Latest Update Adams homers in Cardinals loss Fri Aug, 22, 10:16 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 saw his seven-game hit streak come to an end Wednesday, but he picked it back up in style with his 13th home run of the season and first here in August. He's been hitting for average lately with some fairly productive runs and RBI, but obviously for a first baseman, fantasy owners would like to see a little more consistent power. He's still only 25-years old, so his power is still developing. We'd just like to see that development kick into another gear for the final month.Analyst: Howard Bender
Adams now has 28 doubles on the season. His .311 batting average has been a pleasant surprise, though his fantasy owners were likely expecting more than 12 home runs at this point in the season. There is reason to believe the power is still there, and he is a good candidate to top 20 home runs next season.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Adams is off to his worst month of the season in August, hitting .255 with zero extra-base hits and six RBI through 51 at-bats. However, he has now logged multi-hit performances in each of his last two games as it appears he is finally starting to wake up. The Cardinals first baseman is now slashing .307/.326/.482 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI in his first full season with a full-time starting gig. Analyst: Matthew Beck
He's just 2-for-21 over his last five games, so manager Mike Matheny is just giving Adams a day off to clear his head. Mark Ellis will fill in at first base Tuesday.Analyst: Howard Bender