Latest Update Adams goes deep on Thursday Thu Oct, 16, 11:52 PM
This behemoth has prodigious power, run-producing qualities and pretty good plate coverage. Can also hit for a very solid average.
Flaws: : Needs more work on his defense at first base. Doesn't have much base-stealing speed. Could stand to draw a few more walks in the bigs.
Adams struggled to hit for power in 2014 like he did in 2013, but the postseason was a different story. Adams slugged .533 over nine postseason games thanks to three home runs.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Adams is only batting .211 in the post-season right now, but with two home runs and five RBI, he's been one of the Cardinals best run producers so far. While the batting average may stink, the .348 OBP has been helpful thanks to some improved patience at the plate recently.Analyst: Howard Bender
A three-run homer by Adams in the bottom of the seventh inning was all that the Cardinals needed in a win over the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS. What's incredible about Adams' home run is that he came into the game batting .190 with three home runs against lefties during the regular season. On Tuesday night, he took baseball's best left-handed pitcher deep and clinched the NLDS series win. Baseball can be a weird game.Analyst: David Kerr
Adams is having a strange season. He slugged 17 home runs in 219 plate appearances in 2013, but has only 15 in 556 in 2014. He's allergic to walks, but has managed a .287 batting average, much higher than anticipated. He's no more than an average CI option in the seasons to come. Analyst: Spencer Silva