14 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Braves are telling teams that they have no plans to trade Matt Adams.

That does not mean that Adams is guaranteed to remain with the Braves, but it sounds like the team is very comfortable with him remaining on roster. This season, the 28-year-old first baseman is hitting .286/.333/.554 with 15 home runs and 43 RBI in 231 at-bats between the Cardinals and Braves. Adams is under team control through the 2018 season.
Jul 19 - 10:18 PM

Matt Adams walloped a three-run homer as the Braves routed the Nationals on Saturday.

His club was already ahead by double figures in the ninth inning when he crushed a Sammy Solis offering over the center field wall with two runners aboard. He went 1-for-4 and scored twice in the lopsided contest. Adams has a .288 batting average with 14 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.
Jul 8 - 9:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Micah Johnson
SS1Johan Camargo
2Dansby Swanson
3B1Brandon Phillips
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Sam Freeman
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Luke Jackson
12Max Fried