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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
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Adams punched a two-run homer off the Giants' Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday.
His fourth-inning shot was his 12th of the season. He has hit 11 of them in 30 games since being traded from the Cardinals to the Braves in the aftermath of the Freddie Freeman injury. Adams has hit so well the club is considering moving Freeman to third base when he comes back so they can keep Adams' bat in the lineup. Overall he is batting .293/.344/.575 with 36 RBI in 183 plate appearances. Jun 22 - 2:01 AM

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Matt Adams crushed his 11th home run of the season on Monday, helping to lead the Braves to a 9-0 victory over the Giants.

Adams tagged Giants' starter Johnny Cueto for his solo shot in the fourth inning, increasing the Braves' advantage to 2-0. He has been on a tear since arriving in Atlanta including a 2-for-4 effort on Monday that included an RBI single as well. He's now hitting an impressive .302/.354/.579 with 11 homers and 34 RBI.
Jun 19 - 11:29 PM

Matt Adams continued raking Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run in a come-from-behind win over the Marlins.

Adams was the Braves offense in the early innings, swatting an RBI double in the first before launching a two-run homer in the third. He also had a run-scoring double in the seventh, giving him four RBI on the afternoon. Adams has been red hot during a short five-game hitting streak, going 11-for-19 with three homers, 10 RBI and eight runs scored in that span. The good stretch has his overall line up to .303/.353/.572 with 10 homers, 32 RBI and 23 runs scored through 57 games.
Jun 17 - 10:45 PM

Matt Adams crushed a pair of home runs and drove in four runs as the Braves topped the Nationals on Monday night in Washington.

Adams tagged Nationals' starter Stephen Strasburg for a three-run blast in the third inning that gave the Braves' an early 6-4 lead. He added a solo shot in the eighth to cut their deficit to one run at 9-8, but that would be as close as they would get. All he has done is smash the baseball since arriving in Atlanta, hitting eight home runs in his first 89 at-bats. He finished Monday's contest 3-for-4 plus a walk and scored three times. He is slashing .277/.324/.533 with nine homers and 26 RBI for the season.
Jun 12 - 11:02 PM

Matt Adams thumped a grand slam and a solo home run in a 12-inning 6-5 win over the Reds on Saturday.

He took Scott Feldman deep for the grand slam in the fifth inning, then swatted the solo shot in the 12th inning to provide the winning margin. He finished the game 3-for-6 with five RBI and two runs scored. He has been getting everyday playing time since being traded from the Cardinals to the Braves in the wake of the Freddie Freeman injury. He has a .273 batting average with five home runs and 18 RBI in 106 plate appearances overall.
Jun 3 - 11:06 PM

Matt Adams doubled, homered and hit a walk-off RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Adams struck out three times and hit into a double play in his Braves debut Sunday, but he’s now gone deep each of the last two nights and delivered a walk-off RBI single off of Pirates closer Tony Watson on Tuesday. He’s batted fifth in each of his first three contests with his new club and is worth a corner infield spot in deeper fantasy leagues.
May 24 - 1:59 AM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with his first Braves home run in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

Adams singled in the bottom of the fourth inning and slugged a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth. It was his second game in an Atlanta uniform. He batted fifth in this one and is capable of providing decent deep-league fantasy value out of that spot.
May 22 - 11:10 PM

Matt Adams is starting at first base and batting fifth in his Braves' debut Sunday.

Acquired from the Cardinals via trade on Saturday, Adams will be Atlanta's regular first baseman -- at least against righties -- while Freddie Freeman (wrist) is sidelined. The big first baseman is worth a shot in deeper fantasy formats.
May 21 - 10:48 AM

Braves acquired 1B/OF Matt Adams and cash considerations from the Cardinals in exchange for 1B/3B Juan Yepez.

This move was a long time coming. With a full outfield and Matt Carpenter entrenched at first base, there was simply no path to playing time for Adams in St. Louis. It's a great move for the Braves, who needed a first baseman with Freddie Freeman (broken wrist) out for the next 10-12 weeks. Adams is already en route to Atlanta and is expected to start Sunday's series finale against the Nationals. The 28-year-old is due $2.8 million this year.
May 20 - 6:41 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Braves on Saturday.

Adams didn't start the game but entered after Jose Martinez exited with a left groin injury. He made the most of his time, hitting a solo homer off Braves starter Julio Teheran in the fourth inning. The homer, somewhat surprisingly, was his first of the year in 23 games. After a slow start, the 28-year-old is hitting .293/.348/.415 and should be in line for some more playing time with Cardinals players dropping like flies lately.
May 6 - 10:19 PM

Matt Adams went a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

Getting the start at first base in the nightcap, Adams made the most of it, swatting an RBI double in the first inning before adding a run-scoring single in the third. Adams' place on the team has been in question recently with his inability to play anywhere else on the diamond, and his .242/.324/.303 line hasn't commanded playing time. Unless he starts hitting or gets traded somewhere where he's playing every day, he's an afterthought for fantasy purposes.
Apr 27 - 11:38 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Monday that Matt Adams is unlikely to play left field anymore.

He probably never would've played the position in the first place if the decision were solely Mozeliak's, but manager Mike Matheny seemed convinced Adams' bat would make up for any defensive deficiencies in left. But, Adams has hit a lowly .174/.269/.174 so far while looking predictably lost in the outfield. St. Louis is likely going to sink or swim with Randal Grichuk in left field.
Apr 17 - 5:55 PM

Making his first ever start in left field, Matt Adams had an RBI single, two strikeouts and one rather hideous misplay Thursday against the Cubs.

It wasn't an error because Adams didn't get a glove on a ball that any regular outfielder would have. But that's not Adams' fault... he's not really built for left field. The Cardinals just don't have any first base at-bats available for him, so they started working him out in left during the spring. He started today because Stephen Piscotty was being rested after Wednesday's beating.
Apr 6 - 5:23 PM

Matt Adams went 3-for-4 and hit a three-run homer Tuesday as the Cardinals and Mets played to a 3-3 tie.

Even though he's fanned 19 times in 47 at-bats, Adams has hit .340 with five homers this spring. The Cardinals seem to think he'll be usable in left field, but it's hard to imagine him outhitting Randall Grichuk enough to make up for what should be a pretty huge difference defensively. Grichuk projects as the better hitter anyway; he has a .797 to .770 edge when it comes to their career OPSs.
Mar 28 - 4:38 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny hinted that Matt Adams could see his first action in the outfield on Wednesday.

The slimmed-down Adams has been practicing in the outfield of late in an effort to test his versatility. As of now, he's behind Matt Carpenter on the depth chart at first base. It wouldn't hurt to give him a look.
Mar 22 - 11:14 AM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Micah Johnson
4Sean Rodriguez
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Jason Hursh